Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, living on campus means thereâ€™s always something to do. Residence life staff create safe and engaging opportunities to get to know the City of Kelowna and the UBC Okanagan campus. Living in residence provides the opportunity to make new friends, virtually and in person. The academic residence community provides opportunities to learn outside the classroom and helps students build valuable skills for the future.
Residence Life staff are among the best-connected people at the university. Theyâ€™re committed to enhancing the student experience for all residents. Residence Advisors spend countless hours organizing orientation programs, volunteer opportunities, and fun events like recreational sports, movies, and field trips. They also lend an ear when needed and help address community issues.Â Residence Life staff recruitmentÂ takes place each winter.
Residence Life Managers are professional staff who also live in residence. They help supervise staff, manage student behaviour, and have extensive knowledge of campus resources. RLMs are responsible for ensuring each resident has the opportunity to enjoy a positive living experience.
â€śLiving in residence is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a vibrant learning community. The people you meet in residence will be a defining part of your student experience. We encourage you to get involved and to take advantage of the programs and resources available to support your personal and professional development.â€ťâ€” Steve Brodrick, Associate Director, Residence Life