Becoming a Resident Student

Application process - MRU Current and Prospective Students


Announcements for 2017

No increase in Residence fees
One of our main goals is keeping Residence affordable, so our rates will remain unchanged for the second year in a row.
East Residence renovations
Starting this spring, we will be renovating as many of the even-numbered East units as possible. Upgrades include:
  • A fresh coat of paint
  • New living room and kitchen furniture
  • New tile backsplashes in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • New laminate flooring on the main floor

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Please read the information below before applying. The link to the Residence Application Portal can be found at the bottom of this page.

Student Application Process

Becoming a member of MRU's Student Residence community requires the following steps:

  • Choose how long you wish to live in residence and your preferred residence accommodation;
  • Submit your application and $45 non-refundable application fee;
  • Understand your responsibilities as a Mount Royal resident, read;
  • After your application has been received and you have been offered a space, you will be required to pay your $400 security deposit to confirm your place.
  • Pay your residence fees by the required date.
  • Follow the move-in procedures.

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Choose a living learning community

A living learning community (LLC) is a community in residence where students share a common theme or academic interest. You can expect to participate in activities and programs that are specifically planned for the community. LLCs are a great place to live, and an easy place to make friends, since you already have a common interest. Community descriptions.

Eligible students

Admission to Student Residence is conditional upon your registration as a student at Mount Royal University or another post-secondary institution.

Admission preference will be done in the following sequence:

  • Mount Royal students;
  • Other post-secondary students (proof of admission will be requested); and
  • Other accommodation agreements between Mount Royal Residence and third party tenants

Mount Royal Residence Services provides single-student housing. Family housing is not available except under the Indigenous Housing Program.

Duration of stay in residence

Students may apply to stay in residence for the following:

  • Academic Year (Fall/Winter Semesters)
  • Fall Semester
  • Winter Semester
  • Spring/Summer Semesters
  • Spring Semester
  • Summer Semester

Applying for both semesters: Students will be assigned to a room for both semesters and the contract will reflect this. Students are guaranteed their space for the second semester and will not need to reapply, pay an application fee, or move. However, you will be signing a contract for both semesters which means if you wish to cancel with winter portion of your academic year application you must do so by December 1 to avoid incurring withdrawal penalties in addition to the $400.00 cancellation fee.

Applying for one term: If you do not wish to sign and be held to a contract for both semesters, you have the choice to apply for the fall semester and then re-apply if you choose to remain in residence through the winter semester. A re-application will require the $45 application fee and you may have to move at the end of the first term to a new placement.

Cancelling your application

Cancelling prior to checking into Residence:

The application fee is non-refundable. A security deposit of $400 will be requested to confirm your place in Residence and students will only be placed once the security deposit has been received. If you are not accepted to Mount Royal University, your security deposit will be refunded regardless of when your application is cancelled.

If you wish to cancel your application prior to paying your security deposit, you may cancel your application through the residence application portal.

If you wish to cancel your application after you have paid your deposit you must complete a Cancellation Prior to Arrival form and submit it to the Residence Services office via mail, email, fax, or in person. If you are accepted to Mount Royal University (in any program including Open Studies), the following cancellation fees will be applied to your student account:


Dates by which completed cancellation forms must be received for the corresponding cancellation fees:
Contract Terms No Cancellation Fee $200 Cancellation Fee $400 Cancellation Fee
Fall Semester or Academic Year
Before Jul 1 Jul 1 - Aug1 After Aug 1
Winter Semester (New Residents Only) Before Nov 1 Nov 1 - Dec 1 After Dec 1
Spring or Spring/Summer Semester Before Mar 15 Mar 15 - Apr 1 After Apr 1

* Please note, if you apply after the above cancellation deadlines, all cancellation fees are in effect after you pay your $400 deposit.

In addition to the above chart, the following charges may be applicable:

If you choose to cancel your contract after the official move in date but have not yet checked in, you will be charged a nightly residence fee to cover the cost of holding the room from the official move in date to the date a completed Cancellation Prior to Arrival form is received by the Residence Services office.

If you apply after the official move in date but have not yet checked in and choose to cancel, the nightly rate will be applied from your scheduled move in date to the date a completed Cancellation Prior to Arrival form is received by the Residence Services office.


Withdrawing from Residence after check in:

Any termination by the resident, including withdrawal from Mount Royal University, is subject to the $400 cancellation fee and 30 days notice. Any such termination will be approved if the resident completes and submits a Request to Withdraw from Residence form.

Please Note:
If you have signed an Academic Year contract, and do not wish to return for the upcoming Winter semester, you need to submit your completed Request to Withdraw from Residence form no later than December 1st to meet the 30 days notice. This termination will be subject to the $400 cancellation fee.

Notification of placement

All correspondence (room offers, move-in information etc.) will be sent to the email address listed on your residence application. You can also log onto the portal at anytime after that to view your upcoming room assignment and your roommates. You must ensure that the e-mail address is added to your Contacts or Safe Lists. This will ensure that our correspondence is not automatically deposited in a junk mail folder and deleted.

Residence Application Portal

Go to the Residence Application Portal to begin your application