Congratulations on receiving a guaranteed residence offer!

Our community of more than 3600 students provides a dynamic and diverse environment with many opportunities for academic and personal growth. No matter where you are from, we are excited to welcome you to your new home in residence at Carleton.

The guaranteed offer is for a traditional double room.

Our online portal for 2024-2025 Residence will open on February 1, 2024 at 10:00 am. The deadline to accept guaranteed offers is June 10, 2024.

Please note: A guaranteed offer is only given to students entering first-year in the Fall from a secondary school or CEGEP, who receive an offer of admission on or before May 31, 2024. If you are not qualified for a guaranteed offer of residence, you can still apply as a Non-Guaranteed First Year Student.

Accepting Your Guaranteed Offer

Please also look at our important dates and deadlines for more information.

IMPORTANT: You must first accept your offer of admission to Carleton University before you can accept your guaranteed offer of residence and wait for your application status on Carleton360 to display “Applicant Acceptance”. There may be a delay of 3 or 4 days between the time you accept the offer of admission and are able to accept your offer of residence. Please do not wait until the last day to accept your offer of residence, as the deadline of June 10, 2024 is strictly being adhered to.

How to accept your residence offer:

Step 1: Accept your guaranteed residence offer online by clicking the link below. You will require MC1 credentials to log into the portal.

Please also review the Step by Step Guide: How Accept Guaranteed Offer of Residence.


Step 2: Read and accept the terms of the 2024-2025 Residence Agreement.

Step 3: Pay your non-refundable Residence Advance Payment (RAP) through the portal.

Please do not pay this to your Student Account – it will go unnoticed and will appear that you did not accept your residence offer.  The non-refundable residence advanced payment ($700) 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, and First Nations may use the Interac option.

Step 4: Be sure to pay the RAP, complete, and save your application by June 10, 2024 in order to be placed in a time ticket lottery for room selection.

Step 5: Check your Carleton email to ensure your residence acceptance is confirmed and for a receipt of the $700 RAP.

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.

Join the Webinar!

Please join the webinar and learn how to select your room in residence. We will also discuss roommate searches, roommate groups, troubleshooting etc. Our team will also answer your questions live!

Registration is required (due to the limited capacity). Please choose ONE of the two dates:

Thursday, MAY 30 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST



Tuesday, June 4 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST


Residence Advance Payment (RAP)

If your plans change after accepting your offer, please cancel by June 10, 2024. Please visit our Cancellation Policy page for more information.