It’s move-in day for 3,200 new UBC students

Event:  Media tour on the day more than 3,200 first-year students move in to residence at UBC

Date:  Saturday, Aug 31

Time:  9:30 – 11 a.m.

Location:  Student Housing and Hospitality Services, Main Office
Marine Drive Residence, Building 6
2205 Lower Mall

Photo/assignment editors: Please meet at the Student Housing and Hospitality Services main office at 9:30 a.m. to begin the tour. Media will visit Totem Park Residence, have the opportunity to speak with students and staff, and get a tour of the new Ponderosa Commons residence, in advance of it opening on Sept. 1.

The annual move-in day is an exciting and emotional event on campus as 3,200 first-year students leave home and begin their university experience. A team of 600 student volunteers and 170 student staff greet students and their families, direct students to their residence, unload cars, carry boxes, and answer a plethora of questions.

UBC houses more students on campus than any other university in Canada. It provides more than 10,000 spaces overall on its Vancouver campus.

For more information about student housing at UBC, visit:

For more information about UBC’s newest student residence Ponderosa Commons, visit:


Heather Amos
UBC Public Affairs
Cell: 604.828.3867

Andrew Parr
Student Housing and Hospitality Services
Cell: 604.209.0059