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How to apply

Applications for winter 2019 are now closed.

Applications for fall/winter 2019-20 will open on March 1 for those who have been offered a guaranteed spot in residence.

Eligibility criteria - Who can apply?

Priority is given to undergraduate students under the age of 23. The following other students may also apply as long as they are full-time Concordia students:


Graduate students

If you are a student enrolled in a Graduate Diploma, Masters, or Ph.D. programme, you may apply for housing. Graduate students can live in the Jesuit Residence on the Loyola Campus or in one of a very limited number of rooms in the Grey Nuns Residence on the Sir George Williams campus. Graduate students may apply as of May 15.

Continuing-Education students

Continuing Education students enrolled in Concordia's Intensive English Language Program that have been accepted into an undergraduate program may apply for housing. Cont-ed students may apply as of May 15.

Exchange students

Applications from 4-month exchange students are only accepted for the winter session. Applications for winter open the second week of October. 8-month exchange students may apply as of May 15.

Second-year students

Second-year students who have previously lived in residence must contact Residence Life if they wish to apply again. Permission is granted on a case-by-case basis. Returning residents must reapply before May 15. If you are a current resident who wants to return, please email

Guaranteed Place in Residence

If you are a first-year student who has been offered guaranteed housing,  you will, or will have, received an individual email from Residence Life telling you so. You will then be required to do a couple of more things to accept that guarantee. If you are offered a guaranteed place, you must apply before May 15 (see the process outlined below). Later, you will you be sent an offer for an on-campus room type*.  You then have to pay a $825 confirmation fee and purchase the residence meal plan of $4430* before June 1, in order to accept our offer. If you do not apply by May 15, or do not make those payments, you will no longer have a guaranteed place in on-campus housing.

Students who do not have a guaranteed place in residence may apply as of May 15.

*Only those with complete applications can be sent room offers.

** Price is for 2018-19 and is subject to change.

Room assignments

When are offers sent out?

  • If you were offered a guaranteed place in residence as part of your offer of admission, you have until May15 to submit your housing application to retain your guaranteed place. 
  • Offers start going out to guaranteed applicants in late March.
  • We send out room offers to applicants without a guarantee after May 15
  • We send out offers throughout the summer, until all spaces are filled.

We offer rooms based on:

  • Order of application
  • Availability of room type requested
  • Any other relevant data 

Applicants who are offered a room will be sent a room-offer email with a deadline to confirm with the two following steps:

  • Payment of a $825.00 room confirmation fee. $700 of this will be credited back to your student account upon move in and applied to your rent.
  • Purchase of the residence meal plan which is $4430 in total for 8-month residents and $2215 for 4-month exchange or winter-session only residents.

Room offers include

  • Building, room type, and cost
  • Deadline by which date payments must be made
  • Cancellation clause

*Note that the offer will only be for a room type at this point, not a specific room*

Cancelling a room offer after payments

  • $700.00 of the room confirmation fee is not refundable under any circumstance. The $125 infrastructure upgrade fee component is refundable.
  • Full meal plan is refundable, minus a $100 administrative fee.

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