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.

Newly admitted students are also required to fill in the First-Year Planning Tool before their appointment.


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 Service Hours

  • January 2 to 17 – Drop-in Advising available Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • Starting January 18 – Drop-in Advising available Monday to Thursday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
  • March 2 and 9 – Drop-in Advising available 1:00pm – 4:00pm on these two Fridays.

Email

Please include your student number.
Domestic Students – arts.advisor@ubc.ca
International Students – arts.international@ubc.ca
Aboriginal Students – arts.aboriginal@ubc.ca

Note: During peak periods responses may take several days.

Drop-in Advising

Monday – Thursday | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Extended Hours: First two weeks of September and January (add/drop period), Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

New 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.


Advising Workshops & Events

3rd Year and Beyond
One hour workshop | Click on date to RSVP

Wednesday, January 10 at 11:00am, Buch D313
Thursday, January 11 at 1:00pm, Buch D207
Monday, January 15 at 11:00am, Buch D228

  • Understanding and interpreting Degree Navigator
  • How to start planning for post-undergraduate life

 

Chart Your Degree Plan (Years 1 & 2)
One hour workshop | Click on date to RSVP

Thursday, January 4 at 11:00am, Buch D315
Friday, January 5 at 1:00pm, Buch B308
Wednesday, January 10 at 1:00pm, Buch D205
Thursday, January 11 at 11:00am, Buch D315

  • Understanding and interpreting Degree Navigator
  • What your degree requirements are (faculty, program and elective)
  • Course planning to satisfy your degree requirements
  • Resources for academic success

 

Chart Your Degree Plan (Years 3 & 4)
One hour workshop | Click on date to RSVP

FULL – Thursday, January 4 at 1:00pm, Buch D207
Monday, January 8 at 11:00am, Buch D228
Friday, January 12 at 1:00pm, Buch B308

  • Understanding and interpreting Degree Navigator
  • What your degree requirements are (faculty, program and elective)
  • Course planning to satisfy your degree requirements and graduate
  • Resources for academic success

 

New Student Success!
This workshop involved two, one-hour sessions | Click on both dates to RSVP

Mondays, January 8 and 15 at 1:00pm, Buch B306
Tuesdays, January 9 and 16 at 11:00am, Buch B316
Tuesdays, January 9 and 16 at 1:00pm, Buch D229

  • Interactive workshop providing the skills and tools for academic success
  • Discover your strengths and challenges as a unique learner
  • Learn strategically to maximize your success in Term 2
  • Resources and on-campus supports

Facebook

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 Professional (ESP).

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