Residence Life Blog

Living with a roommate: my first-year experience

An opportunity to gain an unexpected friend.

Concerned mother checking her phone

I’m Worried, My Student Hasn’t Returned My Calls

Here’s what you can do and how UBC Student Housing can help.

My Favourite Study Spaces

Sometimes all it takes to get into intense study mode is a change of scenery.

More Than A Game

“Football is more than just a game, it’s my passion and first love.” – Spencer Moore, Totem Park (Salish) resident

Two ethnic friends

Building Community Together

How to create equitable, inclusive communities in residence.

Students studying together

Steps to Success

Helpful advice from students who’ve been where you are.


Take time to relax and exercise the muscles of the soul.

Making friends

Sam’s strategies for meeting new people and making connections.

Stressed student working on assignment in library


What it is, and why it’s never worth the risk.

Happy young university students studying with books in library

Reasons to live in residence

The research speaks for itself. Residence rules!

Lakshmi Sangaranarayanan, Director, Student Residence

New here?

Lakshmi’s ten essential tips for new students.

Mother And Daughter Meeting With Male Teacher

Distance parenting

“The goal for parents is finding the right balance.”

Two roommates talking in kitchen

Shared Living

When you live with other people, a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T goes a long way.