Frequently Asked Questions about Student Residence
What are the rooms like?
Each residence apartment contains furnished bedrooms, kitchens, living areas* and full bathrooms.
Utilities, Telus TV, and wifi are included in the rental/fee structure. All residents can rent
private phone lines if they wish. Coin laundry facilities are provided.
*Family Units ONLY - living room furniture is not provided. Residents are required to
bring their own couch/love seat and coffee table.
What do I need to bring?
Kitchen items - anything you need for cooking/eating/preparing food
(Dishes, pots/pans, silverwear, small appliances, cookie sheets, mixing bowls, etc.)
Dish drying rack/dish towels/soap
Laundry/cleaning supplies/recycle bins
Bedding for a twin bed (deep pocket twin or extra long twin)
Student loan applications are usually accepted at the beginning of June. Please consult your provincial
student Financial Aid Website for specific details.
All Residence students who are receiving a student loan or funding of any kind are expected to pay a
minimum of $630 by the rent deadline. Along with this payment, a copy of your loan approval MUST be
Failure to provide documentation or payment by the rent deadline will result in a late payment
fee of $50 per semester. A late payment fee will be assessed to all student
accounts that are not paid in full by the rent deadline.
When is rent collected?
For the academic year, rent is collected on August 1 and December 1.
For Family Housing, rent is collected on a monthly basis.
Is there a security deposit?
All applications must be accompanied by a security deposit. The deposit is $200
for new residents and $50 for returning residents who have a deposit on file.
Applications will not be processed until the deposit is paid.
Family housing securitydeposits are $400 but are not required at the time of
application due to the limited availability of units.
For spring/summer deposits, visit the Summer Residence dropdown.
How are the rooms assigned?
You can apply to live in Residence any time of the year. Applications for the next Fall/Winter semester
received before March 31st are randomly drawn and the rooms are assigned after that time. Applications
after March 31st are added on in the order they are received.
Is summer residence available?
Our summer residence term is offered from May 1 - mid-August, and is open
to students, workers, and the general public wishing to stay in our
community. Full-time students returning for the following academic term, will not need to vacate in
All of our units are 4-person townhomes so anybody interested in staying with us, must expect to live
with other people. If you are currently living in Residence and wish to stay from May - August, you
must apply for that time period. All summer applications must be accompanied with a $200 deposit for new
applicants and $25 for students remaining in Residence for the Spring/Summer terms.
If you wish to apply for a spot in Residence, please fill out an application form.
We also offer short term stays that are payable at a daily rate of $40-45/night plus GST hotel
tax. Individual rooms or full units may be booked. For further details please contact the Residence