Housing and Transportation

Where you live and how you get to your classes are important parts of university life.

Carleton provides the information you need to help decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, you will also get information about public transportation options and parking services to help you with your commute.


On Campus

You can choose from 2 residence styles and 11 residence buildings located on Carleton’s campus. Visit Carleton’s On-campus Housing website for a breakdown of styles, residences and costs.

Residence Life

Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community. You will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you’re learning inside the classroom, while getting to know students from different programs.

Read more about residence life at Carleton.

Off Campus

Carleton’s Off-campus Housing website allows landlords to post listings and can help you find off-campus accommodations.

Meal Plans

First-year students living in residence are enrolled in an All Access Meal Plan that provides unlimited entry into the Dining Hall and a limited quantity of Dining “Flex” Dollars. For students living in suite-style residences, there is a Reduced Meal Plan option.

View Carleton’s meal plans and prices.

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Public Transportation

Getting to Carleton through the OC Transpo public transit system by bus or O-Train is a convenient option for many students. If you are a full-time student at Carleton, you will have access to the Universal Transit Pass for unlimited service across Ottawa.

Parking Services

Pay and permit parking are available on campus for students and visitors.

Visit Carleton’s Parking Services website for information about:

  • bicycle parking,
  • parking permit rates and
  • accessible parking options.

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