January Move-In

Moving to UBC Okanagan in the New Year? We look forward to welcoming you! We will keep you apprised of the move-in process by email, and via this page.

NOTE: If you are arriving from outside of Canada, whether returning to campus or moving in for the first time, make sure you understand the regulations for entering the country (see here). If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have been advised by a health authority to self-isolate, please reach out before arriving on campus. For off-campus self-isolation options, head here.

Planning for the big day

Moving into residence takes preparation. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth move in experience for you and your new peers.

Move-in day is exciting – and busy! There’s a lot to do (and know ahead of time) as you prepare to make UBC Okanagan home! And we’re here every step of the way to make it as smooth a transition as possible!

On Your Move-In Day

Step 1 – Prepare

Complete these checklists: What to pack and Things to do Before you leave home.

Step 2 – Arrive, Check in, and Unload

See “Arriving by car” and the map below for details on where to proceed once you’ve reached campus.

Please note:

1. Plan your route to arrive at Nechako Residence to check in.

2. Masks are mandatory at all public indoor locations in B.C.

3. Don’t forget to bring your I.D.

Step 3 – Park, Recharge, and Get Settled

Need a long-term parking pass? Apply for wait list at UBC Parking.

Arriving by car?

First off, GPS is great for getting to UBC Okanagan, but once you’re close to campus, follow our signs (or use the interactive map below).

  1. Arrive at Nechako Residence, where staff will check you in.
  2. Please bring ID, and wear a mask.
  3. Proceed to your residence building!
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Arriving by taxi?

Students arriving by taxi should proceed to Nechako Residence and ask their driver to remain waiting in the vehicle. Check in at the front desk, then you can proceed to your building to move in.

Contact info:

Housing Office: Nechako Residence, 1255 International Mews | Phone: 250-807-8050 | Toll free: 1-888-318-8666 | Fax: 250-807-9157 | Email: information@housing.okanagan.ubc.ca

FAQs

Can I switch or transfer rooms?

You may be eligible to switch or transfer rooms. Find out how to request a room switch or transfer before or after moving in.

Where can I eat on campus?

Where can I eat on campus? Visit our Food Services page here!

More questions?

We’re here to help! If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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