Shared Room


Shared traditional rooms—double and triple occupancy—are found in Totem Park and Place Vanier where, on a standard floor, 25–30 residents share communal bathrooms. Orchard Commons features shared rooms with a shared private bathroom. Shared rooms are only available for Winter Session.

  • Furnished room, communal bathroom (Totem Park and Place Vanier)
  • Furnished room, shared private bathroom (Orchard Commons)
  • Single gender rooms
  • Mandatory Residence Meal Plan
  • In-room access to high-speed Internet
  • Floor lounges have TVs with basic cable
  • Bed linens not included
  • Photos/layouts are samples only—suites vary by location


Adjustable height twin XL (extra-long) bed*, desk, chair, desk lamp, wardrobe, bookshelf, dresser. Room amenities vary by location.

*In Compact Shared rooms the beds are bunk-style twin XL (extra-long).

Residences with Shared Rooms

Room Facilities

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    Internet Access

    Each room has a hardwired port for high-speed internet—with high-speed wireless internet available in the Commonsblock. Ethernet cable not included.

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    Telephone Landline

    Use of a residence landline is optional. Additional charges apply.

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    Shared Bathroom

    Floor communities share four private shower stalls and four toilet stalls.

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    Common Spaces

    Each floor has a lounge with a snack kitchen and basic cable TV. The Commonsblock has fitness facilities, music rooms, study spaces and a games lounge.

Sustainability Features

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