Residence: Frequently Asked Questions

Sheridan Residence: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is acceptance into Residence determined?
A: There are a few key deadlines for acceptance. Please view our application and acceptance information page.


Q: Can I apply to residence before I am accepted to Sheridan?
A: Yes, you may apply before receiving your acceptance from Sheridan College! It is never too late to apply, however we encourage students to apply as early as possible. For more information, please view our application and acceptance information page.


Q: When will I find out if I've been accepted to live in residence?
A: Residence acceptances will be sent via the email address provided to us in your application.

Applicants for the academic year: First year students who complete an application by March 31 will be accepted via email in May. Students who complete an application between April 1 and May 1 will receive notification of acceptance or wait list status in early May via email. Acceptances will continue after this point as spaces become available. 

Applicants for the summer semester: Students will begin receiving acceptance emails late-February. Summer semester acceptances will be sent out weekly thereafter.


Q: Where can I find more detailed lease and rules information?
A: Residence Community Living Standards and the Student Residence Agreement As a resident/parent/guardian you will want to ensure you go over the acceptance package including the handbook and the Student Residence Agreement; these are available on our Forms and Document page. Reviewing these documents will ensure that you are fully aware and understand the important things to know about living in residence. This includes, but is not limited to the payment schedules and deadlines, any rules and regulations of the residence, move-in and move-out dates, holiday breaks, etc.


Q: How do you match up roommates?
A: Students will be given the opportunity to browse roommates online, send messages and accept potential roommates. If a student doesn’t want to select their own roommate, the Residence will allocate roommates based on personality profiles completed during the application process. Roommate allocations will be sent in early August. 


Q: How many spaces are there in residence?
A: The Trafalgar Campus has two Residence buildings with a combined total of 824 beds and the Davis Campus has 350 beds.


Q: I am enrolled in a program at the Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC). Can I still live in residence?
A: Yes! Students attending HMC should apply to live at the Davis Campus Residence located only 25 minutes from HMC.


Q: How much does residence cost?
A: Please refer to our rates and payment options for more information.


Q: Is there a meal plan?
A: No. Sheridan College does not offer a meal plan for the residence; however there are a variety of on-campus food vendors for all students. Find out more at Dine on Campus. Each two-bedroom suite has a kitchenette for food preparation and students also have access to larger, fully equipped communal kitchens in their residence building.


Q: What services does residence offer to help students get groceries?
A: The Sheridan College Residence (Trafalgar Campus ONLY) has partnered with Walmart Canada to help students get groceries as easily as possible for those without vehicles. For students at the Trafalgar Campus, there is an option of Walmart grocery delivery, where students are able to order groceries online to be delivered to the residence on scheduled drop off days.


Q: What is included in each residence suite?
A: A fully furnished two-bedroom suite with shared kitchenette and shared washroom. View a photo gallery of the suites.

Each bedroom has the following:

  • A Full XL Bed (53in x 80in Mattress)
  • Desk and chair
  • Two-drawer dresser
  • Closet space with storage
  • High speed Internet

The shared bathroom has a vanity, shower and toilet.

The shared kitchenette has the following:

  • Fridge
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Microwave
  • Cabinet and sink with counter space
  • Thermostat


Q: Is there a list of suggested items to bring to residence?
A: Yes there is. Please see our suggested list of items to bring and not to bring to residence..


Q: Can I visit the residence?
A: You have two options to visit the residence:

  1. You can tour Sheridan College, which includes a tour of the residence by registering online. Campus tours are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  2. You can also email us directly at for Trafalgar Campus and at for Davis Campus. We are always happy to show prospective students around. Please note that during the academic year we cannot guarantee a suite will be available for viewing if you do not book through Campus Tours.


Q: Is there parking available for residents?
A: All students parking on campus must purchase a virtual parking permit at


Q: Can I have a guest stay over?
A: Yes. Residents must sign in their guests at the front desk before they enter the Residence. Residents may sign-in up to two guests at a time, and visitors are welcome to stay 2 nights in a row. Each resident is permitted to have 10 overnight guest stays per month.

Please refer to the Residence Community Living Standards for more information.


Q: Can I stay in Residence over the summer?
A: Yes. Students are encouraged to stay during the summer semester. We offer great rates on our summer accommodations to full-time, enrolled Sheridan students. Summer residence is also GUARANTEED for students who apply before April 15.


Q: How do I cancel my residence application?
A: Log into your housing portal and complete the cancellation steps. Please refer to the cancellation policy found in the Student Residence Agreement.

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