Getting to Exchange residence on Move In Day

Before you leave

Tag your luggage

This helps our volunteers (and you) make sure that your luggage is brought to the correct room—or to contact you, if needed.


How to get here on your Move In Day

You will check in at Exchange residence—whether you arrive by taxi, bus, or car.

Arriving by taxi?

Your taxi driver can drop you off outside the Student Recreation Centre on Student Union Boulevard. This will be marked as Unloading Zone 4.

You’ll unload your luggage and head to Exchange residence to check in.

Arriving by bus?

Once you arrive at the campus bus loop, go to Exchange residence to check in.

Arriving by car?

First off, GPS is great for getting to UBC, but once you’re close to campus, follow our signs instead. We’ve posted them at key points all over campus.

Step 1

Once you arrive at UBC, follow our signs to Exchange residence.

Step 2

Park at the unloading zone and go to the check in desk, where you’ll get your check in package and room key.

Step 3

It’s time to move in! Once you’ve unloaded your car, you’ll need to move it immediately—the nearby North Parkade is the closest parking. Then you’ll return to your belongings—kept safe while you’re parking by one of our amazing volunteers—and take them to your room.

What if I arrive late—or on a different date over the summer?

Arriving after 1 pm—or on a different date? No problem! When you arrive, please park in the North Parkade and go directly to the Exchange residence front desk to check in. To get to the front desk, take the elevator beside the outdoor staircase on Student Union Boulevard. The front desk is located on Floor 3.


Check out our Move In Day guide. If your questions aren’t answered there, please contact us.