Before You Start the BEd Program Vancouver

Here’s a handy checklist for UBC Vancouver campus students:


Get your UBC card.
This is your ticket to getting your U-Pass/Compass Card, borrowing books from the library, qualifying for student discounts, and so much more.

Pick up your U-Pass/Compass Card early.
It gives you access to ride the local transit (bus, Skytrain, SeaBus, community shuttle) throughout the Greater Vancouver area — and it’s automatically included in your student fees. After getting a Compass Card, students will no longer have to pickup a U-Pass BC from the machines each month. All future U-Pass BC interactions will be online.

If you’re looking to live on-campus, send in your UBC Housing application
Year-round housing recommended.

Planning to live off-campus? Check out UV Rentsline.

If you’ve moved in the last three months, you need to update your contact information in the Student Service Centre (SSC).

Look up and purchase your books.
Buy or rent textbooks, find UBC swag, and purchase computer equipment here.

Books for all courses and/or sections may not be available before school starts.

Take a bus ride to UBC and explore UBC campus.
Check out the UBC Welcome Centre (located in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre), Neville Scarfe building, the Chan Centre, AMS Student Nest, and Brock Hall. We recommend you take a detour to the Rose Garden, Museum of Anthropology (MOA), Nitobe Memorial Garden, Irving K Barber Learning Centre, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Get the full scoop on Orientation Day.

Useful Links:

BEd Program Advising

New to UBC Resources and Services

Enrolment Services — Brock Hall Pay your tuition and talk to counselors about student loans here

Student Financial Matters
Find out about tuition fees, deadlines for payment, student loans, bursaries, and all things pecuniary

UBC Campus Tours

AMS Extended Health Plan

Where to Eat: UBC Food Service and AMS Food Outlets