Fall Residence Application for Returning Students
Returning students are any student that has spent at least one semester at Trent University. Students transferring from other post-secondary institutions should apply through the new student application process.
Application Process for September 2020.
When you can apply
If you are a returning student eligible for residence, you can apply when the residence application opens on March 2, 2020, 12pm (noon). To be considered for residence, returning students must meet the application requirements below. For returning students who are not eligible for guaranteed residence, we welcome you to apply and join our 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 Services Portal along with the $50 non-refundable residence application fee.
- 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
Residence application fee and application deposits are only taken through the Housing Portal when you apply and cannot be made to your student account.
The 2020 Residence Application will be available on the Housing Services Portal beginning on March 2 at 12pm (noon) and will close on March 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm. You will log into the portal using your myTrent login and password.
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 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. If you are selected your living learning community preference will supersede all other preferences, including room type and/or location preference. In addition, if you have selected a roommate in the application, you both must have been accepted into the living learning community to be able to live together. For more information on living learning communities available please refer to the living learning communities website.
When you’ll hear back from us.
If you are a student who has submitted an accessibility & unique needs in residence request form and supporting documentation and have been approved by Housing Services, you will receive a letter with a room assignment on June 30, 2020.
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 be eligible for residence and confirm the request in order for you to be connected in the application system.
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.
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 outlined in the 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 email@example.com.