Whether you are living in Residence, taking Calgary Transit, or driving, Mount Royal has plenty of options for you to get to and from campus. Your time is important and so is making your daily commute as convenient as possible.
OneCard & your commute


Your OneCard is your official student ID card and gives you access to the Library, Recreation, computer and science labs and printing on campus. You can pick up your campus card from the Cougars Campus Store located in H100 on Main Street.

Please submit your photo using the OneCard portal on MyMRU and complete this cardholder agreement. You will receive an email to pick-up your card and make sure you bring one piece of government-issued identification (i.e. driver's license, provincial identification, or passport) or collect it. 

You can also put money onto your OneCard account and pay for food and drinks at University Food Services (excluding Wyckham House).


If you intend to park on campus, parking permits are in high demand and available for purchase online. Day lots and visitor parking lots are also available on a pay per use basis; check out the parking map for directions. If you are living in Residence, parking passes are first-come first serve.


If you are a full-time credit student, you will receive a U-Pass as part of your student fees. The U-Pass can be accessed through My Fare app through Calgary Transit services during the semester.



Residence Services is dedicated to making every resident feel at home when they're away from home. This section will help you understand everything you need to know before moving in with us.


Choose your own roommates! Roommate Matching in the Residence Portal allows you to view profiles and message potential roommates.

If you choose not to participate in Roommate Matching, we will match you with roommates based on the profile in your application. We try our best, however, we highly encourage residents to select their own roommates for a greater chance of compatibility.

Room assignments

Your application allows you to indicate room type preferences. We take these into consideration as we assign everyone rooms on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can also access the Residence Portal to view your assignment and roommate details.

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Living Learning Communities

A Living Learning Community is an optional residence community that allows students with similar interests to live together and participate in activities that are tailored for their community. It's an ideal way to meet individuals that you already have something in common with!

You can choose from alcohol-free, nursing, aviation, athletics and wellness, and scholar communities in your application.


If you have accessibility needs, please note this on your application and contact Accessibility Services. We have accessible units available and we will support your needs to the best of our abilities.


Gender Inclusive Housing

Residence Services is dedicated to creating an inclusive community for everyone living in our buildings. At Mount Royal University, students are NOT assigned to their residence unit based on gender. All residence units (apartments & townhouses) are open to all gender identities and expressions. If you prefer to live in a unit of the same gender though, you can select that option on your application as well.

For more information please contact Residence Services at residence@mtroyal.ca.

Outside residence

Amenities and servicesResidence is made up of two complexes: East Residence consists of townhouses and West Residence is a combination of apartments and townhouses.

You can walk anywhere on campus within 10 minutes from East and West Residences. Take advantage of Mount Royal's wide range of student-focused facilities and services, including outstanding recreation facilities, the brand-new Library, academic support, a medical clinic and more.


Interior residence

FurnishingsOur units are fully equipped. All you'll need to bring are personal items, linens, food and cleaning supplies.

Each unit includes:

  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • Oven and stove top
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Couches
  • Coffee table
  • Television with basic cable
  • 4-piece bathroom (two bathrooms in 4-bedrooms)
  • Coded key entries
  • Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors


Each bedroom includes:

  • Super single bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet
  • Garbage can
  • Drawers and shelves
  • Mirror
  • Coded key entry

Mailboxes and laundry room


Wired and wireless Internet, cable (in living rooms), water, heat and electricity are all conveniently included in Residence fees. We also offer free on-site technical support for any issues that may arise with the Internet.

Facilities & Services

We want to make your student experience on campus as easy and convenient as possible. We offer many services to support you such as Laundry facilities, mail services and maintenance.



Your safety is very important to us. Residence is patrolled 24/7 by campus Security Services and/or Residence staff. Every bedroom is individually keyed. Security Services also offers SAFEWALK escorts for anyone who is walking alone on campus.

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Our CommunityThe Residence Life team is committed to making your stay in Residence the best it can be!
One of the first people you will meet when you move into Residence is your Resident Advisor. They build strong communities by planning fun events and programs that help you meet new people.

The Residence Activities Council is a student-led organization committed to creating inclusive programming for all residents. You can get involved with RAC by attending events or volunteering as a student representative for your community!