While the SCARP Administration runs official orientation events and sessions for incoming students, the UBC PSA also organizes a welcome back barbecue and an overnight trip to Whistler for the first year students every September. Many second year students also go to Whistler in order to meet the incoming students and reconnect with each other.

Last year, the Orientation Coordinators arranged for us to visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where we learned about some of the community’s planning initiatives. Students also went for a hike, swam in a lake, and got to know one another over great meals and beach volleyball.