Marine Drive


Living at Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a mix of high-rise and low-rise buildings, surrounding beautiful green space and a modern Commonsblock. Suites are designed for students seeking space, privacy, and a relaxed communal atmosphere. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, the views of the ocean and campus can be spectacular.

Quick Facts

  • Year Round
  • $858—$1,121/month
  • Mainly upper year and graduate students
  • Furnished kitchens, living areas and private bedrooms
  • Single gender roommate assignments
  • 1,605 beds: 307 four-bedrooms, 29 three-bedrooms, 7 two-bedrooms, 274 studios
  • Studios: minimum age 19 [see eligibility]
  • Eligibility requirements
Marine Drive Front Desk

2205 Lower Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.827.3242

information@housing.ubc.ca

Rooms at Marine Drive

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    Studio

    Suite includes desk and bed, kitchen area with table, closet, and separate bathroom.

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    Two Bedroom

    Private bedrooms with shared bathroom, kitchen, living area and eating area. Fully furnished.

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    Three Bedroom

    Private bedrooms with a area bathroom, kitchen, living area and eating area. Fully furnished.

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    Four Bedroom

    Private bedrooms with two shared bathrooms, kitchen, living area and eating area. Fully furnished.

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Facilities at Marine Drive

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    Commonsblock

    The hub for many residence activities, Includes: Wi-Fi, fitness room, group study spaces, meeting rooms, ballroom, and fireside lounge. The Point Grill restaurant is nearby.

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    Front Desk

    Available 24 hours a day for support and administrative services.

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    Sort It Out!

    Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Marine Drive has a large sorting area with collection bins for household recyclables, e-waste, charitable donations, and trash.

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    Laundry Facilities

    Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located on the ground-level of each building.

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    Parking & Bicycle Storage

    Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Outdoor bicycle storage is available.

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    Outdoor Facilities

    Basketball, tennis courts, playing fields and beaches are easily accessible. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.

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    Health & Safety

    Residents have access to a campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.

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    Meal Plan

    Marine Drive suites come with kitchens. Students can purchase an optional meal plan for convenience—no need to cook or carry cash.

Sustainability Features

UBC has been recognized internationally for its commitment to sustainable living. Many residences and rooms have modern sustainability features designed to reduce waste, energy consumption, and water use.

Marine Drive Residence Life

“You will make new friendships that last a lifetime and have plenty of support for those tough assignments and exams.” – Marine Drive resident

Marine Drive’s Residence Life team consists of one professional staff member and more than 25 student staff who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.