Campus Life

Your new community

All UBC Vantage College students will live on campus in our first-year residences, which offer a safe and supportive environment. Our residences provide the best of both worlds: a place to call your own where you will also be surrounded by a community of fellow students making the transition to university life. Living on campus makes it easy to access over 250 student clubs, recreational opportunities, and cultural events, including those found right in your residence. Your residence meal plan gives you access to over 30 varied food options around campus, so you can find a new cuisine to explore or a little taste of home. Before you even set foot into the city, you will find a vibrant university community.


Coastal campus in a cosmopolitan city.

Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in Canada and the world-home to cultural facilities and festivals, and outstanding outdoor adventures. Bike along the Stanley Park Seawall or travel the scenic Sea to Sky highway to Whistler to ski and snowboard at the best resort in North America*. Within the city, enjoy thriving farmers’ markets, a booming food-truck scene, and diverse districts, each with their own unique character.

*As voted by SKI Magazine readers for the 2013 Resort Guide.




Close-knit campus in a pioneering city.

Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna offers enviable access to outdoor adventure, vibrant arts and culture, and fresh local food. Seek out a local beach when the sun is shining, then switch to snowboarding or skiing when the first snow falls. Check out a local artist’s studio, or catch an outdoor concert on the lakefront. Locally farmed ingredients are at the heart of any Okanagan meal. Spend the afternoon picking cherries near campus, then kick back with a scoop of freshly churned gelato.

Pacific Spirit Park, UBC's Vancouver campus
Explore Vancouver and the lower mainland during Jump Start orientation.
Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver
Live in beautiful Vancouver, improve EAL standing, study at UBC.
A field trip in the Vantage One program, similar to a pathway program, incorporating degree credits.
Study abroad at UBC campus, with beaches facing the Pacific Ocean.