Student for a Day

COVID-19 and Campus Tours/Visits: As we monitor developments related to COVID-19, we continue to accept and plan campus tours while risk to the public in Northern BC is low. However, guests to campus must understand that should the situation worsen, campus tours and student for a day visits may need to be cancelled on short notice. We will do everything we can to ensure the visit goes as planned however guests book their travel and accommodation at their own risk: cancellations outside of UNBC's control will not include reimbursement for lost costs associated with the visit. Guests may choose to wait until more is known about containment of the virus before booking a campus visit.


Do you know what program interests you? Wonder what life is like as a UNBC student? Experience the campus in person with our Student for a Day program.

As a Student for a Day you will:

  • Spend a day on campus
  • Sit in on a real UNBC lecture
  • Receive a personal campus tour
  • Visit residence 
  • Chat with a Recruitment Officer
  • Get a feel for the UNBC Community
  • Enjoy lunch on us in the UNBC Dining Hall (only available during hours and months of Dining Hall operation)

Some travel costs will be reimbursed if you are admitted to UNBC and attend within five years. Reimbursement amounts can total up to $500 for those who reside in British Columbia, and up to $1,000 for those who reside outside of British Columbia and in the United States.

The Student for a Day application form must be submitted and approved prior to your visit. Requests made with fewer than five business days’ notice must contact us directly at futurestudents@unbc.ca. Requests made with fewer than five business days cannot be guaranteed. By filling out the form, you agree to the program conditions and the travel reimbursement process.

Step One: Introduce Yourself

If you have already applied to UNBC
Name the high school you are attending.
Courses, programs, areas of interest, etc.

Step Two: Book Your Tour

During periods of high tour request volumes and limited tour guide availability, tour groups may be combined into one tour.

Student for a Day visits are not available on weekends and statutory holidays. Visits booked during UNBC reading breaks and exam periods will not include classroom visits. For requests within less than five business days, please contact us at unbc4u@unbc.ca or 250-960-6306.
For example, is there a professor or club you would like to meet?
Accessibility needs, time restrictions, etc.

Step Three: Upload the Completed Waiver

All participants must submit an Assumptions of Risk, Agreement to Abide by Rules of Safety, Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims prior to the tour. Waivers can be sent by email to unbc4u@unbc.ca after submitting the tour booking form, but must be sent and reviewed prior to the tour date.

a) Download the waiver

Allowed file types: jpg, pdf, doc, docx.

Step Four: Submit