UBC Collegia

Make friends and connect with your new UBC community through Collegia.

About UBC Collegia

Are you an incoming first-year commuter student or Indigenous student? UBC Vancouver’s two Collegia—UBC Collegia and the Vancouver Indigenous Students’ Collegium—are  designed for you to ask questions to peers and upper-year students, access resources, and enjoy social events together.

  • Find community
    Join regular small group gatherings to build friendships, ask questions to your peers and upper-year students, and have fun together at social events.

  • Get support from peers
    Learn from the experiences of your upper-level student leaders and hear about study, writing, and exam resources.

  • Discover resources and opportunities
    Explore your interests through involvement opportunities and student resources, all while building your community at university.

Your UBC Collegium is a place where you can take a break between classes to socialize, use a kitchen, or relax in a comfortable, friendly, and welcoming environment. Come hang out with other commuter students, take a nap, or find a study spot—you’ll always have a place to call your home away from home at UBC.

Collegia amenities

  • Bright, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows 
  • Kitchen facilities with an oven, microwaves, refrigerators, small appliances, dishes, and cutlery 
  • Study spaces with desks, lamps, and shelves
  • Comfortable lounge chairs, sofas, and fireplace
  • End-of-trip facilities including showers and lockers
  • Secure Wifi and plenty of outlets to charge your devices
  • A social area with board games, cards, and a big-screen TV

Vancouver Indigenous Students' Collegia

The Vancouver Indigenous Students' Collegia (VISC) is a community for self-identifying Indigenous students, open to both undergraduate and graduate students, to meet one another, connect over their experiences at UBC, and learn from upper-year peer leaders and faculty members.

First-year Indigenous students will have access to both a first-year Collegia community, as well as the Vancouver Indigenous Student's' Collegia community.

Find program details

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UBC Collegia locations

Signing up for UBC Collegia

All first-year UBC Vancouver students who do not live in residence are welcome to sign up to the UBC Collegia program.

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Collegia Code of Membership

Visit the New to UBC guide

Learn everything you need to start at UBC—check off what you need to do before classes start, explore student resources, and more.

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