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We’re glad you’re here to explore the benefits of residence living at UBC Okanagan.

Residence is much more than just a place for your student to sleep and study. It’s about making connections. Year after year, students and alumni tell us that living on campus helped them become better learners and feel like part of an inclusive community.

Science is also on our side. Research shows that students who live in residence tend to be more successful in their academic studies, have increased self-confidence, and develop stronger life skills compared to students who commute.

We’re committed to providing services and amenities that create a healthy, safe and vibrant living environment in support of academic achievement and personal growth.

Parent Testimonials

“We were extremely impressed by how organized and efficient move in day was. Student volunteers were friendly and helpful.”

“We went to the parent information session and found it was helpful and re-assuring. Excellent tips.”

Parent Resources

A curated list of resources for parents supporting new-to-UBCO students.

Other Resources

Moving into residence is an exciting and new adventure not just for students, but their families as well. We have an extensive collection of online articles for parents/guardians to assist with the initial transition period and continued university journey.