Welcome to SCARP!

There are a few steps that can be taken before the SCARP orientation week. The information below describes the steps you need to take to get your student ID/library card, your e-mail and internet access, and your office and computer lab access. The SCARP orientation schedule includes meeting times and activities as well as further steps to take in the first week to confirm your program and registration. Dates and events are still being confirmed, look for a final schedule in early September.

Incoming students should register for the following required courses:

Term 1

  • Plan 502 - Planning Theory and History
  • Plan 540A - Omnibus: Becoming a Good Sustainability Planning Practitioner
  • Plan 548E - Research Design and Quantitative Data Collection
  • Plan 548G - Intro. Quantitative Data Analysis  - for students with no previous Quantitative Methods
  • Plan 548H - Intermediate Quantitative Data Analysis - for student with previous Quantitative Methods
  • Plan 548I  - Quantitative Tools for Planners

  • Requirement For Indigenous Community Planning students
  • Plan 548T - Indigenous Community Planning Field Studio (Terms 1 & 2) in 2nd year of program

Term 2

  • Plan 506 - The Legal Context of Planning
  • Plan 515 - Planning Research: Qualitative Methods & Research Design

       Requirement For Indigenous Community Planning students

  • Plan 548P - Indigenous Community Planning 
  • Plan 548Q - Aboriginal Law & Governance

In September a Faculty program advisor will be available to help you finalize your other courses. The recommended course load is 12 credits per term.


UBC Card

The UBC card is the official University of British Columbia identification card for registered students and may be obtained from the Carding Office located within the UBC Bookstore at 6200 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC. For hours of operation visit https://www.ubccard.ubc.ca/location-hours.html. In order to obtain a UBCcard, students are required to know their student number and present one piece of government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, provincial/state identification or passport. To be eligible for a UBCcard, students must be registered on the UBC Student Service Centre.


Students pay into the U-Pass as part of their student fees, which is a transit pass for all zones in Metro Vancouver. When you get your UBCcard, also line up for your U-Pass at the UBC Bookstore. You will be mailed future U-Passes so keep your mailing adress up-to-date on the UBC Student Serveces Centre (SSC) website.

SCARP Office Procedures

A session will be held during orientation week to introduce you to SCARP office procedures.

Internet and Email Accounts