Ritsumeikan-UBC House


Living in Ritsumeikan-UBC House

Ritsumeikan-UBC House was established as a symbol of UBC's academic partnership with Ritsumeikan University in Japan. Relaxing green space around the property is ideal for studying, hanging out with friends or enjoying quiet time. The nearby Commonsblock is shared with Totem Park, one of our first year residences.

Quick Facts

  • Winter session (September to April)
  • $849—$1,339/month
  • Mostly first year students; optional meal plan available
  • 205 beds; single gender roommate assignments
  • Furnished kitchens, living areas and private bedrooms
  • 50 four-bedroom units, 5 one-bedroom units
  • Eligibility requirements
Ritsumeikan-UBC House/Totem Park Front Desk

2525 West Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W9
Tel: 604.822.3304

information@housing.ubc.ca

Rooms at Ritsumeikan-UBC House

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    Four Bedroom

    Four single private bedrooms with two communal bathrooms, kitchen, living area and eating area. All areas fully furnished.

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Facilities at Ritsumeikan-UBC House

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    Commonsblock

    Ritsumeikan-UBC residents share a Commonsblock with Totem Park. Includes: Wi-Fi, dining room, fitness room, music rooms, group and private study spaces, ballroom, games lounge, and after-hours convenience store.

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    Front Desk

    Available 24 hours a day for administrative services and support, located in the Totem Park Commonsblock.

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    Sort It Out!

    Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Rits-UBC 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 within each residence block.

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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 and 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

    Ritsumeikan-UBC 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.

Ritsumeikan-UBC House Residence Life

“You live here only a few years but will carry the memories forever.” – UBC resident

Ritsumeikan-UBC House’s Residence Life team consists of one professional staff member and three student staff who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.