UBC Campus Wide Login (CWL)

CWL stands for Campus Wide Login and is maintained by the UBC IT department. All Regent students are required to get an Affiliate CWL account in order to link their Compass Card to the U-Pass BC scheme, to use the UBC Library's online resources, and to access the eduroam Wi-Fi network. 

Affiliate CWL

Regent students can sign up for an Affiliate CWL account in order to link their Compass Cards to the U-Pass BC scheme.

Note: Students who have previously been issued a Guest CWL will need to upgrade to an Affiliate CWL in order to link their Compass Card to the U-Pass scheme. 

Once students have an Affiliate CWL, they will be able to:

How to sign up for an Affiliate CWL

1. Find your UBC Student Number in Regis

a) Login to regis.regent-college.edu

b) get your UBC ID from the bottom left corner as shown below

Note: You may also find your UBC ID on the front of your UBC Student card as shown below.

UBC Student Card Number - Sample

2. Open the CWL website at https://activate.id.ubc.ca/iamweb/

a) Click on Student Accounts (CWL Account Upgrader) and follow the on-screen instructions under section Affiliate Accounts (CWL Account Upgrader) to create a CWL.

b) Click on the CWL Account Upgrader link in Step 2.

c) Choose the bottom option to Login with SecureLink , then choose Student, Applicant, External Student Portal on the Request your SecureLink screen. 

d) Follow the prompts and on screen instructions and verify your email address.

e) Provide the CWL Login Name, Password, and Security Questions and click Finish to complete.

Note: Your "UBC Affiliate Student Number" is the number in the "UBC ID" field on REGIS. It's also the number on the front of your UBC card. Your "Affiliate Password"  is your birthday in YYMMDD format.

Using your CWL to access UBC's Library resources

There are two ways to access UBC's Library resources with your CWL:

UBC alumni & previous CWLs

If you are a UBC alumni, please do not use your previous UBC CWL. Instead, create a brand new Affiliate CWL and link your Compass Card to that new CWL. Otherwise UBC wilI not be able to verify your eligibility for the U-Pass. 

If you accidentally added an affiliation to your existing UBC CWL, you can check your account with the following steps:

Accessing UBC Wi-Fi

You can use the eduroam Wi-Fi network with your CWL followed by @ubc.ca as shown here:  cwlusername@ubc.ca

More information can be found here: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/wireless-internet-access/eduroam-wireless-network

You can connect to the ubcvisitor Wi-Fi network without a CWL. Please click here for more information: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/wireless-internet-access/ubcvisitor-wireless-network

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

The Affiliate CWL does not entitle Regent students to purchase Microsoft Office's University edition. However, you can purchase the Home and Student edition, which do not require an official ".edu" email address.

Should Regent alumni extend their Guest CWLs once they expire? 

In short, no.

The long answer:

Who is eligible?

Regent students are eligible for Affiliate CWLs, but can no longer obtain Guest CWLs.  Students may check out books using their UBC card within the term they are registered for courses, and may use the ubcvisitor Wi-Fi network.

If you have any questions, please email: help@regent-college.edu