Campus Life

    • There are plenty of opportunities for getting involved at Cap U outside of the classroom. Join a committee, write for the student newspaper, see a performance, and more.

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      Residence Living

      Immerse yourself in campus life from day one as a member of Capilano University’s first residence community, a supportive, affordable and safe housing option just minutes from the North Vancouver campus. The friendships you will build and the support you will receive will make for an unforgettable experience at CapU.

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      Performing Arts Theatre

      Catch a live show on campus in the 372-seat BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. The theatre was originally built to support the university’s performing arts programs and is now one of Vancouver’s premier entertainment venues. In addition to attending live concerts, you can see theatre students perform a Broadway-style musical, a Shakespearean tragedy or a contemporary play. You never know what—or who— will show up on our stage.

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      Athletics and Recreation

      Whether you’re hardcore about athletics, or are into more casual fitness, there’s something for you at Cap U. Athletics & Recreation offerings let you fit in some yoga or salsa between classes, or you can join an intramural team in volleyball, basketball, badminton or indoor soccer. Even try out for an athletic team with the Capilano Blues. Capilano University has an exceptional athletics program, with varsity teams in soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

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      Clubs and Committees

      One of the most exciting things about going to university is meeting new people. And one of the best ways to make this happen is to join a club or a committee. Join groups such as the Capilano Maker Space, Game On Cap U, or the Psychocentrics. Or, if you don’t see a club for whatever interests you, start your own! In addition to clubs, there are several committees on campus, including the Social Justice Committee, the Women’s Collective, the Queer Students Collective, and more. For more information on clubs and committees, visit the Capilano Students' Union.

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      The Capilano Courier

      Capilano University’s student newspaper, the Capilano Courier, makes it easy for you to stay informed of campus events and read fellow students’ opinions on matters of the day. If you like to write, why not join the Courier team.

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      Food and Drink

      Venture off campus to find a vast array of food and beverage options available within the vicinity of Cap U. You can also explore further afield by visiting Lonsdale Avenue, Deep Cove, and Lynn Valley for a host of unique bars and restaurants. Or take more time to indulge in the renowned foodie culture within the downtown core of Vancouver.

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      Capilano Cinephiles

      The Cap U Cinephiles frequently screen noteworthy films in our Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. They're often cult classics or film student favourites, and they're always free and open to all Cap U students.

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      Speakers and Lectures

      The real world connectedness of our programs makes for great opportunities to hear from and network with the who's who of the off-campus world. The Capilano Universe speaker series runs every spring with student groups from various programs bringing notable leaders to campus. Recent visitors include top executives from Lululemon, Best Buy, and Mountain Equipment Co-op.

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      Student Leadership

      Cap U students are involved in a wide variety of events and leadership initiatives. From our International Leadership & Mentorship program to staffing Capilano's New Student Orientation day, student leaders make change, connections, and a huge impact on campus life.

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