Guaranteed 1st Year Students

February 1st, 10:00 am ET  – Online applications open for 2019 – 2020 residence. Deadline is June 10th, 4:30 pm ET

The guaranteed offer is for a traditional double room.

Please note that you must first accept your offer of admission to Carleton University before you can accept your offer of 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 accept your offer of residence. It is strongly recommended that you do not wait until the last day to accept your offer of residence, as the deadline of 4:30pm ET on June 10th is strictly adhered to.

The guaranteed offer of residence expires on June 10th, 4:30 pm ET.

For other important dates and deadlines, please click here.

If you did not receive a guaranteed offer, please go to I’m a 1st Year Non-guaranteed student section.

How to accept your offer:

  1. Accept your guaranteed residence offer online
    The first step would be to log on to My Carleton using your MC1 username and password.  Once logged in select Carleton Central and on the Main Menu, scroll down to Housing Services and click on Accept Residence Offer.
  2. Read and accept the terms of the Residence Agreement
    Read the Residence Agreement and accept the terms online. The 2019 – 2020 Residence Agreement can be viewed here.
  3. Pay your residence deposit (through Carleton Central)
    Pay your residence deposit ($700) 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.
  4. Complete your Residence Information Form
    You will receive an email, to your Carleton email account, in late Spring that will include a link to the eRezLife portal where you will then complete the Residence Information Form and answer some quick lifestyle questions and/or request a friend to be your roommate. We ask that you are honest with your answers as it will help us place you when we do the room assignments in late June.

*Note:  All email correspondence will go to your Carleton email account.  Please ensure you check your Carleton email account on a regular basis.

If you have not yet set up your Carleton account, please click here for instructions.

1st Year Guaranteed Offer Room Assignment Process

Space in a double traditional style residence is guaranteed to all current secondary school and CEGEP students entering first-year studies who are admitted on or before May 15th, 2019, and who complete the Residence Information Form, accept the offer of Residence Accommodation, and pay the residence deposit by 4:30p.m ET, June 10th, all online. Students who indicated an interest in residence accommodation on their OUAC application will receive an Offer of Residence Accommodation with their Offer of Admission to Carleton University. Students cannot accept their Offer of Residence Accommodation until they accept their Offer of Admission.

1st year students who accept their Offer of Residence Accommodation, will be accepting an offer of accommodation in a double traditional room. The traditional buildings are Glengarry, Russell, Grenville, Lanark, Renfrew, Stormont, Dundas and Lennox and Addington.

When students accept their guaranteed offer of Residence Accommodation, they may indicate on the Residence Information Form their interest in being assigned to a double in the suite style building (Prescott), a single in a traditional building, or a single in the suite style building (Prescott). Please note that the majority of 1st year accommodation is double traditional.  Due to the limited number of single rooms for 1st year students in both traditional and suite style buildings, double rooms in a suite style building, and the possibility that requests for such accommodation will exceed availability, assignment to these spaces will be determined randomly, through the use of residence room assignment software. Traditional Building assignment is also random (with the exception of the all female floor, requirement for accommodation over December closedown and other special considerations). We do not accept requests for accommodation to specific buildings. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that students will receive their alternate room accommodation preference as noted on the Residence Information Form.