Moving In


If you are arriving from outside of Canada, whether returning to campus or moving in for the first time, the Canadian Government requires you to quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days and to self-monitor for symptoms. You cannot self-isolate in a shared unit. UBCO is offering a variety of self-isolation accommodation packages to those in the UBCO community who need to self-isolate after arriving in Canada, or who need to quarantine due to Public Health directives.

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.


Can I move in early?

Some students with a Winter Session Residence Contract can apply for early arrival. Learn more about this process here.

Tell me about the winter break extension this year

The first day of Winter Term 2 has been changed from January 4 to January 11, 2021 to help give students a longer break to prepare for the term, and to travel using appropriate isolation procedures. These FAQs should help answer many of your questions.

How will move-in day work?

Great question! We have more details about what to expect on your move-in day, including where to go, how to collect keys, and what the unpacking process will like like, all over here on this page.

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.

More questions?

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

Move-in Map