There are lots of options for places to stay in Abbotsford. Students can choose from our Baker House residence or private accommodations off-campus. Visitors can stay at local hotels or rent furnished homes.
Where to live
Living on-campus keeps things simple. You are near your classes and amenities like the library, your food is prepared for you, and you will get to know other students easily.
Living off-campus gives you some flexibility. You can live with a Canadian host family or in your own rental apartment. Note that apartments may be furnished or unfurnished.
Note: Canada’s COVID-19 quarantine rules apply in either situation. Ensure you are up to date on them before you arrive.
On-campus housing at UFV
Note: You cannot quarantine in the UFV residence. You must quarantine at a different location before moving in.
Our on-campus residence is known as Baker House. It is a “home away from home” for students from across Canada and around the world.
Baker House is on the Abbotsford campus, so your classes are close by. The residence has Wi-Fi and study rooms where you can work or study together with your classmates.
Additionally, your neighbours are other students who you will see every day. With common kitchens in the residence, or sharing a meal in the cafeteria (in a different building), you have lots of opportunities to meet UFV community members.
Baker House is also near a number of campus amenities, including the:
- Writing Centre
- Math Centre
- Assessment Centre
- Student Services
- Student Activity Centre
- Educational Technology Services (ETS)/Media Centre
- Computer labs
Baker House mailing address
University of the Fraser Valley – Baker House
33844 King Road
Canada V2S 7M8
Off-campus housing at UFV
UFV assumes no responsibility for agreements about off-campus housing made between students and landlords. We do not screen, inspect, warrant, or approve any landlord, student, or accommodation provided through the rental listing services listed on this page.
Know your renter rights
The Government of B.C. has information for anyone renting an apartment, suite, or room at its Residential tenancies web page.
Unfortunately, rental scams do exist. You can learn how to identify potential rental scams:
Finding a place to rent
Students often find rental properties through online sources such as:
Short-term temporary accommodation
The Sandman Hotel and Suites Abbotsford on Simon Avenue offers preferred rates to all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors of UFV. To take advantage of these rates, a UFV representative must make the booking for you.
Contact us at email@example.com for a Sandman booking.