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: When do I apply for residence? Can I apply to residence before I am accepted to Sheridan?
A: Applications for the summer and upcoming Academic Year are available February 1, and yes you can apply before you receive your acceptance from Sheridan College! It is never too late to apply, however we encourage students to apply as early as possible. First year students are encouraged to apply by March 31 to ensure guaranteed residence. Returning students, as well as first year students who miss the March 31 deadline are encouraged to apply before May 1 to ensure to be included in the lottery selection. For more information, please view our application and acceptance information page.
Q: What is the $350.00 deposit for?
A: A deposit of $350.00 is required with all applications for residence. Once you have moved into residence your deposit is used as a damage deposit for your room. It is returned to you less any charges owing after you move out.
Payment options currently available for deposits (subject to change) are: certified cheque, money order, bill payment, or in person via debit or cash (must be EXACT). Applicants can also take advantage of our online Interac payment option – available through the Residence Portal.
*International students who cannot use one of the above options and require wire transfer information should visit: Residence information for international students.
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 mid-February. Summer semester acceptances will be sent out weekly thereafter.
Q: How do you match up roommates?
A: In the Residence Portal you will fill out a questionnaire that helps us determine the best roommate and room placement. Roommate notification is typically sent out early August (more details will be provided to you throughout the application process).
Information to request a specific roommate will be sent in the acceptance package once a student is accepted. For more information, please visit our roommate page.
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 has partnered with both the Real Canadian Superstore and Walmart Canada to help students get groceries as easily as possible for those without vehicles. For students who enjoy grocery shopping, the Real Canadian Superstore provides a Grocery Bus every Tuesday for students to get to the store to get their groceries. 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 double bed
- Desk and chair
- Two-drawer dresser
- Closet space with storage
- High speed Internet & cable TV
- One telephone (per suite) with voicemail, call forwarding and free local calls
The shared bathroom has a vanity, shower and toilet.
The shared kitchenette has the following:
- Kitchen table and chairs
- Cabinet and sink with counter space
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:
- You can tour Sheridan College, which includes a tour of the residence by registering online. Campus tours are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- You can also email us directly at info.trafalgar@sheridanResidence.ca for Trafalgar Campus and at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 parking permit through the Registrar's Office. For the Trafalgar Campus, residence students who purchase a parking permit must provide proof of purchase to the residence to receive an additional parking pass and for access to the designated residence parking lot.
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: Please refer to the cancellation policy found in the Student Residence Agreement.