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


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 pm – 4:00 pm | *Fridays Added, June 8 – 29
Extended Hours: First two weeks of September and January (add/drop period), Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 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.


Advising Workshops & Events

Arts Registration Tutorial Sessions

For first-year and new transfer students.

Attend an online planning session before you register for classes. Sessions are hosted by an academic advisor and the peer advising team.

No registration is required. Simply log in by clicking on the selected session below. We recommend that you log in 20 minutes before the session start time and that you test your browser and audio settings in advance. Tutorial Sessions are held using Blackboard Collaborate classroom. All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time.

First-Year Sessions 2018

Transfer Student Sessions 2018


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.