Eligibility for Residence

You're eligible to live in long-stay accommodation at Maquinna Residence if you've been accepted into a full-time BCIT program that is 17 weeks or longer.

When you receive your academic acceptance e-mail from BCIT, scroll to the bottom of the e-mail and click on the link "BCIT Student Housing Information and Residence Application Form" to be taken to the online application form. Log in with your BCIT student number and password. Residence accommodation is limited and not guaranteed. The Maquinna Residence long-stay operation is geared primarily to students in programs running from September to May, but vacancies may occur from time to time for students in other program formats.

If your program does not run from September to May, you should contact the Housing Office to discuss your individual requirements directly with a Housing staff member.

Residence rent and fees

The cost of a room at Maquinna Residence in 2014/2015 is $570 per month for full-time students. This includes high speed internet and hydro. This does not include meals as students prepare their own meals. Rent is due on the first business day of each month. Other charges include a one-time damage deposit of $150 and a residence activity fee of $6 per month, payable at the start of each term. Parking, telephone and cable hook-up are extra, at the resident's discretion.

Are you in a short-term or apprentice program? You are also eligible to live at Maquinna Residence.