2018 Orientation Program

The 2018 Orientation Program includes event schedules for the International Student Welcome Orientation, and the G+PS Welcome, a list of participants in the Campus Resource and Student Activity Fair,  maps, a list of upcoming events hosted by the GSS and G+PS, and other great resources!

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2018 Orientation Resources + Links

2018 Welcome Orientation Presentation

Useful Links and Resources

7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

International Students

iPrep online course for graduate students
Enroll in iPrep, a pre-arrival course designed specifically for new, graduate international students to learn tips about their initial study permit application and health insurance. iPrep has everything you need to know before you arrive in Canada and begin your studies at UBC.


International Student Guide
If you are an international student, check out the International Student Guide which includes information and resources on immigration, health insurance, working in Canada, taxes, banking and more.

On-Campus Housing

Please use the following contacts for housing-related questions:

Winter Housing:
Year Round Housing, including the graduate colleges:
Family Residence:

2018-19 Pre-Arrival Webinars Resources

Graduate Students with Families Resource handout

Info Session for International Students Resource handout

Pre-Arrival FAQs May 2018

Budgeting, Student Loans, and Paying Tuition presentation slides

Living in Vancouver presentation slides

If you wish to listen to the recorded presentation for our November 8, 2018 Pre-Arrival webinar (topics: Budgeting, Student Loans, and Paying Tuition / Living in Vancouver / Immigration and health insurance requirements, banking & cell phones), please email