Self-isolation accommodation packages for UBCO students, faculty and staff

All travellers arriving to Canada are required by the Canadian Government to quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days and to self-monitor for symptoms.

This requirement includes UBCO Student Housing residents arriving from outside of Canada, whether they are returning to campus or moving in for the first time.

Students moving into a shared unit (any space that shares a washroom and/or kitchen with another student) in a residence managed by UBCO Student Housing must self-isolate for 14 days in a different, private space before moving in to their shared unit space.

New! Students travelling to UBCO from outside Canada (hence required to self-isolate) have access to complimentary on-campus self-isolation packages (14 -days accommodation and food). Complimentary packages are available on a one-time only basis throughout the fall and until further notice. Charges apply if additional self-isolation packages are required.

Due to COVID-19, additional travel restrictions are in place. International students who are abroad must fulfill specific criteria to be eligible to travel to Canada at this time.

There are also fee-based, off-campus self-isolation accommodation packages available to non-residence students, staff and faculty, in partnership with a local hotel. Note that some options include meals, while others do not.

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If you are self-isolating because you travelled to Canada from abroad you must adhere to the direction provided by the Government of Canada.


If you were requested to self-isolate by provincial health authorities you must adhere to the direction provided by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control.

On-campus accommodation options

For students in housing.

Single Connected Room | UBCO | Complimentary for UBCO Students Travelling to Canada

Complimentary for one 14-night stay. Meals included.

Rate from September 6 onward: no additional housing charge beyond typical residence fees + meals included.

  • Available on a one-time only basis. Charges apply if additional self-isolation packages are required.
  • Available from the start of Term 1 onward, depending on your needs and travel plans.
  • Self-isolation spaces will be in a Single Connected Room which includes access to a bedroom and washroom. These spaces will be single-occupancy during your period of self-isolation.
  • Food delivery will be available three times/day. Further instructions for ordering meals will be provided upon booking of a self-isolation space. Students will be able to use their purchased meal plan to pay for additional food and beverage items during self-isolation.
  • No housekeeping services will be within the room during the stay. However, a garbage disposal process will be outlined for student use.
  • While in self-isolation, it is important that you stay connected with campus. Residence Life and other campus supports will be available to you virtually during this period. More information on available resources will be provided to you in a self-isolation guide.

Off-campus accommodation options

For students, staff and faculty. Book directly with the hotel.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton | Off-campus

Starting at $119.00 + tax a night for 14-night quarantine. Price includes meals.

  • The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport is the closest hotel to UBCO campus.
  • This package includes accommodation, high-speed Internet access, complimentary transport from the airport to the hotel, free onsite parking, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner delivered to the guestroom. More info here.
  • Contact info: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport | 1665 Innovation Dr., Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y9 | (250) 765-9042 | External website 
  • Continued Stay After quarantine: $89+tax


How to access food during self-isolation

Four convenient ways to access food during your self-isolation (quarantine) period include:

UBCO Food Services

Students in isolation will be able to order meals for contactless delivery from UBCO Food Services. Payment can be made using meal plan or credit card. More information coming soon.

Food Delivery Apps

Consider ordering from nearby locations to reduce the sustainability impact of delivery.

Grocery Delivery

Select “Kelowna” and “UBCO” when ordering. We recommend you order a week in advance of your preferred delivered date.



For more information about UBCO Student Housing response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 page.

We also understand this is a challenging time for many and we are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Please check this page regularly for important updates. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date at where you will find FAQs with additional resources and information.