What to Know Before You Arrive
We are not a 5-star Hotel.
You will be staying in student housing in a clean room, basic room with linens and towels provided.
No 300 thread-count linens or down-filled duvets.
Friendly staff will greet you upon your arrival, and work with you to make sure you have a great stay from start to finish. Plus: our comforters are very comfy.
No daily housekeeping or chocolates on your pillow.
Our housekeepers will give you a clean room with fresh linens and garbage removal weekly. Every residence building has a (paid) laundromat. You can pick up chocolate at any of our on-campus food service locations.
No art on the walls.
Our staff are our pieces of art! They’re knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
No hair dryer, alarm clock or iron in your room.
But you can borrow them at any time from our front desk, which is open 24/7.
No phone or TV in the room.
However, there is a TV in every common lounge in the Single and Queen room buildings.
Things you might want to bring
Other Guest Services
in Nicola Residence on 1290 International Mews. Click here for our printable campus map.
Open: 24 hrs / 7 days a week
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out: 11 am
All our residence and academic buildings have free wifi.
Parking on campus is $3.50 per day through the HONK Mobile parking app. Please download the HONK app on your smart phone before you arrive and ask for the Zone-ID at check-in for the reduced rates in lot F, G & R. If you choose to pay at the parking lot pay stations, parking rates in lot F,G & R range from $3.50 – $4.00 per day and can be paid by coin, Visa or Mastercard. Please click here to see the parking lots on campus.
Several Food Service locations are open on campus during your the summer, including coffee shops for quick bites, and eateries for meals. Visit UBCO Food Services to find out more.
Pets are not allowed in summer accommodation. Guests bringing a service animal must show a valid government issued “Guide and service dog Certificate” at check-in. The animal must wear a ‘service animal identification vest’ at all times while outside of the room. Owner is responsible for the proper behaviour of their animal. The animal cannot at any time be left unattended in the room. Any damage caused by the service animal will be charged to the owner.