We are delighted that you are considering living in Residence at Carleton!
Our community of more than 3600 students provides a dynamic and diverse environment with many opportunities for academic and personal growth. So, whether you are coming right out of high school or returning to studies after taking some time away from the classroom, we are confident you will find a happy home here at Carleton.
The 2022 – 2023 Residence Agreement can be viewed here. The 2023-2024 Residence Agreement will be available by June 2023.
Note: 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.
Students who had a guaranteed residence offer that expired at 4:30 pm on June 8 are required to email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be added to the waitlist.
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: Fill out the Residence Information Form in the eRezLife portal, which will be sent to your Carleton email account 48 hours after you apply.
The Residence Information Form (RIF) allows you to provide information about your lifestyle as well as your room/suitemate preference, should you want to live with a friend. More information can be found here.
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.
Based on available space, students will be offered rooms in waitlist order, as space 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.
While the majority of first year students are accommodated in double traditional rooms, you may indicate your preference for a traditional single, suite double or suite single room 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.