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More than just a place to live! Residence provides students with the opportunity to build friendships and experience life on campus. 

Interested in a live virtual tour? Send us an email at and we'll set up a personalized virtual tour with you.  

Learn more about residence

  • How do I apply?

    Visit our residence website to complete your application on our housing portal. First-year students who apply by Tuesday, June 1 are guaranteed a space in residence. Please note: there is a $100 non-refundable application fee. 


  • What residence hall types are available and how much do they cost?

    Our residences offer convenience, great friendships and the chance to connect with all that campus life has to offer. The Simcoe Village and South Village residences offer safe, clean, and comfortable living accommodations for over 1,300 students. 

    The details below are for September 2022 to April 2023 residency.

    Please note: Some hall types' pricing and availability may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

    Simcoe Village Residence - 2022-2023 Academic Year 

    A meal plan is optional for students living in Simcoe Village Residence. 

    •  South Hall (quadruple occupancy)
      • $3700
      • Open-concept
      • Four occupants
  • What are the benefits of living on campus?

    Review our COVID FAQs for temporary changes in effect due to our COVID-19 response.

    Whether your goal is to make more friends, focus on your academics or develop your leadership skills, you'll enjoy your time living in residence at Ontario Tech!

    Benefits to living on campus include: 

    • 24/7 front desk staff
    • An eight-month lease
    • Bi-weekly housekeeping services
    • Designated study spaces, including workshops on time management, study skills and writing
    • Freedom to choose your own roommate
    • Fully-furnished room with utilities included
    • Games rooms
    • On-site laundry
    • On-site maintenance
    • Resident Advisor staff and nightly programming
    • Residence Outreach Worker
  • How does roommate matching work?

    Are you wondering who your roommate will be next year? Do you already know someone who you'd like to live with?

    There are three ways you can be matched with a roommate in our applications portal.  

    Request your roommate

    Do you already know who you'd like to live with?

    On the ‘Medical, Accessibility, Special Considerations and Roommate Requests’ step of the applications portal, you have the option to write the name of your desired roommate. In order for us to accommodate this request, you must be accepted into the same room style as your desired roommate and your requested roommate must also request you. 

    Find a roommate 

    In August, you'll gain access to the roommate section of the portal. In the roommate section of the housing portal, you'lll be able to browse through potential roommate options and have the opportunity to have conversations with potential roommates. You'll be able to send roommate requests and accept roommate requests. If the person you sent a roommate request to accepts your request, you'll be matched together.

    More information about this process will be sent out in late July, prior to the roommate section opening.

    Be matched with a roommate

    Residence staff will match you with a compatible roommate, based on the answers from your personality profile questions. Toward the end of August, we will email all of the residents their roommate’s first name and screen name. With this information, you'll be able to communicate with your new roommate through the portal.

    Please note: We'll do our absolute best to accommodate your roommate request, but due to the complexity of the roommate matching process, we may not be able to guarantee your request.

  • How can I contact the residence staff?

    Live chat

    Have a question about residence? Use the live chat function on our website. Live chat is always staffed with a Residence services representative. Today during Virtual Open House, you'll be able to speak with members of the Residence management team. 


    Follow us on Instagram (@dcotres) to see what we're up to. We are available to answer questions through direct messages. 

    Contact us

    Have questions after the Virtual Open House? Feel free to contact us—we're here for you!