Living in Residence

East & West Residences

Mount Royal has two residence complexes — East Residence and West Residence — designed for independent student living. Combined, they accommodate about 1,000 students.

All residents have private bedrooms (keyed entry) and, depending on the unit configuration, share common living areas.

Wheelchair accessibility

There are barrier free units in both the East and West Residences. If you have an accessibility need, note this on your application and contact the Residences Services office.


East Residence

West Residence

Was built in 1989 as Mount Royal College's Olympic legacy. A total of 426 students can live in the East Residence community. A renovation project was recently completed. Opened in the fall of 2003, West Residence provides one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments and four bedroom townhouses.

A combination of one-, two- and four-bedroom individual townhouse units comprises each complex. Complexes are grouped in threes, which become their own communities within the East Residence. Grass, trees and outdoor tables add to the ambiance; plug-in parking is available at each triad.

Parking is located nearby; there are no plug-ins.

A Resident Advisor lives in each triad. The East Residence Life Coordinator lives in the complex and has an office at Residence Services.

Two Resident Advisors live in the West Residence townhouses and one Resident Advisor lives on each floor of the apartment buildings.


Residence Services office is located in Building B of the West Residence.

Both East and West Residence complexes have:

  • A card-operated laundry facility
  • Mailboxes for residents
  • Community room

All residence units have:

  • Full furnishings including:
    • a super-single bed;
    • desk and bookshelf in each bedroom;
    • kitchen and living room furniture;
    • appliances including stove, refrigerator and microwave
  • Cable TV
  • Phone (with voice mail) in common living area
  • Wireless high-speed Internet
  • Safety equipment including:
    • coded key entries,
    • fire extinguishers and smoke detectors

East Residence units also have:

  • Parking with plug ins is convenient to each unit (parking passes are purchased through parking services)

West Residence units also have:

  • Storage lockers, located in the basement of Building B, for residents on a first come first served basis, accessible during office hours

NOTE: You must supply your own personal living items and linens. See our list of recommended items and supplies.

The East and West Residences are only a minute’s walk away from a wide range of Mount Royal facilities and services, all designed with students’ needs in mind-including outstanding fitness facilities, computer labs, the Library, a post office and more!


Please note parking is in high demand at Mount Royal and is not included in your Residence package. If you are hoping to bring a vehicle to campus, please plan ahead to avoid disappointment. Parking Permits go on sale in early July and are sold on a first come first serve basis either on-line at our Transportation & Parking section or at the Parking & Transportation office which is located on the ground floor of the Faculty of Arts building.

East and West Residence floor plans

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