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. 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.
Online applications for 2023 – 2024 Residence open on February 1, 2023 at 10:00 am ET and close on June 8, 2023 at 4:30 pm ET. Applications to be able to apply to a waitlist will re-open after June 15.
The 2022 – 2023 Residence Agreement can be viewed here. The 2023-2024 Residence Agreement will be available by June 2023.
Online applications for 2023 – 2024 residence open on February 1 at 10:00 am ET.
Applications are due by June 8 at 4:30 pm ET to be included in the Room Lottery held on June 13.
For other important dates and deadlines, please click here.
You must first accept your offer of admission before you can apply for residence. There may be a delay of 3 or 4 days between the time you accept the offer of admission and are able to apply for residence.
Step 1: Log on to My Carleton and select Carleton Central
Step 2: Go to Main Menu >> Housing Services >> Apply to Residence
Step 3: Pay the $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.
Step 4: You will receive an email within 48 hours with instructions and a link to our Residence Information Form
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 14. Any applications received after the deadline of June 8 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.
Transfer students have the opportunity to request specific buildings and/or type of residence. Rooms are assigned according to the order determined by lottery. Students may request suitemates/canmates and are otherwise matched according to responses on the Residence Information Form.
Roommate matching for suites and traditional double rooms is based on the answers provided on the Residence Information Form. Please answer these questions as accurately as possible so that we can find the best possible match of roommate/suitemate for you.
Some factors that we take into consideration when matching roommates/suitemates are:
Request for all gender/single gender floors
Smoking (although all residences are smoke free)
Answers regarding personal lifestyle
If there is someone with whom you would like to share a room, you can indicate so on the Residence Information Form. Click here to learn how to indicate your roommate preferences.
We will begin accepting room change requests on September 29. Room changes are offered on a first come, first serve basis according to student type and availability. While every attempt is made to accommodate room change requests, a new room assignment is not always readily available. Residents will be contacted if and when there is a new room assignment to consider. More information regarding room changes can be found here.