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Residences and Off-Campus Housing

You’re now a university student and chances are this will be your first time living on your own. What you’ll find at Laurentian are flexible, comfortable residences that will feel like home – only better. Here, YOU get to design your own lifestyle! It’s the main reason so many students – more than 1,600 of them – choose to live on campus. Our eight unique residences provide you with an array of options. Each residence has a different style and vibe so we’re sure you’ll find one that feels just right for you.


First-year applicants are guaranteed a spot in residence at our Sudbury campus if they:
  • Are a 101 Student as defined by OUAC,
  • Apply to either University College Residence or Single Student Residence as your #1 choice,
  • Apply to residence and accept Laurentian's offer of admission by June 1st 2018.

For many, choosing residence is a great way to jump-start student life. Friendships are formed quickly, and many last a lifetime. Living at the heart of the Laurentian campus is safe, convenient, and best of all, a great way to socialize.

Eight residences provide plenty of room and each one offers different accommodation styles and floor layouts. Choose from dorms, shared or single rooms and apartments.

Residences offer:
  • Free Internet and wireless connections
  • Access to common areas, TV rooms, study lounges, computer labs, photocopying,
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities, games room, vending machines, ATM, convenience store,
  • Health Services, exercise room, movie room,
  • Secured buildings with 24/7 staff,
  • Access to fresh marché-style dining experience.

2018 - 2019 Sudbury Residence Fees

Residences Double Single Deposit Meal Plan
University College $6,614^ $7,737^ $500 Required
Single Student $6,614^ $7,737^ $500 Required
West Residence ---- $7,968^ $500 Required
East Residence ---- $7,943^^ $500 Required
Mature Student Residence ---- $8,584 $500 Optional
Huntington University** TBD TBD TBD Optional
University of Sudbury** $5240 $6270 $500 Optional
Thorneloe University** ---- TBD TBD Optional

^ A caution Fee $100 and activity fee $75 are included.
^^ A caution Fee $100 and activity fee $50 are included.

Residences indicated with ** are Federated Residences.

If you choose to live off campus, you’ll find that apartments are affordable in Sudbury.

Look at spending approximately:

  • $659 for a bachelor apartment,
  • $848 for a one bedroom apartment,
  • or $1,048 for a two bedroom apartment in Sudbury;


Sudbury Campus

Different styles of on-campus residences are available, with a full range of services and amenities which include laundry facilities, health services, games rooms, and recreational social rooms. Life in residence offers many advantages: a welcoming environment where you’ll meet students with shared interests, as well as close proximity to classes, health and fitness facilities and various study spaces and resources on campus.

University College Residence (UC Rez)

11-storey building is a traditional dormitory-style that accommodates 240 students • Each floor is equipped with television/common room, kitchen, bathrooms and each bedroom features high speed internet access, porter services 24/7 and outdoor recreational facilities.

Single Student Residence (SSR)

Provides accommodations for 387 students in a 3-storey building with self-contained apartments (4 – 6 person apartments) • Security / support 24/7 • Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, storage room and high speed internet access.

West Residence (West Rez)

6-storey air conditioned building with 55 furnished self-contained apartments (223 students) available for upper year-students, who meet credit or age requirements • Each apartment consists of four single furnished bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms and is equipped with cable and high-speed internet access • Each floor has a lounge where guests can meet and socialize.

East Residence (East Rez)

11-storey air conditioned building with 62 furnished self-contained apartments (236 students) available for upper year-students who meet credit or age requirements • Each apartment consists of four single furnished bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms and is equipped with cable and high-speed internet access.

Mature Student Residence (MSR)

Recently renovated, MSR is an 11-storey building with self-contained unfurnished apartments for upper-year students • 127 units which offer a one bedroom apartment-style living.

Huntington University Residence**

Accommodates 162 students in 21 single and 68 double rooms • In addition to its excellent kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, TV lounges and study areas, Huntington features its own social centre, a small exercise room and a library.

The first-year residence guarantee does not apply to this residence.

Lucien Matte Residence
University of Sudbury - Lucien Matte Residence**

180 students occupy 100 single and 40 double rooms • Small sections of 12 to 14 students provide for a home away from home atmosphere.

The first-year residence guarantee does not apply to this residence.

Thorneloe University Residence**

Accommodates 58 students in single rooms.

The first-year residence guarantee does not apply to this residence.


Services listed below pertain to the Laurentian Residences and may not be applicable to the federated Residences.

Cleaning Services

Cleaning of the washrooms in UCR is normally done each weekday. In addition, common areas in UCR are normally done Mondays and Fridays; however, residents are expected to maintain a reasonable degree of cleanliness and neatness in their living areas at all times. There are vacuums available from the R.A. for the use of UCR and SSR residents.

Mail Services

Mail is delivered to the RES complex each weekday and may be found in the mailbox corresponding to your room or apartment number. You will receive a key for your mailbox when you move in. Outgoing mail may be placed in the mailbox outside UCR and will be picked up by Canada Post each day at 1 p.m. Purolator and Fax service is available for SSR, UCR and MSR students only. The fax number is (705)671 3826.

Your mail should be addressed as shown to the right.

  • Name
  • Name of RES, Room #
  • Laurentian University
  • Ramsey Lake Road
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • P3E 2C6

Parking is available in the lot #9. You may obtain a parking card from Security and Parking (705) 673 6562 at the Maintenance and Security building. There are a limited number of spaces with plug in capability.


Porters are located in the lobby of UCR and West Residence. The main function of the porters is to provide security for the students of this complex. The UCR porter is available from 4p.m. - 8a.m. weekdays and 24/7 on weekends.

Residence Office Extras

During the academic year, the Residence Office provides a number of services and perks. The benefits include: free tickets to all home varsity games; Christmas and Volunteer dinners; a number of residence council bursaries; and the Gerry Lougheed Jr. Award. The Residence Office also hosts a number of volunteer events. In addition to all these extras, the Residence Office provides an activity fund and two free buses to each floor, and free intramural sport sponsorship. Finally, the Residence Office is one of the main employers of students on campus, hiring approximately 10% of the residents in various positions.


Certain measures have been taken to help keep our residence safe and secure. Throughout the Residence complex, there are recorded video surveillance cameras. Porters do rounds throughout the buildings every two hours, and on weekend nights there is a porter in place at every entrance to monitor who comes into the buildings. As well as Porters, there are two R.A.s “In Da House” on call every weekend. They also do rounds throughout the buildings every two hours. Laurentian also offers a SafeRide program that provides a safe escort to and from anywhere on campus by a security officer.

If you do not reserve your residence space before the application deadline, you will need to find off-campus housing.
Renting an apartment is an option for off-campus housing.

Apartments in Sudbury are usually available with one-,two-, or three-bedrooms. You are responsible for buying and cooking your own food, doing your laundry, purchasing furniture (usually) and other necessities such as bed linens, dishes, cooking utensils, silverware, etc. The apartment may or may not be equipped with a fridge and stove.

Cost: between $577.00 and $927.00 CDN per month, which may or may not include utilities, and usually does not include telephone or cable television.

This might be a suitable arrangement for someone who is planning to study for a period longer than eight months since most apartments require you to stay for one year. Because this option cannot be pre-arranged, you should be prepared to spend the first few days in a hotel or temporary housing.

You can find apartments for rent in the Greater Sudbury area on:


For more information please contact Off-Campus Housing by email at or by phone at +1-705-675-1151 ext. 1087.