Fall Residence Application for New Students
September 2023 Residence Applications are now open.
If you need assistance with searching for off-campus housing, we have a variety of off-campus housing resources available for students. You can find more information on the Off-Campus Housing Website, on instagram @trentu_offcampushousing, or reach out to us directly by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Process for September 2023
Apply Now to Guarantee Your Spot
You don’t have to wait to receive an offer of admission in order to apply for a room in residence. In fact, you’re encouraged to apply right away. Students at Trent participate in a room selection process and time slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis—and students who apply sooner rather than later are more likely to obtain their preferred choices of living arrangements (college, Living Learning Community, and/or roommate). And, what’s more, new students who meet the application requirements by the application deadline are guaranteed a room in residence.
Applying after our Guarantee Deadline? Learn more about our Residence Waitlist.
How to apply
To apply for a room in residence, please complete the following application requirements:
- Submit a fully completed residence application on the Housing Portal along with the $50 non-refundable residence application fee (your way of guaranteeing your spot in the first-come, first-served residence room queue)
- Submit a $500 residence deposit.
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.
The 2023-24 Residence Application is now open.
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 Portal icon
Note: Bachelor of Education students are not guaranteed residence, but are welcome to apply.
Accessibility & Unique needs in residence
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 forms and documentation must be submitted prior to the June 1, 2023 deadline.
Residence Learning Communities
If you are applying for a living learning community 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: applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year are open
- Complete the Living Learning Community OR Academic Clusters section of the residence application
Living Learning Communities
- 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 be assigned a room. If you have selected a roommate on your residence application, you must both be accepted to the same Living Learning Community to live together.
- You can indicate what Academic Cluster you would like to be a part of
- Acknowledge that you will be assigned a room
- Indicate your room preference
You will be notified if you are selected for a community placement, as you will be assigned a residence room.
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, 2023.
Residence deposits will not be refundable if you cancel after June 28, 2023. Students or families that are adversely affected either medically or financially, are invited to contact Student Housing to discuss exceptional circumstances to this policy.
Please note, the residence application fee is a non-refundable $50 fee, required to access and use Trent’s Housing Portal application software.
When you’ll hear back from us
You will receive a room selection timeslot letter to your email address on your residence application in early July, provided that you have met all the application requirements by the residence application deadline (11:59 pm on June 1, 2023). 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 5, 2023 - Timeslots to be emailed to the email attached to your residence application
- July 19-26, 2023 - Residence self-selection week
Note: If you have forwarded an accessibility & unique needs in residence request, you will receive a letter with a room assignment prior to the end of June. 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.
Join our Residence Waitlist: Applying after our Guarantee Deadline
Students on our residence waitlist may receive a room selection timeslot or a room booking as rooms become available over the next few months. You may receive a timeslot/booking as early as this week, or even in late August/early September.
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.
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 (instructions can be found on our website). 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.
Once students cancel their application via the Housing Portal, all eligible refunds are processed automatically.
We have a variety of off-campus housing resources available for students available on our website. Make sure you give them a look 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).