Due to the continued impact of the pandemic and province-wide restrictions by the order and the direction of the provincial health officer, UBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) for 2021.

Please visit our VSP COVID-19 information page to stay up-to-date on the program’s response.


VSP students are assigned to residences on UBC campus for the duration of the VSP program.

The residences are secure, non-smoking, and have a 24-hour reception desk. There will also be a minimum of one Residence Mentor assigned to each residence building. Residence Mentors are UBC student leaders who ensure residences are safe and quiet, and can provide extra support to students. From all residences, students will be within walking distance of classes, libraries, sport facilities and transportation.

Room arrangements include six bedroom apartments, connected singles, four bedroom apartments, or shared traditional rooms. In all residences, each student will be assigned a single, private bedroom which can be locked by a card key or hard key. Cooking facilities are available only in the shared apartments.

In all the residences, amenities include:

  • A desk and chair
  • Bed
  • High-speed internet access
  • Pay laundry on site