Housing students

Moving out of residence

Staying in residence

Meal plan

Questions and answers

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 If you are able to move out of Residence, you must do so as soon as you are able. Moving out of Residence helps all of us follow recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer for social distancing and self-care and allows us to keep students who require housing in the Residence community even safer.

You are now REQUIRED to submit Housing Extension Request form if you need to stay in Residence beyond March 27, 2020.

We recognize not every student is able to relocate on short notice. If you are unable to leave Residence, we want to reassure you that you are welcome and supported here.


Support

Please feel free to reach out to the Housing and Residence life team for support and guidance during this challenging time.

See support services available to students on and off-campus


Moving out of residence

If you are able to move out of Residence, you must do so as soon as you are able. Please submit your Intent to Move Out form to housing@unbc.ca.

Moving out of Residence helps all of us follow recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) for social distancing and self-care and allows us to keep students who require housing in the Residence community even safer.

Please note, we recognize not every student is able to relocate on short notice. If you are unable to leave Residence, we want to reassure you that you are welcome and supported here.

Steps to move out

Move out guidelines have been sent to all housing students. Please check your emails for regular updates and do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need any support at this time.


Staying in residence

In response to the Provincial Health Officer’s insistence to enhance social distancing efforts, we now require any students who need to stay in Residence to submit a Housing Extension Request. If you have barriers or major concerns about leaving Residence, you must submit a Housing Extension Request.

Students who remain in Residence are asked to practice social distancing and other precautionary measures as advised by the PHO. Be aware that going forward, department and campus services will be restricted and limited.

Housing Extension Requests

Requests to stay in Residence after March 27th will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as possible.

Approved extensions may include:

  • international travel challenges
  • required self-isolation as per a health practitioner recommendation
  • other reasons as identified

Download the Housing Extension Requests form

Completed forms can be emailed to housing@unbc.ca or dropped off in the key drop box outside the Housing & Residence Life Office.


Food service and meal plans on campus

Tim Hortons and Stackers Market are now closed.

The Agora Dining Hall operating hours have changed to 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and the seating area is closed. The Meal Plan will be served with disposable dishware and cutlery by Chartwells Associates. Students may take food out as they will not be permitted to dine in the Agora Dining Hall as per Provincial Health Order.

As of Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m., the Agora Dining Hall will be closing for the remainder of this semester. If you are on a meal plan, you will need to obtain your own groceries and prepare your own meals if you continue to live on campus.

  • We encourage you to email housing@unbc.ca if you do not have the necessary cookware to prepare your own meals in Residence.
  • Students who submit the Notification of Intent to Move Out form to Housing and Residence Life will be withdrawn from the mandatory meal plan and a pro-rated fee adjustment will be issued based on your move-out date provided on the form.
  • Students who submit the Housing Extension Request form to Housing and Residence Life will be withdrawn from the mandatory meal plan effective Friday, March 27 at 9pm and a pro-rated fee adjustment will be issued.

Housing Q&As

Is Residence closing?

UNBC is not closing Residence at this time.

Is it possible face-to-face classes or exams will resume this semester?

Once face-to-face courses and labs are complete, you are encouraged to leave campus. You will not be required to return this semester.

If I choose to leave at this time, when can I return to Housing?

If you have applied for an upcoming semester we will be in touch regarding Move-In dates. The online application is open for both May, September and January semesters.

Can I apply for Housing for May?

Yes! The online application is open for both May, September and January semesters.

Can I apply for Housing for September?

Yes! The online application is open for both May, September and January semesters.

Can I get a refund on my Residence parking fees?

We will apply refunds according to the date indicated on your Notification of Intent to Move Out form. This form is required to ensure we apply the correct refund to your account.

Why do I have to fill out the Notification of Intent to Move Out form?

We need to know who needs refunds and what date we are refunding back to. People will have very different plans and so this will vary widely between each student in Residence. We need a way to ensure you receive the refund that we are offering to you if you choose to leave Residence at this time.

What if I want to leave but I’m not sure how to make that happen?

Please email, call or stop in to discuss your situation with Housing Staff. We would be happy to problem solve with you to make sure you are where you would prefer to be.

What if I can’t leave at this time?

UNBC is not closing Residence at this time. As many of you have requested, we are simply ensuring you have the option of leaving Residence earlier than originally planned.

Can we have non-resident guests in Residence?

No. At this time we do not want daily or overnight guests in Residence. Friends and family assisting with the move-out process are permitted to enter the buildings only while helping with move-out.

How will I access supports if I leave campus?

See our list of support available to you during this time


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