UBC is continuing to monitor how COVID-19 is evolving in Canada. After you submit your housing application, we will send you your residence offer in mid-June, and you’ll make your first deposit when you accept. We anticipate that our residence offers will proceed as normal, and that you will start your courses in the fall. In the event that the situation changes, we’ll let you know through this blog, the UBC website, and our social media channels.
Living on campus is more than just a practical option for housing – it’s one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the UBC student experience. If you want to live in residence at UBC, you must apply by May 1, 2020.
If you are considering a degree on both campuses, you must complete a separate residence application for each campus.
Am I guaranteed a spot?
Your place in residence is guaranteed if:
- you are entering UBC directly from high school or CEGEP and you submit your residence application for Winter Session housing by the May 1 deadline;
- you receive and accept UBC’s offer of admission by June 1.
If you have questions about priority access, residence guarantees, or housing beyond first year, visit the UBC Student Housing website.
What’s residence like?
No matter which residence you’re assigned to, you’ll be part of a supportive environment that’s designed to help you adjust to university life, enjoy your time as a student, and make lifelong friends. Plus, you’ll be able to choose from a range of optional and mandatory meal plans on our Okanagan campus, and enjoy the mandatory first-year residence meal plan on our Vancouver campus.
Move-in day on UBC’s Okanagan campus
Move-in day on UBC’s Vancouver campus
What if residence isn’t for me?
If you’re not planning to live in residence, you can build your own home away from home at the UBC Collegia on our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. These welcoming on-campus spaces are great spots to relax between classes, heat up your lunch, and connect with new friends.