Graduate downtown eligibility & application

Withdrawal penalties

Application for residences are accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that students are making a commitment for the full academic year. Upon acceptance into residences, students are committing to a lease under Québec law. Students who withdraw from McGill University Residences for either academic or non-academic reasons will be held financially responsible. See Cancellation Policies.

How to apply

To indicate your interest in residence accommodation, simply check off "yes" in response to the question regarding residence accommodation on the admission application form.

If you have neglected to indicate that you wish to be considered for a space in Residences on the General Application Forms, please contact the Graduate Housing Office.

How do I know if I have been offered accommodation?

If you requested housing, please check Minerva after you have been admitted to McGill to see if we have been able to offer you housing.

You must confirm your room reservation and pay your residence deposit before your reply-by deadline (usually two weeks after your offer of accommodation appears on Minerva). Before you confirm your room reservation, please read through this website for detailed information on the types of accommodations we can offer you. As part of the confirmation process you will be asked to rank your choice of accommodation, answer a brief questionnaire about yourself, and pay the residence deposit.

When you are ready, log on to Minerva to:

  • read and accept the room reservation agreement;
  • tell us where you'd like to live by ranking your choices of accommodation;
  • tell us a little about yourself by filling out the questionnaire;
  • pay your room reservation deposit of $1000 (which will be credited towards your first month's rent) along with a $30 non-refundable application fee.

Shortly after the reply-by deadline, you will receive your hall confirmation.