Move In Day

Move In Day

If you are arriving from outside of Canada, whether returning to campus or moving in for the first time, the Canadian Government requires you to quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days and to self-monitor for symptoms. You cannot self-isolate in a shared unit in Upper Year residence or in a single room in First Year residence and must make a separate arrangement for this period. UBC Conferences and Accommodation (C&A) is offering a variety of self-isolation accommodation packages to any members of the UBC community who need to self-isolate after arriving in Canada.

Winter Session Residence Move In

Who: Students living in Orchard Commons, Ritsumeiken-UBC House, Fairview Crescent, Ponderosa Commons (Cedar House), Walter Gage and Marine Drive.

When: We anticipate students with a September 5, 2020 contract start date will move in over a period of several days in early-September. Those arriving for Winter Session Term have a contract start date of January 3, 2021.

New! Winter Break Extension: The first day of Winter Term 2 has been changed from January 4 to January 11, 2021 to help give students a longer break to prepare for the term, and to travel using appropriate isolation procedures. The start date of your Residence Contract is not changing – it is January 3, 2021. These FAQs should help answer many of your questions. Please contact us if you require additional information.

How will I know when to arrive and what to expect?

You will have received an email in early-August and another in late-August with detailed information regarding move-in day. If you did not receive these emails, you can access them below.

Move In Emails

Fairview Crescent
Marine Drive
Orchard Commons
Ponderosa Commons
Walter Gage

Plus, learn more about what to expect in these videos about this year’s move-in day experience!

Moving into first-year residence

Moving into upper-year residence

Thank you for your understanding as we adapt our move-in plan and make it safe and manageable for you and for our staff and volunteers.

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. John’s College.

When: Students arrive throughout the year, most often in early May.

How will I know when to arrive and what to expect?

For those student arriving in September, you will receive an email in mid-August with more information regarding move-in day. If you did not receive your email, you can access all deployed emails by clicking on the link below:

Year Round Housing Residents | Moving In or Returning to Residence? | August 11, 2020 | PDF Format | EML Format (Includes hyperlinks)

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