What Should I Pack?

These will be available on a first-come first-served basis, and each building will have a limited number of time slots available.

Packing for your move to residence is exciting! But also daunting if you’re not sure exactly what you should bring, and also what’s not permitted. This list will help!

Some items to note:

  • Don’t forget to label all your boxes and belongings with your name, building and unit number.
  • The Front Desk is not equipped to accept packages shipped to residence prior to your move-in day (except orders from Campus Linens). If you are shipping packages to yourself, ensure they arrive after your move-in day.
  • If you want to learn more about what is provided in your unit (depending on your residence and room type), head here.
  • Looking to order linens? We recommend the UBCO Bookstore or Campus Linens. Learn more here!
  • For other necessities, the UBC Bookstore is a convenient place to pick up essentials once you arrive, as is Walmart.

What Should I Bring?

These items are not provided by Student Housing. We recommend bringing them with you, or buying them once you arrive

Bedroom Essentials


Student Housing does not provide bedding or bath linens. You can bring your own from home, or buy linens.

  • The UBCO Bookstore sells bedding (and other dorm room must-haves)! Order online to have your bedding ready for pick-up at the Bookstore on move-in day.
  • Or visit Campus Linens of Canada, which can deliver to residence before you arrive in September.

What size of bedding you’ll need:

Unit Mattress Dimensions Bedding
Studio Suite Queen 60″ x 80″ Queen
One Bedroom Suite Queen 60″ x 80″ Queen
Single/Single Connected Room* Twin XL 38″ x 80″ Twin XL
Four Bedroom Suite Twin XL 38″ x 80″ Twin XL
*Nechako Double XL 54″ x 80″ Queen


Lounge and Snacking

To Wear

Suite Style Living

Just in Case

In Your Bedroom


Not provided


Prohibited in Bedrooms

What Could I Bring?

Consider these items optional

Permitted Cooking Appliances

*You must be present when using

* To be used in kitchens only – not in dorm rooms


Other Useful Items

What’s Provided

These items come supplied by Student Housing. No need to bring your own!

In Your Bedroom

Suites and Floor Lounges


What Not To Bring

Don’t bring these items to residence

Not Recommended


Prohibited Cont.