Academic Year Residence Information

St. Andrew’s Hall operates a residence for full-time students on the University of British Columbia campus. St. Andrew’s Hall has 93 apartments, built in 1995, providing shared or self-contained housing for single students, couples and families.

St. Andrew’s Hall, located on the scenic University of British Columbia campus, is just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. With easy access to public transportation, the city of Vancouver is conveniently accessible. Our residence is minutes’ walk from both Vancouver beaches and the beautiful trails of Pacific Spirit Park.

Housing Policy

General Eligibility Requirement

To qualify for residency at St. Andrew's Hall, the applicant must be a full-time student (24 credits) at the University of British Columbia or at an affiliated college.(Undergraduate students must be registered in winter session for a minimum of 24 credits – 12 credits in each of Term I and Term II or equivalent as defined by UBC or the colleges. Graduate students must get confirmation of full time status from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.)

Fees

  • Payments are due in advance and can be made by post-dated cheque on the 1st day of each month.
  • Security deposits and first month's fees are to be paid within the time specified in the letter approving the residence application.

Priority

  • Since St. Andrew's Hall is a college of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, priority is given to Presbyterian theology students and others from our congregations.
  • Priority will be given to leases for twelve months or longer for all suite types.
  • Priority will be given to existing residents of St. Andrew's Hall who apply before February 15th for the next academic year.   However, St. Andrew’s Hall reserves the right to refuse housing applications from the residents who have not met financial obligations or have failed to observe rules, regulations, policies, and procedures stipulated in the residential agreement and this Residents' Handbook and issued, posted or delivered to residents by the Housing Office of St. Andrew's Hall.
  • Townhouses are designed to meet the needs of families.  Priority will be given to families with children.
  • One bedroom apartments are designed to meet the needs of couples. Priority will be given to couples.  If space is available, consideration will be given to a single student.
  • All Quad applicants will be considered individually.  St. Andrew's Hall will attempt to honour requests for roommates, which will be best facilitated by all completed applications being received together.  However, there is no guarantee that roommate requests can be accommodated.

Co-Ed Quad Accommodations

  • There is no guarantee of single-gender occupancy.
  • Residence in the quads does not create the relationship between tenant and landlord. A licensee-licensor relationship exists. St. Andrew's Hall reserves the right to request a student to withdraw from quad residence on twenty-four hours' notice where circumstances appear to the Dean to warrant such action.
  • All Quad applicants will be considered individually.  St. Andrew's Hall will attempt to honour requests for roommates, which will be best facilitated by all completed applications being received together.  However, there is no guarantee that roommate requests can be accommodated.

Lease Periods and Guarantees

  • Lease periods will end on the last day of April, May, June, July or August.
  • Guarantees of accommodation will not be given for the next academic year to those who give up their suite for the summer.
  • No month to month lease arrangements can be made following a lease period.

Pets

  • Only fish in aquariums of 10 gallons or less will be permitted.

Smoking

  • No smoking is allowed in or near any St. Andrew's Hall facilities.

Nondiscrimination Statement

St. Andrew's Hall is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, access to housing and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.

For more information, please contact us.

Complaints

Any complaint regarding housing should be referred initially to the Housing Manager or the Dean of St. Andrew's Hall. The BC Residential Tenancy Branch has no jurisdiction in university housing.

You may contact here.

Facilities & Parking

Facilities

  • St. Andrew's Hall is a no smoking residence, and pets are not allowed in the building.
  • There are coin laundry facilities in the building and locked bicycle storage facilities are available.
  • Snack vending
  • Internet, electricity, gas and water are included in residence fees.
  • Our letter of acceptance will enclose information regarding what is provided in the suites.

Parking

Parking at St. Andrew's Hall is by permit only for CAD$40/month for the first vehicle owned by the resident or his/her parent. There is no free parking at St. Andrew’s Hall.

Academic Year

For almost five years, I have lived in St. Andrew’s Hall, and I cannot imagine having lived anywhere else. The sense of community coupled with the welcoming and accommodating staff forge an incredibly supportive atmosphere for students. Not only is the location convenient, but the living space swells with a warmth and memory that croons, “home.” If I could do it all over again, I would choose to live here in a heartbeat. Thank you, St. Andrew’s Hall.
Brendan Ha
Resident at SAH and student of UBC Education Program