Student Services

St. Mark's offers numerous services to our students. As an affiliate college of UBC, we are also able to offer access to many UBC services and amenities.

When you enrol as a St. Mark's student, you will receive a UBC Affiliate card:

Instructions for receiving and activating your affiliate UBC Student Card and Compass Card

For more information on our student services, please contact our Office of the Dean of Students at studentservices@stmarkscollege.ca.

 

LIST OF STUDENT SERVICES:

 

Academic Advising

Every student at St. Mark’s College has academic support. You can speak to your advisor about your program by emailing advising@stmarkscollege.ca or calling 604-822-4463.

 

Academic Accommodations (UBC) - Located at Brock Hall

Support services for students with physical and learning disabilities are available at St. Mark’s. Students with Independent Education Plans or documentation related to their disabilities should the Access & Diversity Office located in Brock Hall at least three months before classes start to verify support services to be provided at St. Mark’s. For more information, contact Enrolment Services at St. Mark's.

 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) (UBC)

As a student attending an affiliated college of UBC, St. Mark’s students become members of the UBC AMS. The AMS is the official student union of UBC and represents over 50,000 students and alumni. Members of the AMS have access to additional services:

  • Extended Health & Dental coverage administered by Studentcare fills the gaps in provincial health care and other basic health-care programs (health, dental, vision and travel). All AMS members taking courses in the Fall or Winter Semesters are automatically enrolled in the program. During the Change-of-Enrolment Period for new students in September or January, students may be eligible to opt-out of the program or to enroll family members (spouse and/or dependent children). Go to studentcare.ca for more information. Note: Opting out can only be done through UBC student care, not St. Mark’s College.
  • UBC Athletics & Recreation facilities include the fitness centre, swimming pool, ice rinks, tennis courts and gyms. All AMS members can access these facilities at UBC student prices from September to April of each year. Please note that some facilities may require students to pay additional user fees. Students must request the Athletics & Recreation fee be added to their My LION account in order to access this service. Email info@stmarkscollege.ca for more information.

For more information, please go to the Centre for Academic Development, Room 203 or call 604-822-6862 ext. 114.

 

Academic Resource Centre and Computer Lab

The Academic Resource Centre is available to undergraduate and graduate students as a Study Hall and as a learning resource that connects students with programs and services at the Catholic Colleges and through the UBC Learning Commons: tutoring, writing assistance along with access to information and workshops on study and research skills. For more information, please go to the Academic Resource Centre, Room 203 or call 604-822-6862 ext. 114.

Students can also access the Computer Lab in Room 103 for research, writing papers and online courses. For more info, contact info@stmarkscollege.ca.

 

Campus Life & Ministry

The Campus Life & Ministry team of St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College has supported student life, including the faith journey of registered students and all who visit our campus, for over 60 years. We continue to do so as a team comprising the Director of the Campus Life & Ministry Office, the Campus Minister (St. Mark’s Parish Pastor and the Roman Catholic Chaplain to UBC), and Parish staff. For more information, contact the Campus Life & Ministry Office at afung@corpuschristi.ca.

 

Centre for Career Development

The Centre for Career Development offers numerous opportunities for you to gain volunteer and work experience, both on and off campus.

Build your personal profile, beef up your resume, and make new connections.  These opportunities allow you to expand your network and gain real-world, on-the-job experience.

For inquiries regarding internships, pre-practicum placements, or co-curricular records please contact Sarah Scali at sscali@corpuschristi.ca.

 

Counselling, Health and Wellness (UBC) - Located at UBC Hospital and Brock Hall

St. Mark’s students have access to the UBC Student Health Services located at the UBC Hospital and UBC Counseling Services located in Brock Hall.

 

Financial Aid and Awards

To discuss financial support to complete your studies, contact Enrolment Services.

 

Health and Dental Insurance (UBC) - Office located at the NEST

As members of the AMS, St. Mark’s students enroll in the AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan with extended health and dental coverage. Extended Health & Dental coverage administered by Studentcare fills the gaps in provincial health care and other basic health-care programs (health, dental, vision and travel). All AMS members taking courses in the Fall or Winter Semesters are automatically enrolled in the program. During the Change-of-Enrolment Period for new students in September or January, students may be eligible to opt-out of the program or to enroll family members (spouse and/or dependent children). Go to studentcare.ca for more information.

