Residence & Housing

York's residences are more than places to live. They are vibrant communities where students learn, grow and develop, and make friends that will last a lifetime. More than 4,000 students (1,600 are in first year) live at York in our nine undergraduate residences (seven on Keele campus, two on Glendon).

What's in Residence for You?

  • Access: You are in the centre of everything York has to offer. Close to your classes, the gym, libraries and — if you choose to work on campus — your job!
  • Well-planned meals: You can choose from a variety of meal plans that suit your eating needs and habits. Menu options include halal, kosher and vegetarian.
  • Residence support staff: Your Residence Life Coordinators and a team of Dons (senior-student mentors) are there to orient and guide you, making your residence stay a smooth one.

Who You'll Live With

Most buildings offer traditional dormitory style with standard bedrooms and shared washrooms and lounges. All buildings are co-ed, though same-gender floors and washrooms are available. The standard single dormitory-style room is approximately 8.5 by 12.5 feet (106 square feet). The Keele Campus also has some suite-style residences that include ensuite kitchens and bathrooms, which are a preferred option for upper-year students who want to live in smaller groups and share amenities. You can select your own roommate on your application or have one selected for you through a compatibility questionnaire.

Applying to Residence

Residence is guaranteed to first-year students admitted directly from a full-time secondary-school program who apply by the deadline. First-year students admitted with an average of 90 per cent or higher are also guaranteed a single room if requested by the deadline. You must apply by June 1 to secure your guarantee for residence. Apply now.

Applying to Glendon?

Learn more about living in residence at Glendon.