Iona House

Living in Iona House

Iona House is a small, charming and relaxed residence community located in the iconic Iona Building, which once housed the Vancouver School of Theology. Today, in addition to Iona House residence, this building is home to the UBC School of Economics. Located near a number of other residence communities and recreation, social and academic facilities, Iona House residents have access to many nearby residence and campus amenities.

Quick Facts

  • Year Round
  • Mainly upper-year undergraduate and graduate students
  • $1,078–$1,617/month
  • Furnished studio suites, one bedroom suites, two bedroom suites
  • Internet access (Wifi + Ethernet)
  • 23 beds (20 units)
  • 13 studios, 3 two-bedrooms, 4 one-bedrooms
  • Eligibility requirements
Iona House Front Desk (Exchange Front Desk)

5960 Student Union Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1K2
Tel: 604 822 1181

Rooms at Iona House

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    Bathroom, closet, kitchen, kitchen table, desk and bed.


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    One Bedroom

    Bedroom with a bathroom, kitchen, living area and eating area. All areas fully furnished.


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    Two Bedroom

    Private bedrooms with shared bathroom, kitchen, living area and balcony. Fully furnished.


Facilities at Iona House

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    The hub for residence activities. Includes: Wi-Fi, activity and meeting rooms, group and private study spaces, lounge areas, and a convenience store.

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    Support Staff

    From our Front Desk staff and Overnight Mobile Team to Residence Life professional and student staff, you are never alone! Meet the people you can contact with questions, concerns or a request for support.

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    Sort It Out!

    We strive to be a “Zero Waste” campus. Iona House has a large sorting area with collection bins for household trash, recyclables, e-waste, and charitable donations.

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    Laundry Facilities

    Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located in the basement of each building.

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    Parking & Bicycle Storage

    Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Bicycle storage is available.

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    Outdoor Facilities

    Basketball, tennis courts, playing fields and beaches are easily accessible. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.

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    Health & Safety

    Residents have access to a campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.

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    Meal Plan

    Iona House suites come with kitchens. Students can purchase an optional meal plan for convenience—no need to cook or carry cash.

Sustainability Features

UBC has been recognized internationally for its commitment to sustainable living. Many residences and rooms have modern sustainability features designed to reduce waste, energy consumption, and water use.

Iona House Residence Life

“There’s something for everyone: a great social environment with lots of privacy, opportunity for learning as well as fun. And the views are spectacular.” –Iona House resident

Iona House residents are connected with the Residence Life program that exists in Walter Gage. Residence Advisors work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents, under the guidance of a Residence Life Manager. A Residence Advisor will live in Iona House and residents of Iona house will have access to on-call advisor in Walter Gage.