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
- Course/degree planning
- Faculty/program requirements
- Transfer credit inquiries
- Understanding Degree Navigator
- Access self-serve online advising requests, including credit limit increases, graduation checks, year-level promotion, and program changes
- Know what to do if you experience unanticipated circumstances that interfere with your ability to accomplish your academic coursework (academic concession)
- Understand how to drop or withdraw from courses
- Learn what to do if your course is full
- Review your personalized Degree Navigator report
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
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.
- Text “UBC” to 604 229 4098 and select queue 2 to receive your approximate wait time
- Receive a text when you’re next in line
- Check in at the front counter
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
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
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:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students have access to program-specific advisors. Check your department or program website for contact details.
- Bachelor of International Economics (BIE), Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Music (BMus), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students have access to degree-specific advisors.
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.
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.