Living in Place Vanier
Place Vanier is for students new to UBC who want space and time for studying, the comforts of home, and a relaxed communal atmosphere perfect for making new friends. Students always have someone to walk to class with, talk to, or have dinner with in a fun, safe, and supportive environment.
- Winter Session
- Most residents eligible for First Year Guarantee
- Mandatory Residence Meal Plan
- Single and shared furnished rooms
- Internet port in each room
- Some single gender houses and some mixed gender houses; most floors single gender
- 1,370 beds
- Eligibility requirements
- Adjacent to Ponderosa Commons Phase Development Project
Place Vanier Front Desk
1935 Lower Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X1
Facilities at Place Vanier
Place Vanier residents don’t have to cook. The mandatory Residence Meal Plan is valid at more than 30 campus locations, including the on-site dining hall.
The hub for many residence activities. Includes: Wi-Fi, dining room, fitness room, music rooms, group and private study spaces, ballroom, games lounge, and after-hours convenience store.
Available 24 hours a day for administrative services and support.
Sort It Out!
Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Place Vanier has a large sorting area with collection bins for household recyclables, e-waste, charitable donations, and trash. The dining hall has an area to separate and compost food waste.
Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located within each residence block.
Parking & Bicycle Storage
Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Bicycle storage is available.
Place Vanier and Totem Park have on-site tennis and basketball courts and many acres of green space. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.
Health & Safety
Residents can access the on-campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.
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.
Place Vanier Residence Life
“In my first three weeks at Place Vanier, I already felt a sense of community. Residence life affords you a greater opportunity to become directly involved with volunteer organizations, intramural sports and other activities.” – Scott Zuyderduyn, resident
Place Vanier’s Residence Life team consists of one professional staff member, seven part-time professional staff and more than 50 student staff who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.