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General applications are open as of May 1.

Who can apply

You’ll need to be between the ages of 16 and 25 to live on campus. The Residence Life team gives priority to first-year, full-time undergraduate students who don’t already live in Montreal. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for guaranteed housing.

When you apply, you’ll be asked to specify your preferred room location, size and type. The more choices you specify, the greater your chances of being offered a room. Keep in mind we do not guarantee a specific room type or campus.

Another thing to keep in mind: everyone who moves into residence agrees to a community code of conduct, including health and safety rules. You'll be asked to agree to abide by the code when you apply.

When to apply

Fall term housing

Since room offers go out on a rolling basis, you should apply as soon as possible once applications open to you. 

If you're eligible for guaranteed housing

  • Apply starting March 15
  • Deadline to apply is May 1

All other applicants

You may apply starting May 1

Winter term housing

Applications for the winter term 2025 will open mid October 2024. There is no guaranteed housing for the winter term and spaces are very limited. 


You'll need these items handy: your Concordia netname and password, plus a valid method of payment to pay the $100 non-refundable housing application fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Interac. Make sure your browser's pop-up blocker is turned off. 

Important - please complete your own application. We can not accept applications completed by anyone other than you. You will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood all of our policies.

When you're ready to apply, go to your Student Centre. Click on Housing Application (eRez) to get started. After you have paid your application fee, please proceed to the application form and complete every question. If you do not proceed to the form, we will not receive your application. At any point, click on Save & Exit to continue your application at a later time. Unfortunately, the system won’t recognize characters outside the English alphabet.

If you get an error message, it may be that you forgot to turn off your pop-up blocker. If you run into any other problems, email us at    

Look for a confirmation email after you submit your application. We will review your application and get back to you (also by email) as soon as possible. Room offers go out throughout the spring and summer, until all spaces are filled.

How to navigate to the residence application

Room offers

We will email you an offer with the building, room type and cost once we have processed your application. Please note we base room offers on availability; be prepared that we may or may not be able to offer you your preferred or building or room.

To secure your spot in residence, you'll need to pay the $1,500 confirmation fee by the date indicated in your offer letter. You will also need to sign a lease. 

The confirmation fee will be credited to your student account and applied to your first months rent. $750 of the confirmation fee is non refundable (refer to the cancellation section below for full details).

Paying the confirmation fee

In your Student Centre, scroll down to Admissions. Click Residence Confirmation Fee. Payment methods include VISA, MasterCard or American Express, but not bank transfer. Look for a confirmation email once we verify your payment. Please allow at least two business days.  

Signing a lease 

Read your lease carefully. By signing, you’re committing to paying your rent for the duration of the period the lease covers. You’ll pay your rent monthly via your student account. 

Be aware that the law allows for termination of the lease only under certain circumstances. Read more about leases in Quebec.

Prices are based on the 2023-24 academic year and subject to change.

How to pay the room confirmation fee


If we don't have a room available, you may opt to join a waitlist. In the event someone cancels their plans to live on campus, and a room becomes available, we will let you know. (Please note you need to first apply to live on campus if you wish to join the waitlist.) 

We base waitlist room offers on factors such as how early you submitted your application and which campus and room type you specified, among others.

Keep in mind you can always update your application to include more choices at any time.


If you are planning to defer your offer of admission to the winter term, you will need to cancel your room in Residence. You will be able to re-apply for the winter session without making the $100 application fee.

We ask that you provide at least two weeks notice before the lease start date and the regular cancellation fees will apply. You can not move in to Residence if you do not have your required visa and study permit.


You can cancel your room offer before the start of the lease date by contacting the Residence Life team.

Cancellation prior to July 31st inclusive - $750 

Cancellation from August 1st to lease start date - $1,500

Cancellation after the lease start date - $1,500, plus 1 months rent (pro-rated 30 days)

If you do not arrive by the lease start date and you have not contacted us, we must cancel your room offer, you will be responsible for paying the first month's rent and you will forfeit your confirmation payment. It's important to know that we won't make any exceptions. Your best policy is to notify us in advance so that we can assist you. 

When you move into residence, you'll sign a copy of the community code of conduct, designed to create an excellent experience for everyone living on campus.  If you don't abide by the code of conduct, you could face having your lease cancelled. The university may need to terminate your lease if we have to close the residence if a public health emergency makes that necessary. You'll find details in your room offer.

Frequently asked questions

You will need to cancel your room offer and apply to live in residence once applications open for the winter session. The regular cancellation fees will apply.

The Resdience Life team will waive your application fee for your winter application. Please contact us via email at 

If you are still waiting for your immigration documents two weeks prior to move-in day, the Residence Life team recommends you cancel your room offer and re-apply for the winter term. Regular cancellation fees will apply.

Please do not arrive in Residence without your necessary paperwork. If you have to withdraw, you will still be required to pay rent.

If you're still waiting two weeks prior to move-in day, we recommend you cancel your room offer. 

The Residence Life team will do their best to re-instate some accommodation for you or place you in temporary accommodation until a room in residence becomes available.

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