Getting to Ponderosa Commons on Move In Day

Check out the arrival instructions for Ponderosa Commons below—and don’t miss our orientation video for students moving into upper-year residence!

Arriving by taxi?

Your taxi driver can drop you off at Ponderosa Commons (off West Mall).

Arriving by bus?

Once you arrive at the campus bus loop, the easiest way to get to Ponderosa Commons is to walk west across campus. It’s about a 10–15 minute walk.

Arriving by car?

Step 1

Once you arrive at UBC, make your way to Ponderosa Commons (off West Mall), where one of our staff will give you an unloading pass and direct you to an unloading area.

Step 2

After you park in the unloading area, head over to the nearby check-in desk to check in, get your welcome package, and sign out a red cart to help you with your move. Leave your belongings at your car for now, but don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID and be prepared to wear a non-medical mask.

Step 3

Load up your cart and move in!

Download a Move In Day Map

What if I arrive late?

Arriving after 4 pm? No problem! When you arrive, you can temporarily park in the unloading area on West Mall and go directly to the front desk to check in.


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