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, 2021.
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 a first-year student entering UBC directly from high school or CEGEP.
- You submit your residence application for eight-month housing (Winter Session) by the May 1 deadline.
- You accept UBC’s offer of admission by the date indicated in your offer letter, or June 1 (whichever comes first).
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 enjoy the new All You Care To Eat meal plan on our Okanagan campus, and the excellent 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.
Residence and COVID-19
Along with UBC, Student Housing has implemented plans to provide the best possible accommodation for our residents given COVID-19 challenges. Health and safety remains our first priority and we continue to work closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and with other post-secondary institutions within BC to ensure our plans are aligned with health and safety guidelines. You can follow along with Student Housing’s most up-to-date information.