Before You Start the BEd Program Vancouver


Get your UBC card
This is your ticket to getting your U-Pass/Compass Card, borrowing books from the library, qualifying for student discounts, and so much more.

Pick up your U-Pass/Compass Card early
It gives you access to ride the local transit (bus, Skytrain, SeaBus, community shuttle) throughout the Greater Vancouver area — and it’s automatically included in your student fees.

If you’re planning to live on-campus, send in your UBC Housing application
Year-round housing at UBC.

If you’re planning to live off-campus, check out housing options on UV Rentsline, Craigslist, or Facebook.
Learn about the neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

Keep your contact information up to date
If you moved in the last 3 months, update your contact information in the Student Service Centre (SSC).

Purchase your books
Buy or rent textbooks, find UBC swag, and purchase computer equipment at the UBC Bookstore. Note: books may not be available before school starts.

Get to know your campus
Visit the UBC Welcome Centre (located in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre), Neville Scarfe building, the Chan Centre, AMS Student Nest, and Brock Hall. We also recommend exploring the Rose Garden, Museum of Anthropology (MOA), Nitobe Memorial Garden, Irving K Barber Learning Centre, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Figure out your transportation needs
How will you get to and from UBC? Some take the bus, others carpool, and many bike!

Get ready for your first day of school
Orientation day is on Thursday, September 3, 2020. All teacher candidates are expected to attend.

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