Move-in day for 4,000 new Vancouver campus students

Event More than 4,000 first-year students move in to residence at UBC’s Vancouver campus

Date Saturday, Aug. 30

Time 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

Photo/assignment editors: Please confirm with Glenn Drexhage at 604.822.2234 or 604.828.3867 that you’ll be attending. Meet at the Student Housing and Hospitality Services main office at 10:30 a.m. to begin the tour. Media will see a new residence building and tour two residences where you will get the opportunity to speak with both first-year and upper year students and staff.

The annual move-in day is an exciting and emotional event on campus – 4,000 first-year students leave home and begin their university experience. An army 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 9,400 spaces on its Vancouver campus.

Read a Q&A about student housing and view an affordability infographic here.

For more information about student housing at UBC, visit


Glenn Drexhage
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.2234
Cell: 604.828.3867

Andrew Parr
Student Housing and Hospitality Services
Cell: 604.209.0059