UBC Graduate Student Orientation 2016

UBC Clocktower and fall leaves. Photo credit: Don Erhardt.

Welcome to UBC, grad students!

It’s the start of a new school year, and orientation events for new graduate students start next week. Full details are available at orientation.grad.ubc.ca, but here’s a brief overview of events:

Wednesday, August 31st, 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM, IRC
International Student Welcome

Wood 2 (Instructional Resource Centre-IRC), 2194 Health Sciences Mall

Thursday, Sept 1st, beginning at 9:00 AM in the Chan Centre
G+PS Welcome Day

9:00-11:30 AM, Chan Centre, 6265 Crescent Rd
11:30 AM-1:00 PM, lunch at Graduate Student Plaza, near the Transcendence statue at 6371 Crescent Rd plus a campus resource fair along Main Mall near the flag pole plaza.
1:00-3:00 PM, afternoon sessions, various locations.
3:00 PM, welcome celebration, Koerner’s Pub, 6371 Crescent Rd

Friday, Sept 2nd, beginning at 9:00 AM, Thea Koerner House
GSS GRADventures 2016 Orientation Day

The day will start at 9:00 am with a pancake breakfast at 6371 Crescent Road, and includes mini-workshops, a BBQ lunch, campus and museum tours, and wraps with a boat cruise.

Detailed schedules for all events, including how to buy tickets for GSS ticketed events, are available at: orientation.grad.ubc.ca/

Be sure to follow @UBCGradSchool (Twitter and Facebook) as well as @ubcgss on Twitter, and share your grad orientation story through #UBCGO16.

If you haven’t yet, please be sure to login in to our graduate student forums at community.grad.ubc.ca. Login with your Campus-Wide Login (CWL) and find announcements, opportunities, and conversations with your fellow grad students.

If you are looking for guidance through your first year of grad school and beyond, review our Graduate Game Plan. Be sure to review the game plan frequently through your grad school experience!

If you have any other questions, please contact us at any time.

Welcome to graduate studies!



Friday, 26 August 2016