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.
How does it work with roommates?
When you complete your residence application, you may request a roommate in the roommate matching section of the residence application. Your requested roommate must confirm the request in order for you to be connected in the application system. This connection allows one of you to select the room for you during room selection.
If you have applied and are accepted into a living-learning community and want to live with a requested roommate, you both must have been accepted for the community to be able to live together.
If you do not request a roommate, you will select a specific bed space in a room of your choosing. If you are selecting a double or triple room, occupant profile information is available so that you may choose a room based on your compatibility with the other student in the room. You may also choose to select a bed space in an empty room so that potential roommates can match themselves with you.
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. If you do not make a room selection by the deadline Housing Services will assign you to a room.
Note: At any point during the process, we are happy to help. Please feel free to connect with us at email@example.com. 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 4pm.
What is room consolidation?
Consolidation occurs after the room selection period has ended and an assessment of vacancies is completed. If you have selected to live in double or triple rooms without a roommate(s) you will be assigned roommates and/or may be moved to ensure all room spaces are filled.
After Move-In Day, should there be vacancies, if you are living in double or triple room without roommates you will have two options: Have a roommate assigned, or pay the rate for a single room. If there is an extensive waitlist and/or if other students are living in transitional housing, making the room a single will not be an option.
Wondering what would happen if you changed your mind about living in residence?*
If you cancel or decline our offer by July 31, 2020, at 4 pm, you will receive a deposit refund of $250.
If you cancel or decline our offer after July 31, 2020, at 4 pm, you will forfeit your $500 deposit.
If you choose to withdraw from residence on or after Move-In Day, you will be bound by the withdrawal processes spelled out in our residence agreement.
* Housing deposits will be fully refundable for students, who no longer wish to live in residence, for the following circumstances related to Covid-19:
- Travel restrictions and/or the ability to secure visas prohibit the student from traveling to Trent University;
- The University experiences significant changes to the method of delivery of courses for fall 2020 (e.g., courses transition from in-person to online delivery);
- The University is unable to open sufficient rooms to accommodate students as a result of physical distance regulations; or
- Residences do not reopen for fall 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.