Orchard Commons Fees

Living and dining in residence is an important part of the first year experience. Residence fees for Orchard Commons include a required meal plan, ResNet and utilities. Early Arrival and Extension Fees and Parking fees are not included.

All rates are in Canadian currency. For more information on payment and refunds, see Fees & Payments and Cancellations & Refunds.

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Due to COVID-19, residence fees will remain at 2019-20 rates until further notice. The amounts below are consistent with 2019-20 rates and are what will be charged to your account. Questions? Email information@housing.ubc.ca.

Room Meal Plan Total
Winter Session Contract—September 5, 2020 to April 28, 2021
Connected Single $7,719.00 $5,542.32 $13,261.32
Single Room – Private Bathroom $8,288.00 $5,542.32 $13,830.32
One Bedroom Apartment $8,719.00 $5,542.32 $14,261.32
Term 1 Only—September 5, 2020 to December 23, 2020
Connected Single $3,859.50 $2,751.62 $6,611.12
Single Room – Private Bathroom $4,144.00 $2,751.62 $6,895.62
One Bedroom Apartment $4,359.50 $2,751.62 $7,111.12
Term 2 Only—January 3, 2021 to April 28, 2021
Connected Single $3,859.50 $2,840.70 $6,700.20
Single Room – Private Bathroom $4,144.00 $2,840.70 $6,984.70
One Bedroom Apartment $4,359.50 $2,840.70 $7,200.20

For more information see Fees & Payments.

Acceptance Sept. 21 Jan. 8
Winter Session Contract—September 5, 2020 to April 28, 2021
Connected Single $1,777.68 $5,785.27 $5,698.41
Single Room – Private Bathroom $1,777.68 $6,143.62 $5,909.15
One Bedroom Apartment $1,777.68 $6,415.05 $6,068.78
Term 1 Only—September 5, 2020 to December 23, 2020
Connected Single $1,777.68 $5,611.12
Single Room – Private Bathroom $1,777.68 $5,895.62
One Bedroom Apartment $1,777.68 $6,111.12
Term 2 Only—January 3, 2021 to April 28, 2021
Connected Single $6,700.20
Single Room – Private Bathroom $6,984.70
One Bedroom Apartment $7,200.20
What would the 2020-2021 rates be normally?

These rates represent a standard annual increase from the 2019-2020 rates, which would have come into effect for 2020-2021.

Room Meal Plan Total
Winter Session Contract—September 5, 2020 to April 28, 2021
Connected Single $7,951.00 $5,542.32 $13,493.32
Single Room – Private Bathroom $8,537.00 $5,542.32 $14,079.32
One Bedroom Apartment $8,981.00 $5,542.32 $14,523.32
Term 1 Only—September 5, 2020 to December 23, 2020
Connected Single $3,975.50 $2,751.62 $6,727.12
Single Room – Private Bathroom $4,268.50 $2,751.62 $7,020.12
One Bedroom Apartment $4,490.50 $2,751.62 $7,242.12
Term 2 Only—January 3, 2021 to April 28, 2021
Connected Single $3,975.50 $2,840.70 $6,816.20
Single Room – Private Bathroom $4,268.50 $2,840.70 $7,109.20
One Bedroom Apartment $4,490.50 $2,840.70 $7,331.20

Learn more about the residence meal plan.

Term 1 Term 2 Total
Winter Session Contract—September 5, 2020 to April 28, 2021
Residence Dollars 1 $1,483.49 $1,565.15 $3,048.64
Flex Dollars 2 $548.27 $578.45 $1,126.72
Overhead 3 $494.86 $522.10 $1,016.96
Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) 4 $175.00 $175.00 $350.00
Term 1 Only—September 5, 2020 to December 23, 2020
Residence Dollars 1 $1,483.49 $1,483.49
Flex Dollars 2 $548.27 $548.27
Overhead 3 $494.86 $494.86
Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) 4 $175.00 $175.00
Term 2 Only—January 3, 2021 to April 28, 2021
Residence Dollars 1 $1,565.15 $1,565.15
Flex Dollars 2 $578.45 $578.45
Overhead 3 $522.10 $522.10
Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) 4 $175.00 $175.00
1 Residence Dollars: Meal Plan credit that can be used in the Residence Dining Rooms.
2 Flex Dollars: Meal Plan credit that can be used at UBC Food Services locations and Campus Partners.
3 Overhead: Non-refundable but recovered when all Residence Dollars are spent (offset by 25% discount at time of each transaction). Covers a portion of fixed operating expenses.
4 Capital Improvement Fund (CIF): Non-refundable fee used for capital investments that directly enhance environments, facilities and equipment within each residence dining room.