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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’ll meet people from around the world, make friendships that last a lifetime, and will benefit from living only minutes away from your classes, the library, athletics and a large dining hall.
Our residence buildings are conveniently located and connected to each other, and to the rest of campus, via underground tunnels, enabling you to get to class, meals or workouts within minutes. You’ll find it easy to arrange meetings with friends, study partners or professors.
First-year students living in residence will be enrolled in the All Access Meal Plan, which provides unlimited entry into our residence dining hall, the caf, and $100 Dining Dollars. For students living in suite-style residences, there is a Reduced Meal Plan option, which offers ten meals per week and $300 Dining Dollars. The caf sources food locally, accommodates dietary needs and offers an “all you care to eat” experience featuring a variety of meals cooked right in front of you.
Learn more about meal plans and residence fees.
Living in residence is a great way to learn and gain experience outside of the classroom. There are several ways you can do this, including volunteering as a Mental Health Champion, visiting the Raven’s Roost, and participating in events, programs and committees in and around residence.
Learn more about getting involved on campus.
Embarking on a new chapter in life, especially when living on your own for the first time, can take some getting used to. Carleton’s award-winning Residence Life program has been designed to help with this transition so you can reach your academic and personal goals. Our extensive residence support network includes residence counsellors, live-in residence staff and a focus on learning outside the classroom.
Read more about residence life.
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