Move-In Day 2022

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.

Moving to UBC Okanagan this fall? We look forward to welcoming you! We’ll keep you apprised of the move-in process by email, and via this page.

Did you miss the previous move-in emails? No worries! Click the links below to see them.

Email 1 (Aug. 3)   |   Email 2 (Aug. 10)  Email 3 (Aug. 18)  |  Email 4 (Aug. 25)   | Email 5 (Aug. 31)

What to Expect

Move-in day is exciting – and busy! There’s a lot to do (and know ahead of time) as you prepare to make UBC Okanagan home! And we’re here every step of the way to make it as smooth a transition as possible!

Move-in time slots are now open! Please sign up as soon as possible, as time slots are limited. Sign up here.

On Your Move-In Day

Step 1 – Come Prepared

Step 2 – Arrive and Check in

See the map below for details on where to proceed once you’ve reached UBCO campus. GPS is also a great way for getting to UBC Okanagan.

Please note:

  • Plan your route to arrive at your move-in time.
  • Only one vehicle and two helpers per student.
  • Bring photo I.D.

Arriving by car

  1. Arrive at H Lot and follow the signs. You will be directed to park and pick up your key and parking pass at the nearby key desk.
  2. Return to your car, and staff will direct you to line up according to your residence. You will be told when it’s your turn to drive to your building.
  3. Follow the signs to your building (pink if you are moving to upper campus, yellow if you are moving to lower campus).
  4. Residence Advisors will be in the lobby to welcome you to your new home. You will have 15 minutes to park at your building and unload luggage. Please note that your driver has to stay with the vehicle. Don’t forget to charge your Salto key (charging stations will be located outside the main entrance to each building).

Arriving by taxi

  1. Arrive at H Lot and follow the signs to the taxi drop-off. Exit the taxi with your luggage and pick up your key at the nearby key desk.
  2. Staff will then direct you to wait for the Campus Shuttle, which will take you to your building.
  3. Residence Advisors will be in the lobby to welcome you to your new home. Don’t forget to charge your Salto key (charging stations will be located outside the main entrance to each building). Head to your unit to unpack. Welcome home!

Step 3 – Park, Recharge, and Get Settled

After your vehicle is unloaded, park it in a nearby long-term parking lot (we recommend lots E, G or R. H Lot is not available to park in). Parking on campus is complimentary on move-in weekend, just please try not to park near the entrance to residence buildings. Family members and friends are welcome to stay and help. Bring water and snacks, take a break, or visit one of the Food Service locations open on move-in day.

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

Step 4 – Meet your Residence Community!

  • 12 p.m. UBCO Heat soccer game at Nonis Sports Field! Come cheer on your team!
  • 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Meet your RA and community in your floor lounge! RAs will introduce themselves, discuss garbage & laundry locations, and share their emergency muster point locations.
  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Residence Orientation and Welcome at the University Gym.
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner at Pritchard, BBQ at Sunshine. Non-meal plan residents are welcome to join for the BBQ.
  • 7 – 9 p.m. Residence Welcome Night with games, activities, ice breakers and food trucks on the Commons Field by Nechako.

Move-in Day Map 2022



When is my move in day?

These are your move-in dates for Fall 2022:

  • Summer residents: Aug. 20 & 21. An email was sent on Aug. 8, 2022 with information about moving into your Fall 2022 unit.
  • Jump Start students: Aug. 27 & 28. You can move in starting Aug. 27 or any day onward. Keep in mind that if you move in after Aug. 28, you’ll miss some of the amazing Jump Start programming planned for you! For Jump Start questions you can email them at .
  • All other students: Sept. 4. *unless you are part of a program with pre-approved early arrival.
Can I move in early?

Some students with a Winter Session Residence Contract may be eligible to apply for early arrival (learn more about this process here), however applications for early arrival are now closed. These are your move-in dates for Fall 2o22:

  • Summer residents: Aug. 20 & 21
  • Jump Start students: Aug. 27 & 28
  • All other students: Sept. 4
What time can I arrive on move-in day?

For Sept. 4 move-in students (ie. those without pre-approved early arrival), you can now sign up for a move-in time slot! Sign up here.

What if I arrive late?

Arriving outside your pre-determined time? No problem! Our office is open 24 hours a day.

Can I move in after Sept. 5?

Absolutely. The Housing Desk (located in Nechako Residence) is open 24/7.

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.

When will I know my room assignment?

Room assignments were emailed on Aug. 16, 2022. Check your inbox, or head here.

What's my residence address?

You can find the mailing address for your residence building here.

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.

I'm on a wait list. What should I do next?

We recommend searching for off-campus housing.

  • Places4Students and Castanet are great resources, and if you’re hoping to be within walking distance to campus, you may want to start looking in the Academy Hill neighbourhood firsts.
  • Next up: check out the UBC Okanagan Off-campus Housing Guide here. This is a step-by-step process designed to support your search for off-campus accommodation. There are some great links, resources, and tips on how to structure your search and how to avoid pitfalls.
  • At the same time, you can contact the Off-campus Housing Ambassador directly. UBCO’s Off-campus Housing Ambassador is in place to support new–to–campus students and help them in their transition to the Kelowna Community. You can book an appointment them directly at
Can I send or ship items to my residence in advance?

Unfortunately, the Housing office is not able to receive any items sent for students prior to move-in day. If you are sending or ordering a package, please make sure that it arrives no sooner than Sept 4th. Linen packages ordered through Campus Linens are accepted.

More questions?

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

Nechako Residence, 1255 International Mews | Phone: 250-807-8050 | Toll free: 1-888-318-8666 | Fax: 250-807-9157 | Email: