Apply for Residence

First-year and Upper-year residence applications are now open!

Take a browse through our wide variety of residence options!

Before you begin your application, check out our first-year and upper-year housing options and find the residence and suite style that works for you. Also be sure to read our policies concerning cancellation and electronic communications.

Step 1

Obtain your CCID

Get your CCID by applying for admission to UAlberta. Please allow 72 hours for activation. You do not need to be admitted to your program to apply for residence.

Step 2

Submit your application and pay the fee

Log into your Residence Account using your CCID and fill out your application. Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee by credit card and submit.

Step 3

Confirm your space

Check your UAlberta email regularly for our room offer and accept by completing your confirmation contract linked in the email. 

Start my application

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my plans change suddenly and I need to cancel my application after accepting my offered room?

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy for information.

Can I change my application after I submit it?

Yes! Simply send us an email to from your UAlberta email account and request your change. Please note, your “application submission date” will change to match the date you submitted your change request.

How do I make arrangements for special accommodation?

If you have a medical condition that affects your mobility, vision, hearing, learning or physical or mental health, or experience a non-medical restriction that affects your ability to participate in your academics or campus life, please contact the Academic Success Centre. For any other special requirements, please contact us at before you submit an application. We strive to accommodate special needs and concerns to the best of our ability.

How do I pick my own roommate?

To pick your own roommate, you need to submit a roommate request.

  1. Apply for residence by logging in to your residence account
  2. In the residence application, choose the same preferred residence building and unit type as your roommate(s)
  3. Complete the Roommate Requests and Questionnaire (in your residence account, under home, find the online forms for the semester you applied to)
    • You must include your roommate(s) 7-digit ID number
    • Ensure the roommates you request also request you in their questionnaire

We recommend you apply at the same time as your preferred roommate(s) to help ensure you’re assigned together.

To make changes to your roommate request or your roommate questionnaire after you’ve submitted your application, email

Am I guaranteed my roommate?

Students who apply for HUB, Nîpisíy, Pinecrest and Tamarack House by February 15 are guaranteed their requested roommates, providing that all roommates request each other and submit their applications by the deadline.

What if I have a condition that affects my mobility, vision, hearing, learning or physical or mental health or experience a non-medical restriction?

Please visit the Academic Success Centre for information about accommodations and how to access campus and residence support.

What if I require a service or support animal?

Students who have a service or support animal must contact the Academic Success Centre to apply for accommodations in order to have their animal in their Residence unit. Assessments may take 1-2 months to process, so please apply as early as possible.

What is gender-inclusive housing?

Please visit our Inclusion and Accommodations page for more information.

Can I live in residence with my partner?

Yes! Couples' housing is available in one-bedroom apartments in HUB. For more information on how to apply, contact