In just a couple of weeks, you’ll be at UBC and immersing yourself into all that life on campus has to offer. Our protip: keep your UBCcard with you at all times!
Your key to UBC
Your UBCcard serves as your official student identification (hint: what you’ll need to bring with you to exams) and proves your current enrolment at UBC.
In some residence areas that use a card for entry, you can set up your UBCcard to give you keyless access to your building, if you live on campus.
Your UBCcard is also your library card and you can use it to pay for copying, printing, or scanning at any of the 8 libraries on campus.
On top of all that, your UBCcard also works like a debit card! Load it with money and use it to make purchases at the UBC Bookstore and at UBC’s many Food Services locations.
Get your UBCcard
To avoid waiting in a long line-up, upload your own digital photo and apply for your UBCcard online now. You can pick up your card at the UBC Access Desk in the UBC Bookstore. If you'll be living in residence, you can also pick up the card when you move in.
Learn more and apply on the UBCcard website.
Perks and benefits
UBC is home to some famous attractions and your UBCcard is your free ticket to gain entry. Take in the lovely sights at the UBC Botanical or Nitobe Gardens, the Museum of Anthropology or the Beaty Biodiversity Museum simply by showing your card at the door.
Additionally, your UBCcard will get you discounts around campus and Vancouver, including Topshop/Topman, Trees Organic locations, and IGA on 4th to name a few! Also, if you’re not on a meal plan, you can still load money onto your UBCcard. When you use it at any Food Services location on campus you’ll get 5% off!
If you lose your card
Life happens. If your card is ever lost or stolen, you can request a new one through UBCcard Online Services. If you live in a residence that requires card access, you can use the portal to deactivate your card until a new one is ready.