New to KIN

You’ve been admitted to the School of KIN and now you’re wondering what comes next? We’ve got you covered! Keep scrolling to find information on orientations, course planning, student life, and more. Welcome to KIN!

Getting Started in UBC Kinesiology

UBC Orientations

Jump Start is a multi-day orientation program for first year students, and Imagine Day occurs the day before classes start for all new KIN students! Both programs will help you get acquainted with campus, the KIN program, and some of your professors and classmates!


Designed for first year commuter students, Collegia is a space to connect with other commuter students, get support from upper-level students, and relax in between classes.

New to UBC Page

From getting your Compass card set up for public transit, to sorting out your finances and housing, this page has all the information you need to know as an incoming UBC student!

UBC Wayfinding

UBC Wayfinding is a helpful tool for navigating campus and mapping routes between classes, so hopefully you don’t get too lost!

International and Indigenous Student Resources

The Indigenous Student Portal and International Student Guide are great resources to check out for events, extra support, and community building.

KINformed Newsletter

KINformed is the monthly newsletter sent to you by the School of Kinesiology. It contains everything you need to know as a KIN student, including school announcements and news, student opportunities, and important deadlines, so keep an eye on your inbox!

Academic Planning and Support

Kinesiology Undergraduate Advising

If you have questions about degree requirements, course planning, or the academic resources available to you, the KIN Undergraduate Advising Team is here to help! They’re available via email, or you can visit the team during their office hours.  If you want to get a head start, check out the course requirements for your KIN degree.


The Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaches (KPAC) are another great resource, offering  free academic support to any Kinesiology students through 1-on-1 coaching sessions, workshops, and more!

Get KINvolved

Outreach Programs

The School of KIN has two community outreach programs where you can gain experience planning and leading fitness classes for adults, or physical activity programs for kids. Check out BodyWorks and Active Kids for more information.

Varsity Sports Performance

To gain experience working with Varsity athletes, you can volunteer to help prevent and manage injuries as an Athletic Trainer, or help plan team gym workouts as a Strength and Conditioning volunteer.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities for undergraduate students to immerse themselves in research, including lab volunteer positions and independent research projects. Held once per term, KIN Lab Crawls introduce undergrad students to the diverse range of research happening in the school.

Job Boards

For any current job and volunteer postings, including the ones above, you can check out UBC’s CareersOnline portal

Build KINnections

Kinesiology Undergraduate Society

The Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS) is run by KIN students to provide you and your peers with events and resources. They also offer numerous volunteer positions if you want to get involved!

UBC AMS, Clubs, and Recreation

If you’re interested in the wider UBC community, the AMS (UBC Alma Mater Society) has over 350 clubs, and UBC Rec has plenty of fitness classes, intramural leagues and fun events throughout the year.  

Kinesiology Mentorship Program

The Kinesiology Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to be paired with a KIN alum for 6 months, who will provide career and personal support, help you explore your interests in kinesiology, and expand your professional network.

Now that you’ve been introduced to the basics of KIN and university life, we hope you are feeling a little less overwhelmed and a lot more excited – we’re sure excited to have you here! To stay up to date on news, events, and opportunities, make sure to follow us on Instagram @ubckin!