September 2, 2005
Source: University of British Columbia:
Largest One-day Orientation in Canada to be Held at UBC
Event : Imagine UBC: Vancouver campus first-year student orientation
Date/Time : Tuesday, September 6, 2005, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Morning Meetings & Student Success Workshops : 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm, students meet in groups organized by faculty across campus
Pep Rally : 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. War Memorial Gym
Main Event Carnival : 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Koerner Plaza (on Main Mall facing Koerner Library) Interactive information booths with games and giveaways; main stage with demonstrations and performances; barbeque
UBC's Vancouver campus will welcome more than 5,000 new first-year students with Imagine UBC -- the largest one-day orientation program in Canada -- when classes resume September 6.
This campus-wide orientation, run by more than 550 student leaders and 150 student volunteers, offers help and advice on how new students can adjust to and succeed in university life.
During morning meetings, new students are assigned to small groups with students they share at least one lecture or tutorial with, so that they can get to know their fellow classmates ahead of time.
Faculty members will also be on hand to greet students and answer questions, and UBC President Martha Piper and Vice President, Students Brian Sullivan will speak at the afternoon Pep Rally.
Late afternoon, new students will join in a march towards the Main Event Carnival, which showcases student life with booths run by clubs and student services.
UBC also runs programs and sessions for parents, mature and transfer students, graduate students and international students.
For more information on Imagine UBC and other orientation programs, please visit: http://students.ubc.ca/orientations/index.cfm
For information about student orientation programs at UBC's Okanagan campus, visit: http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/orientations.