Campus safety information
Familiarize yourself with UBC Vancouver campus safety updates, information, and protocols.
You’ll need your UBCcard to access some UBC buildings on weekdays after 5:00 pm and on weekends. If you have classes, research, or work requirements, your UBCcard will grant you access to these spaces. If you don’t have a UBCcard yet, you can apply online.
Student facilities like the libraries, recreational centres, or AMS Nest remain open during their regular hours.
From cooking to dragon boating to improv comedy—there’s something for everyone! Browse hundreds of student-run clubs and explore your interests.
Stay up-to-date on the fun things to do on campus, including campus traditions like Storm the Wall, Day of the Longboat, and the Polar Bear Swim.
If you’re new to UBC and live off-campus, Collegia offers spaces for you to connect with other peers, ask questions to upper-year students, and attend social events.
Kick start your career or develop your skills through work, volunteer, leadership, or student journalism roles.
Apply for a grant to launch your community idea or volunteer at local nonprofit organizations and elementary schools during Reading Break.
From arts and culture to gardens and beaches, the UBC campus is filled with must-see attractions, many free to visit if you have a UBC card.
Participate in your favourite sport, drop in to a fitness class, or try something completely new.
Learn what it's like to live at one of the 14 residences across campus, and get shared living resources, tips for navigating roommate relationships, and more.
Cheer on our very own UBC Thunderbirds team at year-round varsity games and competitions, including Homecoming and Winter Classic.
Plot classroom locations on UBC's online map tool, a handy resource for identifying distances between buildings.
Load your monthly U-Pass online for discounted rates offered to all UBC students, regardless of whether you're located in Metro Vancouver or not.
The UBC Life blog and Instagram are your go-to sources for the latest events, opportunities, and insights. From study hacks and wellness tips to student stories and advice from profs, get the 101 on university life and ways to thrive.