Undergrad student

Advising & Resources

The department aims to provide a world-class education to students. Your success is important to us. In this section you'll find links to resources that can help you succeed and to deal with the challenges that many students face while engaged in a degree program.

Academic Advising

If you have a question about the many degree specializations offered through the department, the graduation requirements for your chosen specialization, course selection or registration, there are advisors in the Computer Science Department and at Science Advising who can help. Find out how to book an appointment and what our advising guidelines are.

We also have a list of advising FAQs for undergraduate students that might provide a quick answer to your question.


It can sometimes be difficult to manage the demands placed on us from academic programs, family and other aspects of our lives. UBC Counselling provides free services to students to promote a balanced, healthy lifestyle that can contribute to academic success.

Getting Started

For 1st year students, check out this Lab Zero presentation to get an introduction to essential resources available to you as a Computer Science student.

Learning Facilities and Resources

If a concept has been presented in class that you don't understand, get help right away!

The Demco Learning Centre (DLC) provides free, drop-in help for students enrolled in CPSC 110, 121 or 210. Assistance is provided on course concepts and on department computing facilities. The DLC also provides space for you to study, alone or in a small group.

The department's Reading Room offers research assistance and recent tech publications and journals, along with course reserves.

The Faculty of Science and Learning Commons websites provide links to many other resources on campus such as academic coaching, tutoring and tips for research and writing. Take time to familiarize yourself with the resources available.

UBC AMS Speakeasy

Speakeasy is a free, confidential drop-in student service offering peer emotional support, information and referrals to UBC students in a safe and non-judgmental space.  Speakeasy is located on the main floor of the AMS Student Nest (Room 1314).  Mon-Fri 9:00-5:30, 604.822.9246



The Reading Room provides research help, information, and the latest technology news and publications.