What to Know Before You Arrive


We are not a 5-star Hotel.
You will be staying in student housing in a clean, 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 room buildings and all rooms and suites have high speed WiFi to stream your favourite show on your own device.

Things you might want to bring

    • Soap
    • Shampoo & Conditioner
    • Extra towels
    • Hair dryer
    • Kitchen/cooking utensils (when staying in Single rooms. For room types, visit here)
    • Food & drinks (although there are campus food services open. Check them out here)
    • Games, balls, puzzles and other fun activities


Other Guest Services

front_desk.jpgFRONT DESK
in Nechako Residence on 1255 International Mews. Click here for our printable campus map.

Open: 24 hrs / 7 days a week
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out: 11 am

Driving directions to UBCO: 20 minutes north of Kelowna on Hwy 97 across from the airport (YLW).


All our residence and academic buildings have free wifi.






Parking on campus is $4.00 per day through the HONK Mobile parking app or on the HONK website. 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 you can pay 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.





We do not have accessible rooms available in the residences.
All residence and academic buildings have elevators, automatic doors and ramps for easy access.




service-dog2SERVICE DOGS
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.