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Selection & Placement

Eligibility
Students are eligible to apply for residence if they:
1) are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program for the 2024-2025 academic session (24 credits over F/W terms or 12 credits per term), AND
2) have no significant behavioral infractions reported while living in or visiting the York residences,  AND
3) have no outstanding debt in their student account from previous academic terms.
Assignment and Preferences
1) Returning residents are not guaranteed a space in residence and are strongly encouraged to apply early to improve their chances of getting an offer. Housing reserves the right to rescind any offers if student applicant is found not eligible to live residence.
2) Spaces will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after guaranteed applicants are given offers Housing & Conference Services will continue to accept applications until all spaces are filled.
Offer Acceptance and Confirmation
Current residents that are not in good standing (with financial/behavioural block) will not receive a housing offer.

As we seek to understand further the impact of the recent announcements from the federal and provincial governments, students will receive information about the new Roommate Matching, Room Selection, and Housing Acceptance process by May 1, 2024. Current students residence offers will begin mid-June. Any changes to the above dates will be communicated via email and our website.

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.

FAQ

2024/2025 Fall/Winter term undergraduate residence applications are available starting at 12pm (noon) EST February 1, 2024.  Please visit the Apply for Residence Page to submit an application. We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible to improve your chance of receiving an offer.

No, we will continue to accept residence applications throughout the summer, but you will only be offered if a space is available.

Yes, a $250 application fee  is due upon application and can be paid online by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. For current information, please visit our rates page.

You are eligible to apply for residence as long as:

  1. You are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program (24 credits over F/W terms or 12 credits per term), AND
  2. You have no significant behavioral infractions reported while living in or visiting the York residences, AND
  3. You have no outstanding debt on your student account from previous academic terms

Information about room offers will be available by May 1, 2024. Applying earlier increases your chance of getting a housing offer.

No, students are not able to apply to specific residences. You will have the option to rank your preferences for suite vs traditional style residences and single vs double room type. We cannot guarantee your specific preferences.

If students apply at the same time, they are more likely to get access to roommate/suitemate matching in the same time slot. Please note that if any of the students that applied to live together do not meet the eligibility criteria at the time of offer, then they cannot be placed in the same space.

No, students are not able to apply to specific residences. You will have the option to rank your preferences for suite vs traditional style residences and single vs double room type. We cannot guarantee your specific preferences.

Yes, you are required to pay a $750 residence room deposit online using a credit or visa debit card upon acceptance of your residence room offer. Your deposit is not an additional charge and will be credited back to your student account after you move in. Instructions on how to pay your deposit online will be included with your room offer.

Yes, you can apply for residence if you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

York Apartments Housing is reserved for Graduate and Law Students and students with families (spouse and children) only. Undergraduate students are welcome to apply to continue living in Undergraduate Residence.

Yes, however the possibility of you getting another residence offer is not guaranteed.

The Undergraduate Residence contract commence 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.

Keele Campus Check-in Dates

Student GroupCheck-in Date
Upper-Year StudentsTuesday, September 3, 2024
Winter-only Exchange Students and
Winter Intake Students
Friday, January 3, 2025

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 Residence Life 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.

Residents of the Undergraduate Residences are eligible to get a $25 OEPTC (Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit) for the year that they lived in Residence. Therefore, you should not claim an Ontario Property Tax Credit when you are completing your annual tax return. For more information please see our Tax Information Page.

Common spaces in residence buildings are cleaned by Housing staff daily between 7:30am - 4:00pm (does not include washroom in suite style buildings). On weekends, minor cleaning (garbages emptied, washrooms cleaned (trad style)) will be completed between 7:30am - 4:00pm.

Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms (including garbage/recycling removal to garbage rooms), and share the responsibility of cleaning shared washroom and kitchen spaces in 2-12 person suites. Students are encouraged to discuss cleaning tasks and schedules with their suitemates. Residence Life Dons are available to help this process.

Students living in suites should refer to the Cleanliness Guidelines below for information on the expectations of cleaning their suite.

Bethune Cleanliness Guidelines

Pond and Calumet Cleanliness Guidelines

Upon move-in, students may not change their building or room assignment without permission from Housing & Conference Services through a transfer request. The Transfer Request Form goes online every October. If experiencing roommate conflicts or other challenges, residents must first contact their Don or Residence Life Coordinator. Transfer will not be granted unless they are mediated by Residence Life & Housing & Conference Services and pending room availability. If you receive written approval to transfer to another residence/room, you will be charged a transfer fee and as well as a the rate for the new room (pro-rated as of the day of transfer).