Enjoy the convenience of being on campus and the friendships that form when you live in residence. For students who are away from home, sometimes for the first time, living in residence is a great way to begin your college experience.

Our Cornwall residence has fully furnished single occupancy suites with adjoining bathrooms and common areas for group study and social activities. There are accessible suites available for students with disabilities. With easy access to public transit, on-site laundry facilities, access to college computer labs, library, dining services, and meal plans, and more, residence has everything you need in one comfortable, secure location.

The Cornwall campus has a 44-room residence offering a safe, secure, convenient and affordable housing alternative overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The residence rooms are single occupancy and located within Moulinette Hall in the same building as your classes. Imagine never having to leave the building on those cold stormy winter days. And, after class, you can join your friends in the common room where a warm, inviting fireplace will provide just the right ambiance for relaxation.


  • 44 fully furnished private suites at the south wing of Moulinette Hall
  • Each room has a private entrance sharing a full bathroom with the adjoining room
  • Residents share an on-site laundry room
  • Recreation/group study facility just down the hall
  • Security features include 24-hour security staff and video surveillance


  • Non-smoking environment
  • Single bed, desk and wardrobe unit
  • mini fridge
  • Outlets for microwave and small appliances
  • Smoke and heat detectors
  • Optional cable
  • Free internet services included
  • Utilities and local telephone included


You don't need to sign a 12-month lease. The cost for the 2023/2024 Academic year is $6,914.00.

The fee is split into two equal payments. An initial payment of $250 is required at the time of acceptance to the residence.

Students may stay in residence during the summer for monthly rate.


There are 44 beds available for residents. There are 42 beds in double occupancy rooms and 1 single occupancy room and 1 wheelchair accessible room.

When you have confirmed your space in an academic program at St. Lawrence College you are now eligible to apply to the student residence. Please DO NOT apply for residence until you have confirmed that you will accept your space in your academic program.

If all of the beds in residence have been allocated to students, you will be put on a waiting list. The waitlist will be determined by the order in which applications were received. If a space opens in the residence, we will offer it to the first person on the waitlist regardless if it is a single or double occupancy room.

You may apply online by completing this application form for the Cornwall Campus Residence once you have received your acceptance from St. Lawrence College and you have confirmed your acceptance. 

Once the residence office receives your application, you will receive a residence acceptance package within two weeks of your application submission date unless all spaces have already been filled.

If you are not immediately accepted into residence, you will be placed on a priority waitlist for an available spot. Should a spot become available later, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and you will have 48 hours to claim your spot. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact us regarding your residence application if you have not received notification of acceptance by May 1st.

Everyone who is accepted into residence must fill out a “Room Preference Questionnaire”. This questionnaire contains many different questions concerning your interests, study and sleep habits and how social you like to be. Based on these profiles, we place you with a roommate of the same gender with similar interests. If you have a friend who will be living in residence, there is an option to request him or her. As long as you both individually request each other on you room questionnaire, we will place you in the same room.

Roommate contact information will be mailed to you the first week of August. Please feel free to contact your roommate to introduce yourself and to discuss items that you will be bringing to your residence room.

All residence rooms include curtains, carpeting, a single bed, desk with adjustable drawer unit, chair, bureau, closet and overhead light. All residence beds are twin size and you will need to supply sheets, pillows, pillowcases, blankets and comforters. There is a small kitchen area with a mini-fridge. For more information on what you are able to bring please review the Residence Guide and the "What to Bring" list sent to all incoming residents. High-Speed internet access is included in your fees and is provided by both wireless and network connections.

The residence has 1 room with wheelchair accessible access. If you require a wheelchair accessible room, please indicate this on the application form. If you have any other accommodation requirements, please contact the residence office for further information.

Residence staff would be happy to have you visit the residence over the summer months for a tour of the rooms and facilities.

The residence offers accommodations over the summer for both short and long term stays. Whether you're in school, on a co-op term, or just visiting the city, we offer great rates on summer rooms in residence. Please visit Summer Accommodations for more information or stop by the residence front desk.

Yes, though you must complete an overnight guest form (24 hours in advance of your guest's stay) available at the front desk and have your roommate (if in double occupancy room) and a residence staff member sign to approve it. Your guest must check in with campus security and leave a piece of photo identification. Guests are limited to a maximum stay of three consecutive nights. Please remember, you are responsible for your guests while staying in the residence.

