Your First Year Experience

Moving from high school to university or transferring from another program or institution can be a big transition, but we’re here to help. We have a team of students, staff, and faculty here to welcome you to our KINmunity and introduce you to a variety of resources to help you succeed academically and make the most out of your time at UBC KIN.


Your First Step: Orientations

Jump Start

This year, join us for a multi-day orientation designed to introduce you to the University, your faculty, and new friends.
Whether you’re an international or domestic student, whether you plan to live on or off campus, Jump Start is for you!

Imagine UBC Day

The first day of classes is replaced with Imagine UBC. The entire UBC community comes together to welcome new students and celebrate the beginning of the new academic year.
You’ll have a chance to make friends and meet our Director, professors, and senior students from the School.



What’s Next: Transition to Life in UBC KIN

The Kinesiology Transition Program (KTP) provides programming and support for new students to ensure a successful and supportive transition into the Kinesiology community.  The KTP is focused on helping new-to-UBC Kinesiology students feel at home in the School, connected with peers, and equipped with the necessary resources and information to make the most of the UBC KIN experience.



Kinesiology Transition Program Events

The KTP will be hosting three events during term one to connect new and returning students and provide access to different resources on campus.  We hope you’ll join us!

Saturday, Sept 22

KIN Storms

WHERE: Osborne – Covered Ball Hockey Courts
WHEN: 1:30PM
– Free Snacks
– Live Music
– Face Paint

To find out more, visit our Facebook Event page here

Tuesday, Sept 25 KINnect to Health
WHERE: The AMS Nest 2301
WHEN: September 25th.
TIME: 12:30 – 1:00 pm & 1:15 – 1:45 pm.
To find out more, visit our Facebook Event page here
Monday, November 5th KINnect with Kinners
When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Where: WAR 100
When: 4-6pm
What:  Take a break from studying and come play some board games with your fellow Kinners.
Facebook event information coming soon…


Help Along the Way: Support Services for Kinesiology Students

Academic Support