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:
- Look through the UBC Academic Calendar (the official rule book for UBC) and search the UBC Arts website.
- Attend an Advising workshop.
- Review your Degree Navigator report.
The answers to the majority of your questions are found in these places.
Common Help Topics
Medical and Emotional Difficulties | Course Planning | Degree Requirements | Course Registration and Blocks | Getting into Full Courses | Declaring a Major | Transfer Credits | Degree Navigator Reports
Online Advising Forms
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
Full office closure: Friday, October 19th – all day
Please include your student number.
Domestic Students – email@example.com
International Students – firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal Students – email@example.com
Note: During peak periods responses may take several days.
Monday – Thursday | 1:00 pm – 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
No workshops currently scheduled. Please check again at the beginning of October for that month’s workshop offerings.
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:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students have access to specialization-specific department advisors. Check your department or program website for contact details.
- Bachelor of International Economics (BIE), Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Music (BMus), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students have access to degree program advisors.
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.