Before You Leave Home

You must have a MOVE-IN TIME SLOT
These are available on a first-come first-served basis, and each building has a limited number of time slots available. Sign up now by heading here.


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-Do’s as you count down the days to the big move!

  • Sign up for a move-in day time slot! The first time slot available is Sunday at 8:30 a.m., and the last is at 3 p.m. 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.
  • Apply for your UBCCard online so it’s ready when you arrive!
  • If you plan on moving to campus with a car, apply for parking. Resident parking permits may be available for purchase.
  • If you’d like to give others permission to contact the Housing Office on your behalf, you need to grant third-party authorization for the release of information.
  • Understand what you should, can, and can’t bring with you when you move into residence. All that information can be found here.
  • 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.
  • Review important Residence Standards, as well as COVID-19 Residence Rules, and be prepared to live by them.
  • Explore ways to get involved in Residence Life and like us on Instagram and Facebook to stay informed.
  • Familiarize yourself with the move-in day process by checking in with this page here. It will continue to be updated throughout August.