Thank you for your interest in Residence for the 2020/21 academic year!  Whether you’re currently in Residence or living off campus, we are pleased that you are considering becoming a member of our community. While the majority of our students are in first year studies, we feel that the community benefits from a senior presence, and thus, approximately 550 beds are reserved for returning students. This number could increase through the summer depending on the number of first year guaranteed students.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE LOTTERY AND FIRST ROUND OF OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BETWEEN 10 AM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AND 4:30 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14. Students applying after offers and waitlist emails are sent out mid March will be added to the waitlist.

Please read the information below before you log on to Carleton Central to submit your application:


Eligibility Requirements and Priority

All students are welcome to apply. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in and achieve three full credits in the current year (and for 2020-21). Exceptions are considered, but not guaranteed.

Residence offers and waitlist numbers are determined by lottery near the end of February. In recognition of academic achievement, the following applicants are guaranteed a successful outcome in the lottery who indicate on their Residence Information Form in the appropriate section that they qualify (this will be verified) as:

A) Current 1st year undergraduate students who were admitted to their program for the 2019/20 academic year with a secondary school average of 90% or better, or

B) Undergraduate students who achieved a  Carleton Grade Point Average of 10.0 or better in the equivalent of four full credits from their 2018/19 academic year, or

C) Current Carleton University graduate students for the 72 beds reserved for graduate students located on 6th Leeds.

All offers made prior to the release of grades in May are conditional and may be revoked if the three credit requirement is not met. Applicants not meeting the requirement will be given an opportunity to appeal any decision to revoke their offer/application.

Students who accept their offer will be required to pay a deposit of $700. If, upon the release of final marks, a student is unsuccessful in meeting the requirements or if unsuccessful in their appeal, the offer will be revoked and deposit returned, less a $25 processing fee.

Please note that any outstanding Housing related fees must be paid in full prior to May 1, 2020 or the offer will be rescinded and deposit refunded, less a $25 service charge.

Furthermore, as noted in the Residence Standards, should the Department of Housing and Residence Life Services consider that the behaviour and conduct of a resident has not been appropriate and within the spirit of beneficial community living, the resident may be refused participation in the processes of application to residence in a subsequent year, regardless of academic standing.


Applying for Residence:

Log on to My Carleton using your My Carleton One (MC1) username and password by clicking here.  Once logged in, go to Carleton Central and on the Main Menu, scroll down to Housing Services and click on Apply to Residence.  To apply, you are 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. 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.

Applications open at 10:00 am, February 3rd and close at 4:30 pm, February 14th for the first round of offers.  Applications will reopen at the end of March.  

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

For other important dates and deadlines, please click here.

After you complete the application fee, you will receive an email 48 hour later with a link and instructions on completing the Residence Information Form. We ask that you please wait for the email before completing the Residence Information Form in eRezLife in order for your status to be updated to ensure that you receive the appropriate form to complete.  More information can be found here.

Room Offers / Waitlists

Offers and waitlist letters will be sent to your Carleton cmail account. Students successful in receiving an offer will be required to accept their offer online and pay the deposit of $700 on Carleton Central. If you choose the Interac option, you must pay through the on line acceptance process on Carleton Central and NOT directly from your bank account.

More information about the waitlist can be found here.

This process will continue throughout the summer as space become available. It is extremely important that you check your cmail on a regular basis, as we will be using this to communicate with you.