Re-apply to Residence

We are excited to announce that as a current resident you will be able to select a room in residence for 2019-2020 (September – April next year). This year Room Draw will be different from other years as we will be using a new system called StarRez. With the new system you will no longer have to attend in person to select a room, but will be able to select your room online. You have three options for selecting a room. Please read below for more details.

  1. Same Room Buy Out: Allows you to keep your current room in residence for next year. Same Room Buy Out begins on October 29th, 2018. The deadline to participate in Same Room Buy Out will be the evening of November 4th, 2018.
  2. In-House Room Draw: Allows you to select another room in your current residence for next year. The In-House Room Draw begins on November 5th, 2018. The deadline to participate in In-House Room Draw will be the evening of November 11th, 2018.
  3. General Room Draw: Allows you to select a room in another residence for next year. The General Room Draw begins on November 19th, 2018. The deadline to participate in general room draw is Friday, November 30th, 2018

How do I select my same room or register for in-house or general room draw?

To take part in the Same Room Buyout, please follow the link below and log in with your
Acadia Central account: https://acadiau.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal

You must agree to the terms of living in residence before your selection will be complete. A confirmation message will be sent to you by email.

You cannot select your current room AND register for In-House or General Room Draw.

Room Draw

I want to live in...

My Current Room

  1. Complete online residence application to return to residence by November 1st.
  2. Once you have completed your application, you are able to continue and select your current room. You will have from October 29th - November 2nd to do so.
  3. If you miss these steps, you will need to come into the Residence Life Office.

A New Room in my Residence

  1. Complete online residence application to return to residence by November 2nd.
  2. Same room selection takes place from October 29th - November 2nd. Ignore this.
  3. You will be emailed a time slot for the in-house room draw.
  4. Once your time slot opens up, you can continue and choose a room in your current house. You will have from November 5th - November 9th to do so.
  5. If you miss these steps, you will need to come into the Residence Life Office.

A Room in a Different Residence

  1. Complete online residence application to return to residence by November 16th.
  2. Same room selection takes place from October 29th - November 2nd. Ignore this.
  3. You will be emailed a time slot for the in-house room draw. Ignore this.
  4. The in-house room draw will take place from November 5th - November 9th. Ignore this.
  5. One the in-house room draw is over, you will be emailed a new time slot for the General Room Draw.
  6. Once your time slot opens up, you can continue and choose a room in a different house. You will have from November 19th - November 30th to do so.
  7. If you miss these steps, you will need to come into the Residence Life Office.

Detailed Information on the Process:

  1. Same Room Selection: If you want to return to the same room you are currently living in, please complete your application by Thursday, November 1st and confirm your room choice. Rooms that are not bought-out by their current occupants will made available to participants at room draw.

  2. In-House Room Draw: If you want to return to the same residence but select another room, please complete the application and you will be registered in the In-House room draw, you will be emailed a time slot. You will only be able to select a room in the residence in which you currently live. You must complete your application by November 2nd to be assigned a time slot.

    The draws will begin November 5th and will continue until evening of November 9th. If you do not select a room during In-House Draw then you will be assigned a time slot in General Room draw.

     

  3. General Room Draw: If you would like to return to residence please complete the application and you will be registered in the General Room Draw, you will be emailed a time slot. Only current residents are eligible to register for General Room Draw. After completing your application, you will be given a time slot to select a residence and room. You must complete your application by November 16th to be assigned a time slot for General Room Draw.

    General Room draw will begin on November 19th, 2018, and continue until the evening of November 30th. If you do not select a room during that time, please come to the Residence Life Office to select a room.

Important Notes:

  • You must complete the application to select your room or participate in In-House or General Room draw.
  • Floor Plans will be emailed out during In-House room draw and will be available online during General Room Draw
  • Double Rooms & Suites: If you would like to select a double room or suite, please select the bed accordingly and have your potential roommate(s) to select the other bed(s) in the same room.
  • If you face any issues please contact the Residence Life Office to resolve it.
  • If you decide you want to return to campus next year after room draw has taken place, you may select a room in person at the Residence Life office (room 627 in the Old SUB) on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Residence fees and meal plan fees for 2019-2020 will be released in spring 2019.

Cancellation:

  • If you select a room for next year and you decide to cancel, you must send a cancellation email to residencelife@acadiau.ca prior to December 31st, 2018 to avoid a cancellation fee. Even if you choose not to return to Acadia, you will be charged a cancellation fee if you do not confirm your cancellation with us in writing. We will acknowledge receipt of all cancellations – keep this email as your proof of cancellation.
  • Cancellations received between January 1st, 2019 and February 28th, 2019 will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received between March 1st, 2019 and the first day of classes in September 2019 will be subject to a $300 cancellation fee.
  • Rooms selected during the room draw process cannot be cancelled in favour of another student. Any rooms released will be assigned to students on the waiting list.
  • Cancellations or withdrawals received on or after the first day classes in September 2019 will be subject to withdrawal fees as outlined in the academic calendar.
  • Students who withdraw from Acadia for the Winter 2019 semester will also be removed from their September 2019 room assignment.
  • During the summer, students who have not registered for courses in the upcoming academic year will be removed from their Residence rooms. 

Questions?

You can contact our office by email at residencelife@acadiau.ca or by phone (902) 585-1417. We are located upstairs in the Old SUB, room 627.

Thank you, and we hope you choose to return to residence,

The Residence Life Team