Ponderosa Commons

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Summary

Located on University Mall, Ponderosa Commons is a favorite among students for its large study spaces and nearby restaurants. It consists of four high rise buildings named after the variety of trees we have on campus. Residents can choose to live in a studio, a two-bedroom apartment, or a four-bedroom apartment with a private washroom, kitchen, laundry area, living space, and a fully furnished room. Similar to Marine Drive, this residence is perfect for Sauder and Arts students as it is close to most classes and lecture halls. One of the more recent additions to UBC, Ponderosa Commons boasts gorgeous views of campus, the mountain ranges beyond campus, and University Boulevard.

Hygiene

Excellent; also depends on roommates

Above 18

Age demographic

Sunlight ratio

Excellent

Gender ratio

Mixed

Communal washroom

Per Unit

Heating

Excellent

View

Mountain view, Ocean view, View of OC, view of University Blvd

Cycle stand

Located beneath the ponderosa commons building

Lounge / common area

Ponderosa Commons has an extensive amount of study spaces and conference rooms on the ground floor of the Maple House

internet

Router/ UBC secure

furnishing status

Fully Furnished

Type of rooms

Studio, Two bedroom apartment, Four bedroom apartment

Tips

Do not buy a mini fridge. Make sure to make friends with your roommates. Use unisplit to keep track of communal expenses. Create a groupchat with all your roommates to discuss who's cooking/ cleaning. Always be polite and talk to your rooommates. Make sure to spend time with your roommates every once in a while.

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Valentina

rBeing one of the newer residences on campus, Ponderosa is generally a very clean and modern space to live in, with a great location near most places on campus.

Overall:

average rating is 4 out of 5

Sunlight:

average rating is 3 out of 5

Cleanliness:

average rating is 4 out of 5

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average rating is 4 out of 5

  View:

average rating is 3 out of 5
Liza

Overall:

average rating is 4 out of 5

Sunlight:

average rating is 2 out of 5

Cleanliness:

average rating is 5 out of 5

Storage:

average rating is 3 out of 5

  View:

average rating is 4 out of 5