Residence Waitlist FAQ

Confirming Your Waitlist Position

Please understand that the waitlist will not move very much on a daily basis.

Once a month, we will send an email to the Carleton email accounts of students on our waitlist asking to confirm their waitlist position. If you wish to remain on the waitlist, it is your responsibility to confirm your waitlist position by the stated deadline.

If you fail to confirm your waitlist position by the deadline, your residence application will be cancelled. In order to be re-added to the waitlist, you must send us an email. In this case, you will be added to the end of the list.

You will remain on the waitlist even after the term begins as long as you keep confirming your waitlist position. If a spot becomes available over the course of the fall term or for the winter term, and you are next on the list, we will send you a Residence offer with details and deadlines to your Carleton email account. Therefore, you should check their Carleton email on a daily basis.

We Understand

We understand how hard and frustrating it might be to be on the waitlist. Although every effort is made to provide students on the waitlist with a room offer, we cannot make any guarantees. Please check out these alternatives in case you will not receive a Residence room offer.

Off-Campus Housing

If you wish to secure a place to stay when you arrive, we recommend you look for off-campus housing. Please click here for more information about off-campus housing.

Student Experience Opportunities

Afraid you will miss out on the full university experience if you live off-campus? Off-campus students may attend Frosh/Orientation, join Clubs and Societies, be a part of athletics/intramurals, or attend many other events that build your student experience. Visit the Student Experience Office for more information!

We do highly appreciate your patience while on the waitlist. Please feel free to contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life for any further questions you have by sending us an email.