UBC Life Building Bookings

About the building and space vision

In 2018, the UBC Life Building opened to all UBC students, offering a vibrant space to study, work out, relax with friends, grab a bite to eat, and access student services and programs.

Booking services

To enhance the vibrancy of the building and achieve UBC’s desire to support student culture and agency, the UBC Life Building can be booked for student-led programming initiatives.

All programs hosted inside the UBC Life building must provide value to students and contribute toward the following vision and goals of the building.  The program must:

  • Foster student connections, contribute to a vibrant and diverse student culture and enrich the student experience
  • Educate and foster student resilience, wellbeing, and health
  • Animate and add positive interest and engagement for students within the Life Building
  • Optimize resources to serve as many students as possible with a diversity of interest, such as student wellness, academic development, physical activity, arts, social events

The Life Building management team withholds the right to select and approve booking requests based on what best balances and supports the vision and goals of the building outlined above.

Booking a booth

First, make sure your booth fits within the program requirements and goals for the building, listed above. 

Submit your UBC Life Building booth request online at least 72 hours in advance. 

Booking a space

  1. Make sure your booth fits within the program requirements and goals for the building, listed above.
  2. Learn about the bookable spaces in the table below, such as bookable spaces, what’s in the space, and booking costs.Find out which booking user group you fall into, to determine when you are eligible to submit your booking request.Check the space availability on the Google Calendar.
  3. Fill out your UBC Life Building space request online.       

Bookable spaces 

Booking Area + Capacity

Students

Full-day

Life Concourse - Single booth

Free

$500/day

Life Concourse - Boothing fair

10x10 booth capacity: 65
Preferred boothing map provided

Free/Subject to fee

$1500/day

Multipurpose Room 1501

Banquet-style capacity: 48 (48 chairs + 12 tables)
Theatre-style capacity: 50 (50 chairs + 1 table for presenter)
Reception-style & max legal capacity: 60

Free/Subject to fee

$300/day

Meeting Room 1503 - After 5:00pm

Theatre-style capacity: 14 (14 chairs and + 1 presenter table)

Free/Subject to fee

$200/day

Meeting Room 1504 - After 5:00pm

Banquet-style capacity: 20 (20 chairs and + 1 presenter table)

Free/Subject to fee

$200/day

Multipurpose Room 1505

Banquet-style capacity: 48 (48 chairs + 12 tables)
Theatre-style capacity: 50 (50 chairs + 1 table for presenter)
Reception-style & max legal capacity: 60

Free/Subject to fee

$400/day

Conversation Pit

Banquet-style capcity: 30
Theatre-style capacity: 75
Reception-style capacity: 100

Free/Subject to fee

$400/day

South Side Lounge - Outside of Peak Hours Only

Not available 8:00AM-6:00PM, Mon-Fri, Sep-Apr
Banquet-style capacity: 120
Bench seating affords increased seating capacity for casual events
Table layout not changeable

Free/Subject to fee

$500/day

East Side Lounge

Limited to student-facing programming between 8:00AM-6:00PM Mon-Fri, Sep-Apr

Banquet-style capacity: 230 comfortably
Theatre-style capacity: 175 
Reception-style capacity: 200+ comfortably 
Table layout changeable with staff permission

Free/Subject to fee

$1000/day

South Side Lounge + East Side Lounge

Banquet-style capacity: 350 comfortably
Reception-style capacity: 600 comfortably
Bench seating affords increased seating capacity for casual events

Free/Subject to fee

$1500/day

Norm Theatre

Norm Theatre is operated by the AMS and the AMS Film Society

Book through the AMS

User groups

In order to share resources across UBC and optimize student utility of the Life Building, users are broken down into the following groups that govern restrictions and priority booking timelines:

A. UBC service/group

VP Students Office Units (Student-facing programming and staff training)
VP International Office Units (Student-facing programing)

  • No booking fee
  • Booking timeline - unrestricted
  • No staff meetings or recurring meetings in 1501 (Multipurpose room)
  • No access to 1503, 1504, 1505

B. Students & student initiatives (with active student card)

a. Free or break-even events - Free

b. Revenue-generating events - Subject to sliding scale fee

  • Booking timeline - 1 month before semester starts (August 1 onward for fall semester etc.)
  • 2 priority multipurpose room bookings per month
  • If available, additional multipurpose room bookings can be made 2 weeks prior to date
  • 1503, 1503, 1505 after 5:00PM

C. External

  • Non-profit, student-oriented programming - Free/Subject to fee
  • Commercial, student-oriented programming - Free/Subject to fee
  • Commercial, non-student oriented programming - Free/Subject to fee
  • Non-profit, non-student oriented programming - Free/Subject to fee

Availability

Contact

UBC Life Building

UBC Life Building

life.ambassador@ubc.ca

UBC Life
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun
8:00 am - 11:00 pm