UBC graduate students. Please note, our waiting list is extensive and at this time we are prioritizing membership for UBC graduate students who has a plan to stay 1+ year.

No, applications are accepted throughout the year. In order to provide sufficient time for processing, we recommend that your completed application, together with all supporting documents, be submitted at least six weeks before your requested move-in date.

Applicants must submit a completed St. John's College application form, and a statement of interest indicating their interest in internationalism and how you can contribute to and benefit from college life. Applicants must also complete the SHCS Year-Round Housing Application.

Generous donors have provided funds to endow Research Travel and Thesis Completion scholarships for St. John’s residents, as well as awards designated for international students. More information can be found here.

Yes. You may send your statement of interest and CV by e-mail. All e-mailed documents should be sent to the Membership Coordinator at sjc.membership@ubc.ca.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children under the age of 19.

The Membership Committee reviews applications approximately once per month. You will be notified of the decision shortly thereafter by email. i.e., Applications submitted by January 15th will be adjudicated and the result will be communicated by email by the end of February.

The St. John's College room fee chart can be found at the end of the Resident Contract. Room fees are paid through Student Housing. Please note that  meal plan fees should be paid directly to our meal plan provider at St. John's College.

Please contact the Membership Assistant in advance if you were offered a spot and wish to book an appointment to view a room.

Single room - approx. 230 sq. feet
Couples room - approx. 480 sq. feet
Large single room - approx. 250 sq. feet

One Bedroom Suite

Single Unit

Single rooms in the College are furnished with a private washroom, large closet with built-in organizers, desk, desk chair, desk lamp, bookcase, end table, easy chair, and double XL bed and mattress (54" x 80"). Click here to view the rooms.

NO. Participation in the meal plan is compulsory as the sharing of meals plays an integral role in building community within the college. Residents may NOT opt out of the meal plan.

YES. A vegetarian entrée is provided at every dinner.

Credit vouchers are issued for missed dinners provided the resident completes a credit voucher request by noon of the previous business day. Residents may use credit vouchers to bring a guest(s) to dinner.  Reservations must be made with Chef by noon the day prior. The meal voucher application is available here.

Residents of the College may purchase parking from UBC parking. For more details please visit: http://parking.ubc.ca.

YES. Every room in the College is equipped with a data port.

Every resident has a buddy assigned to them. The buddy will contact you prior to your start date to help you settle in.

Two months notice to SHCS is required to terminate your contract when you graduate or complete your program. For example, by submitting the cancellation request online for the move out date of May 31st by March 31st. If you want to submit a cancellation request: log into Housing through this link: https://secure.housing.ubc.ca/  Once you have logged in; hover over "residents > cancel contract" and follow the steps from there. You will be able to send a written appeal regarding your reason for canceling at the time you submit your cancellation request. (No decision will be made regarding cancellation fees until SHCS has received your cancellation request). Make sure to include the reason why you are cancelling the contract with SHCS. They usually email you and ask you to submit supporting documents.

All of the rooms have a data port for internet. You would have to buy and set up your own router.

No, SJC rooms come with heaters but no AC. Most residents buy fans to help them stay cool in the summer.

Yes, there are two bike rooms(1034 and 1132) at SJC that can only be accessed by SJC residents.

Yes, every resident gets one serving of dinner. If you have a voucher from a missed meal, you can ask the chef for an extra meal on the specific day that you want it. Extra meal requests have to be made before noon at least one day ahead of dinner on Tuesday through Friday, and before Friday noon for dinner on Sunday and Monday.