Orchard Commons

Orchard Commons

Summary

Orchard Commons

Orchard Commons

Orchard Commons

Summary

As the most recently established residence, Orchard commons is made up of 2 buildings that host over 20 mixed-gender floors filled with first-year residents. Its buildings feature stunning architecture and design, a LEED Gold certificate, interconnected floor lounges with snack kitchens, and hotelesque dorm rooms with ocean and mountain views. It is home to Vantage College and Open Kitchen, arguably the best dining area for first-year residents. Orchard Commons is known for its numerous study spaces and lounges which are perfect for students looking to focus on their courses or spend time with their friends.

Meal Plan

Yes

18

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Age Demographic

Near Totem Park, Ritzumeikan , and Orchard Commons

Location

Yes

Dining Hall

Washroom

Yes

Yes

Furnished

Heating

Amazing

Operation Hours

24 hours

Cycle Stand

Yes, outside each house

Outdoor Facilities

None

Laundry

Yes

Kitchen

Yes, located on each floor

Internet

UBC Secure

Furniture Available

Yes

AV

Really enjoyed living in Orchard Commons during my first year (pre-pandemic). Given the nature of the connected-single style rooms, I highly recommend you apply to live with someone you already know (from high school, etc) since this will be a fun time to live together. However, if you don't know anyone, thats perfectly find too, as I know many people who never knew their connected-single roommate before, and they became close friends. Many students say the community isn't as close knit as close as other residences, however in my opinion if you put in the effort (especially during the first few weeks of school), it is possible. Building is new which is great, fantastic furniture (comfortable beds), and fantastic views. Also great that you don't need to go outside to go to the cafeteria.

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It's good but not perfect.

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AG

The views are amazing and calming

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