VST has two options for students who want to live in residence – Somerville House and the Iona Building. Somerville House opened in 2004 – it contains a variety of apartments: quads, studios, and bedrooms (one, two and three). All apartments are furnished. Contracts are issued for September to April but residents who wish are able to stay year-round. UBC students are welcome to apply.
The restored Iona Building contains a smaller number of suites available from September to April – studios, one- and two-bedrooms. All suites are furnished and have wireless internet, phones and cable TV. This building appeals to mature students who appreciate a quiet environment.
If you are a student who is at least 20 years old this year, or know of a student who is looking for a comfortable, well maintained residence, please check us out at http://www.vst.edu/main/rooms-events/student-housing.