FAQ's

1. Who is eligible for residence?
2. What do I need to bring?
3. What can't I bring?
4. What else can't I bring?
5. Anything else I cannot bring?
6. Can I reserve a specific room?
7. What about computer access in the residence?
8. Where are the vending machines?
9. What are the laundry facilities?
10. Is bedding provided?
11. Where do residents pick up their mail?
12. What is my mailing address in residence?
13. Is there air conditioning in residence?
14. Is there an application fee?
15. When will I find out if I have a room in the residence for September?
16. What does rent include?
17. Does the residence offer a meal plan?
18. Is my bedroom furnished?
19. Is storage space available?
20. What if I want to bring my bike with me?
21. Is there parking available at the residence?


1. Who is eligible for residence?

Only full time OC students are eligible to stay in residence from September to April. Non students are allowed to stay between May and August.

2. What do I need to bring?

Basically, all you need to bring is your own bedding and kitchenware. Don’t forget your pillow! You must bring your pots, pans, dishes etc.

3. What can’t I bring?

Things like candles and incense are considered a fire hazard so they are not allowed.

4. What else can’t I bring?

We ask that you leave your electric guitar and your amp at home. Acoustic guitars and keyboards without amplification are allowed, however other instruments are not suitable for residence.

5. Anything else I cannot bring?

Regretfully, Fluffy your cat and Tuffy your dog can’t stay here. You can bring your gold fish though!

6. Can I reserve a specific room?

You can include this request in the “extra comments” section on the housing application form, and we will do our best. We just cannot guarantee you will get it.

7. What about computer access in the residence?

All residence rooms have high speed internet access.

8. Where are the vending machines?

Vending machines are located on the second floor for late night cravings!

9. What are the laundry facilities?

Laundry facilities are on the second and third floors. They are card operated and cost $1 to wash and $1 to dry. Laundry cards are provided upon your arrival.

10. Is bedding provided?

Not really. In circumstances where extensive travel is required, we can provide a bedding package.

11. Where do residents pick up their mail?

Mailboxes are located in the residence lobby.

12. What is my mailing address in residence?

Your Name
Your room # - 860 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 9K9

13. Is there air conditioning in residence?

You bet.

14. Is there an application fee?

Yes, the non refundable application fee is $25 is a processing fee only and does not guarantee you a room.

15. When will I find out if I have a room in the residence for September?

Your room is confirmed upon receipt of a Residence Confirmation Letter. This letter is mailed in mid May. If you do not receive a letter, do not hesitate to call the residence office and see where you are on the waitlist.

16. What does rent include?

Your rent includes all of your utilities and high speed internet.

17. Does the residence offer a meal plan?

Sorry, but there is no meal plan. Grocery stores and restaurants are within a quick walk from residence. Each pod and studio is equipped with a kitchen.

18. Is my bedroom furnished?

Absolutely! Bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, a desk, chair, dresser, desk lamp, and a window covering. There is not really room for additional furniture so it is not encouraged.

19. Is storage space available?

Sorry. We ask that you bring only what you need. You will be glad you did when move out day arrives!

20. What if I want to bring my bike with me?

We have a secure bike room. We recommend you bring a bike lock.

21. Is there parking available at the residence?

Yes, you can purchase a residence parking pass at the residence office.