UBC Student Card and Compass Card

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

Obtain your affiliate UBC Student Card

Affiliate students who would like to renew their expired student cards or apply for new cards will have to email the UBC Carding office at [email protected] and request one. Steps and material needed are:
  • Indicate “Affiliate student card renewal” or "Affiliate student card application" on the subject line;
  • Indicate affiliate student number;
  • Attach a digital picture;
  • 5 to 10 business days may apply for the requests to be processed.
Upon receipt of the request, the UBC Carding office staff will process the renewal or application and will contact each individual student to book a time and date to pick up the renewed card via curbside.

Obtain your Compass Card

Obtain a Compass Cards from Compass Vending Machines (CVMs) located at SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express stations. When you get a Compass Card, you'll pay a $6 refundable deposit for your card. You can get your $6 deposit back by returning your card to the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown Station or the West Coast Express Office at Waterfront Station.

Note: You cannot load your monthly U-Pass, even if you are eligible when you have a negative balance on your Compass Card. Make sure you have a balance of at least $0.01 on your Compass Card to be able to request your U-Pass each month.

Create an affiliated CWL (Campus Wide Login)

All students must create a CWL

Note for transferees: Students who already have a Compass Card must first unlink their U-Pass from the Compass Card from the previous institution in order to link their U-Pass through their affiliate UBC Student Card.
  • Open the CWL Website
  • Click on the heading “Getting Started”
  • Click to PROCEED
  • Read the terms and Conditions then click on “I AGREE”
  • Click on AFFILIATE then continue
  • Enter Your Information and Select a CWL Login Name and Password
  • Your default affiliate password is your birthdate in YYMMDD format
  • Find your affiliate UBC Student Number on your affiliate UBC Student Card
  • Log in to UBC and verify your new credentials using your new CWL login and password. 

How to link your U-Pass to your Compass Card

The first time you go online to request your monthly U-Pass BC Benefit you will need to link it to a Compass Card by doing the following:

  • Visit https://upassbc.translink.ca
  • Select UBC as your Post-Secondary Institution
  • Enter your affiliate CWL login and password when redirected to UBC
  • Request your U-Pass BC benefit for September (and subsequently for each month)*Allow up to 24 hours for activation

How to load your U-Pass

  • Sign into www.upassbc.translink.ca
  • Link your Compass card: enter the 20 digit number & the 3 digit CVN on the back of the Compass Card.
  • Request your U-PASS BC: once your card is linked, you can request your U-PASS BC.The system will confirm your eligibility and then LOAD your pass.


Always request your next month’s benefit in advance

It can take up to 24 hours to activate your U-Pass BC onto your Compass Card

You will NOT be eligible to ride transit until this request is processed


You must always carry ID with you when travelling

Please contact [email protected]