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When to apply

Applications for single student housing open on Dec. 10 every year for the upcoming school year:

Term
Months of Term
Applications Open
Fall or Academic Term
September - December or September - April 
Dec. 10
Winter
January - April
May 1
Spring/Summer
May - August
Dec. 10

Family Housing applications are accepted anytime. You do not have to be affiliated with the university to complete an application, but you must be a full-time student in a degree program before you are offered a unit in Family Housing.

How to apply

Whether you're a high school student attending university for the first time, a returning University of Calgary student, a transfer student from another institution, an international student, or applying for Family Housing, applications are completed online through the Resident Portal.
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Paying for your room

An advance payment is made to secure your room and is due on the date specified on your Offer of Residence. The deadline for paying the balance is on the same day tuition fees are due for the term.
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Choosing a room

First-year students are assigned an available room and can request to be entered into the lottery for one of the limited number of single rooms. Students living in apartments are able to use the online room selection option to choose their room.
There are a limited number of townhouse units available for Family Housing, therefore, room selection is not offered. Units are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is currently a wait list.
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Finding a roommate

You can request roommates on your application in the Roommate Preferences section. To be placed with a roommate, both students must mutually request each other on the application.
Search for roommates by details - enter your friend's screen name to find them in the system and make the request.
Browse for matching roommates - complete the Personal Details questionnaire and the system will present profiles the most closely match yours. Choose someone and they will receive an email asking if they would like to accept your request.

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Good to know

Guaranteed Residence

First year students - apply by April 30 for two-year guarantee.

Undergraduate residents with 3.5 GPA or higher - apply by Feb. 10 for guaranteed room.

Pay online

Fees can be paid by credit card through the Residence Portal.