Thank you for your interest in Residence for the 2024 – 2025 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, a limited number of beds are reserved for returning students. This number could increase through the summer depending on the number of first year guaranteed students.

Applications open on February 1, 2024 at 10:00 am.

Applicants who complete their Residence Application between February 1, 2024 to 11:59 pm February 15, 2024, will be entered into a lottery to receive a time ticket – it is not based on first come first serve. Lottery results will be communicated on February 16. Those who receive a time ticket via the lottery will receive further instructions on the new self-selection process on March 5, 2024.

Applicants who do not receive a time ticket through the lottery will be waitlisted, as well as any applications received on February 16, 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.

Please read the information below before you submit your application.

If you have been admitted to Graduate studies program (including post-graduate diploma programs) or have applied for graduate school and still awaiting the admission decision, you are eligible to be considered for the residence reserved for Graduate students. After you have submitted your application please email and we will ensure that your application is designated as Graduate student. 

Students with “Special Student” status are not eligible for residence.

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.

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 11:59 pm on February 15, 2024 in order to be placed in the room lottery.

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