Orientation: Early Start Program

New to the College? Get an Early Start.

Are you new to St. John’s College? Make sure you sign up for our unique orientation, the Early Start Program. This no-cost program will introduce you to your new home at UBC and the unique community of St. John’s College.

Dates: August 15 to 31, 2019

 

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Cost: You are eligible to register for the SJC Early Start Orientation program if have received an offer of residency at St. John’s College and are registered in a full-time graduate or post-baccalaureate degree program.

Registration: Please contact sjc.membership@ubc.ca if you have not already registered for the program.

About the Program

St. John’s College has built a caring and inclusive community that is committed to fostering an atmosphere of intercultural understanding and international exchange. See our Mission Statement.

SJC is your new home and we want you to enjoy the safety and care this community can give you. We want you to develop the skills needed for success in your studies at UBC by becoming engaged members of this special community. It is also our hope that your time with us will help equip you for success as you journey through life carrying the Johannean spirit with you.

We are offering new residents the chance to get an early start with our orientation program – access to helpful resources, fun activities and informative workshops. Get to know SJC, UBC and Vancouver!

FAQ

You are eligible to register for the SJC Early Start Orientation program if have received an offer of residency at St. John’s College and are registered in a full-time graduate or post-baccalaureate degree program.

The program is full of activities, sessions, and resources that we have thoughtfully curated for you based on your interests and needs. Please review the schedule here.

It is recommended that you secure your spot by  July 31, 2019. If you missed the registration period, you can contact sjc.membership@ubc.ca.

The program itself is free. You pay for room and most meals. That’s it. That’s all. That is how important we feel getting an early start into living at SJC is.

You won’t pay anymore for room and meal fees than when you officially start your resident contract on September 1. In fact, the standard early arrival fee is $55 per day and does not include meals or programming.

What you will pay:
$32 per night for room rental (plus cost of meals)
*effective September 1, the meal plan will be Sunday to Friday

You will contacted for your credit card information after you register for the Early Start Program to pay the $75 deposit to hold your place.

Yes, the room you are assigned when you register for Early Start will be same room that you will have for the 2019/20 contract.

Check out our Flickr page to view resident rooms!