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

First Year Applicants

Students applying that have recently graduated from high school and are under the age of 21.

Students that are classified as a first year resident that apply on or prior to May 1, are guaranteed their first year in residence. 

First year residents that apply on or before May 1, will be put into a lottery based on their room preference. Residents that win the lottery will be offered a spot for that room type. Those that did not win the lottery, will be offered a traditional double room and be kept on a waitlist for their preferred room type, based on their lottery number. 

Those that apply after May 1 will be offered a traditional double room if space is available. 

The first set of offers will be emailed out early May. The offer will state the room type that the applicant has been placed into. Residents will then have a couple of weeks to accept the offer and pay a $1000 advance payment to hold the room. The advance payment is not due until an offer of residence has been received.

Throughout the spring/summer, students can visit the Resident Portal to see residence offer dates. 

Actual room number and building information will be sent out in early August.

You can request roommates on your application in the Roommate Preferences section. To be placed with a roommate, both applicants 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.

We suggest to look for roommates in June if you do not know anyone specific to live with.

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Second Year Applicants

Undergraduate students entering their second year of study at a post secondary institute.

First year residents that currently live in residence must apply by February 10 for the following Academic term to receive their guarantee. 

Those that apply after February 10 will not be guaranteed a spot and will only be offered if space is available. 

Those current first years that live in residence and apply on of before Feb. 10, will be put into a lottery for room selection timeslots or placements. Timeslots will allow residents to log into the Resident Portal at a specific time to select a room and building that they wish to live in.

Those that apply after Feb.10 or those that do not currently live in residence as a first year, will be placed onto a waitlist and will on be offered a spot in residence when/if spots become available. Visit the Resident Portal for up-to-date information on when offers will be sent.

Come check out your new home for the 2024/2025 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.

  • January 30
    • 6 pm - 7 pm
    • Meet in DC bottom of The Landing Stairs

If you are unable to make this night, you can also fill out a regular tour form online anytime through the year. 

We will waive the application fee for those that are currently living with us and are staying for the spring/summer and the academic term.

  • If a resident wishes to stay in residence for the spring/summer and following academic term they must complete the steps below:
    • Complete spring/summer application and pay the $50 application fee.
    • Complete the 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 February 10.
    • We will do our best to keep residents in the same room if possible, but it is not guaranteed. 

Upper Year Applicants

Undergraduate students entering their third-year or higher of post secondary and under the age of 27.

Those who apply on or prior to February 10 may receive an Offer of Residence with a timeslot for room selection. Offers and time slots will be given based on a lottery. We do not guarantee that those that apply will receive an offer of residence. 

Those that apply on of before February 10, may receive a timeslot for room selection timeslots. Offers and timeslots will be given based on a lottery of those that apply on or before February 10. Those that do not receive a timeslot from the lottery, will be kept on a waitlist based on their waitlist number. 

Applicants after February 10, will be placed on the waitlist based on their application date. We do not guarantee those on the waitlist will receive an offer of residence. Visit the Resident Portal for up to date offer dates.

Current Residents of Crowsnest, Glacier, Olympus 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:

  • Resident 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.

We will waive the application fee for those that are currently staying with us and are staying for the spring/summer and the following academic term.

  • If a resident wishes to stay in residence for the spring/summer and following fall/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, Aurora, one bedrooms and studios

Come check out your new home for the 2024/2025 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.

  • January 30
    • 5 pm - 6 pm
    • 6pm: Tour of Varsity Courts
    • Meet main floor of Dining Centre bottom of Landing stairs

If you are unable to make this night, you can also fill out a regular tour form online anytime through the year. 

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Graduate and UCalgary Affiliate Applicants

Graduate students have completed an undergraduate degree or are a mature student (27+ years old).

UCalgary Affiliates:

Those that are enrolled in ESL or Continuing Education full time programs with the University of Calgary, will be offered housing year round. 

Post doctorates, researchers, interns, University of Calgary staff and visiting scholars will only be offered housing for the Spring and Summer terms.

Proof is required to be shown before an offer can be sent.

Room selection timeslots will be offered out based on application date. Visit the Resident Portal for up-to-date offer dates.

Applicants will be able to select rooms in Crowsnest Hall and Varsity Courts.

Current Residents of Crowsnest 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:

  • Resident 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.

We will waive the application fee for those that are currently living with us and staying for the spring/summer and the following academic term.

  • If a resident wishes to stay in residence for the spring/summer and following fall/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. 

Come check out your new home for the 2024/2025 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.

  • January 30
    • 5pm - 6pm
    • 6pm: Tour of Varsity Courts
    • Meet main floor of Dining Centre bottom of Landing stairs

If you are unable to make this night, you can also fill out a regular tour form online anytime through the year.