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If you want to experience university life as a member of a vibrant, close-knit community, consider living in residence. You will love living minutes away from your classes, the Library, athletics and the large dining hall. For many students, choosing to live on campus is one of the best decisions they make. All of Carleton’s residences are clustered together, making it easy to meet other people and participate in residence activities. With the opportunities and conveniences—not to mention the unique living experience—that residence offers, you will be glad that you chose to make residence your home away from home!
All current secondary school or CEGEP students entering directly to first-year studies at Carleton in the fall who are admitted on or before May 17, 2013, are guaranteed a space in residence. This guaranteed residence offer must be accepted online by 4:30 p.m. (EDT), June 10, 2013. To confirm your guaranteed space in residence, you must first accept your offer of admission to Carleton University.
For more information on housing application procedures for “Guaranteed 1st Year Students”, visit the Department of Housing and Conference Services website.
If you are not eligible for a guaranteed offer of residence, you can still apply to be included in the residence lottery held on June 13, 2013.
For more information on Residence Application procedures for “Non-Guaranteed 1st Year Students”, visit the Department of Housing and Conference Services website.
Be part of the Residence Community
Carleton’s award-winning Residence Life program has been designed to help with your transition so you can reach your academic and personal goals. Our extensive residence support network includes live-in residence staff, organized academic programs and social events, a Residence Reception Desk, and university safety staff. In residence, you will have the opportunity to meet people from around the world and make friendships that last a lifetime.
Where to live on campus
Our residences offer traditional and suite-style rooms (see images below). Visit the Housing website for more information about each of our residence buildings. The majority of our rooms for first-year students are traditional double rooms, with shared washroom facilities. To enhance your residence experience, you can live in one of our ‘themed communities’. These theme areas bring together students who share similar interests, making it easier to meet new friends and plan outings to the many events held in Ottawa.
Traditional Style (Dundas House)
Suite Style (Prescott House)
For more information about living in residence at Carleton, visit the Department of Housing and Conference Services website.