Academic Advising

at Arts Academic Advising office

UBC Learning Commons CC:BY


Why Should You See An Advisor?

Academic advisors are planning geniuses! They can help you choose classes, plan your degree, suggest possible majors. They can also help you switch majors, switch majors again, and ensure you will graduate on time. Moreover, they guide you to obscure programs in your faculty, help make the transition for co-op or exchange easier, tell you about popular upper-level electives that require no prerequisites, and most importantly, check your credits to make sure you can graduate! Use the following resources to help you plan your first visit:

Who is My Advisor?

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.822.4028
Fax: 604.822.4923
Email: arts.advisor@ubc.ca (domestic students, include student number)
arts.international@ubc.ca (international students, include student number)
arts.aboriginal@ubc.ca (Aboriginal students, include student number)

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
Drop-in Advising available Mon-Fri: 1pm-4pm

Buchanan D111
1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.822.8333
Fax: 604.822.0655
Email: bcomquestions@sauder.ubc.ca

Hours:
Appointment Advising available Mon-Fri: 10am-12pm
Drop-in Advising available Mon-Thurs: 12:30pm-3:30pm

Undergraduate Office, Room 165
Henry Angus Building
2053 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z2

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.822.7977
Fax: 604.822.8279
Email:fodss@interchange.ubc.ca

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Faculty of Dentistry Student Services, Room 278
J.B. Macdonald Building
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z3

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone:604.822.6556
Email: students@apsc.ubc.ca

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm

Engineering Student Services, Room 1100
Fred Kaiser Building
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.822.1834
Fax: 604.822.8645
Email: forestry.undergrad@ubc.ca

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
Drop-in Advising available Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm

Forestry Student Services, Room 2609
Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.822.4512
Fax: 604.822.6842
Email: kin.advising@ubc.ca

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm
Friday: 9am-3pm (September-April)

Room 202
War Memorial Gymnasium
6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z1

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.822.2620
Email: students@landfood.ubc.ca

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4pm

Student Services, Room 344
MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z4

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.827.5502
Fax: 604.822.4884
Email: music.advisor@ubc.ca

School of Music Advising, Room 425
Music Building
6361 Memorial Road
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z2

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.827.2673
Fax: 604.822.3035
Email: undergrad.pharm@ubc.ca

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Appointments are strongly recommended.

The Office of Student Services
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1300, 2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

TEAM OF ADVISORS
Phone: 604.822.3820
Fax: 604.822.4282
Email: advising@science.ubc.ca (Domestic)
international@science.ubc.ca (International)

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm

Chemistry/Physics Building, Room A150
6221 University Blvd.
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

How to Prepare for an Appointment

Be Informed! The more research you have done, the more beneficial your meeting will be. Visit the UBC Academic Calendar, and your faculty website for information on faculty and degree requirements, course descriptions, program options, restrictions, etc. Remember, there are no stupid questions, but we do recommend looking online for information about registration, programs, faculty requirements, and answers to other frequently asked questions.
You can also download the Learning Commons’ Degree Planner to help track courses and calculate your credits. Print it out and bring it to your appointment as a good way of organizing information visually.

When to See an Advisor

You can see an advisor anytime of the year! However, you want to make sure that you make a point of seeing them before:

  • Going on exchange or participating in co-op
  • Declaring your major or program stream
  • Deciding to complete a minor
  • Registering in courses for your final term to ensure you meet the requirements for graduation
  • If you require Academic Concession (i.e. if you can’t write an exam)