The residence offers great security from the moment you pass through the card access controlled main entrance, until you unlock your bedroom door with your own key. We believe your safety is very important. To that end, we require that all visitors sign in at the front desk prior to entry and that all overnight guests must be signed in 24 hours prior to visiting and provide a valid piece of photo identification to campus security. All of the common areas, stairwell entrances and corridors are video monitored, and we have campus security on duty 24 hours a day. Safety and security are also the responsibility of every resident. All the safeguards and rules put in place by the residence are for your protection and convenience. Circumventing rules by lending keys or letting in visitors without permission will only lead to problems. Lock your room door at all times and do not leave your valuables unattended, as neither the residence nor the college is responsible for missing items.

There are on-site laundry facilities located within the residence building. The laundry rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost per wash is $1.75 per cycle and drying is $1.50 per load.

You are able to enter and exit the residence at any time, but there is a quiet hour policy in place to ensure students get a well-rested night to assist in academic success. From Sunday-Thursday, quiet hours are 11:00pm-8:00am and Friday and Saturday quiet hours are from 1:00am-8:00am.

Once you have been accepted into the residence, you must send back to the residence an initial $250.00 payment with your signed contract. Your space in residence is not guaranteed until you have paid your initial fee payment and returned your signed contract. All residence fees are on your residence contract that you receive upon acceptance.

There are several different methods you are able to use to pay your residence fees. You are able to pay online by logging onto your internet banking and selecting St. Lawrence College as the payee and then the letter “U” followed by your unique student number. Other common methods of payment are: Money Order, Certified Cheque, and debit card transactions.

No. You are not required to purchase a meal plan, however meal plans are available through Brown’s Fine Foods.

This is one of the more difficult issues for students to face and understand. The Residence Contract is a FULL-YEAR Contract. This means that when you accept a bed in residence and sign the contract, you are agreeing to pay for the residence room for both semesters whether or not you remain living in the residence, subject to the 10-day grace period at the start of each academic semester.

If a student wishes to leave the residence, they must notify the Residence Manager by filling out a "Residence Withdrawal Form". This form is available at the Residence Office. The Residence Manager maintains a list of students who have submitted Residence Withdrawal Forms in dated order according to when the space is available for re-occupancy. When an external replacement enters the residence, his/her name is placed beside the first withdrawal on the list. Replacements are applied on a residence-wide basis, not by wing or floor.

If a student withdraws from residence for academic reasons, they are still responsible for paying for their room until a replacement can be found or until the semester ends. There is no guarantee that the residence will be able to fill the bed space.

Residence fees are refunded to withdrawn students solely in dated order of when they submitted their Residence Withdrawal Form, not according to when an individual space in residence is occupied. This means that the Residence Manager may move a student into any space in the residence as per operational requirements. Practically, this means that there may be a person living in what was your space, but because the residence has not yet reached your spot on the withdrawal list, you are not entitled to a refund yet. There are often internal moves in the residence that take place at various times of the year for roommate issues. You will be notified when your spot on the withdrawal list has been filled and a refund will be processed in a timely manner.

St. Lawrence College is a smoke-free college. As a smoke-free college, the use of tobacco and cannabis products, including vaping and E-cigarettes is prohibited at all campus locations. This includes all indoor and outdoor areas, anywhere within the College, residence buildings and in vehicles on campus. The smoke-free initiative includes any person on campus, whether they are students, staff, faculty, subcontractors and/or employees, and visitors. All events hosted on SLC campus will also be smoke-free. If you choose to smoke you must smoke off-campus. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the college smoking policy.

Apply For Residence

***Please remember to confirm you have accepted St. Lawrence College's academic offer before applying for residence.***

Summer Accommodations

St. Lawrence College students may stay in residence during the summer months (May-August). Learn more about Summer AccommodationsIf you are a current student in residence please fill out this application to stay in residence for the summer (nightly and/or monthly stays).

Contact Us

Residence Coordinator – Gabryelle Decoste
St. Lawrence College Residence
2 St. Lawrence Drive
Cornwall, Ontario K6H 4Z1
Tel: 613.933.6080 or 613.933.6086, ext. 2106
Fax: 613.937.1512