UBC, Vancouver is home to more than 13,000 students in 15 residences. The first-year students live in Place Vanier, Orchard Commons or Totem Park residence. The residents have to purchase a meal plan when staying in these residences. Reservations for accommodation can be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The rest of the present residences are for graduates as well as upper year students. For upper-year students, Brock Commons- Tallwood House, Exchange, Fraser Hall, Fairview Crescent, Marine Drive, Iona House, Ponderosa Commons, Ritsumeikan- UBC house, Walter Gage and Thunderbird are the choices available. For student families, Acadia Park is an option available. The typical cost for a room along with the meal plan for a new undergraduate student is around approximately $12,000 - $14,500 (7,42,990 INR - 8,97,780 INR) per year.
There are many choices for living on campus. Still the demand to live on campus usually exceeds the number of available vacancies so students are advised to look for alternate accommodation. Some of the campus housing options are- Carey center which has furnished rooms with private bathrooms and meal plans. St. Andrew’s hall with 93 suites including options of one bedroom, four bedroom, studios and townhouses. Then comes Westpoint, which has luxurious apartments at the heart of UBC. Panhellenic House has furnished apartments with bedrooms and shared living spaces for women. University MarketPlace has rental apartments. Then there’s Axis which is 15 floors high and can be rented by faculty, campus staff and students.