Student Services Changes during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Health and wellbeing

Student Health Service | Counselling Services | Wellness Centre | Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office | AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) | Nurse on Campus

Academics and advising

Enrolment Services Advising | International Student Advising | Academic Advising | UBC Libraries

Student engagement

Centre for Accessibility | Centre for Community Engaged Learning | Centre for Student Involvement & Careers | Collegia | Go Global | Global Lounge

Housing and community

Student Housing | Food Services | Campus Mail | AMS Nest | UBC Life Building | UBC Bookstore | UBC Parking | UBC Athletics & Recreation 

Health and Wellbeing

Student Health Service

Student Health Services is open and operating regular hours. Appointments can be booked by calling 604 822 7011 or booked online.

B.C. has declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency – as such, Student Health Service is following public health directives and is moving away from in-person appointments where possible.

You can arrange a virtual (video) appointment or phone appointment. A virtual appointment can be arranged for physical health or mental health concerns, sports medicine, nursing appointments, and referrals to specialists. A follow-up appointment will be arranged in-person if needed.

If you already have a scheduled appointment, Student Health Service will contact you directly to see if your appointment can be over the phone or be conducted virtually.

Counselling Services

All Counselling Services appointments are now being offered by phone. Please call 604 822 3811 to schedule a phone appointment. You can also book phone, video, or e-counselling with Empower Me, free for UBC students.

Please note that intensive group programs have been suspended until further notice.

If you need help in coping with feelings around the current outbreak of COVID-19, there are online and phone resources available. Find articles and information that will guide you in managing your mental health.

Group counselling

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all in-person intensive group programs have been suspended until further notice. 

See online group counselling programs available for you during the COVID-19 outbreak. You do not need a referral to join any of the programs.

Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre welcomes you online! Access up-to-date health education and information, learn more about health-related resources on and off campus, access tips and strategies for your wellbeing as a student, and hear from the experiences of your peers.

While the physical Wellness Centre is temporarily closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, Wellness Centre: Online is a Canvas space for engaging in topics relevant to your wellbeing, wherever you are. All UBC students can self-enroll using this link:

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)

The SVPRO Office is now closed for in-person service, but will continue to have service online or over the phone. 

If you have a scheduled appointment, the SVPRO Office will contact you to arrange a phone or online meeting.

If you have questions about support or access, please call 604 822 1588 on weekdays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, or email to connect with an SVPRO specialist. 

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)

Please visit the SASC services for updates to their hours of operation and ways to access support.

Nurse on Campus

Nurse on campus has been cancelled until further notice.

Academics and advising

Enrolment Services Advising

Enrolment Services will not be providing in-person services until further notice. 

Undergraduate students: Email your Enrolment Services Advisor directly.

All other students: Call 604 822 9836 or contact us with the Ask UBC form.

International Student Advising

International Student Advising will not be providing in-person services at this time.

Contact International Student Advising during regular advising hours through a Zoom session or emailing with your student number. Find step-by-step instructions on how to use Zoom.

Read more about the impact of COVID-19 on immigration and health insurance for international students.

Academic Advising 

Faculties have different service changes during this time. Please visit your faculty advising office website for updates. If your program isn’t listed below, find your Academic Advising contact info.

Arts | Commerce | Engineering | Forestry | Kinesiology | Land and Food Systems | Science | Vantage College

UBC Libraries

All UBC libraries on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are now closed until further notice. The library continues to provide access to electronic resources and librarian support for research, teaching and learning.

Visit the UBC Library website for updates. 

Student engagement

Centre for Accessibility

The Centre for Accessibility will not be providing in-person service, but advising will be done over the phone or via Skype.

Please email your Accessibility Advisor directly or contact our main office at to book an appointment.

If you need an exam accommodation due to a disability or ongoing medical condition and have registered with the Centre for Accessibility, see the impact of COVID-19 on exam accommodations.

Centre for Community Engaged Learning

The Centre will not be providing in-person services or events until further notice. Advising appointments will shift to online forums. Details will be released at a later date. 

If you have questions, email or call 604 822 1678.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (CSI&C)

The CSI&C will not be providing in-person services or events until further notice. 

Sign up for online advising appointments and events through CareersOnline. You can also check the calendar for the schedule of upcoming webinars.

If you have questions about certain events, please contact


All Collegia spaces are closed until further notice. 

Go Global

Go Global offices are closed until further notice.

If you have questions, please email

Global Lounge

The Global Lounge will not be providing any in-person services and events until further notice.  

Housing and community

Student Housing

Student residences remain open.

Visit the Vancouver residence or Okanagan residence website for more information. 

Food Services

Residence dining halls remain open, but there are some changes to the restaurant, retail, and catering services on campus. For hours and closure, visit the Feed Me Now page.

Read Food Services’ response to the COVID-19 situation. 

Campus Mail

For mail and parcels that cannot be delivered, Campus Mail is now offering on-site pickup.

Get more information from the Campus Mail website.

AMS Nest

The AMS Nest is now open Monday to Friday with most businesses reopened. 

Get the latest updates from the AMS website

UBC Life building

The UBC Life building is closed until further notice.

UBC Bookstore

The Bookstore is now open Monday to Friday and now offers curbside pick up for online orders.

For more information, visit the Bookstore website.

UBC Parking

Access Desk is closed for in-person support until further notice. Please contact UBC Parking at 604-822-6786 from 8:30am to 4:30pm and by email at

Effective April 1st, UBC Parking is waiving short-term parking and parking permit fees at Okanagan and Vancouver Campuses until April 30, 2020.

Visit the UBC Parking website for the latest updates.

UBC Athletics and Recreation

All facilities are closed and all programs are suspended through June 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19.

Arrangements are currently being made to provide access to lockers for the retrieval of items. We are also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. An email will be sent to communicate further details.

Learn about to get active at home with UBC Rec’s online programs and get the latest updates from the UBC Rec website.

Related COVID-19 resources

Last updated on April 29, 2020 @ 3:05 pm PDT