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Jan 15, 2018
Deadline to apply to transfer to UBC from another post-secondary institution.
Transcript Submission Deadline
Feb – Apr, 2018
Submit your interim transcripts from your current institution and high school.
Apr – May 2018
Login to your Student Service Centre (SSC) to officially accept your offer to UBC.
Visit the Science website and start exploring options for your specialization.
Specialization Application opens
Friday Jun 1, 2018
Apply with your top three choices for specialization.
Look for the first emails from UBC Science Advising and Student Engagement with important registration info.
Welcome Email from Orientation Leader
Connect with your Orientation Leader for answers to any questions you have.
Jul 3-5, 2018
Login to your SSC to register for courses for the winter session, including terms 1 and 2.
Jul – Aug, 2018
Emails from UBC Science to introduce you to important tools, people and resources on campus.
Visit the UBC Bookstore website to get your personalized book list.
Late Aug 2018
Your personalized schedule for Imagine Day is emailed to you.
TUESDAY Sept 4, 2018
Imagine Day Orientation, including a Science student transfer social event.
Connect with your Orientation Leader
Sept - Dec 2018
They can help answer any questions you have.
Saturday Sept 15, 2018
UBC Bursary program application deadline.
Mid/Late Sept 2018
Get ahead with one-on-one support from a Science Peer Academic Coach.
TUESDAY SEPT 18, 2018
Last day to drop most courses in winter Term 1 without a W.
Sept 29-30, 2018
Participate in the largest voyageur canoe race in North America hosted by UBC Intramurals.
FRIDAY OCT 12, 2018
Last day to withdraw from a course with a W.
Late Oct 2018
Get tips to help you improve your study skills for the next round of midterms.
Connect with local groups seeking volunteers.
Attend informative lab tours and learn about getting into the field.
FRIDAY NOV 30, 2018
Last day of Term 1 classes for most faculties.
DEC 4 - 19, 2018
Find your exam schedule in your Student Service Centre.
LATE DEC 2018
Read how to take appropriate steps going forward.
Hear from inspiring speakers and attend interactive workshops while meeting fellow student leaders.
Your Weekly Distillation
Jan - Apr, 2019
Stay updated with important and helpful info, sent each week to your inbox.
On-campus student leader positions applications are open for the next academic year.
Graduating Workshop Series
Sign up for helpful workshops to help prepare for your next steps after your BSc.
Form teams and find solutions to a global issue.
SUS Science Week
Attend festivities in a week-long celebration of Science.
Learn how to take care of your physical and mental health.
Get involved with the Science Undergraduate Society.
Lectures and labs not in session. Get involved during the break.
Mar 24 – 27, 2019
Swim, sprint, bike, run, and get over a 12-foot wall in a team or individually.
Mar - Apr 2019
Create a quick exam study plan and get a free care package.
Term 2 Final Exams
Apr 8 – 26, 2019
The final exam period runs from Apr 8 to Apr 26 2019.
What is UBC Science Orientations?
UBC Science Orientations supports the transition of new students to the UBC community. You’ll receive academic, community, and professional support through peer-to-peer connections, workshops and social events throughout first term.
What is Imagine Day and the Imagine Transition Program?
Imagine Day - Tuesday Sept 4, 2018 - is the first day of your university experience. On this day, you will be paired with a senior Science student - your “orientation leader” - meet fellow students, explore campus, and connect with your department (specialization).
What is a Science Orientation Leader and what do they do?
Every new-to-UBC Science student is automatically paired with a Science Orientation Leader who will send you a personal email over the summer. Your Science Orientation Leader will be your guide through your first term – to the end of December. They can help point you to resources, let you know about awesome events around campus, or meet up for lunch. Check-ins with your Science Orientation Leader can be when you want and about whatever you need.
What kinds of questions can I ask my Science Orientation Leader?
- Where can I get my textbooks?
- What are some recommendations for electives?
- Where are the best places to eat/study on campus?
- Are there any free resources to help me prepare for exams?
- How is university different from high school?
- Where can I find involvement or research opportunities?
- How do I get involved in research?
How can I contact my Science Orientation Leader?
Your Science Orientation Leader is available through the first round of final exams in December. You’ll receive a personal email from them before registration. From then, you can contact them by Facebook, email, text and more – they’ll send you preferred contact details in their introductory email.
It’s mid-June and I haven’t gotten an email from my Orientation Leader. What should I do?
Please contact Science Student Engagement at email@example.com with your full name and UBC student number.
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