Residences & Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

University College: Single room $7,737; double room $6,614
Single Student Residence: Single room $7,737; double room $6,614
West Residence: Single room $7,968
East Residence: Single room $7,943
Mature Student Residence (MSR): $8,584
Huntington Residence: Single room $TBD; double room $TBD
Thorneloe Residence: Single room $TBD
Lucien Matte Residence: Single room $6,270; double room $5,240
Notes: Prices are subject to change. All prices are for 1 academic year (8 months).

Room Types

Single and double rooms are available. There are a limited number of single rooms available for first year students.

East Residence

East Residence, the newest addition to Student Street, is a 12-story building that houses 236 students in apartment-style accommodations. Each apartment comes with 3 or 4 single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room. Students can also enjoy the new bistro-style food, served in the attached restaurant.

West Residence

This 6-storey air-conditioned building has 55 furnished, self-contained apartments. Each apartment consists of 4 single furnished bedrooms, living room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Apartments are wired for cable television in the living room and high-speed internet in all of the bedrooms. Each floor has a lounge where guests can meet and socialize.

Single Student Residence (SSR)

Better known as SSR, this very popular and unique 3-storey building is located on the Laurentian campus. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, storage room and high-speed internet access. SSR provides accommodations for 396 guests with access to all services on the main floor (Student Street).

Mature Student Residence (MSR)

MSR is an 11-storey high-rise building that offers one-bedroom, apartment-style living. The 127 units provide considerably more privacy than the traditional-style residences.

University College (UC)

UC is a traditional dormitory-style residence that offers single and double accommodation for 240 guests. Each floor is equipped with a television/common room, kitchen and bathrooms, and each bedroom features high-speed internet connection. There is a large TV room on the main floor. UC houses a front desk service with a porter 24/7, and outdoor recreational facilities.

Huntington Residence

Huntington's Residence houses 171 students in a modern, co-educational setting with excellent kitchen facilities where students can cook their own meals. Students also have access to laundry facilities, TV lounges and study areas. There are 21 single and 75 double rooms. Huntington has its own social centre, a small exercise room and a library. Most students will quickly acquire a nickname, if they do not already have one. Such is the "esprit de corps" that exists in Huntington's residence setting.

Lucien Matte Residence

Lucien Matte Residence is home to 174 men and women in 92 single and 41 double bedrooms. Small sections of 12 to 14 students provide for a home away from home atmosphere. The common rooms on the ground floor help keep the room sections more quiet. Each room is equipped with cable TV service (no fee), an outlet for the internet (no fee) at each desk and an outlet for the telephone. Affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the residence welcomes some 60 first-year students each year.

Thorneloe University Residence

Thorneloe University Residence can accommodate 58 men and women in single rooms, and normally accepts about 20 new students every year. Affiliated with the Anglican Church, it is open to full-time students of all faiths.

Several different styles of on-campus residences are available, including apartments, single, double, co-ed and single-gender rooms.


  • Free Internet and wireless connections
  • Access to common areas, TV rooms, study lounges, computer labs
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities, games rooms, video rentals, vending machines, ATM, convenience store, snack bar
  • Health services, exercise rooms, basketball and tennis courts

In SSR and WEST, each apartment is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, kitchen table and chairs, cable TV hook up and storage room. As this residence is apartment style, each unit has 2 bathrooms; 1 has a shower/bathtub.

In UCR, there is a kitchen on each floor equipped with 2 stoves, microwave and table with chairs. Bathroom facilities in UCR are communal; there are 3 showers on each floor. In each bedroom, you are provided with a bed, garbage pail, desk with 2 drawers, chair, dresser shelves and curtains. In addition, UCR bedrooms provide you with a vanity and mirror.

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 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.

Residence Guarantee

The residence guarantee applies to all high school students with an average of 75% or more (six 4U/M). You must apply by June 1, 2019.

Deposit Required

$500 – $550

Deposit must be paid upon accepting a residence offer.



Meal Plans

Meal Plans – Fast, Flexible, Economical

Everyone on campus can enjoy the benefits of our outstanding meal plans. There’s a plan for every pocketbook and a selection of options to suit every need.

Designated Residences* Mandatory Meal Plans

First-year students residing in *Single Student and University College residence complexes have a number of options to consider once they apply for residence accommodations.

Options include:

Freedom – $4,741 (tax incl.)
Includes $200 tax-free Flex Dollars, plus 5 guest passes.
This plan offers maximum flexibility for dining at Laurentian. With the Freedom Plan you enjoy unlimited access to the Dining Room during regular hours of operation. Eat breakfast, lunch, dinner; drop in for coffee and muffins or afternoon snacks.

Hearty Eater – $4,584 (tax incl.)
Includes $300 tax-free Flex Dollars, plus 5 guest passes.
Enjoy up to 375 meals. With the Hearty Eater Plan you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner up to 375 times. Plan holders may enter the Dining Room once during any meal period.

Commuter – $4,172 (tax incl.)
Includes $450 tax free Flex Dollars, plus 5 guest passes.
Enjoy up to 320 meals. With the Commuter Plan you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner up to 320 times. Plan holders may enter the Dining Room once during any meal period. Included is $450 flex dollars.

Light Eater – $3,663 (+ applicable taxes)
Includes $650 Flex Dollars, plus 3 guest passes.
Enjoy up to 250 meals. With the Light Eater Plan you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner up to 250 times. Plan holders may enter the Dining Room once during any meal period. 

Upper-Year Students Residing in East & West Residence Complexes

Upper Year East & West – $1,720 (tax incl.)
Includes $250 Flex Dollars, plus 3 guest passes.
Enjoy up to 125 meals. With the East & West Residence Plan you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner up to 125 times. Plan holders may enter the Dining Room once during any meal period.

For comprehensive details on the many meal plans options available to those students living in designated residences, visit the Laurentian Food Services Website.

Optional Meal Plans

*Non-Designated Residence and Off-Campus Students have several options to choose from when selecting a meal plan to take advantage of:

Introductory Plan: $150
Starter Plan: $550
Block of 20 Fresh Food Co. meals: $200
Block of 50 Fresh Food Co. meals: $475
$300 Flex Dollars + Block of 30 Fresh Food Co. meals: $575

Dollar for dollar Flex Dollars can be added to any Fresh Food Co. meal plan. Your Flex Dollars can be used at any of the following locations on campus: Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Subway, Alumni Hall Dining, Alphonse Raymond Dining, East Residence Café Bistro and C-Store.

*While MSR, Huntington, University of Sudbury (Lucien Matte) and Thorneloe residences are excluded from the mandatory meal plan provisions, all students can take advantage of similar discounted meal plan options on a voluntary basis.

Optional meal plans can be purchased through ARAMARK directly. Their offices are located in the Great Hall entryway. For comprehensive details on individual meal plans, visit the Campus Dish website.

Other Information

Available upon request.