Orchard Commons


Living in Orchard Commons

Orchard Commons is our newest residence. It's ideal for students who are new to UBC and want space and time for studying, the comforts of home, and a relaxed communal atmosphere ideal for making new friends. Students always have someone to walk to class with, talk to, or have dinner with, all within a fun and supportive environment.

The building features stunning architecture and design, a LEED Gold certificate, dining facilities as well as interconnected floor lounges with snack kitchens and wonderful mountain and ocean views. It is also home to Vantage College.

Quick Facts

  • Winter session (September to April)
  • Most residents eligible for First Year Guarantee
  • $923—$1,042/month plus Mandatory Meal Plan
  • 1,047 beds in 2 houses; mixed gender floors
  • Furnished rooms: 974 connected singles, 65 singles with bathrooms, 6 one-bedrooms
  • Internet access and bike storage hooks in each room
  • Eligibility requirements
Orchard Commons Front Desk

6363 Agronomy Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4

information@housing.ubc.ca

Rooms at Orchard Commons

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    Connected Single Room

    Each room has basic furnishings with a semi-private washroom accessed by two same-gendered residents.

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Facilities at Orchard Commons

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    Meal Plan

    Orchard Commons residents don’t have to cook. All residents purchase a meal plan, valid at more than 30 places to eat, including the Orchard Commons Dining Room.

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    Commonsblock

    The hub for many residence activities. Includes: Wi-Fi, Dining Room, fitness room, music rooms, group and private study spaces and games lounge

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    Front Desk

    Available 24 hours, 7 days a week for support and administrative services.

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    Sort It Out!

    Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Orchard Commons has waste sorting stations with collection bins for household recyclables, e-waste and charitable donations. The Dining Room has an area to separate and compost food waste.

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    Laundry Facilities

    Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located in each House.

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    Parking & Bicycle Storage

    Monthly parking is available for a fee. A bike hook is provided in your room.

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    Outdoor Facilities

    Orchard Commons features a large courtyard perfect for lounging or playing sports and it is adjacent to many campus recreation facilities.

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    Health & Safety

    Residents have access to a full array of services including the campus medical clinic, couselling services, and personal safety programs.

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.

Orchard Commons Residence LIfe

“It’s a sense of community—always buzzing with activity—that makes residence life so unique. At any given time you can walk into the dining room and never feel alone because you’ll see at least a handful of people you know.” – Holly Dysserinck, First Year Residence resident

Orchard Commons’ Residence Life team consists of professional staff, as well as student staff, who work with residents to promote safe, inclusive, caring and enjoyable residence communities.