UBC has a policy that relates specifically to the serving and consumption of alcohol on campus. Event organizers are responsible for reviewing this policy and making sure that their event complies with UBC's Serving and Consumption of Alcohol at University Facilities and Events Policy SC9.
When planning an event with alcohol, it is important to note that many members of the university community do not consume alcohol for a variety of reasons, so licensed events can not only be about consuming alcohol. The main activities of the event should be open and inclusive to all individuals—whether or not they choose to consume alcohol at the event.
Depending on your type of event, and the liquor license that is required from the venue, there are specific forms and requirements that must be reviewed and completed before your event.
- UBC licensed location
Discuss with the location/venue.
- UBC location without a liquor license
For serving alcohol at a location without a liquor license, you will need to book a space, ensure you can serve alcohol in that space, apply for a special event permit, and ensure all additional procedures and policies for the building, department, and organization are being followed.
- In a UBC Residence
For approval to serve alcohol in a residence event space, please contact a Residence Life Manager at the applicable residence. Note that additional conditions may apply.
- All other UBC locations
See alcohol policy and discuss with the venue.