For Fall 2022, due to a higher-than-normal demand for on-campus housing, Residence is full and is experiencing waitlists throughout all Residence buildings. If you choose to apply to live in residence, they will place you on a waitlist. However, Residence is unable to guarantee that you'll receive a housing offer. The waitlist is moving slowly and at this point, chances are low of getting a room in Residence. If they can extend you a housing offer, they'll contact you with more information and instructions on how to accept the housing offer.
Choosing to live on campus
Living on campus is a great option for international students. Students who choose to live on-campus do so because it allows you to be conveniently located close to your classes as well as other campus resources and provides great opportunities for meeting other students. It is also possible to arrange living in residence before you arrive in Calgary. If you’d like to live on-campus, we encourage you to apply right away, as space is limited.
The Government of Canada has announced the removal of COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1.
For more information please visit the COVID 19 Travel Canada website
The types of residence options available to you differ depending on your year of study and what most appeals to you. This also means that you’ll be living with people experiencing the same things – learning how to do laundry, writing a thesis or being away from home for the first time.
Our residence rooms are fully furnished, and some have cooking facilities. The university also has a Dining Centre, where students can purchase a meal plan.
Spots in residence fill up quickly, so apply as soon as possible! Applications typically open in December for the following year. Contact Residence Services for more information, or to be added to a waiting list. You can contact them via email, by phone at 403.220.3210, or learn more on their website.
The current Calgary rental market (across all neighbourhoods in the city) has an average vacancy rate of 1 per cent for all property types and 29 per cent increase in rental prices.
If you're experiencing financial insecurity, UCalgary is here to help. You may be eligible for an emergency loan or other funding resources if you've experienced an unexpected emergency expense or extenuating circumstances that you couldn't have planned for.