For more information, please go to the Centre for Academic Development, Room 203 or call 604-822-6862 ext. 114.

Opting Out of Health and Dental Insurance

Students who already have comprehensive coverage are permitted to opt out of the Health and Dental Plan. Those wishing to opt out must pay all fees and apply for a refund. Opting out can only be done during the change of coverage period. Note: Opting out can only be done through UBC student care, not St. Mark’s College.

 

Housing

St. Mark's students have the opportunity to live at St. Andrew’s Hall or Carey Centre, but they need to apply early. Priority wait list status is given to St. Mark's students at St. Andrew's Hall and Carey Centre.

Single rooms, studios, one-bedroom apartments, and quads are available. Applications are handled directly through each residence.

For more information about housing options, fees, and application deadlines, please visit:

Carey Centre Residential Community: http://accommodations.carey-edu.ca/

St. Andrew’s Hall: www.standrews.edu

Other On-Campus Housing Resources:

http://vancouver.housing.ubc.ca/ other-housing/more-campus-housing/

UBC AMS Rentsline: http://www.amsrentsline.com/

 

Library

St. Mark's

St. Mark’s students have access to the St. Mark’s Dr. John Micallef Memorial Library, as well as the entire UBC library system. Orientations for the Micallef Library are available every term. To obtain a St. Mark’s library card and account, which enables borrowing throughout the Consortium of Theological Schools (St. Mark’s, VST, Regent), please contact St. Mark’s library staff

UBC Library

St. Mark’s students can access the UBC Libraries, which make up the second-largest group of research-intensive libraries in Canada. There are multiple library locations on the UBC campus. The affiliated UBC Student Card that you receive also functions as your UBC library card. 

 

Parking

Parking is available for St. Mark’s Graduate students during class time, if there are vacancies. Contact the Welcome Centre to receive a parking pass, otherwise your car may be towed. A 2-hour parking pass is available from the Welcome Centre for students using the library on weekdays - parking is subject to availability.

 

Printing and Photocopying

Students wishing to use the photocopier or print documents in the Micallef library can set up user accounts through the Welcome Centre.

 

Sports and Fitness (UBC)

UBC Athletics & Recreation facilities include the fitness centre, swimming pool, ice rinks, tennis courts and gyms. All AMS members can access these facilities at UBC student prices from September to April of each year. Please note that some facilities may require students to pay additional user fees. Intramural participation requires payment of the optional UBC Athletics and Recreation fee. Students must request the Athletics & Recreation fee be added to their My LION account in order to access this service. Email info@stmarkscollege.ca for more information.

 

Student Card - Affiliated (+UBC Library Card) Available at the UBC Bookstore
All St. Mark's students should pick up their affiliated UBC Student Card at the carding office in the rear of the UBC bookstore in order to have access to UBC libraries on campus and to UBC library databases online. Check the UBC Card Office webpage at http://ubccard.ubc.ca/location-hours for hours of operation.

For more information, please go to the Centre for Academic Development, Room 203 or call 604-822-6862 ext. 114.

 

Textbooks

St. Mark's is no longer ordering textbooks through the UBC bookstore, as the majority of our students order their own textbooks online or purchase them elsewhere. Book lists will continue to be published on the St. Mark's website, and you can check those lists when you register for your classes. Students are responsible for ordering their own textbooks.

 

U-Pass BC
The U-Pass BC program is a comprehensive transportation service that provides students with universal, accessible, and affordable access to the public transit system in Metro Vancouver.

Students taking at least one course on campus are required to take the U-Pass and be members of the AMS.

Students taking courses exclusively online are automatically exempt from the U-Pass as long as they are also exempt from membership to the AMS. If a previous exempt online student decides to take one course on campus during the year, they will subsequently be charged the AMS fee for the year and the U-Pass for that semester.

Once students have paid into AMS for the year, they can no longer be exempt from the U-Pass fee for that year because they would be considered members of the AMS for the remainder of the year.

Please note: New students in the Spring Semester (April start) only have access to the U-Pass for May and June. Students are only charged the U-Pass fee for two months. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are currently in the process of addressing this issue.

For more information, please go to the Centre for Academic Development, Room 203 or call 604-822-6862 ext. 114.

 

Wireless Network

The St. Mark’s wireless network is accessible throughout the St. Mark’s campus. Visit the Welcome Centre for network info, or call 604-822-4463.