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 experiences and resources to help support your academic and personal development and make the most out of your time in UBC KIN.

Orientation to UBC Kinesiology


Jump Start

Join us for a five-day orientation program designed to introduce first-year students to the University, your faculty, and new friends. Whether you’re an international or domestic student, Jump Start is for you! The program runs for a week at the end of August/start of September.  Registration for Jump Start at UBC Vancouver is not yet open, so keep an eye on the Jump Start webpage .


Imagine UBC Day

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022! 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 be paired with an Orientation Leader and grouped with students from similar classes.  You’ll have a chance to make friends and meet our Director, professors, and senior students from the School.

Find and Build Community in UBC Virtual Collegia

Even though your classes might be online for your first term, it’s important to make friends and connect with your new UBC community. UBC Vancouver’s two online Collegia – Virtual UBC Collegia and the Virtual Indigenous Students’ Collegium – are designed for first year students to meet other students, ask questions to your peers, upper-year students and faculty and faculty members, access resources, and enjoy social events together.

To find out more, or to register, visit:

Academic Support Services for Kinesiology Students


Get Involved

Find out more about many opportunities the UBC School of Kinesiology has to offer you

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