Living in Ritsumeikan-UBC House
Ritsumeikan-UBC House was established as a symbol of UBC's academic partnership with Ritsumeikan University in Japan. Relaxing green space around the property is ideal for studying, hanging out with friends or enjoying quiet time. The nearby Commonsblock is shared with Orchard Commons, one of our first year residences.
- Winter session (September to April)
- Optional meal plan available
- 50 four- and five-person units, 5 one-bedroom units
- 205 beds; single gender roommate assignments
- Furnished kitchens, living areas, and private and shared bedrooms
- Internet access (ethernet port) in each room
- Eligibility requirements
Ritsumeikan-UBC House/Orchard Commons Front Desk
6363 Agronomy Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Ritsumeikan-UBC House Photo Gallery
Facilities at Ritsumeikan-UBC House
Ritsumeikan-UBC residents share a Commonsblock with Orchard Commons. Includes: Wi-Fi, dining room, fitness room, music rooms, group and private study spaces, ballroom, games lounge, and after-hours convenience store.
Available 24 hours a day for administrative services and support, located in Orchard Commons.
Sort It Out!
Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Rits-UBC has a large sorting area with collection bins for household recyclables, e-waste, charitable donations, and trash.
Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located within each residence block.
Parking & Bicycle Storage
Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Outdoor bicycle storage is available.
Basketball, tennis courts, playing fields and beaches are easily accessible. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.
Health and Safety
Residents have access to a campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.
Ritsumeikan-UBC suites come with kitchens. Students can purchase an optional meal plan for convenience—no need to cook or carry cash.
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.
Ritsumeikan-UBC House Residence Life
“You live here only a few years but will carry the memories forever.” – UBC resident
Ritsumeikan-UBC House’s Residence Life team consists of one professional staff member and three student staff who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.