Regent College is located across the street from the UBC Village, which has restaurants and eateries, grocery stores, a pharmacy, an office supply store, banks, pubs, and many other amenities.
Several banks offer special student accounts that reduce the service fees charged on accounts. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and the Bank of Montreal (BMO) are located across the street from Regent in the University Village. Other banks have Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at various locations on campus.
The Regent Bookstore carries all the theological literature you could hope to get your hands on. The Bookstore also offers a full range of Regent lectures and courses in various audio formats. Visit the Bookstore website for more information.
The UBC Bookstore sells university texts, trade books, general stationery, office supplies, computers and software at discounted student rates, printers, and clothing.
Computer services and IT Help Desk
IT operates a Help Desk in the library, as well as a very helpful site for students. For all IT-related questions, visit the IT website
The Regent College Student Association (RCSA) runs a small computer lab at Regent with six Internet-connected PCs, running Microsoft Office and connected to the Internet. Access to the computer lab is included in the cost of the Student Association fee.
Additional computers can be accessed at some UBC computer labs UBC computer labs.
Most students find that having their own computer is essential, as all assignments must be handed in typed. Some bring their own equipment from home, some purchase new computers in Vancouver, while others acquire second-hand computers from students leaving Regent. Canadian power supply is 120V but most computers are dual voltage.
ESL Help Desk
During the academic year, Regent operates an ESL Help Desk. Hours for Winter 2012 are:
Sign up in Student Services on Vania Levans's door or email Vania.
There is a grocery store across the street from Regent College in the Village, as well as a large supermarket, Save on Foods, about 10 minutes away by bus or car.
International House at UBC
International House at UBC is a social and cultural centre that helps UBC international students adjust to their new cultural and academic setting. Regent students can take advantage of the many services offered, such as ESL classes, orientation sessions, day trips, and social activities. The House is also open to US students. A snack bar is located on the premises.
Mailboxes, lockers, telephones
Student mailboxes, lockers, and public telephones are available on the lower level of the College. Internal student mail is placed in the mailboxes. Personal student mail addressed to the College is accepted at the beginning of term until students are housed permanently. A limited number of lockers are available for rent on a term basis.
Printing, photocopying, and faxing
There are two coin-operated copiers in the library. The cost is $0.10/ page. Photocopying is not available to students in the staff and faculty copy room next to Reception.
Faxing is not available to students at Regent. Faxes can be sent through Staples and Copiesmart. In the case of an urgent or confidential situation, we will accept faxes sent to students, but only if they have first received permission from Reception.
Regent students have access to UBC’s many recreational facilities and intramural sports. Read more.
Restaurants and eateries
The Well Café, located in the Regent College Atrium, offers a selection of coffees, teas, baked goods, and light lunches. They have the best coffee deals on campus!
Every Tuesday at Regent, the entire community gathers for a light lunch of soup and bread, prepared in our very own Rita Houston Kitchen, for a suggested donation of $2. During Spring and Summer terms, we also serve a full lunch once or twice a week for $5.
There is no shortage of places to eat near Regent. The closest are across the street in the University Village or in the Student Union Building about 7 minutes away on foot.
Numerous other options can be found throughout the UBC campus. Try the Café MOA at the Museum of Anthropology, or the Sage Bistro for a fine dining experience on campus. Visit UBC Food Services for a full list of eateries on campus. More information can also be found on the Attractions UBC website.
This is a network of spouses that gathers several times each term in different parts of the city to provide fellowship, support, and a variety of practical advice and care. They also organize fun activities and outings. To join this network, please contact the Assistant Dean of Students.
Student Association (RCSA)
The Regent College Student Association provides a number of services to Regent students, and organizes a variety of social events. Visit the RCSA page for full details.
UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS)
All Regent College students are members of the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS). This brings a number of tangible benefits, including:
- participation in the AMS health plan
- access to some UBC recreational facilities and on-campus clubs
- and access to all UBC campus libraries
AMS membership also gives students a recognized ID card, valid across the city, which can be used to claim student discounts on entrance fees to Vancouver attractions such as the Aquarium and Vancouver Art Gallery.
All students registered at Regent are eligible to collect a UBC student ID card, which also serves as a UBC Library card and grants access and borrowing privileges for all UBC Library facilities. Library access is updated every academic year, so you retain access to Library facilities until August 31 of each year in which you register.
To collect your UBC Card, you need to take government-issued photo ID to the Carding Office in the UBC Bookstore, where they will take your photo and issue your card. Your 8-digit UBC student ID number is printed on the front of the card. Your Library barcode number is printed on the back of the card, and you'll need this number to access online library databases and resources.
Please note that you can only obtain your UBC Card after you’ve registered for your courses at Regent. Once you register, we forward your information to UBC and they will be able to find your record in their database and issue your UBC Card.
If you pay Student Fees at Regent, you can also use your UBC Card to access certain athletic facilities such as the Aquatic Centre, and you can get a U-Pass (a discounted public transit pass). Eligibility is updated every term, so your UBC Card will be activated for these services only in those terms in which you pay Student Fees.
Regent's Writing Centre is a free tutoring service for students at all levels of writing proficiency.
The Centre is in the library seminar room.
Sign up in Student Services on Vania Levans's door or email Vania here.