Getting to Ritsumeikan-UBC House on Move In Day

Check out the arrival instructions for Ritsumeikan-UBC House below—and don’t miss our orientation video for students moving into first-year residence!

Check in for all Ritsumeikan-UBC House residents will occur at the Life Sciences Institute. After receiving your check in package, you will then travel to Ritsumeikan-UBC House to unload.

Arriving by taxi?

Your taxi driver can drop you off at the Life Sciences Institute, where you’ll check in.

Arriving by bus?

Once you arrive at the campus bus loop, the easiest way to get to the Life Sciences Institute is to walk across campus. It’s about a 15-minute walk. Or you can take the Route 68 Community Shuttle from the UBC Exchange bus loop.

Arriving by car?

Step 1

Once you arrive at UBC, your first stop is the Thunderbird Parkade, where you’ll temporarily park while you get checked in.

Parking in this parkade is free on the August 27 and September 3 Move In Days.

Step 2

Walk over to the Life Sciences Institute to begin your check in process. 

  • Leave your belongings at your car for now, but don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID.
  • You will enter the Life Sciences Institute and join the line for Orchard Commons residents.
  • You will get your keys and arrival package at the check-in tables.
  • For students who are new to UBC and moving into residence, if you applied for your UBC card by Aug 12, it will be in your arrival package.
  • You will get an unloading pass so you can drive your belongings to your residence building. Our volunteers will help you unload your car and bring your items up to your room.

Step 3

Drive your belongings to Ritsumeikan-UBC House.

Once you’ve checked in and received your welcome package, you’re all set. It’s time to move in!

  • Once you receive your check in package, you will return to your vehicle and exit the Thunderbird Parkade.
  • Due to construction at the Parkade exit, please follow this route to arrive at the entrance to Totem Park.
  • You will enter the unloading loop and volunteers will direct you to an available parking spot outside Ritsumeikan-UBC House to unload your vehicle.
  • Once your vehicle is empty, you must exit the area and return to the Thunderbird Parkade to park for the remainder of the day.
Download a Move In Day Map

Not driving? Use our Shuttle Service.

A shuttle will be running from the Thunderbird Parkade to the Totem Park residence area throughout the day. The shuttle will stop outside the Life Sciences Institute on Agronomy Rd and outside the Totem Park entrance on West Mall. You can then walk to Ritsumeikan-UBC House.

What if I arrive late?

Arriving after 4:30 pm on Aug 27 or Sept 3? No problem! When you arrive, you can park at the B4 parking lot across from Orchard Commons (on Agronomy Road) and go directly to the Orchard Commons front desk to check in.


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