Early Arrival

Some students with a Winter Session Residence Contract can apply to arrive early. Fees may apply. The following groups must apply online to be considered:

  1. Early starting academic programs (earliest arrival date August 31, 2017)
  2. Student exchange programs (earliest arrival date August 31, 2017)

Email proof of program registration to information@okanagan.housing.ubc.ca or drop it off at our office. Fees will be added to your account regardless of whether the room is occupied.


Students participating in the following orientation programs may arrive early and do not have to submit an application. Participation must be confirmed with the program organizer before arrival.

  1. JumpStart participants and volunteers (earliest arrival August 26, 2017)
  2. Varsity athletes
  3. UBCO Create orientation volunteers (earliest arrival September 1, 2017)

Important: Students who receive approval may need to move on short notice to their Winter Session Residence assignment.