Move In Day

Move In Day UBCO Student Housing

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 who need to self-isolate after arriving in Canada.

Winter Session Residence Move-In

Students with a September 6, 2020 contract start date will move in over a period of several days in early September. Each student will be given a specific date and time in which to move in, to ensure safe physical distancing and allow staff to clean high touch points during the move-in process. Move in will be between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

What to Expect

You will receive an email in late August with more information regarding move-in day. Thank you for your understanding as we adapt our move-in plan and make it safe and manageable for you, and our staff.

On Move-In Day

Step 1 – Prepare

Complete these checklists: Before you leave home and What to pack. And be sure plan your arrival to coincide with your check-in time.

Step 2 – Arrive

Plan your route to arrive at your check-in time (we will communicate this via email), and head to F Lot, where you will be directed to Step 3.

Step 3 – Check in

Staff and volunteers at F Lot will to direct students to Purcell Residence, where they will receive their key, welcome materials, and directions towards where to unload their vehicle.

Step 4 – Unload

Vehicles can park in front of the building for about 15 minutes to unload. Only one student will unload at a time to ensure safe physical distancing, and permit staff to clean high touch point areas. Everyone unloading will be asked to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. If you don’t have these items, they will be provided to you.

Step 5 – Park, Recharge, and Get Settled

After your vehicle is unloaded, park it in a nearby long-term parking lot. Parking on campus is free today! Family members and friends are welcome to stay and help. Bring water and snacks, take a break, and prepare to meet your residence community.

Need a long-term parking pass? Apply for waitlist at UBC Parking.


Arriving by car?

First off, GPS is great for getting to UBC Okanagan, but once you’re close to campus, follow our signs and watch for our volunteers.

  • Bring only one vehicle per resident. Any additional vehicles will be parked at any other lot on campus.
  • Trailers or boats may also need to be left in Parking Lot H, due to heavy traffic and small turn-around spaces on campus.

Arriving by taxi?

If you have a lot of luggage, ask the driver to wait while you check in and get your unit keys and then have them drive you to your building.

What if I arrive late?

Arriving outside your pre-determined time? No problem! Reach out to us and we will arrange a safe arrival for you. Note our Office Hours here.