Housing on Campus

Kal Residence

Residence living at UBC’s Okanagan campus supports you academically and socially, giving you unique opportunities to meet creative, intelligent people and develop lifetime friendships.

Our campus community currently houses almost 1,700 students in a wide variety of accommodations: fully-furnished single rooms, semi-suites, quad units, studios, and one-bedroom apartments. Some residences have cooking facilities, while others offer a meal plan.

Accommodation on campus is guaranteed if you apply by the deadline. Please see the Housing website for appropriate deadlines.


There are many different options for residence and they all have very unique aspects. To determine the best fit for you, click here .

You can choose from the following residences:



Food options

Similkameen Place

Single Traditional Room, shared bathroom with floor

Compulsory meal plan

Valhalla/Kalamalka/Nicola/ Cassiar/Purcell 

Single Connected Room

Compulsory meal plan

Lower/Upper Cascades

Quad (4-bedroom shared suite)

Kitchen available in suite

Monashee Place 

Studio, One-bedroom, and Quad (4-bedroom shared suite) options

Kitchen available

For more information on UBC housing, visit UBC Housing

 Res Map

After you applied for Housing

Accept your housing offer

Once you have been accepted to the exchange program, UBC Housing will begin to process your application and will email you an Offer of Assignment by May or June. You must accept the offer and make any necessary payments by the deadline stated in your offer email. Please follow the acceptance deadline as Housing will give your spot to a student on the waitlist immediately upon expiration of your deadline.

Apply for Early Arrival Housing

For more information on early arrival costs, terms, conditions, and online application, visit the Housing website for full details on how and when you can arrive.

Off-campus housing

If you choose to live off campus, you are strongly advised to arrive at least two weeks before the start of classes to find a place to live. Please ensure you have a temporary place to stay until you find permanent accommodation. Students who do not make arrangements before they arrive may end up paying premium rates at a hotel, up to several hundred dollars per night at the end of the summer.


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