Fall Residence Application for New Students
Application Process for September 2020
Applications are now open for Peterborough and Durham Campuses
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 timeslots 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.
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 Services 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.
- *Housing deposits will be fully refundable for students, who no longer wish to live in residence, for a number os possible circumstances related to Covid-19. See below for further information regarding the the 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 2020 Residence Application is now open on the Housing Services Portal. You will log into the portal using your myTrent login and password.
Note: Bachelor of Education students are not guaranteed residence, but are welcome to apply.
If you are requesting individualized 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.
If you are applying for a living learning community.
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 living learning communities available please refer to the living learning communities website.
When you’ll hear back from us
You will receive a room selection timeslot letter to your email address on your residence application, on June 30, 2020, provided that you have met all the application requirements by the residence application deadline (11:59 pm on June 1, 2020). 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.
Note: If you have forwarded an accessibility & unique needs in residence request, you will receive a letter with a room assignment on June 30, 2020. More information about accessibility & unique needs in residence requests is available on the accessibility & unique needs in residence requests website.
If you have applied and have been accepted into a living-learning community, you will only be able to select your room from the designated community location. More information about our living-learning communities and their locations are available on the living learning communities website.
What if you’re not available during your room selection time-slot?
We know that you’re busy! That’s why your time-slot will remain open from your designated time-slot through July 29 at 4pm. Once your time-slot begins you can log into the Housing Services portal and make your selection until the deadline.
Note: At any point during the process, we are happy to help. Please feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that, for privacy reasons, we are only able to communicate with you personally about your residence application and/or your student account.
What if I change my mind during room selection?
It’s ok! If you change your mind or if you would like a room other than the one you have selected, you may use the room swap function in the housing application to view available rooms and select a new one. You will only release your selected bed space by choosing a new bed space. Room swap will be available until July 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST).
Why does it say I am selecting into a double room?
We are operating at a single-room basis this upcoming Fall 2020 term, we have closed beds in double and triple rooms accordingly. They may appear as double or triple rooms, but we assure you they are single rooms. Our system cannot override this, but we have made sure no one else can select into those rooms with you.
Wondering what would happen if you changed your mind about living in residence?
Students are encouraged to await the publishing of their class schedules to determine if residence fits their needs for the Fall 2020 term, prior to cancelling their residence application.
Should you wish to cancel their residence application, please use click here for the step by step instruction guide on how to cancel your residence application. Your $500 residence deposit will then be refunded to the credit card that made the deposit payment. Please note that processing time for the deposit refund may take upwards to 45 days due to the high volume of requests currently into our Student Accounts Office.
Should students wish to depart residence once they have arrived, we encourage them to reach out to Housing Services by email at email@example.com for further information on the withdrawal process or reference the withdrawal process outlined in the Residence Agreement that will be available upon selection of their residence room in mid-July.
What if the University reopens residences in the fall and they have to be closed again due to COVID-19? Can I end my residence contract?
Residence will be open for the Fall 2020 term and will operate on a single or one-person-to-a-room basis (which will eliminate the option of double and triple rooms for the foreseeable future), complete with the latest health and safety training and protocols. With your health and safety and academic success as our top priorities, we continue to monitor the evolving Covid-19 situation and develop plans to minimize the risks of contracting and spreading Covid-19.
Should students wish to depart residence once they have arrived, we encourage them to reach out to Housing Services by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the withdrawal process or reference the withdrawal process outlined in the Residence Agreement.
Students or families that are adversely affected by the pandemic, either medically or financially, may contact Housing Services to discuss exceptional circumstances to this policy by emailing us at email@example.com.