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Macdonald Campus Eligibility & Application

Interested in living in McGill's Macdonald Campus student housing? Find all the information you need about eligibility and how to apply, how halls and rooms are assigned and what you need to do to confirm your room reservation.

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.

Still have questions? Check out the FAQ section of this site, or contact us at:

Macdonald Campus Housing Office

Laird Hall, room 107
21111 Lakeshore
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
H9X 3V9

Tel.: 514-398-7716
residences.macdonald [at] (Email)



New Students

McGill is pleased to guarantee residence accommodation to;

  • all newly admitted undergraduate students who are 22 years of age and under (September 1), and
  • starting their first year of university studies, and 
  • admitted to McGill University and have accepted that offer of admission prior to the residence confirmation deadline

Students MUST have already confirmed their room reservation and have payed their residence deposit in order to confirm their space in residence.

First-year undergraduate students receiving renewable entrance scholarships are further guaranteed that they will be assigned a single room in Laird Hall. Please note it is the student's responsibility to let us know about the scholarship.

After June 1st, when all newly admitted first year students who applied and paid for residences have been accommodated, consideration will be given to transfer and exchange students.

How do I apply for space in residence?

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

neglected to indicate that you wish to be considered for a space in Residences on the General Application Forms, please contact us.

To confirm your residence accommodation, log on to Minerva.


 If you think you have requested residence but have not received acceptance from us, please contact residences.macdonald [at] (our office).




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