Bachelor of Commerce

Campus community

You belong here

UBC is committed to providing the best possible environment for learning, living, and working; one in which mutual respect, civility, diversity, opportunity, accessibility, and inclusion are all valued. 

When you come to UBC Sauder, you’ll be joining a supportive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who champion our school's core values:

  • Rigour: honesty, integrity, academic depth
  • Respect: open-mindedness, sensitivity, empathy, awareness of others
  • Responsibility: social and corporate responsibility and engagement in community

Orientations

The transition to university is a big step. As a new student, you’ll be invited to join in an integrated series of orientation programming to give you a confident start to your studies at UBC Sauder. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet your new classmates and learn about all of the programs and services available to you.

You’ll kick it off with Jump Start, a week of classes, events, and social activities led by faculty, staff, and student leaders to introduce you to academic life at UBC, the city of Vancouver, and the campus community. Then, on the first day of school, you’ll take part in Imagine UBC, a campus-wide welcome celebration. Finally, after your first week of classes, you’ll join other new-to-UBC Sauder students for a weekend of fun-filled games and activities at The Spark.
 

Spaces for campus residents and commuters

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UBC Student Residence

UBC Student Residence is the largest student housing program in Canada with 12,000 residents living in 13 residence areas. Most first-year students qualify for the First Year Guarantee and are assigned to Totem Park, Place Vanier, or Orchard Commons.
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UBC Collegia

UBC Collegia are physical spaces on campus designed to be a home away from home for commuter students in their first year. As a member, you’ll meet other students from your classes and from other disciplines. It’s a place to enjoy your lunch, hang out between classes, see your friends, chat with senior students, or even catch up on some sleep.

Student government

As a UBC BCom student, you'll be a member of both the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS). Funded by your student fees, elected representatives in both societies facilitate services and opportunities to enhance your student experience, including conferences, clubs, and social events.

Key activities include:

  • annual conferences focusing on leadership, research, sustainability, strategic consulting, entrepreneurship, career exploration, corporate and personal branding
  • numerous opportunities to volunteer and gain leadership experience
  • career and academic services including social and professional events
  • over 370 student clubs in which to make friends and have fun

Activities and events

No matter the time of year, there's always something happening on campus. See a live performance, cheer on the home team, or join in one of our many annual campus traditions. 

 

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