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 through the online form. You can arrange a virtual (video) appointment or phone appointment. 

British Columbia has declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency – as such, Student Health Service is following public health directives and is not offering in-person appointments where possible.

Nurse on Campus

Nurse on campus has been cancelled until further notice.

Counselling Services

All Counselling Services appointments are now being offered by phone. Please call 604 822 3811 to schedule an appointment, available Monday to Friday. You can also access 24/7 support available for UBC students.

Group counselling

All in-person intensive group programs have been suspended until further notice. 

See online group counselling programs available for you during this time. You do not need a referral to join any of the programs.

Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre welcomes you online while the physical Wellness Centre remains closed until further notice. Self-enrol online to the Wellness Centre Canvas for a space to discuss topics relevant to your wellbeing, wherever you are. Open to all UBC students. 

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)

The SVPRO Office is now closed for in-person service, but will continue to deliver 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 during 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, or email to connect with an SVPRO specialist. 

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)

The SASC is now offering limited in-person support. For more information on how to access support and the SASC’s hours of operations, please visit the SASC services.

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. To find their contact information, log in to your Student Services Centre (SSC) and select "UBC Contacts" from Personal Info.

All other students: Call 604 822 9836 or submit your question online.

International Student Advising

International Student Advising is not 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 is not currently providing in-person service. Advising appointments will be held over the phone or Skype. 

To book an appointment, please email your Accessibility Advisor directly or contact

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.

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

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (CSI&C)

The CSI&C is not providing in-person services or events until further notice. Services such as career advising and career-building workshops have transitioned to online delivery.

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 email


In Term 1, Collegia will be held as an online experience, with registration closing on August 30, 2020. Find more information about Virtual Collegia.

Go Global

Go Global offices are closed until further notice.

If you have questions, please email

Global Lounge

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

If you have questions, please email

Housing and community

Student Housing

Some 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. See hours and closure.

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.

For more information, visit the Bookstore website.

UBC Parking

UBC Parking is charging hourly parking rates. If you have a permit, there are no changes.

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

Visit the UBC Parking website for the latest updates.

UBC Athletics and Recreation

UBC Athletics and Recreation is beginning to safely re-open sport facilities and re-start programs as of July 13, with limited or reduced activity. Learn how to get active at home with UBC Rec’s online programs.

Related COVID-19 resources

Last updated on July 14, 2020 @ 3:05 pm PDT