Living on campus

Living in residence instantly connects you to our campus community and your new life as a graduate student.

The application process

Register or log in to the Resident Portal, the online application system, and complete the form. Once you submit your application, you will hear from the Residence Services office or the Family Housing office.

Stay connected

Living in residence means living in a secure building, having a short walk to campus, and living close to other graduate students.

The sense of community is the best part of living in Crowsnest Hall. There are many student groups working tirelessly to promote a community among the hundreds of graduate students who live in Crowsnest Hall. There are always community-building events — everything from cultural events, to board game nights, to public speaking workshops, to squash tournaments.

Crowsnest Hall and Family Housing offer ample opportunities to meet people and be welcomed into Calgary, especially if you are new to this city.

Simon Barrick, PhD Student

Family residence

The Family Housing community is a specially designed community residence available to those living with their spouse/common-law partner, with/without children and single parents.

We offer grad students with families a built-in community that includes 250 unfurnished townhouses, pairing the convenience of living on campus with the benefit of a number of amenities nearby such as hospital services, public transit and shopping centres. The university also has a residence life program which has planned activities for children and families.


Other housing options

Students walking on campus

Homestay Program

Living with a Canadian family is an inexpensive option and a great way to improve your English and learn about Canadian culture.

Sidewalk and boulevards around the University of Calgary

Off-campus housing

The Student Union provides a list of rental accommodation (shared apartments, basement suites, houses or condominiums for rent) that are off-campus.

Crowsnest Hall residence

The College at UCalgary

Live on the 11th floor of Crowsnest Hall and join a core community of exceptional scholars to realize a bold and exciting vision to connect, enrich and energize our communities. 

On-campus child care

The University Child Care Centre (UCCC) offers daycare and kindergarten services for both UCalgary students and staff.

UCCC promotes a natural process of play in an enriched setting that provides optimal conditions for each child to grow, develop, and learn at their own pace.