Applications to live in residence at Trent University are now open! Apply early, guarantee your spot, and discover the many benefits of studying and living on campus at Trent University for fall 2024.
You don't have to wait to receive (or accept) an offer of admission to apply for a room in residence. In fact, you're encouraged to apply right away!
- How to Apply
- Who is eligible to live in residence?
- Who is Guaranteed?
- Accessibility & Unique Needs in residence (AUN)
- Residence Living Learning Communities
- When you'll hear from us
- About Roommate Selection
- Join the waitlist
To apply for a room in residence, please complete the following application requirements:
Log into the Student Housing Portal via MyTrent, using the Housing Services link under Student Housing in the Support menu (as seen below).
Submit a fully completed residence application on the Housing Services Portal along with the $50 non-refundable residence application fee (your way of holding your spot in the first-come, first-served residence room queue, we encourage you to submit an application and pay our application fee as soon as you apply to Trent, you do not need to wait until you are accepted)
Submit a $500 residence deposit (confirms you for Guaranteed Residence as long as you pay by the Guaranteed Residence Deadline of June 5, 2024)
*Please note: The residence deposit is in addition to your tuition deposit that you will be making as part of the university acceptance process. The residence application fee and application deposit are only taken through the Housing Portal when you apply and cannot be made to your student account.
How do I get to the application?
- Login to MyTrent
- Click on the "Support" tab at the top right
- Click Student Housing on the left side menu
- Click on the Housing Services Portal icon
*Note: Bachelor of Education students are not guaranteed residence but are welcome to apply.
Any student registered in an undergraduate program at Trent University (typically a Bachelor’s Degree or ESL program, including the Bachelor of Education) is eligible to live in residence. Students are expected to be registered in courses for the entirety of their time in residence and will be required to vacate residence if they withdraw from all of their courses and/or withdraw from their program prior to the end of the term.
All incoming first year Trent University students are guaranteed residence. This means that as long as you apply, pay our $50 application fee, and pay our $500 residence deposit by June 5, 2024, at 11:59 P.M. ET, you will be guaranteed a bed in residence with us for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Our residence guarantee does not include your preferred room location or type – students will be selecting their own rooms based on when they paid their $50 application fee in July.
Returning Students who are not incoming first-year Trent Students are not guaranteed residence but are still welcome to apply. Returning students will be considered for residence on a first-come first-served basis once our first-year residence guarantee is fulfilled.
If you are requesting individualized accessibility & unique needs in residence due to medical, disability or religious needs please complete the Accessibility & Unique Needs in Residence request form in the application process and refer to the Accessibility & Unique Needs in Residence request website for additional information. Accessibility & unique needs request must be identified by the June 5, 2024, deadline. More details about required documentation and medical attestations will be shared with applicants at a later date.
If you are applying for a Living Learning Community (LLC), your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified if you have been selected. For more information on Residence Learning Communities available please refer to the Residence Learning Communities page.
How to Apply
- Fill out a Residence Application
- Complete the Living Learning Community section of the residence application
- Rank your top 3 preferences of Living Learning Community themes
- For each LLC preference, you will be asked to answer three questions about your motivation for applying to the LLC
- Why are you interested in applying for this LLC theme?
- What experiences and/or skills are you hoping to gain while living in the LLC?
- What will you contribute - experiences and/or skills - to the LLC?
If you leave a section blank, your application will be considered incomplete. Please answer all the questions on the application. Applications are reviewed and scored by the Residence Life and Education team following the application deadline at the beginning of June.
Applicants will be selected based on their effectiveness in demonstrating their experiences and genuine interest in the theme of the LLC; a commitment to continuous learning within the theme; and ability to contribute creatively to the theme.
Should you be successful in receiving a placement in one of our Living Learning Communities, you will take part in the self-selection process. If you have selected a roommate on your residence application, you must both be accepted to the same Living Learning Community to live together.
Once students cancel their application via the Housing Portal, all eligible refunds are processed automatically.
Please note, the residence application fee is a non-refundable $50 fee, required to access and use Trent’s Housing Portal application software Guidelines for refunds of the Residence Deposit can be found below:
For Guaranteed New Students:
If your personal circumstances change, and you wish to cancel your residence application, you will be eligible for a refund of $250. You must cancel your application prior to June 28, 2024.
Residence deposits will not be refundable if you cancel after June 28, 2024.
For more information on cancellations for returning students and waitlisted students, please see below.
For waitlisted/returning students
If you are no longer interested in living in residence or are no longer planning on attending Trent University, please ensure you cancel your residence application (take a look at our walkthrough video). It is important you cancel as soon as possible so we can provide your space to another student on our residence waitlist.
Students who cancel off our waitlist will be eligible to have their full $500 residence deposit returned to them. This will remain as a credit on a student’s Account Statement – located in your MyTrent Portal under Finances. As soon as a student receives a room offer or timeslot from us, their $500 deposit is no longer refundable. As such, please ensure you cancel your application within 24 hours of securing alternative housing to avoid getting a room booking/timeslot and not being eligible for a deposit refund.
You will receive a room selection timeslot letter to your email address on your residence application on July 3, 2024, provided that you have met all the application requirements by the residence application deadline (11:59 pm on June 5, 2024). Room selection timeslots are ordered on the first-come, first-served residence room queue. When room selection is available to you, you will log into the Housing Portal and select your room from the bed spaces that are available to you.
- July 3, 2024 - Timeslots to be emailed to the email attached to your residence application
- July 4 – July 12, 2024 - Roommate Group Creation will open
- July 17 – July 24, 2024 - Residence self-selection week
Returning students will receive a self-selection timeslot on July 3, 2024, pending availability after our first year residence guarantee is fulfilled. These timeslots will be toward the end of our timeslot period and will be ordered based on when the $500 residence deposit was paid.
Students will only be able to select roommates who have the same gender preferences (Male/Female/Gender Inclusive Housing).
Students who are admitted to a Living Learning Community will only be able to select Roommates who are other students also accepted into that LLC.
During self-selection, the member of the roommate group with the earliest self-selection time slot will be able to assign their approved roommates to the available beds in multi-occupancy spaces (suites, double room, and adjoining premium single rooms in Gzowski).
Considerations for AUNs and LLCs
Note: If you have forwarded an accessibility & unique needs (AUN) in residence request and supporting documentation prior to the deadline, you will receive a letter with a room assignment in July. More information about accessibility & unique needs in residence requests is available on the accessibility & unique needs in residence requests page.
If you have applied and have been accepted into a living-learning community, you will be assigned a room in the designated community location, if you have indicated you would like to be part of an Academic Cluster you will be assigned a residence room. More information about our Living-Learning Communities and academic clusters and their locations are available on the Themed Residence Learning Communities page.
All returning students and new students who apply after our Guarantee Deadline of June 5, 2024, will be added to our residence waitlist.
Students on our residence waitlist may receive a room selection timeslot or room booking as spaces become available over the summer months
Bookings will be sent to your email account (either your application email, or your Trent email once activated) so ensure you are keeping an eye on your email. Bookings expire, so ensure you accept it by the date indicated on your email from us.
Cancelling before the deadline also ensures you receive a refund on your deposit.
We have a variety of off-campus housing resources available for students available on our website. Check them out and let us know if we can support you in your search for off-campus housing by contacting email@example.com or visiting the Off-Campus Housing Instagram (@trentu_offcampushousing).