Though not everyone chooses to live in residence, living on campus can be a fantastic tool to enhance the university experience in Canada. The following sections provide an orientation to residence living at Canadian universities.
Canadian Universities offer a variety of styles of residence to suit the diverse needs of students. In general, residences types are categorized as being traditional dormitory, suite, apartment, townhouse, or shared house style.
Residence life programs are central to the university residence experience. This section describes what to expect from a residence life program. The roles of student and professional residence workers are also outlined.
For students going to residence for the first time, moving to campus can be overwhelming. This section provides general guidelines for what to know about moving to residence, what to bring to residence, and what not to bring to residence.
The compilation of university residences across Canada offers a database of campus housing information. The directory allows you to compare and contrast programs, buildings, students, and amenities for university residences in Canada.