Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)


UBC Okanagan hosts several wireless networks to support students, faculty and staff on campus and at partner institutions. You can check your e-mail, surf the web and access the UBC network from almost everywhere on campus! It’s easy to use and free for faculty, staff and students.

Please Note:  Many Wi-Fi enabled devices that are designed for a typical home WiFi network will not function as expected or be able to connect to UBC Wifi as they do not meet minimum security standards.  Consult with IT prior to purchasing or bringing onto campus.

Features & Benefits

UBC Okanagan has multiple services to support your wireless needs:


Requirements & Eligibility


Please Note: Not all Wi-Fi enabled devices are built to support enterprise security standards and as such may not be able to connect to the UBCO Wi-Fi networks, especially home automation or entertainment devices. Prior to purchasing devices or bringing devices from home, request a consultation with a UBCO IT network specialist by submitting a Request Access to IT Service in the UBC Self-Service Portal.


WiFi is available free of charge for all UBC faculty, staff and students as well as campus guests and affiliates.

Further Information

Getting Started



Service Responsibilities

The following table clarifies the responsibilities of UBC IT Okanagan and those of the client.

Maintenance of the wireless network infrastructure x
Ensure sufficient coverage in new and existing UBC Okanagan facilities x
Providing a device that supports connection to the UBC Wi-Fi network x
All clients must agree to abide by the Appropriate Use Policy x
Ensure that devices capturing video images are in compliance with Policy SC16 x