Academic Advising

Discover the potential of your Arts degree while receiving support with program planning, degree requirements, or other course-related questions with Arts Academic Advising.

How academic advisors can help

In-person support

Online support

Advising workshops

Join Arts Academic Advisors in a small group setting to gain insights on everything from charting your degree to choosing a meaningful major.

Contact Arts Academic Advising

Visit in-person

Drop-in hours

1 – 4 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Join the virtual line before you drop in

The virtual line opens 15 minutes before drop-in hours and closes once drop-ins have reached capacity.

  1. Text “UBC” to 604 229 4098 and select queue 2 to receive your approximate wait time
  2. Receive a text when you’re next in line
  3. Check in at the front counter

Office hours

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Office closures

Weekends and statutory holidays.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 19.

Friday, February 21, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Buchanan D111, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC



Phone: 604 822 4028 | Fax: 604 822 4923


Arts Peer Advisors monitor the Arts Facebook page on weekdays to answer your advising-related questions. Please do not post personal information.

Department and program advisors

All Arts students have access to Arts Academic Advising. In addition:

Department and program advising directory

Other UBC contacts

Contact your Enrolment Services Advisor (ESA) if you have questions about transcripts, student loans, and financial support.

Contact UBC Admissions if you have questions about post-secondary or high school transfer credit.

Visit the UBC Undergraduate Programs and Admissions website if you are thinking about becoming an Arts student.

About Arts Academic Advising


Working with faculty, academic programs, and campus partners, we guide Arts students as they create their academic pathway — with reflection, intention, and enriched learning experiences — from the faculty’s diverse offerings.


We strive to be a catalyst for service innovation, furthering purposeful, developmental, and transformative learning for students as they explore the significance and potential of their Arts degree.


We commit to life-long learning: a transformative process through which we encourage curiosity, refine our praxis, and grow as educators and learners.


We build respectful, proactive and strategic relationships internally and across UBC’s campus community in order to craft successful shared outcomes for all stakeholders.


We respectfully acknowledge and value the beliefs, feelings and perspectives of others and believe in their ability to learn, grow and take agency.


We work intentionally and creatively to learn about and address historical and current systemic issues in fairness and opportunity.


We engage in practices that are reliable, principled, and accountable in order to ensure that our work is accurate, relevant and responsive to the dynamic landscape at UBC.

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