Living in Orchard Commons
Orchard Commons is one of our newest residences. It's ideal for students who are new to UBC and want space and time for studying, the comforts of home, and a relaxed communal atmosphere ideal for making new friends. Students always have someone to walk to class with, talk to, or have dinner with, all within a fun and supportive environment.
The building features stunning architecture and design, a LEED Gold certificate, dining facilities as well as interconnected floor lounges with snack kitchens and wonderful mountain and ocean views. It is also home to Vantage College.
- Winter session (September to April)
- Most residents eligible for First Year Guarantee
- $923—$1,042/month plus Mandatory Meal Plan
- 1,078 beds in 2 houses; mixed gender floors
- Furnished rooms: 974 connected singles, 34 singles with bathrooms, 31 shared with bathrooms, 6 one-bedrooms
- Internet access and bike storage hooks in each room
- Eligibility requirements
Orchard Commons Front Desk
6363 Agronomy Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Orchard Commons Photo Gallery
Facilities at Orchard Commons
Orchard Commons residents don’t have to cook. All residents purchase a meal plan, valid at more than 30 places to eat, including the Orchard Commons Dining Room.
The hub for many residence activities. Includes: Wi-Fi, Dining Room, fitness room, music rooms, group and private study spaces and games lounge
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week for support and administrative services.
Sort It Out!
Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Orchard Commons has waste sorting stations with collection bins for household recyclables, e-waste and charitable donations. The Dining Room has an area to separate and compost food waste.
Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located in each House.
Parking & Bicycle Storage
Monthly parking is available for a fee. A bike hook is provided in your room.
Orchard Commons features a large courtyard perfect for lounging or playing sports and it is adjacent to many campus recreation facilities.
Health & Safety
Residents have access to a full array of services including the campus medical clinic, couselling services, and personal safety programs.
Orchard Commons Residence LIfe
Living in Orchard Commons was an amazing experience! It gave me the opportunity to form deep connections and feel a strong sense of belonging—and have great conversations with my housemates! – Ani Nkiru, Orchard Commons resident
Orchard Commons’ Residence Life team consists of professional staff, as well as student staff, who work with residents to promote safe, inclusive, caring and enjoyable residence communities.