What is AMS Firstweek?

The official start-of-the-year "welcome week" celebration at UBC!

ALL students are welcome, no matter the faculty! A truly campus-wide experience with over 30 different events going on across campus including: massive all-ages pool party, scenic shopping trips, comedy show, Pit nights, yoga, rave night and many more!

Don't skip class! Unless it's a really awesome event and you were planning on dropping that course anyway. Events at a wide range of times allow you to create the best experience that fits your schedule.

What's the AMS Firstweek Kit? What do I get from purchasing it?

The AMS Firstweek Kit is the essential start-of-the-year package for incoming UBC students that all your friends will have and therefore you should have too!

What's included?

  • All Access Wristband: Access to all AMS Firstweek events! No lines; no running back to your residence after you realize you didn't bring cash to buy the ticket; no slowly walking back to your residence after you realize the event is sold out and your evening plans are ruined.

  • Branded Merchandise: limited edition AMS Firstweek merchandise - can't get it anywhere else! A bag full of amazing goodies you will most definitely need, use and cherish -a portable phone charger, a sturdy waterbottle, stationary, a bag for all of your stuff, and more, including awesome prizes soon to be revealed!

More Info On Firstweek Kits!
What is the Alma Mater Society (AMS)?

The best organization on campus you'll ever meet! The AMS is your student society, representing over 54,000 UBC students as well as students at affiliated colleges.

We operate student services, student-owned businesses, resource groups and clubs: all meant to contribute to you having the best time of your life at UBC.

Your legal bodyguard: we advocate for students' issues and make sure that students' needs are presented to the University administration and federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Learn more about your student society!
AMS Firstweek! Got it. But what's next?

Get your AMS Firstweek Kit now before they sell out! Buy the kit, get the experience and meet lifelong friends whilst kickstarting your university career.

Also, don't forget to check out AMS Events for fantastic programming all year round! Events are created with students in mind - from pricing to location - and we also help promote other amazing events happening around the city!

5 Reasons Why You Should Join Us!
  1. There's nothing like your Firstweek! It's time to make epic, unforgettable memories! AMS Firstweek's unique range of events will help you step outside your comfort zone with fun new experiences.

  2. More than 30 different events over 14 days. There's something for everyone! It's your Firstweek of university, make the most out of your time by saying yes to new experiences, being social and learning about all UBC has to offer.

  3. Take part in tradition. Make UBC your new home by joining in year old traditions giving you the chance to meet amazing people.

  4. Firstweek kits! Start the year off with the coolest swag from all over Vancouver.

  5. BFFL's (Best Friends For Life)! You never know who your next best friend is going to be so might as well meet as many people as possible by going to as many events as possible! (Maybe you'll even find that special someone!)

What Is Firstweek?

AMS Firstweek is a two-week orientation for all UBC students in every year and every faculty. With over 40 events all across campus including: a massive all-ages pool party, a wine and painting night, the ultimate paint party, a giant music festival 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 and upper years, as well as being a part of a long-standing tradition. AMS Firstweek is here to help you make the most of your university experience and start the year off with a bang!