Welcome! Applications open at 10:00 am, February 1st. We are pleased that you are considering living in residence. Carleton University and its Residences are a dynamic and diverse environment. Our community includes people from across Canada and around the world, making up a mosaic of different languages, traditions, cultures, political beliefs, and faiths. So whether you’re coming from elsewhere in Canada or halfway around the world, residence is a global village that we hope will allow you to live, learn and grow.

Please note that 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 2020 – 2021 Residence Agreement can be viewed here.  The 2021 – 2022 agreement will be available in the Spring of 2021.

1. Apply for residence online.

The first step would be to 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. 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.

You will receive an email 48 hours after paying the application fee with a link and instructions on completing the Residence Information Form.  More information can be found here.

Online process available February 1st. 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 11th. Any applications received after the deadline of June 8th will be added to the end of the waitlist. Space will be offered in waitlist order, as it becomes available through cancellations. It is important that you set up and check your Carleton  email account, which we will use to communicate with you. You are also welcome to contact our office to check your status.  More information about the waitlist can be found here.