Getting to Fairview Crescent on Move In Day

Check out the arrival instructions for Fairview Crescent below—and don’t miss this orientation video for students moving into upper-year residence!

You will check in at the Acadia Park Commonsblock before moving into Fairview Crescent. The arrival instructions below will direct you there.

Arriving by taxi?

Your taxi driver can drop you off at the Acadia Park Commonsblock (via Acadia Road and Fairview Place).

Arriving by bus?

Once you arrive at the campus bus loop, the easiest way to get to the Acadia Park Commonsblock is to walk southeast along Wesbrook Mall towards Agronomy Road. It’s about a 15-minute walk to Acadia Park.

Arriving by car?

Step 1

Once you arrive at UBC, follow our signs to Fairview Crescent. You will arrive at your first stop on Thunderbird Boulevard.

Step 2

Walk to the Acadia Park Commonsblock to to check in and get your welcome package. Leave your belongings at your car for now, but don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID.

Step 3

Drive your belongings to your residence building. Once you’ve checked in, you’re all set. It’s time to move in!

What if I arrive late?

Arriving after 4 pm? No problem! When you arrive, you can park right at the Acadia Park Commonsblock and go directly to the front desk to check in.

Health & safety FAQ

Do I need to wear a mask?

We ask that you bring and wear a mask when you move into residence, for the safety and consideration of everyone. In fact, we strongly encourage mask use indoors and outdoors whenever you may be in contact with others.

How many people can help me move in?

You can bring one person to accompany you in the residence buildings when you move in, in order to minimize the number of people in residence spaces at any one time.

We recognize that moving into residence is often a celebration for families and that you may want to bring more than one person with you. While only one designated individual can enter residence buildings with you, other members of your group are welcome to enjoy the campus.

Should I practice physical distancing?

Yes, please follow physical distancing guidelines. You will find helpful floor markings, decals, posters and signage to assist. Common areas are set up to encourage and allow for proper physical distancing.

Find more info about changes to residence due to COVID-19 at


If you have questions that aren’t answered above or in our Move In Day guide, please contact us.