Faculty of Forestry Orientations

There’s lots of opportunities for new students to learn about the Faculty of Forestry, explore campus and connect with communities on campus throughout August and September. Whether you are a student entering university directly from high school, or if you are a transfer student from a different institution or faculty, you are invited to attend a variety of Forestry Orientation events.

Jump Start

New first-year students

If you are entering UBC directly from high school, Jump Start offers the foundation for a successful transition to university. Jump Start is a week-long immersion program the week before classes begin designed for new students, whether you are living in residence or off-campus.

Through Jump Start, you will have opportunities to:

  • Experience a university learning environment and connect with professors and upper-year students
  • Meet other new students in your faculty
  • Move into residence early, or practice your commute, and get to know the UBC and Vancouver area better
  • Take care of necessities like tuition, textbooks, phones and banking

Jump Start runs from August 31-September 4, 2020, and will be fully online this year.

Learn more and register now for Jump Start

Unable to attend?

Don’t worry, that’s okay! There are plenty of other opportunities to get to know your new campus and Faculty and meet your classmates at Imagine UBC on September 8th. Check your email in early September for your detailed schedule for this day.

Imagine UBC

All new undergraduate students

September 8th is your first day at UBC, which is also known as Imagine Day. There are no classes this day; instead, an upper-year student will guide you through a full day of online programming: a tour of campus, meeting the Dean of Forestry, learning more about resources, support services, and Forestry student groups, as well as the iconic UBC Pep Rally. You will also be able to explore many of the student clubs, involvement opportunities and resources available for all UBC students.

Whether you are a first-year student or a transfer student new to the Faculty of Forestry, Imagine UBC is for you. Check your email in early September, when you will be sent your schedule for the day and your Orientation Leader will send you a welcome email. If you have not been sent your Imagine Day schedule by September 5th, please contact Forestry Student Services at forestry.undergrad@ubc.ca

Beyond Imagine Day

There’s still plenty of opportunities to learn about UBC and the Faculty of Forestry after Imagine Day is over.

  • Forestry Program Lunches: the Program Director of each degree program in Forestry hosts a welcome lunch for all new students during the first two weeks of September. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your program, meet a professor and other students in your program, and ask questions about courses and degree requirements. Check your email in late-August/early-September for your invitation.
  • AMS First Week: in early September, your Alma Mater Society hosts exciting events for all UBC students. Past years’ events have included outdoor yoga classes, pool parties, pancake breakfasts, outdoor movies and more.
  • Forestry Week: the 3rd week of September is National Forest Week, and what better time to show off your Forestry pride? Your Forestry Undergraduate Society will be running events all week. Follow the Forestry Undergraduate Society on Facebook or check out their website to see what they’re planning for this year.
  • Transition Program Events: these events are run by Forestry Orientation Leaders, specifically aimed at creating opportunities for new Forestry students to meet each other and get involved in the campus community. Previous events have included a hike up Mt. Seymour, movie nights, lab tours, a Logger Sports team demonstration and a trip to the UBC Botanical Garden. Check your email and follow UBC Faculty of Forestry Student Services on Facebook to get updates on when these events are taking place.

Stay up to date on events and opportunities for Fall 2018 on the Forestry Digest webpage