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Similkameen Place Overview


This residence offers single rooms only, with shared (single-gender) washrooms on each floor. Similkameen Place includes study lounges for quiet work and TV lounges for socializing. Campus recreation facilities, including a gymnasium, weight training room and basketball courts, and soccer fields, are steps away. There are places to safely store your bike or park your car. We provide the necessities, you provide the flair. Rearrange the furniture, add posters, photos and other items, or order a phone. At Similkameen, you can create your own living environment. Residence Advisors play an important role at Similkameen Place: they offer orientation programs that ease your transition to UBC Okanagan and plan community events and programs that will help you learn, grow and make friends. They lend an ear when you need to vent or ask for help, and they ensure a respectful residence environment.

When you live in Similkameen, you have to do your own laundry (facilities are next door at Monashee Place) but you don’t have to cook! Similkameen Place Residents participate in the mealplan making it easy to meet new people and make friends. There are a host of food service venues on campus to use your mealplan, offering a varied menu that includes an extensive salad bar, made to order sandwiches & wraps, hot soups & grill items, pizza, pasta, stir fry & sushi. If you have any special dietary needs, including but not limited to those due to health or religious beliefs, you must contact Food Services at 250-807-9208

Residents pay for their meals with a meal card, which is like a debit card that you load up at the beginning of the school year by paying your meal plan fee, then use whenever you are hungry. No need to carry cash! The meal card is valid at all food service locations on campus so you have a wide variety of choices.

  • 166 single rooms. Twin bed (no linen), desk, chair, closet
  • Washrooms: single gender, communal with private toilets and showers
  • Wired (Ethernet) Internet access
  • Outlet for phone
  • Cable TV connection available
  • Convenience Store
  • TV lounges
  • Study lounges
  • Bike storage (in Monashee Place next door)
  • Card-operated laundry (in Monashee Place next door
  • Residence Advisors

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1290 International Mews
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V8
Tel: 250-807-8050
Fax: 250-807-9157
E-mail: information@housing.okanagan.ubc.ca

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