Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

Dorm style:
$7,789 - single room
$7,418 - double room

Rates are based on 8-month duration.

Suite style:
$8,851 (double room)
$9,294 (single room) Visit for a full break-down of costs and details for the upcoming year, as the above estimates are based on the previous academic cycle and are subject to change. 

Room Types

There are 10 undergraduate residence buildings: 8 at the Keele Campus and 2 at the Glendon Campus, each with approximately 250 students.

Most residences are traditional-style buildings and include double and single room options with shared common washrooms and lounge areas that are designed for first-year students.

There are limited suite-style residences (typically shared by 2-6 students) with in-suite kitchens and shared washrooms; these are a preferred option for upper-year students who want to live in smaller groups, have an optional Meal Plan and share amenities.

York residences offer mixed and single-gender options. Adapted and wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available within most of the undergraduate buildings but must be requested on the application and registered with Student Accessibility Services.

Note: Policy on guaranteed residence and room options may change based on current events.


Rooms are furnished with a twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, garbage bin and lamp. Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is available in all rooms. Students can subscribe to cable TV and phone services for an additional fee.

For more information about our residence buildings, visit the Residence Buildings and Gallery page.

For more information about York Apartments Residence buildings, visit the Apartment Buildings Gallery & Virtual Tours page.

Residence Guarantee

First-year students are guaranteed a residence offer if they are admitted for the fall session directly from high school and they apply by June 1.

First-year students admitted with a minimum 90% average who apply by June 1 and select the single room preference are guaranteed their choice of room selection.

Note: Policy on guaranteed residence and room options is subject to change. 

Deposit Required

A $500 non-refundable Room Offer deposit must be paid online using a credit or Visa debit card to confirm your acceptance of your room offer. Your deposit is not an additional charge and will be deducted from your room fees after you move in. 

Meal Plans

  • $2,750 to $5,000 (depending on room/suite type).
  • $2,750 Suite Convenience Plan is an optional meal plan for students living in a suite-style residence

Meal plans are exempt from HST except for a portion of each plan that is allocated to a taxable account.

Other Information

Undergraduate students who are arriving with their spouse and/or child/children are eligible to apply for York Apartments (YA).

YA units are a mix of furnished and unfurnished and are equipped with kitchen facilities. Units cost between $1,020 – $1,841 CAD monthly. Move-ins are arranged for the first and 15th of each month throughout the year, pending availability and excluding weekends and statutory holidays.