Move In

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 in the UBCO community who need to self-isolate after arriving in Canada, or who need to quarantine due to Public Health directives.

Winter Session Residence Move-In

Students moving to campus for Term 2 will be invited to move in from Sunday January 3, 2021 to Sunday January 10, 2021. Details will be sent by email throughout December, with information about the Term 2 move-in process, and protocols to ensure safe physical distancing. In the coming weeks, students will be given an opportunity to indicate their move-in day and time to help us prepare for their arrival.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are arriving to move in to a self-isolation unit, you will find relevant move-in day information on our self-isolation website here.

What to Expect

All students moving in on January 3rd, January 9th or January 10 need to sign up for a move-in time slot. Information about this process has been sent via email, but if you have not requested a move-in time slot already, please do so here.

If you are arriving between January 4th and 8th please note that you are not required to sign up for a time slot itself, but the survey asks you to make a selection for those dates. Please be advised that our office hours are from 8:30am – 5:30pm daily.

Thank you for your understanding as we adapt our move-in plan and make it safe and manageable for you, and our staff.

On Your 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 (see info above).

Step 2 – Arrive

Plan your route to arrive at your check-in time, and head to F Lot, where you will be directed to Step 3.

Step 3 – Check in

Signage will direct you from F Lot to our main office at the Nicola Housing Office, where you will be greeted by our staff for a curbside move-in experience. Students are invited to bring up to two people to help them move in, and all visitors and residents will be required to wear masks in shared spaces, including lobbies, elevators and corridors. 

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 – you’re heading to F Lot!

  • Bring only one vehicle per resident. Any additional vehicles will be parked at any other lot 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. If our office is closed there will be a phone number posted outside for you to call to get checked in. Note our Office Hours below.


A final item of note:

Office hours on move-in day will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact info:

Nicola Residence, 1290 International Mews, Kelowna, B.C., Canada, V1V 1V8.

Phone: 250-807-8050 | Toll free: 1-888-318-8666 | Fax: 250-807-9157 | Email: