Collegia spaces

Your home away from home.

four students sitting on couches, enjoying the collegia space

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 Locations & hours

Each of our collegia is associated with a particular theme; however, all students are welcome to access whichever space they find most suitable. Each collegium is outfitted with similar amenities and furniture. Try them all to find out which space works best for you!

Global Collegium – EME 0252
First and Second Year Collegium – UNC 336
Upper Levels Collegium – UNC 335

Collegia Hours of Operation

*All Collegia will be closed for Reading Break and will re-open on Monday, Feb 26. *

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 6 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about collegia at UBCO, contact the Student Experience Office at


Each collegium has a relaxing lounge-style atmosphere and is outfitted with:

  • Kitchen facilities with refrigerators, small appliances, dishes, and cutlery
  • Solo and group study spaces
  • Comfortable lounge chairs, sofas, and fireplace
  • Secure Wifi and plenty of plugs to charge all your devices
  • A social area with board games, cards, and a big-screen TV

Collegia are staffed by senior students who are available to welcome you, answer questions, offer referrals, and plan programs and events. Stop by frequently to get to know the staff and other students, take advantage of programs and events, and learn about valuable resources on campus.

Find community

Friends are integral to your success at UBC. Meet other students from different faculties, make new connections, and expand your UBC network. Share a meal, join activities, or find people to commute and study with – your UBC community starts here.

Discover resources and opportunities

UBC Collegia will help you find all that UBC has to offer through conversations, programming, and resources. Explore your interests through various involvement opportunities, student resources, and supports, all while building your community at university. Get to know upper-year students, your Collegia Assistants, as they share their experiences and help you settle into life at UBC. Collegia Assistants can provide guidance and connect you to resources to help with things like how to approach a project, where to find writing resources for a paper, or how to study for an upcoming exam.

Indigenous Centre

Located in UNC 210, the Indigenous Centre provides a sense of belonging and community for Indigenous students on campus. This home away from home is committed to enriching the quality of the student experience for Indigenous students by promoting access, providing capacity building opportunities, and celebrating success.

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