Academic Advising

Make informed and thoughtful decisions throughout your undergraduate degree with the help of Arts Academic Advising.



Resources to review before contacting advising


Drop-in Advising

Drop-in advising is offered to all currently-registered UBC Arts undergraduate students. If you have a general inquiry or simple question, call (604) 822-4028 between 9am – 4pm Pacific Time, Monday – Friday.

Hours

Monday to Thursday, 1pm – 4pm
In-person drop-in at Buchanan D111. Sign up via text message. See instructions below.

  • The virtual queue opens 15 minutes before drop-in starts.
  • Text “UBC” to (604) 229-4098, then text "2" to join the advising line and follow the prompts to receive your approximate wait time.
  • You will be notified when you are next to check-in at the front desk inside Buchanan D111, and you will have 10 minutes to arrive.

Hours

Friday, 1pm – 4pm

Virtual drop-in and the waiting room survey will close early if we reach capacity for the day.

How to join the virtual waiting room for drop-in

  • Fill out the waiting room survey. The survey will open at 12:45 p.m. and close early if drop-in reaches capacity.
  • Identify who you are and why you are contacting Advising through the survey. You will be asked for your student number and name. Your name will need to match your Zoom display name.
  • Once you complete the survey, you will see a completion page with a Zoom link to join the virtual waiting room. Click on the Zoom link to enter the Zoom room.
  • Keep your browser open and be attentive to the Zoom room. Once you are next in line to meet with an advisor, a Zoom host will ask more about the nature of your question(s) and you will be placed in a breakout room with an advisor.
  • Expect long wait times. Advising drop-in sessions are typically 15 minutes in duration.


Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are for currently-registered UBC Arts undergraduate students. Check our list of self-serve online advising services as you may not need to speak with an advisor to get the help you need.

Use the Calendly scheduling application below to check for available times and schedule your 20 minute appointment with an academic advisor one day in advance. Before using Calendly, please review the privacy statement regarding your consent to the disclosure and storage of your personal information.

UBC uses Calendly, an online appointment scheduling application provided by Calendly LLC and hosted on servers located outside of Canada (specifically, in the US), to enable current and prospective students to schedule academic advising appointments and discussions. UBC collects some of your personal information (name, e-mail address, and requested discussion topic) in order to schedule an appointment with an appropriate advisor. UBC collects this information under the authority of section 26(c) of BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). UBC requires you consent to disclose your personal information to Calendly and to store and access this information outside of Canada in order to provide you access to Calendly's services. By clicking the "Schedule Event" button, you are granting your consent for your personal information to be disclosed by UBC to Calendly and for that information to be stored and accessed outside of Canada. If you choose to withhold consent or have any questions or concerns about the privacy or security and/or disclosure of your personal information, please contact arts.advisor@ubc.ca.

If you prefer not to use Calendly, call (604) 822-4028 or visit the advising information desk at Buchanan D111 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.

Book a first available general appointment

Appointments are for currently-registered UBC Arts undergraduate students. If you do not see an available appointment or see the message "no times this month" it does not mean all appointments are full for the month. More will be released three days in advance.

Book with a specific advisor

If you would prefer to meet with a particular advisor, you can check for their availability and schedule an appointment through their personal scheduling link:

Associate Advisors

Associate Advisors provide support in the following areas: Course planning for Major and Minor programs, graduation, study abroad, transfer credits and experiential learning opportunities. 

 

Senior Associate Academic Advisor

Senior Associate Advisors provide support in the following areas: Course planning for Major and Minor programs, graduation, study abroad, transfer credits and experiential learning opportunities. They can also provide academic advising help with degree planning, graduation planning, academic planning, learning and basic advising on academic concessions. 

 

Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors provide support in the following areas: Degree planning, graduation planning, post-graduation plans, academic concession, academic planning, learning, career aspirations and physical and mental health. 


Advising workshops

Get specialized support from advisors in an online group setting.


Contact Arts Academic Advising

Use our self-serve online advising services or contact us through our online form.

Office hours

Monday – Friday.
9am – 4:30pm. Pacific Time.

Location

Buchanan D111, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC

Phone

604-822-4028
Monitored daily from 9am – 4pm Pacific Time.

Facebook

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


About Arts Academic Advising

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Learning

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

Collaboration

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

Empathy

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

Equity

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

Integrity

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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