UBC Student Information

Basic Admin

  • Campus Wide Login (CWL): This is your personal UBC login account. It gives you access to all UBC online services. Subscribe now!
  • Student Service Centre (SSC): The SSC is where you handle your administrative work, including course registration, tuition payment and more. Use your CWL to log in and choose the service you require.
  • UBC Card: Learn about UBC’s student card, and how to get one.


  • Student Parking: Please note: There are special access packages available to Graduate Students.
  • Compass Card: Thanks to a partnership between TransLink, the AMS, and the Ministry of Transportation, students at UBC are eligible for a monthly all-zone transit pass. NEW: The U-pass card has now moved to the Compass Card. Learn more about the changes!
  • Bicycling: This is VERY big on UBC campus. Find out about bike lock rentals, secure bike parking and more. Cycling maps are also available.


  • On campus: Locations of food outlets on campus
  • University Marketplace: Located off of University Boulevard, and historically known as University Village, this area offers restaurants, shopping and services.
  • Wesbrook Village: Located off Wesbrook Boulevard and West 16th, this area offers restaurants, shopping, housing, services, and recreational activities.



Over the past few years there have been many wallets, purses and computer items stolen from the SPPH building – usually during the first few weeks of the new term when students are preoccupied and faces are unfamiliar.

Please take extra precautions with your personal belongings, as you will not be aware of who is a stranger in the building.


Personal Security

Your risk increases if you appear to be unaware of what’s going on around you. Learn to be aware and recognize risks.

  • Be observant and aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk with a purpose.
  • Keep your head up, look around and directly at people to assess them, but don’t stare.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and shoes that allow you to easily run or kick.
  • Be aware of alternate or escape routes and safe places.
  • Do not expose expensive jewellery, money or the contents of your purse or bag.
  • Plan your route and avoid short cuts through dark, untraveled areas.
  • Take the most direct, frequently traveled route.

General Building Safety Tips

Do not assume all people are as honest as you – take care of yourself and your property!

  • Never leave handbags on desks or wallets in coats in your absence.
  • Always keep money in a safe place.
  • Do not carry large sums of cash.
  • Don’t leave your keys lying about.
  • Do not leave passwords, combinations or keys in desk drawers.
  • Always fasten vulnerable windows in your absence (especially in the summer).
  • Never assume a stranger wandering in the building is a member of staff or a fellow student.
  • Don’t accept that a stranger is authorized to be in the building just because he says so.
  • Don’t disclose confidential information to a stranger.
  • Notify Campus Security if you notice suspicious persons or vehicles, especially after normal working hours. If you see a crime in progress or feel threatened, call 911 immediately.
  • Know your co-workers and fellow students and look out for each other.
  • Emergency numbers should be posted at every phone.
  • Plan and be aware of safe escape routes.
  • Arrange schedules so that you are not working alone in the building.
  • Make sure locked building doors are securely closed behind you when entering or leaving.