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.

We Can Help With

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 *New Virtual Line

Available Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Extended Hours: First two weeks of September and January (add/drop period), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Aug 28 – Sep 1: The virtual line opens at 12:45pm. Sep 5 – 19: The virtual line opens at 9:45am.

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 then the day’s appointment capacity is reached.

Distance Advising via Skype *New

Available August 28  to  September 1, 2017, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday on a first to sign-in, first-served basis. Space is limited. Click here for full details.

Advising Workshops & Events

Chart Your Degree Workshop *New
September 5 to 15, 2017 | Offered 3x daily, Monday to Friday
Interactive and tailored to the participants, this workshop covers:

  • Course planning to satisfy your degree requirements
  • Understanding and interpreting Degree Navigator
  • Am I on track to graduate?
  • Resources for Academic Success

We recommend that you bring your laptop so that you can follow along online. The sessions are limited to 15-20 students. Sign-up now!


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.