You can apply for Residence by filling out the online application. Applications will accepted on an ongoing basis until residence is full. Any applications received after April 15 will be placed on a wait-list on a first-come, first-serve basis. You do not have to be accepted to Cambrian at the time of your application, you only must have applied and have a student number. Please note: When you apply for Residence you are required to pay a non-refundable $100.00 application fee.
Applying for Winter or Summer Semester
You can apply for Residence by filling out the online application. Applications will be accepted at any time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: When you apply for Residence you are required to pay a non-refundable, $100.00 application fee.
In the acceptance email you will receive instructions on how to complete the rest of your acceptance details online. The acceptance details will need to be completed online and asks you important information related to contact and health information, payment information, emergency contact information and personality profile questions which will help you to select a roommate. You will also be asked to review and accept the Student Residence Agreement which is a legal document that serves as the contract between you and the Residence. Please ensure that you read it carefully and keep a copy for your records.
It is strongly recommended that these contacts are the parents or legal guardians of the resident. The Primary or Secondary Contact will serve as an emergency contact and may also be contacted if any other significant concerns or problems arise with the resident. In the case where the Primary contact is unavailable, the Secondary contact will be contacted. Once the Residence is provided with this contact information, the Manager will notify the Primary and Secondary contacts, via the supplied e-mail, that they have been identified as Primary/Secondary Contacts for the Resident. This e-mail will outline the role and responsibility of the Primary/Secondary Contact and provide the Primary/Secondary Contacts with the opportunity to opt-out of this role.
Please provide details on the Medical, Accessibility, and Special Consideration section when completing your acceptance information to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence. Students requiring special accommodations on campus are encouraged to also contact the Disability Services office on campus.
If you are not completing your acceptance information online, please contact the Residence directly for the “Request for Special Consideration Form” to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence.
Everyone who is accepted into Residence must fill in “Profile Questions”, which are available when completing the acceptance process online. Students are then given the opportunity to browse roommates online, send messages to potential roommates, and accept roommates. If you do not want to select your own roommate, the Residence will select a roommate for you based on your answers to the “Profile Questions”. You may request to live with your friends while in Residence; as long as you have both been accepted, and you both request to live with each other, we will place you in the same suite or townhouse. Please note that there are no co-ed suites or townhouses available.
If you are not completing your acceptances details online, the Residence will pair students together.
At the beginning of August we will email out a confirmation of roommate notice which will include the name and contact information of your roommate. If you have not already done so, you can contact your roommate and get to know them better. Please refer to the Roommate Discussion page in the Residence Life section of the website. Here you will find important questions you can ask your roommate(s) in order to get to know them better.
Winter or Summer Semesters
Roommate requests for the Winter and Summer semesters are based on room availability. You may make a room mate request by contacting a member of the Residence management team. This does not guarantee you will be placed with your requested room mate. Prior to moving in we will email out a confirmation of roommate notice which will include the name and contact information of your roommate. If you have not already done so, you can contact your roommate and get to know them better. Please refer to the Roommate Discussion page in the Residence Life section of the website. Here you will find important questions you can ask your roommate(s) in order to get to know them better.
You will find out who your roommate(s) is; we do not give out your room number prior to your arrival. The reason for this is that changes to our room registry may occur before you arrive and we want to ensure we provide you the correct information about your room. This information will be given to you upon your arrival.
If something breaks in your suite or townhouse, you can fill out a maintenance requisition form online here. This form authorizes our maintenance staff to enter your room during regular working hours to repair the damages you have requested. This request may take a few days to get to so we ask you to be patient. If it is an emergency, we ask that you alert our staff to the situation immediately. Please note that any damage to the suite or townhouse that has occurred at the fault of the resident will be billable.
The Residence Front Desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are available for questions, comments and/or concerns at anytime you have some. Please stop down and get to know our Residence Service Representative during your first few weeks here at Residence.
Parking permits or pay and display receipts are required to park on the College campus from 6 am – 6 pm Monday to Friday. Failure to purchase a permit will result in your vehicle being ticketed. Vehicles with excessive unpaid tickets may be immobilized or the tickets may be sent to a collection agency. To purchase your parking permit please log in to your MyCambrian account or access the ParkAdmin link via cambriancollege.ca/parking. Please note students living in Residence are only permitted to purchase a blue Residence permit as overnight parking is only available in Lot 11 South.
All cooking devices must have automatic shutoff, be approved by CSA, and must not have an open element (for example hot plates and indoor grills are not permitted). All appliances will be checked for approval by a Residence staff member.
Your Resident Advisors (RAs) are always organizing events that are educational as well as events that are strictly for fun. These events allow you to meet people in your new community. Check out bulletin boards located on each floor throughout the building, the event calendar in the Lobby, attend floor meetings, and let your RA know what types of activities you would like to see in Residence.
If you are disturbed at anytime of the day or night, before contacting the front desk, please try to talk to the resident(s) who is/are causing the disturbance first. Get to know your neighbours and build a respectful community. If the disturbance continues notify the front desk and a manager or RA will help you reach an acceptable volume by speaking to the resident(s). At the same time, remember to be reasonable with the level of volume you produce as well.
The Residence is a “designated student residence” for purposes of the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, meaning that Residence fees cannot be claimed on income tax returns. The only claim that is allowed is $25.00 for the year (with no receipt necessary), as directed by the Ontario government: ON-BEN Application for the 2016 Ontario Trillium Benefit and the Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant (check the box on Line 6114). For this reason, the Residence does not issue tax receipts for Residence fees.