Contact Arts Advising

Success in university is easiest when you know where to turn for help. As an Arts student, you have a dedicated team of professionals who are happy to support you along your journey.

Before Contacting Arts Advising

We expect you to do a little bit of research before contacting our office. Prior to speaking with an advisor, students are highly recommended to:

The answers to the majority of your questions are found in these places.

How to Contact Us

Arts Academic Advising Office

Our front counter and phone staff can answer many of your general questions.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed weekends and statutory holidays.
Location: Buchanan D111, 1866 Main Mall
Phone: 604.822.4028 | Fax: 604.822.4923

Changes to December Hours

December 24 – January 1, 2019 | Office closed

Changes to January Hours

January 2 – 14 | Extended Drop-in advising hours: 10am – 4pm


Please include your student number.
Domestic Students –
International Students –
Aboriginal Students –

Note: During peak periods responses may take several days.

Drop-in Advising

Monday – Thursday | 1:00–4:00 pm

Virtual Line: Rather than standing in line, you now join the queue from your phone or at the kiosk at the Arts Advising entrance. Text “UBC” to 604-229-4098 and follow the prompts. An approximate wait time will be given. The virtual line opens 15 min before drop-in hours and closes when the day’s appointment capacity is reached.

December Drop-in Advising Hours

During the month of December, drop-in advising is available on the following dates and times:

  • December 17–20 | 1:00–4:00 pm (no advising on Friday, December 21)
January Drop-in Advising Hours

During the Term 2 Add/Drop period, drop-in advising is available on the following dates and times:

  • Add/Drop period
    January 2 – 14 | 
    10:00am – 4:00pm (Monday to Friday)
  • After January 15
    1:00pm – 4:00pm (Monday to Thursday)

Advising Workshops & Events

Upcoming Workshops:

Stay tuned to this website for future workshop offerings in January.


Quick Question? Ask Arts Advising on Facebook. Our Arts Peer Advisors visit our Facebook page daily (Mon-Fri) to answer your advising-related questions in visitor posts. Please do not post personal information.

Department & Program Advising Contacts

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

Questions about non-degree related questions, such as transcripts, student loans and financial support? Contact your Enrolment Services Advisor (ESA).

Are you a prospective student? Visit the UBC admissions website.