Move-In Day Fall 2024

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR A MOVE-IN TIMESLOT
To space things out, each building has a limit to the number of student check-ins per time slot. Sign up will be made available in late August.

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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.

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 will open later in August! 


On Your Move-In Day

Step 1 – Come Prepared

  • Sign up for a move-in timeslot (this will open later in August)
  • Make sure you’ve completed these checklists: Pre-Move In Checklist and What To Pack.
  • Plan your arrival to campus to coincide with your specific move-in time slot.

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.
  2. Pick up your key and parking pass at the key desk in Nechako Housing Commons and return to your car.
  3. 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.
  4. Follow the signs to your building (pink if you are moving to upper campus, yellow if you are moving to lower campus).
  5. 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. Take your luggage with you.
  2. Pick up your key at the key desk in Nechako Housing Commons.
  3. Staff will then direct you to wait for the Campus Shuttle, which will take you to your building.
  4. 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!

*Nechako Housing Commons

 

Move In Map

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!


FAQs

When is my move in day?
  • Jump Start and Early Arrival Students: Your move-in day will be made available soon.
  • All other Residents: Your move-in day will be made available soon. In late August you will be asked to sign up for a move-in day time slot.
Can I move in early?

Please see the previous question and answer.

What time can I arrive on move-in day?

In late August, you will be asked to 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. if you plan on arriving later than the last available time slot, just come directly to our student housing front desk in Nechako Residence – it’s open 24 hours a day!

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 Move-in Day?

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

When will I know my room assignment?

Room assignments will be mailed out later in the summer.

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.
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 your move-in day. 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: information@housing.okanagan.ubc.ca