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 Australia, France, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, Mexico, Chile, China, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland or any one of the other partner institutions of Carleton International, residence is a global village that we hope will allow you to live, learn and grow.

A limited number of spaces are reserved for exchange students in both traditional and suites residence.

Online applications for 2024-2025 Residence open on February 1, 2024 at 10:00 am.

Applicants who complete their Residence Application by 11:59 pm June 10, 2024, will be entered into a room lottery.

Applications received on June 11, 2024, or later, will automatically be added to the waitlist in chronological order of receipt.

Meal Plans are required in ALL buildings, except for Leeds House. No exceptions.

The 2024-2025 Residence Agreement can be viewed here.  The 2024-2025 Residence Agreement is currently pending final approval.

Apply for Residence Online

For important dates and deadlines, please click here.

Please note that you must have Carleton University student ID number issued (the first three digits will start with ‘101’) before you can apply for residence.

Step 1:  Apply to residence through the Housing Portal by clicking the link below. You will require MC1 credentials to log into the portal.


Step 2:  Once you have logged in, click on “Housing Application”.

Step 3: Select Academic Year 2024-2025.

Step 4: Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee.  The $50 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.

Step 5: Be sure to complete and save your application by June 10, 2024 in order to be placed in the room lottery.

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

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