How To Apply


What are you applying for?

Winter Session Residence—September to April

Mainly for new-to-UBC students who qualify for the First Year Guarantee.

Year Round Residence—typically May to April

For upper-year students, graduate students and student families.

Summer Residence—May to August

For UBC students who are studying or staying on-campus for the summer—or for visiting research students.

Check eligibility

Are you eligible to live in residence?


Where would you like to live?

When applying, we’ll ask you to rank your room preferences. See what’s available and make a list. Remember: we try our best to accommodate these requests but cannot make guarantees.

Applying to live in Brock Commons?
Be aware that Brock Commons Phase 2 is being built nearby and there will be construction noise and traffic disruptions in the area. LEARN MORE.

Application fee

Please note that we require a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Do you need additional documents?

Some students will need to have additional documents ready.

  • Students with disabilities must complete additional documentation demonstrating eligibility for priority access to residence.
  • Applicants requesting accommodation at Green College and/or St. John’s College must apply for membership to the colleges directly.
  • Applicants to Student Family Residence must send documents for all occupants—birth certificates, visas, passports and/or medical documentation—to Student Housing and Community Services.


Mark your calendar

When is the best time to apply? Is there a deadline? Find out and don’t miss it.


All applicants: submit your application directly through UBC Student Housing.