Current Student FAQ - Keele Campus

When can I apply?

2017-2018 Fall/Winter term undergraduate residence applications are available starting February 1st. Please visit the current students website to apply.

Is there a deadline for applications?

We will be taking applications all through the summer but students who apply by February 28th will be guaranteed an offer and will receive priority for their room preference as long as they meet eligibility criteria.

Do I have to pay a fee with my application?

Yes, a $30 non-refundable fee is payable online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Visa Debit when you submit your application.

Will I be eligible for residence next year?

Yes, you are eligible for residence as long as:

  1. You are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program (18 credits over F/W terms or 9 credits per term), AND
  2. You have no significant behavioral infractions reported while living in or visiting the York residences, AND
  3. You have no outstanding debt on your student account from previous academic terms.

When will I get a room offer?

Specific room assignments and offers will be sent out to students starting May.

Can I apply to a different residence?

Yes, however students who apply back to their current residence by February 28th will receive priority. Students applying to live in a different residence will be considered if there is still space available after placing current residents.

Can I apply to suites with a friend or group of friends?

Students who apply to live together in suites and submit their applications by February 28th will have a better chance of receiving a suite assignment as long as all applicants meet all eligibility criteria. Please note that if any of the students who apply to live in a suite together do not meet the criteria at the time of offer, then they cannot be placed. Pond and Calumet suites typically receive more applications than space available and some current students applying to transfer to suites may be placed on a waiting list.

Will I get to choose a room preference?

Yes, you can indicate a specific room preference on your application. The earlier you apply, the better your chances are of receiving your room preference.

Can I have a single room?

All upper-year students are automatically offered a single room if you apply by the priority deadline, but you can also request to share a double room with a friend as long as you request each other and are the same gender. This may be an affordable option for you to consider if you know someone you would be happy to share a room with.

Will I have to pay a room deposit?

Yes, you are required to pay a $250 non-refundable room reservation deposit online using a credit or visa debit card upon acceptance of your residence room offer. Your deposit is not an additional charge and will be deducted from your room fees after you move in. Instructions on how to pay your room deposit online will be included with your room offer.

Can I apply if I have never lived in residence?

Yes, you can apply to residence as long as you are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program and you are under 21 years of age.

Can I apply for York Apartments Housing?

You are eligible to apply for apartment housing on campus if you are 21 years of age or older.

Check the York Apartments Housing website for more information.


Note: Housing Services strives to ensure the completeness and accuracy of information contained on this website, however, we reserve the right to change any of the information at anytime without notice.