Residence and Meal Plans

Living on Campus

Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to make great friends, have tons of fun at Residence events and live convienantly close to where they study.

With many options and decisions to make about where you want to live the Centre for Housing & Residence Life can provide you with all the information you need to make the best choice for you.

Visit their webpage to find more information about living on campus.

Questions? Contact the Centre for Housing & Residence Life: at 902-420-5598 or

Residence BuildingsChoose from traditional dorm-style single and double rooms or apartment-style rooms:

Loyola Residence: A 22-storey high-rise building with all-male, all-female and co-ed floors. Senior suites are available for students who prefer a private room and the option of cooking their own meals. Students living in Senior suites must be 21 years or older, or are in their third or fourth year of study.

Vanier Residence: A low-rise building with all-male, all-female and co-ed floors. Each floor has a common lounge and three suites, each with two single and two double rooms and semi-private washrooms.

Edmund Rice Residence: A 17-storey high-rise featuring self-contained two and three-bedroom apartments, each with kitchen, and washroom, shared by three or four students.

Floor Types:

  • All-female
  • All-male
  • Quiet
  • Co-ed
  • Alcohol Free


Meal Plans

There are various meal plan options for students living on or off campus. Students living in Loyola and Vanier are required to have a meal plan. Apartment style accommodations do not require a meal plan however students may opt to purchase a voluntary meal plan.

For more information on mandatory and voluntary meal plans, visit the SMU Dining website.