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!
- Accept your Housing Offer! Residence offers are sent by email. Youâ€™ll have seven days to accept the offer and pay your first installment ofÂ residence fees and/or meal plan fees.
- If you’d like to give others (like parents or a spouse) permission to contact the Housing Office on your behalf, you need to grant third-party authorization for the release of information.
- Apply for your UBCCard so it’s ready when you arrive (if you’re on a meal plan, you’ll need it to enter Pritchard Dining Hall)! The due dates to apply are:
- Jump Start and other Early Arrival students: Aug. 21
- All other incoming residents: Aug. 27
- If you plan on moving to campus with a car, apply for parking. Resident parking permits may be available for purchase.
- Order bedding and linens if you are not bringing these items from home (they are not provided by Student Housing).
- Familiarize yourself with our What-to-Pack checklist, which explains what you should, can, and can’t bring with you when you move in. Our packing checklist can be found here.
- Explore ways to get involved in Residence Life, and follow us on Instagram to stay informed.
- Familiarize yourself with the move-in day process by checking out this page. It will continue to be updated throughout August.
- Watch your inbox for your Residence Assignment (the email that informs you of your building and room).
- 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.
- 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.