Welcome to Residence Life at Mount Saint Vincent University. We are excited for you to join the Residence Life community and make MSVU your home far away from home. Staying on campus is a great way to get involved with on campus activities, to make amazing connections, and have a lot of fun!

Below you will find information about Residence Life and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Residence@msvu.ca.

Applications for Fall 2024/Winter 2025 are now open! Click here to apply!   If you are an applicant from another institution, please indicate this on the form. *

Current MSVU students will need their student number to fill out the form.

In order for your residence application to be processed, you must pay your residence deposit. Please note: the residence deposit is non-refundable.


*Once your application is complete, you will receive an MSVU student number, and instructions on how you can pay the non-refundable deposit of $500. You will not be placed in a room unless the deposit is made.

Our Caring Community Code 2024-2025 is our new Residence Life model at the Mount. Our Caring Community is located on the upper campus in Assisi Hall, the Birches, and Westwood. Each area will build a strong and engaged community led by a trained staff member i.e., Resident Assistant (RA), and three DONs overseeing and supporting the RAs during our phased approach to rebuilding our critical mass on campus.

The Caring Community program includes a Residence Life model that engages students fostering an interactive and supportive network of students living on campus. We will build this community through new and innovative ways of programming and training of our student leaders to offer virtual and in-person support to students.

We are excited to welcome students back to campus and are eager to help new students begin their journey!  We are committed to making this a memorable experience for you while maintaining a healthy and safe living environment.

If you are an orientation leader, an athlete, or an international student and you are planning to move-in earlier than the move-in date i.e., Sunday, September 1st, 2024, please fill out the Early Move-In Request form, and we will review your request. Do mention your reason for moving-in early.


If you have any questions, reach out to us at Residence@msvu.ca.

If you are looking to get your room changed, please fill out the Residence Room Change Request Form.

NOTE: This form is only for students who have received a room placement for academic year 2024-2025 and wish to be placed elsewhere.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Residence@msvu.ca.

The Ultimate Residence Packing List which will help you decide what all you should pack and items you should NOT bring to student residences.

Note for parents: please refer to Information for Parents section.

*Note: We are still updating the information for move-in 2024. Please see back in mid-late July for the updated 2024 information.

MSVU offers three fully furnished residence living options: Assisi Hall, the Birches, and Westwood (19+).

Check out the Virtual Campus Tours for an inside look at all of our residence living options.

Please refer to 2024-2025 Residence Prices With Meal Plans for a better understanding of the residence options along with mandatory meal plan options.

Please see the Residence Living Options here.

The Residence Life Team is made up of Resident Assistants (RA), DONs, and an Academic and Community RA (ACRA) who are here to support students and make your residence experience a memorable one.

Please see our Residence Life Team here.

The MSVU community is made up of students, faculty, staff, alumnae, friends, donors, and people and organizations within the broader region who make us part of their everyday lives. From research institutes to health and wellness services, there’s something for everyone at MSVU.

Please see the resources here.