Short-stay and Apprentice Housing

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You are eligible to live in short-stay accommodation at Maquinna Residence if you've been accepted into a full-time BCIT program that is 16 weeks or shorter. All apprentice and short stay accommodation is coed. Please note that a minimum stay is 5 nights.

Check in is only available on the Sunday (or holiday Monday) before your program starts, between 12pm – 6pm. You must check out by 12pm on the final date of your program. No extensions are available.

How to apply:

Apprentice and short stay housing is assigned on a first come first served basis, and is subject to availability. Once you know the start and end dates of your program please contact the Housing Office directly to inquire about availability. If a room is available you'll be sent an application via email.

It is your responsibility to complete and return the application via fax or email. A room cannot be booked without a completed application. Once your application is received by the Housing Office, you will receive an email confirming the status of your application.