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Selection & Placement
Residence Guarantees

First year students coming directly out of an Ontario high school are guaranteed a space in residence for the 2024-2025 Academic Year if they apply by June 3, 2024. First year students coming directly out of an Ontario high school who apply by June 3, 2024 and have an average of 90% or above are guaranteed a single room if selected as preferred on their application.

First year students coming from outside Ontario (within Canada or Internationally) are guaranteed a space in residence for the 2024-2025 Academic Year if they apply by May 1, 2024.

First-year students should experience living in a traditional dorm-style residence with a roommate. It’s a great way to meet other students, socialize and study together. Plus, you’ll enjoy the convenience of a meal plan. Dorm residence is our most affordable option and cleaning services are provided in the common areas and washrooms.

Suite-style residence is a preferred choice for upper-year students who may like to share amenities and cook and clean for themselves.
Offer Acceptance and Confirmation

Within two weeks of applying, students will receive information on if they are guaranteed a spot in Residence.

Students will receive information about the new Roommate Matching and Room Selection process in the Spring. More information about these processes and the Housing Acceptance process will be posted on the website by June 3, 2024.

Information about moving into residence will be available on Residence Move-in Information page and will be updated as it gets closer to move-in day. A Move-in Package email will be sent to residents who accepted a space prior to arrival.
Waitlisted Applicants

Housing Services will endeavour to update students on wait list status from time to time. However, it is the student’s responsibility to follow up regarding this by emailing undergradres@yorku.ca


Nearly 430 students live on-campus at Glendon in two different undergraduate residence buildings. A complimentary shuttle connects you to York's main campus, Keele, where over 2,000 students live in undergraduate residence.

Residences at Glendon offer traditional style accommodations with single and double rooms sharing a community bathroom. All community bathrooms offer private bathroom and shower rooms with shared sinks. A limited number of semi-private and private suites are available. Adapted housing is available in Hilliard Residence.

Students must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree programs 24 credits over F/W terms or 12 credits per term ).

Yes, our residence population consists of a great blend of first and upper year students. You can re-apply to live in residence in your upper years as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: students must continuously be enrolled in full-time degree program, have no behavioural infractions while living in or visiting York residence, and have no outstanding debt to the University.

Fall/Winter Term undergraduate residence applications are available in February. Apply through MyFile and follow the instructions. Set 10 to 15 minutes aside to complete and submit your application no later than June 3 to secure your space.

Yes, we will continue to accept residence applications throughout the summer but you will only be offered if a space is available.

Yes, a $150 application fee  is due upon application and can be paid online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Visa Debit. Learn more about residence fees, deposits and rates here.

Yes, you are required to pay a $750 non-refundable residence room deposit online using a credit or visa debit card upon acceptance of your residence Yes, a $250 application fee is due upon application and can be paid online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express. Learn more about residence fees, deposits and rates here.

Yes; you can select up to two preferred residences on your request. Although Housing & Conference Services make every effort to meet residence preferences, we cannot guarantee your specific choice of residence. Most students choose a residency preference based on their faculty and campus study program. All the residences will offer you a great experience during your transition to university life!

First-year students are encouraged to experience living in a traditional residence with a roommate. It’s a great way to meet other students, socialize and make lasting friendships. Furthermore, you will enjoy the convenience of a Dining Plan. Traditional residence is our most affordable option. Cleaning service is provided in the common areas and washrooms.

Suite-style residence are a suitable choice for upper-year students who will be independent, share amenities, cook and clean for themselves.

Housing will make every effort to accommodate everyone’s residence preference, but cannot make guarantees as assignments will depend on availability. Students should be prepared to accept any space that is offered in any residence with the objective of having a complete university experience!

The average room size is 110 square feet and is furnished with a single/twin-sized bed, lamp, desk, chair, dresser, closet and garbage bin. Students supply their own linens or may purchase linens through York University's external partner Residence Linens prior to arrival and they will be shipped to the Housing Office and ready for when you arrive.

Yes, each room has wireless and wired Internet connection.

Most first-year students will be sharing a double room. Students are typically assigned with roommates of the same gender. The residence application lists specific questions about your lifestyle preferences which will be used to match your compatibility with potential roommates. To ensure optimal compatibility and harmonious roommate relations, we suggest you answer the questions thoroughly and honestly.

Students Students who confirmed (offered, accepted and paid deposit) double spaces within the same residence will have the opportunity to select a roommate. Note that applying roughly the same time and by June 3 will increase your chances of being placed with your selected roommate. 

Most residences are mixed-gender, but we also offer some floors/sections designated as female-or male-only floors. You can indicate a preference for a same-gender floor/section on the application.

No, all residences are smoke-free. Smoking is also strictly prohibited within 9 metres of the building entrance.

Rules and policies on cannabis smoking, possession and cultivation are available in Residence Community Standards.

Residents are encouraged to contact their Residence Life Coordinator on all smoking and cannabis concerns they may have. Issues will be addressed with responsible residents in accordance to policies set in the Residence Occupancy Agreement and Residence Life Handbook.

The purchase of a dining plan is mandatory in all traditional residences where cooking facilities are not provided. Students may rent or bring compact refrigerators from our external partner Coldex to keep in their room. Students living in suites with kitchen access may purchase optional dining plans. For more information, visit the Food Services website.

Campus features a main dining hall that offers a wide variety of food options, including salads, soups, sandwiches, full 'home-style' dinners, fast food, international cuisine, as well as halal options. Additionally, there are other food outlets as well as, food and beverage vending services that operate during the academic year.

We suggest you budget about $13,300 to 15,700 to cover your residence and food costs for the eight-month period, not including personal spending money. Please refer to the website for information about Undergraduate Residence rates.

In addition to your room and meal costs, all students are required to pay an $80 Residence Life fee. You may incur additional costs if you wish to subscribe to phone and cable TV. Students are strongly recommended to get content insurance as the University is not responsible for loss or damage of personal property for any reason.

Your residence occupancy is effective for the Fall and Winter academic terms but excludes the winter holiday closure period when the residences are closed. Students are required to make alternative living arrangements during the closure period but students who live out-of-province may appeal to stay in residence if they have no alternative accommodation and will be charged a standard Holiday Closure fee if they are approved.

Yes, applications and information are available on the Summer Residence site.

Absolutely! Each residence has Residence Dons, who will lend a helping hand during your transition to university life and will be your resource during your time in residence. Residence Dons report to a live-in professional Residence Life Coordinator, who is fully trained to manage simple to complex residents’ concerns.

The Undergraduate Residence contract commences on Check-In Date. Guidelines for move-in will be posted on the Residence Move-in Information Page in August. Move-out is 24 hours after the student completes their F/W Term classes/exams or Saturday, April 26, 2025, at noon (12:00pm), whichever is earlier.

Student GroupCheck - In Dates
First-year International Students ONLYSaturday, August 24, 2024 and Sunday, August 25, 2024
First Year Domestic Students ONLYSunday, August 25, 2024 and Monday, August 26, 2024
Fall-only and Full-year Exchange StudentsSaturday, August 24, 2024
Upper-Year StudentsTuesday, September 3, 2024
Winter-only Exchange Students and Winter Intake StudentsFriday, January 3, 2025

Yes, tours are offered in a selected residence during the summer months each year. Please visit contact us at residence@glendon.yorku.ca to book a residence tour.

If you are unable to come to campus, we encourage you to view our residence buildings and gallery.     

If you are planning to visit the campus, you may be able to sign up for a tour. Sign up for a campus tour