How we assign rooms
Winter Session Residences
We assign rooms to students who meet the academic credit load requirements (minimum 18 credits for undergraduate and full time studies for graduates) as follows:
- We set aside rooms for new-to-UBC applicants who are offered priority access consideration. For details, please check Priority Access.
- We set aside rooms for returning UBC students selected in the February Residence Allocation Process.
- As cancellations and vacancies occur, we offer spaces to waitlisted applicants.
Accommodating Mobility and Agility Disabilities
If you have a mobility or agility disability, or have guests with mobility disabilities, you are welcome to request or accept assignment to accommodation located above the first floor. Nevertheless, you should know that the elevators do occasionally break down, and may be out of order for extended periods. Inconveniences may occur for those unable to negotiate stairs.
Accommodations in Similkameen Place, Cassiar, Valhalla, Kalamalka, Nicola, Purcell, Cascades, Upper Cascades and Monashee Residences are available for students with disabilities. However, we will only be able to make arrangements for students with disabilities if we are told about them in the on-line application. Anyone requesting special consideration for residence due to a disability related needs must register with the Disability Resource Centre at UBCO.
A residence offer (including Priority Access offers) is time-limited. If not accepted within 7 days, it is withdrawn and your residence application cancelled. If you miss your email offer, and fail to accept your residence offer before the expiry date, your housing application will be cancelled.