UBC Campus Wide Login (CWL)

CWL stand for Campus Wide Login and is maintained by UBC IT. All Regent students are required to get an Affiliate CWL account for use with the Compass Card and U-Pass BC system. Regent College can no longer provide Guest CWL accounts. 

Affiliate CWL
Regent students 
can sign up for an Affiliate CWL account for use with the U-Pass BC in tandem with their Compass Cards. 

Students who may have previously been issued a Guest-CWL will need to get a new Affiliate CWL in order to link their U-Pass BC with the Compass Card system. 

Once students have an Affiliate CWL, they will be able to:
  • Request their U-Pass BC benefit online
  • Tap In and Tap Out on transit starting using a Compass Card

Getting your Affiliate CWL is easy, and can be completed online in a just a few minutes.

Step 1: Find your UBC Student Number.

Step 2: Open the CWL Website: www.cwl.ubc.ca

       Click: Getting Started/Create a CWL Account

       Follow prompts & select 'Affiliate' from the list of CWL options

Step 3: Enter Your Information and Select a CWL and Password
       (note – your default affiliate password is your birthdate in YYMMDD format)

Keep your password safe and never share it with anyone.

No access to UBC Library Resources via CWL
Regent CWL no longer have access to UBC library's online resources.

To access any UBC electronic resources Regent students need to use their UBC Card barcode and pin number.

At the UBC site, when you click on an electronic resource (article) you will be directed to a new log in page. Scroll down and use the 'standard library login'.

Unfortunately, the way UBC has set up their login process once you log in you will need to find the article again and then click on it.

UBC Alumni
Please do not use your previous UBC CWL. You have to create a new Affiliate CWL and link your CompassCard to this new Affiliate CWL.

UBC wifi without CWL
You can access UBC wifi as a visitor without CWL.

UBC Interchange email end-of-life
UBC Netinfo/Interchange Email service is now end-of-life, due to aging hardware and lack of vendor support. The new UBC email forwarding service is only available for UBC students and alumni, not Regent students.

CWL does not entitle the purchase of Microsoft Office University edition
Regent CWL does not entitle Regent student to purchase Microsoft Office University edition. However, you can purchase the Home and Student edition which do not require education institution email.

More info about MS Office Home edition:

Should Regent alumni extend Guest CWL once expired? 
Short answer:

Long answer:
1. Regent CWL does not allow access to UBC databases. Even if it did, companies like EBSCO would not allow UBC to extend database access to alumni. It is a contractual limitation that only current students staff and faculty have access. UBC cannot even extend this to their alumni. 

2. UBC wireless has visitor accounts that don't need CWL.

Who is eligible?
Unfortunately Regent College can no longer supply Guest CWL accounts. Students may check out books using their UBC library card, and may use the UBC wifi as a visitor. 

How to apply?
Unfortunately Regent College can no longer supply Guest CWL accounts. 
The old link to apply for a Guest CWL, can be found here: CWL registration form
If you have any questions, please email: helpdesk@regent-college.edu