Application Process

Applicants who do not meet the requirements outlined on the MacEwan Students page will be assigned to available residence space on a first come, first served basis once all those who qualified for guaranteed housing are placed.

Roommate requests will only be considered where all roommates have met the guaranteed criteria and where identical application preferences (e.g., suite type, stay duration and living area) are provided by all roommates.

Furthermore, final residence space is contingent upon the student submitting all required subsequent documentation and fees and being a MacEwan student at move-in.

Process and dates for 2017/18

An application for Spring/Summer 2018 is subject to a four (4) month residence agreement from April 29, 2018 to Aug 23, 2018.

Process and dates for 2018/19

An application for Fall 2018 is subject to a four (4) month residence agreement from September 2, 2018 to December 22, 2018 and does not include the December/January break.

An application for Fall and Winter 2018/19 is subject to an eight (8) month residence agreement from September 2, 2018 to April 20, 2019 and includes the December/January break University closure.

An application for 12 month 2018/19 is subject to a twelve (12) month residence agreement from September 2, 2018 to August 23, 2019 and includes the December/January break.

An application for Winter 2019 is subject to a four (4) month residence agreement from January 3, 2019 to April 20, 2019.

Housing Offer Process

Step 1 - Submit online application.

The application takes 10 to 12 minutes. 

Be sure to include your myMacEwan email address and MacEwan Student ID#. If you are not a MacEwan student, you are required to provide the email address that has been provided to you by the post secondary institution that you are attending.

Step 2 - Wait for a Housing Offer

Subject to priority, suite availability and offer timelines, an offer will be sent via email. Offers for the Fall/Winter contract and 12 month contract typically begin in April/May and continue being offered throughout the summer. Offers for Fall only contracts, Winter contracts, and Spring/Summer contracts typically begin being offered 1 to 2 months prior to the move in date for that term.

Step 3 - Accept your room offer and pay your confirmation deposit. 

Confirm and secure your residence space by accepting the space type offered, agreeing to the Terms and Conditions in your Residence Agreement, and paying your $700 Confirmation Deposit. The Confirmation Deposit must be received by MacEwan Residence Services by the deadline indicated in your offer letter. If your Confirmation Deposit is not received by the deadline in your room offer email, your residence application will be cancelled. 

Step 4 - Select your roommate

Once your Confirmation Deposit has been paid, you will be able to create a roommate profile in the residence portal and select your requested roommates.

Step 5 - Pay your residence fees.

Depending on the contract you signed up for, your residence fees will be posted on your MacEwan Residence Portal and charges will be divided per term. Fall/Winter/12 Months/Spring and Summer Fees are due on specific dates of the year so please ensure that you pay your fees on or before these deadline dates.

Step 6 - Prepare for move-in day

You will be emailed a welcome package detailing your assigned suite type and move-in information. You will not be notified of your suite number, suitemate name(s), etc., until move-in day as room assignments are subject to change.


Residence Application Fee - $ 50.00

  • Must accompany your residence application.

  • The fee is non-refundable.

Confirmation Deposit - $700.00

  • The $700 confirmation deposit secures your space in Residence. For MacEwan students this deposit goes toward your residence fees. For non-MacEwan Students, this deposit acts as a security deposit and is kept until the end of the agreement to be used against any potential cleaning or damage charges.

  • Cancelling your application to MacEwan Residence may result in forfeiture of the confirmation fee. Review the Cancellation Policy for more information.

  • If you wish to cancel your residence application you must submit a Residence Cancellation Form. See information on the Cancellation Process page.