Frequently asked questions
- Where do I pick up my UBCcard?
- Who receives a UBCcard?
- I am a Distance Education & Technology student and unable to visit the UBC Okanagan Card Services office to take a picture. What do I do?
- How much does it cost?
- How long does it take to process a UBCcard?
- How often can I have the digital photo taken?
- What can I do with my UBCcard?
- Should I carry my UBCcard with me?
- What happens if I lose my UBCcard?
- What happens if I change my name or student status?
You may pick up your UBCcard when you have your photo taken. Please bring your student identification number and a valid piece of government-issued photo identification to Student Services in UNC 206 to have your photo taken and your UBCcard issued.
To be eligible for an Okanagan UBCcard, you must be registered in UBCO courses and pay fees to the UBCOSUO.
3. I am a Distance Education & Technology student and unable to visit the UBC Okanagan Card Services office to take a picture. What do I do?
All Distance Education & Technology students apply for the UBCcard by completing the UBCcard Application Form online. Your application is administered by the Vancouver Carding office.
Initial UBCcards and replacement cards due to a student status change (i.e. name change, undergraduate to graduate status) are issued at no cost. All other replacement cards cost $25.00 (fee subject to change without notice).
Students will receive their card within a few minutes of having their photo taken.
Free retakes are available if the individual's eyes are closed. Otherwise, replacement cards cost $25.00 (fee subject to change without notice).
Your multipurpose UBCcard identifies you as a registered UBC Okanagan student, granting you access to UBC Library services and meal accounts and access to add cash for university services such as photocopying, and pay for print.
Yes. The UBCcard is required for identification on campus. It is also required when entering specified campus buildings, for Library loans, for booking study rooms and classrooms, for obtaining transcripts, and for University examinations.
Lost or stolen cards may be replaced for $25.00 (fee subject to change without notice). Visit Student Services in UNC 206 to request a new card.
Replacement cards will be issued at no charge if your student status (e.g., Undergraduate to Graduate) or name changes. Name changes must be updated in your student record with Enrolment Services prior to obtaining a new UBCcard. Visit Student Services in UNC 206 to update your name and receive a new card.
Last reviewed 5/4/2017 9:59:59 AM