Application Process


  1. Register or login to the Resident Portal, the online application system.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee.
  4. Submit your application and wait to hear from the Residence Services office.
  5. Offer of Residence emails are sent to students who are accepted into Residence.
  6. Offers will either be a room and building or could be a time slot to select your own room/building
    - If you receive a time slot: when your time slot opens, login to the system and choose the building, apartment number, and bedroom you prefer. Not applicable to First-year or Family Housing applicants. For more information, see Room Selection.
  7. Make the advance payment prior to the payment date stated on the Offer of Residence, to accept your offer. 
  8. One month prior to your move-in day, login to the Residence Portal, choose a meal plan and sign the online Residence Agreement. Not applicable to Family Housing applicants.
  9. Move in and enjoy your new home

Residence Tours 2022/2023

Come check out your new home for the 2022/2023 year. Stop by for tours and for your chance to win prizes including early time slots and free applications. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about applications.

Second year residents (entering second year in 2023/2024)

  • January 31
    • 6pm - 7pm
    • Tours of YA and CD
    • Meet in Yamnuska Hall basement lounge

Upper year and Graduate residents (entering 3+ year in 2023/2024)

  • January 31
    • 5pm and 5:30pm: Tour of AU, GL, OL/ GL and CR
    • 6pm: Tour of Varsity Courts
    • Meet main floor of Dining Centre bottom of Landing stairs

Offers of Residence


First Year Applicants

High school students applying to university for the first time are guaranteed to receive an Offer of Residence for those that apply on or prior to May 1 (emails are sent in May for those who applied on or prior to May 1).

Second Year Applicants

Those that lived with us in their first-year are guaranteed to receive an Offer of Residence for their second year in residence if they apply on or prior to February 10.

Those who are entering their second year of undergraduate studies will be given the opportunity to select a space in Yamnuska or Cascade Hall. Time slots for room selection will be given based on a lottery.

After February 10, offers will be sent out based on application date. These offers will be given based on room availability. Visit the Resident Portal for up to date offer dates. 

Upper Year Applicants

Those who are entering their third or higher year of undergraduate studies. Those who apply on or prior to February 10 may receive an Offer of Residence with a time slot for room selection. Offers and time slots will be given based on a lottery. 

After February 10, offers will be sent out based on application date. These offers will be given based on room availability. Visit the Resident Portal for up to date offer dates. 

UCalgary Affliliated and Graduate Applicants

Offers of Residence are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Resident Portal for up to date offer dates. 


Staying Through in Residence

Current Residents of Aurora, Cascade, and Crowsnest Halls and Varsity Courts, that wish to stay in the same room for the spring/summer and fall/academic terms will need to follow the below steps:

  1. If resident wishes to stay in their current room for the spring or spring/summer term, they must complete a spring or spring/summer application prior to Jan. 31. The room preference on the application must match the current room type that the resident is living in.
  2. If a resident wishes to stay in residence for the spring/summer and fall /or academic term they must complete the steps below:
  • Complete Spring/Summer application and pay the $50 application fee.
  • Complete a Fall or Academic application up to the "Application Fee" step. Once at this step, close out of the application. Residence Services will activate the application as long as the Spring/Summer application is complete and paid for.  
  • Both applications must be complete prior to Jan. 31*.
  • After Jan. 31, we will do our best to keep you in the same room but it is not guaranteed. 

*Excludes Cascade and Aurora one bedroom and studios