Before You Leave Home

Your Pre-Move-In Check List

Preparing for your move to campus is exciting – and daunting. That’s because there’s lots to do before you arrive for your move-in day. Use this checklist to keep on top of your To-Dos as you count down the days to the big move!

Late June

Accept your Housing Offer! Residence offers are sent by email. Once you receive your email, you’ll have seven days to accept the offer and pay your first instalment of residence fees and/or meal plan fees.
Give others permission to contact the Housing Office. If you’d like to give others (like parents) permission to contact the Housing Office on your behalf, you need to grant third-party authorization.
New to UBCO this year? Register for Jump Start. This orientation program gives you the opportunity to move in early, get to know campus, and meet new friends in-person.


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Explore ways to get involved in Residence Life.

Early August


Watch your inbox for your Residence Assignment (the email that informs you of your building and room).
Have your mail forwarded to your new residence mailing address, and share it with family and friends. For mail FAQs, head here.
Get renters insurance to protect your belongings. You may be covered under your family plan.
Have allergies? Reach out to Food Service’s dietitian to learn about best practices when eating at Pritchard Dining Hall.

Late August

Returning students: Sign up for a move-in day time slot. To space things out, each building has a limit to the number of student check-ins per time slot. Before signing up, make sure you know what building you are moving in to. You can double check that here.
Returning Students: Learn about your move-in day. Find out more about where to go when you arrive on campus, how to find your residence building, what the unpacking process will be like, and more by heading here.