Essential Application Facts

All Applicants

  • $50 non-refundable application fee required. Fee covers multiple applications submitted within a 14-day period.
  • All residence offers are sent by email and include an expiry date to respond and pay a deposit.
  • Separate residence applications required for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee an offer will be made.
  • All students can apply online with Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
  • Prospective undergraduates can open a residence application while applying to UBC and will receive further instructions to complete the application.

Year Round Residence—May to April

Marine Drive | Fraser Hall | Thunderbird | Ponderosa Commons (Arbutus, Maple, Spruce Houses)

  • For returning/mature students and graduate students.
  • Applications accepted any time.
  • Students prepared to begin occupancy at the start of May are best positioned to receive an offer.
  • Applications to sublet accepted during the summer months.

Winter Session Residence—September to April

Totem Park | Place Vanier | Fairview Crescent | Ritsumeikan-UBC House | Walter Gage | Ponderosa Commons (Cedar House)

Year Round Graduate Colleges—September to August

Green College | St. John’s College

  • College membership required.

Year Round Student Family Residence—ongoing

Acadia Park

  • Applications accepted any time. We recommend applying early and agree to begin occupancy as soon as possible.
  • Additional documents will be required—birth certificates, passports, visas, etc.
  • Eligibility factors determine how applicants are chosen from the waitlist.
  • Maximum tenancy terms are for four years. While residents can apply for a second term, renewals are assessed in the same pool as new applications.

Summer Residence—May to August

Fairview Crescent

  • For UBC students and Stay Through students studying or staying on-campus until August and eligible visiting research students.

Early Arrival

Early arrivals are not typically permitted. Eligible students must apply by the required deadline.

  • There is an early arrival fee.
  • May be required to move to different accommodation on short notice (less than 24 hours).