Student Services

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

Academic Advising

Every student at Saint Mark's College (SMC) has academic support. You can speak to your director about your academic program.

Alma Mater Society and Clubs

UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS)

As a student attending an affiliated college of UBC, SMC students become members of the AMS of UBC. The AMS is the official student union of UBC and represents over 50,000 students and alumni.

AMS Clubs

Getting involved in extra-curricular activities is an enriching part of the university experience. No matter what your interests are, the AMS will have a club that suits you.

Catholic Clubs

These are some active Catholic clubs on campus:

  • Newman Club
  • Korean Catholic Students Association
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)


St. Mark’s Parish, located on campus, provides chaplaincy services for students. 

Counselling, Health and Wellness

SMC students have access to the UBC Student Health Services located at the UBC Hospital and UBC Counseling Services.

Disability Services

Support services for students with physical and intellectual disabilities are available through UBC’s Access and Diversity Office.

Contact Disability Services at least three months before classes start to make arrangements for services. Speak to Student Services for more information.

Financial Aid and Awards

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

Health and Dental Insurance

As members of the AMS, SMC students enroll in the AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan with extended health and dental coverage. The plan is specifically designed to cover expenses not included in basic medical coverage: prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, travel health insurance and more.Your Plan gives you the option to enroll your family (spouse and/or dependents) by completing an enrolment process and by paying an additional fee.

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. Opt out refunds are controlled by the Health and Dental Plan offices, not SMC.


UBC Library

SMC students can access the UBC libraries, which make up the second largest research intensive libraries in Canada. There are multiple library locations on the UBC campus. The UBC ID cards that you receive also function as your UBC library cards.

SMC Library

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

Printing and Photocopying

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


Parking is available for SMC students during class time if there are vacancies.  Contact the Main Office to receive a parking pass otherwise your car may be towed. A 2 hour pass is available for students using the library on weekdays.

Sports and Fitness

SMC students have the option to pay the UBC Athletic and Recreation fee. By paying this fee, a SMC student will be able to use UBC Athletic and  Recreation services, such as the swimming pool, the Bird Coop and the gyms,  at UBC student prices.

Intermural participation is available at no additional cost.


SMC students can find all their textbooks from a special section in the UBC bookstore. Textbook lists are available upon registration.

U-Pass Bus Pass

The U-Pass program is a comprehensive transportation package that provides students with universal, accessible, and affordable access to public transit.

To learn about the new Compass card system, which will be implemented in January 2015, click here.

Wireless Network

The SMC wireless network is accessible throughout the SMC campus. Contact the Main Office for the network name and password.

Writing Centre

Assistance in English is available at the UBC Writing Centre. Expert assistance is available for free to all SMC students