On-campus housing

Your temporary home away from home

Accommodations are available on campus for students attending in-person residencies.

Depending on availability, we may be able to accommodate students needing temporary short-term rooms outside of residencies.

Room in the Nixon building with double bed and desk.

Rooms and amenities

The Nixon building will be your temporary home away from home while you're on campus attending a residency.

You can choose from two types of rooms:

  • private, single-occupancy rooms with en-suite washroom, mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker
  • dormitory-style single occupancy rooms with shared washrooms

We have 33 rooms with en-suite and 59 dorm rooms.

You're invited to make yourself at home during your stay. 

Note: Limited cooking amenities are available

Students can use the shared fridges, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle and cutlery, which are available in the student lounges on the 3rd and 4th floors. There are no stoves available in the dorm. Students are prohibited from bringing cooking/heating appliances such as hotplates into residence rooms or lounges for safety purposes.

You can purchase healthy, fresh meals at Habitat Café, Monday to Friday. You'll receive a bonus if you prepay for meals on a Value Card.

Accessible rooms

We strive to accommodate guests with varying accessibility needs. Our accessible ensuites offer private bathrooms with grab bars, transfer chairs and walk-in showers.

If you have a medical condition or accessibility need, contact us to request an accessible room:

Accessible parking is available on-site. 


Take a virtual tour of Nixon accommodations

Book a room for your residency

Before you can book a room, you'll need a program room block code from your program area. You'll receive the code two months before your residency starts. Use the code to book your stay online. You can stay the night before the first day of your residency until the day after your residency ends.

Book a temporary room

You can request to stay on campus for up to four weeks while you get settled in Victoria and look for long-term housing.

Email your request up to three months before your program's start date. Decisions will be made on a first come, first served basis. If we have space for you, we'll send you confirmation one month before your program starts.


When you arrive on campus, proceed to the Welcome Desk on the main floor of the Sequoia building to check in, pay and collect your room key. The Welcome Desk is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

After-hours check-in

If you're arriving outside of the Welcome Desk's open hours, you can check in by visiting Campus Security on the ground floor of the Millward building.

The next morning, visit the Welcome Desk to complete the check-in process.


The Central parking lot is the only lot on campus that allows overnight parking. You can buy your parking pass online.

After you check in at the Welcome Desk, you are welcome to drive over to the Millward building and leave your luggage with Campus Security while you find parking. Nixon, where you'll be staying, is right next door to Millward.

If you arrive by taxi, you can leave your luggage with Campus Security and walk to the Sequoia building to check in.

Campus map

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