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Jan 15, 2020
Deadline to apply to transfer to UBC from another post-secondary institution.
Transcript Submission Deadline
MAY 15, 2020
Submit your interim transcripts from your current institution and high school.
Apr - May, 2020
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
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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.
July 14 - 16, 2020
Login to your SSC to register for courses for the winter session, including terms 1 and 2.
July – August, 2020
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 August 2020
Your personalized schedule for Imagine UBC is emailed to you.
TUESDAY Sept 8, 2020
Imagine UBC Orientation, including a Science student transfer social event.
Connect with your Orientation Leader
Sept - Dec 2020
They can help answer any questions you have.
Tuesday Sept 15, 2020
UBC Bursary program application deadline.
Get ahead with one-on-one support from a Science Peer Academic Coach.
TUESDAY SEPT 22, 2020
Last day to drop most courses in winter Term 1 without a W.
Participate in the largest voyageur canoe race in North America hosted by UBC Intramurals.
FRIDAY OCT 16, 2020
Last day to withdraw from a course with a W.
Late Oct 2020
Get tips to help you improve your study skills for the next round of midterms.
Connect with local groups seeking volunteers.
Hear how researchers got started in the field as undergraduate students.
THURSDAY DEC 3, 2020
Last day of Term 1 classes for most faculties.
DEC 7 - 22, 2020
Find your exam schedule in your Student Service Centre.
LATE DECEMBER 2020
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, 2021
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.
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.
February 15 - 19, 2021
Lectures and labs not in session. Get involved during the break.
Swim, sprint, bike, run, and get over a 12-foot wall in a team or individually.
Mar - Apr, 2021
Create a quick exam study plan and get a free care package.
April 12 – 27, 2021
The final exam period runs from Apr 12 to Apr 27 2021.
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 UBC and the Imagine Transition Program?
Imagine UBC - Tuesday Sept 3, 2019 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and UBC student number.
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