Move-In Day

2021 Fall Residence Move-In

Moving to UBC Okanagan this fall? We look forward to welcoming you!

We will keep you apprised of the move-in process by email, and via this page. Thank you for your understanding as we adapt our move-in plan and make it safe and manageable for you, and our staff!

PLEASE READ: If you are moving in to residence and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have been advised by a health authority to currently self-isolate, please reach out before arriving on campus.

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!

You will have received an email inviting you to sign up for a move-in time slot. If you haven’t already signed up for a time, please do so as soon as possible, as time slots are limited.

On Your Move-In Day

Step 1 – Prepare

  1. Complete these checklists: Before you leave home and What to pack.
  2. Plan your arrival to campus to coincide with your specific move-in time slot.
Step 2 – Arrive, Check in, and Unload

See “Arriving by car” and the maps below for details on where to proceed once you’ve reached campus.

Please note:

1. Plan your route to arrive at your move-in time.

2. Only one vehicle and two helpers per student.

3. Masks are mandatory for every step of the move-in process (i.e. from the moment you exit your car).

4. Bring your I.D.

Step 3 – Park, Recharge, and Get Settled

After your vehicle is unloaded, park it in a nearby long-term parking lot. Parking on campus is complimentary on move-in weekend! 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 wait list 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 (or use the interactive map below).

  1. Arrive at H Lot, where staff will provide you with a parking pass, and direct you to…
  2. F Lot. Driver remain with car, student proceed to Key Desk. Please bring ID, and wear a mask.
  3. Proceed to your residence building. You will have 15 minutes to unload. Proceed to any long-term parking lot.

Arriving by taxi?

Students arriving by taxi should proceed to F-Lot and remain waiting in the vehicle. A staff member will bring your keys to you. You will then proceed to your building to move in.

What if I arrive late?

Arriving outside your pre-determined time? No problem! Starting August 2021, our office will be open 24 hours a day.

Contact info:

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

Move-in Day Maps: