Residence

At Durham College, residence is much more than a place to live! Residence provides you with the opportunity to build friendships and experience life on-campus.

STEP INSIDE DC RESIDENCE

Take a virtual tour of each type of residence available on campus by selecting from the videos below.

South Village Residence

Simcoe Village Residence

Whitby campus Residence

Residence FAQs

Are you hoping to live on-campus this year? Please see below for frequently asked questions.

How do I apply?
    • Online at www.durhamresidence.ca
    • Click ‘Apply Now’ to create an application on our Housing Portal
    • First-year students who apply by Monday, June 1 are guaranteed a space in residence.
    • Note: there is a $100 non-refundable application fee to submit your application. Apply during Virtual Open House and your application fee will be waived!
What types of residence halls are available and how much do they cost?
Available residence hall types and prices are announced in February 2021. Below is a breakdown of prices from last year to help you get a sense of approximately how much to budget when planning your first year at college. Please note: these prices are subject to change. South Village Residence (Lease term: September 2020 to April 2021) Simcoe Village Residence (Lease term: September 2020 to April 2021)
    • South Hall – Single
    • Meal plan is optional in Simcoe Village
Whitby Village Residence (Lease term: September 2020 to April 2021) View comparisons of residence hall types.
What are the benefits of living on campus?
Oshawa campus
    • Eight-month lease instead of one-year lease required of most off-campus housing options
    • 24/7 front desk staff
    • Residence outreach worker onsite to offer support
    • Resident advisor staff and nightly programming
    • Maintenance staff onsite
    • Bi-weekly housekeeping services
    • Onsite laundry
    • Games rooms
    • Freedom to choose your own roommate
    • Fully furnished room with all utilities included
    • Dedicated study spaces complete with free workshops in time management, study skills and writing
Whitby campus
    • Eight-month lease instead of one-year lease required of most off-campus housing options
    • Daytime front desk staff
    • Resident advisor onsite and routine programming
    • On-call maintenance staff
    • Monthly housekeeping services
    • Onsite laundry
    • TV lounges, study spaces and common kitchen facilities
    • Freedom to choose your own roommate
    • Fully furnished room with all utilities included
How does roommate matching work?

Residence offers several options for you to choose from to help find your perfect roommate match.

Already know who you want to live with? Request your roommate

On the ‘Medical, Accessibility, Special Considerations, and Roommate Requests’ step of the Housing Portal, you have the option to write the name of your desired roommate.

The following criteria must be met in order for us to accommodate this request:

  • You must be accepted into the same room style as your desired roommate.
  • Your requested roommate must also request you.

Want to find your own roommate? Use the Roommate section of the Housing Portal

Around the beginning of August, you will gain access to the Roommate Section of the Housing Portal, which will remain open for approximately two weeks. In the Roommate Section of the Housing Portal you will be able to browse through potential roommates and have conversations with anyone you’re interested in rooming with.

During this time you will be able to send roommate requests and accept roommate requests. If someone accepts your request to room together, you will be matched.

More information about the Roommate Section of the Housing Portal will be sent out in late July prior to the Roommate Section opening.

Want help finding a roommate? Let Residence services create a match for you

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

Please note: We will 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.

What if I have more questions about residence?

Connect with Residence today from 10 a.m. to noon by clicking the chat button at the top of this page. If you have any further questions, please visit the Residence FAQ page for additional information.

Contact Residence

If you have more questions following our Virtual Open House, please get in touch with us.

Email: info@dc-otresidence.ca
Phone: 905.728.8700, Press 2
Live Chat: www.durhamresidence.ca