Events

These are some past events, but don’t worry, a little thunderbirdy told us that the 2017 schedule will soon be released!

AMS Residence Makeover: Jumpstart Edition @ Bed, Bath & Beyond

Forget something at home? Only allowed one suitcase? AMS has got your back! And we're giving Jump...

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AMS Firstweek Kit pick up!

It's that time of the day when moving in and unpacking seems to have taken FOREVER and all you ca...

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Extreme Makeover - Dorm Edition @ IKEA

Trust us, in those first year shared bathrooms you’ll need a lot of stuff if you plan on showerin...

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Firstweek Flix: 22 Jump Street

Grab your blankets, grab your friends, and head out to your new backyard for this cozy little mov...

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Firstweek Flix: Zootopia

Grab your blankets, grab your friends, and head out to your new backyard for this cozy little mov...

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Generocksity and AMS Events Present: You Be Sea Music Festival

Staged on the rooftop garden of the AMS Nest, and set to the soundtrack of 7+ incredible local ar...

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Imagine Day - Kit Pickup

Come together with the entire Class of 2020 for the first and only time while you’re at UBC to be...

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AMS Firstweek Plaza

Vendors and organisations will be set up in the Nest and outside to show you what local Vancouver...

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Yoga at the Nest

The largest outdoor yoga class on campus! Come stretch out your muscles and relax your mind to st...

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Live @ Lunch

Enjoy your lunch as AMS Firstweek & CiTR radio 101.9fm bring you awesome live music! Dance, s...

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Pastels & Pinot

Pastels & Pinot is back for a night of warm vibes, good wine and creativity! Let your creativ...

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Comedy Show

Everyone likes to laugh so join us for one of the funniest events of the year! Laugh along with h...

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Coffee for Commuters

We want to make sure all commuter students have enough energy to enjoy everything AMS Firstweek h...

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FIRST PIT NIGHT OF THE YEAR

A good DJ, hundreds of fellow students and cheap drinks is UBC’s original formula for questionabl...

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ULTIMATE Paint Party

Get ready to get down, dirty, and drenched in every colour while you dance the night away at the ...

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Improv Show

We like to laugh and we know you do too. Come watch our very own Improv team perform hilarious, s...

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FarmAde

We are pleased to announce the return of the 15th annual UBC FarmAde! FarmAde brings together UBC...

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Pancake Breakfast

Who doesn’t love a FREE breakfast? Come enjoy the most important meal of the day West of the Nest...

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Ultimate Trivia Night

Show what you know at AMS Firstweek’s Ultimate Trivia Night. A UBC favourite that’s sure to keep ...

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Karaoke @ the Pit

Loosen up with a few drinks and  then hit the stage for your chance at fame! AMS Firstweek is bri...

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PJ Party!

We’re only a few days into classes so let’s keep the party going at the AMS PJ PARTY! Grab your f...

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Open Mic

Drink some liquid confidence and then rejoice at the opportunity to hit it BIG at UBC during AMS ...

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Bicycle Beach Crawl

We’re taking the idea of a CRAWL to the beach, where there are no bouncers (except lifeguards) an...

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AMS Welcome Back BBQ

Come ring in the new school year at the AMS Welcome Back BBQ, an outdoor music festival with all ...

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AMS Welcome Back BBQ Official After Party

The official AMS Welcome Back BBQ after party! Continue the party after a full day of music with ...

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Homecoming

Here we go - it's time for #UBCHomecoming 2016! Join 10,000 UBC students and alumni at Thunderbir...

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Official Homecoming After Party

Bring your school spirit to the official Homecoming after party! Whether the Thunderbirds win or ...

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What Is Firstweek?

AMS Firstweek is a two-week orientation for all UBC students in every year and every faculty. With over 30 different events all across campus including: a massive all-ages pool party, scenic shopping trips, comedy show, Pit Pub nights and many more; it's a great way to orient yourself with new university life! Giving you the chance to meet and interact with other new students, upper years, UBC's faculty and staff as well as being apart of a long-standing tradition. Firstweek is here to help you make the most of your university experience and start the year off with a bang!