Welcome! Thank you for your interest in graduate student accommodation. Residence offers a great opportunity to meet and live with people from different backgrounds, religions, nationalities, cultures, and interests. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity for personal growth.

Graduate students are accommodated in Leeds House, which provides single room accommodation to 395 graduate and senior undergraduate students. Graduate students occupy the top floor(s) in a total of 80 beds, the majority of which are contained in 2 person suites. The floor is co-ed, and upon request through the Residence Information form, suites can also be gender inclusive.

Please note that there are no facilities for family accommodation. Students of any gender may request to share a suite, including the meal preparation and bathroom facilities. Interested students can indicate their interest on the Residence Information Form.

To be eligible for graduate residence, students must be accepted into a degree program at the graduate level and be enrolled in full-time studies. Preference is given to students who currently study at Carleton.

You must first accept your offer of admission before you can apply for residence. Furthermore, there may be a delay of three or four days between the time you accept the offer of admission and are able to apply for residence.

The 2019 – 2020 Residence Agreement can be viewed here.  The 2020 – 2021 agreement will be available in the Spring of 2020.

1. Apply for residence online

The first step would be to log on to My Carleton by clicking here and select Carleton Central. Once in Carleton Central and you have reached the Main Menu, scroll down to Housing Services and click on Apply to Residence. The online process is available after 10:00 am on February 3rd. Please note that if you wish to apply for residence, you will be required to pay a $35 non-refundable application fee. The $35 application fee can be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express, any Visa/Debit* cards) or by Interac, also through Carleton Central. Please note that only customers of RBC Royal Bank, TD Bank, First Nations may use the Interac option, through Carleton Central. *If you are using a Visa/Debit card, select the Pay with your Credit Card section on Carleton Central to make payment.

After paying the application fee, you will receive an email 48 hours later with instructions and a link to our Residence Information FormClick here for more information.

Applications are due by June 8th, 4:30 pm ET in order to be included in the Room Lottery held on June 11th.

For other important dates and deadlines, please click here.

2. Lottery/Waitlist information

Based on available space, students will be forwarded an Offer of Residence Accommodation or a waitlist assignment number shortly after the Room Lottery on June 13th. Any applications received after the deadline of June 10th will be added to the end of the wait list. Space will be offered in wait list order, as it becomes available through cancellations. It is important that you set up and check your Carleton cmail account, which we will use to communicate with you. You are also welcome to contact our office to check your status.  For more information about being on a waitlist, please click here.