Everything you need to know about moving into residence.
Winter Session Residence Move In
Labour Day Move In (August 31, 2019)
Who: Students living in Place Vanier, Totem Park, Orchard Commons, Ritsumeiken-UBC House, Fairview Crescent, Ponderosa Commons (Cedar House), and Walter Gage.
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Time: You’ll receive an email fromÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ with your check in time a few days before you move in.
- The busiest times are 9 a.mâ€“10 a.m. and noonâ€“1 p.m. To avoid lines, we recommend arriving after peak hours.
- Volunteers will be on-site to assist students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Forget something? Hewer Home Hardware will be at Place Vanier, Orchard Commons, and Totem Park.
What to Expect
Arriveâ€”Map your route and look for clearly marked signs and volunteers to help guide you.
Meetâ€”Come meet us! There will be designated short-term parking zones so you can walk to the Commonsblock to pick up your unit keys and welcome packageâ€”and getÂ a brief orientation. (Inside your welcome package you’ll find your copy of Connect: Your Guide to Residence Life at UBC, plus your Residence Meal Plan guide, a campus map, a lanyard, your room keys, andâ€”if you’ve ordered it ahead of timeâ€”your UBCcard!)
Unloadâ€”There are designated unloading zones. Remember: 15 minutes maximum and use boxes/bags to carry your belongings. The driver must stay with the car.
Unpackâ€”Thereâ€™s designated long-term parking so you can park your car while youÂ unpack. Family members and friends are welcome to stay and help. Your residence has a waste sorting areaâ€”usually in the basementâ€”so you canÂ sustainably dispose of boxes and packing materials.
Rechargeâ€”Itâ€™s been a long day. Grab some food and drinks at the dining hall or a nearby campus food spot.
Get socialâ€”Say goodbye to family and friends by 4 pm and get ready to meet your roommates, floor community and Residence Life team.
Year Round Residence Move In
Who: Students with Year Round Residence contracts at Marine Drive, Ponderosa Commons, Exchange, Thunderbird, Fraser Hall, Brock Commons – Tallwood House, Acadia Park, Green College, and St. Johnâ€™s College.
When: Students arrive throughout the year, most often in early May.
Summer Residence Move In
Who: Students and visiting students with Summer Residence contracts and Summer Stay Through contracts at Fairview Crescent.
When: early-May annually
Download a printable Move In Day Map (446 KB PDF)