Residence & Campus Life

Residences & Housing

Room Assignment and Changes

We assign rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. Some students apply as early as October to get a room for the following fall. The sooner you apply, the better your chance of getting the space you want. 

Please keep in mind that there are a limited number of single rooms. You may request one, but if one is not available, we will assign you a double room. You can email us at residencelife@acadiau.ca to be put on a waitlist for a single room.

Living in residence offers a unique experience to grow as a student and as a community member. Often students find that once they move into their assigned room, even if it was not their first choice, it is where they want to stay.

How do I change my room?

Yes, you may change rooms during the academic year as long as we have availability. We will debit or credit your account on a pro-rated basis depending on the week you are moving.

The only time room changes are not permitted is during the first two weeks and the last two weeks of each semester, as we must sort through arrivals and no-shows to get an accurate room inventory. At any other time during the academic year you may switch rooms if we have availability. We will debit or credit your account on a pro-rated basis depending on the week you are moving.

In order to request a room, change you will need to complete a room change request form, which you can download (.docx) or find in our office.

If you want to change the room you’ve been assigned for the next academic year, contact us. If we have your preferred room type and residence available, we will change your room assignment as requested. If not, we will put you on a wait list.

You may also switch room assignments with another student. You and the other student must arrange this. To do this, you will both need to fill out a room change request form and hand them in together to the Residence Life Office. Residence Life cannot contact someone on your behalf. If both students agree to the change, you each need to include this in your room change request form.

Once you have sent in your request form one of our Residence Life Coordinators will reach out to you via email to schedule a meeting to discuss your request. Once a meeting has taken place please allow 2-3 days for the request to be reviewed. Once the request has been reviewed one of the Residence Life Coordinators will email you the outcome of your request and will let you know any necessary next steps you will need to take in order to move.

Why wasn't I assigned a double room with my preferred roommate?

We are pleased to accommodate your preferences but there may have been factors that prevented this:
 
1. If your preferred roommate paid his/her deposit much earlier than you, and indicated they wanted a single room, they may have been assigned to a single. 
 
2. If your preferred roommate paid much later than you, there may have been others on the list ahead of them and they would have been given preference. 
 
3. Your preferred roommate may not have identified you as the preferred roommate on his/her application.
 
We would be happy to place you and your preferred roommate on a waitlist to receive a double room together. You will both need to email residencelife@acadiau.ca before we can proceed with your request.