The UBC Collegia are dedicated spaces where first year commuter students have access to a range of amenities and programming, specially designed to ease the transition to university life.
UBC Collegia: a home away from home for first-year commuter students
Did you know?
Register for Jump Start and guarantee your space in Collegia!
If you are a new, first-year UBC student - and are planning to live off-campus in the fall - you can register for the Jump Start Commuter program today and guarantee your space in Collegia for the 2018/19 academic year!
A place to connect and make friends
If you are looking to to meet other first-year students, the UBC Collegia are a great place to start. In addition to being a welcoming space to make friends, eat, study, or nap, UBC Collegia spaces offer programming, that connect commuter students with on-campus services, faculty members and peer support.
- Bright, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows inviting natural light
- State-of-the-art kitchen facilities with an oven, two refrigerators, small appliances, dishes, and cutlery
- Study spaces with desks, lamps, and shelves
- Comfortable lounge chairs and fireplace
- Electrical outlets to charge wireless devices
- Secure wireless Internet
- A social area with board games, cards, and a big-screen TV
What students are saying
Collegia made my transition into university one hundred times easier. It was amazing having a community I could retreat to that was inclusive and welcoming. Thanks to Collegia I made many friends and felt a sense of belonging in a campus that would have been overwhelming otherwise.
I love the UBC Collegia Program because it gave the the opportunity to interact with people I would have never gotten a chance to be around. I've met so many incredible people that have changed and become a big part of my life- Collegia becomes a home away from home, with strangers from the first day that become family by the end of it.
It allowed me a safe space to feel comfortable and know was consistently available when I didn't have any idea where else one could spend time. It allowed me to make friends because of the small space and small group of people, and I was able to eat healthier food because I could cook it myself (or at least have a place to heat it up without waiting an hour)!
UBC Collegia Locations
Have questions about commuting to campus or UBC Collegia? Email us!