Future Students

Residence Living

Your Home Away

Find a place to call home in one of our four residences—three located on our upper campus (Harrington Hall, Vanier Hall, and Holy Cross House), and one located on our lower campus (Chatham Hall), only a 12-minute walk away. Chatham offers larger rooms and private bathrooms. Plus, when you don’t feel like walking, hop on the bus with your STU Bus Pass (included with tuition) and be home in 5 minutes! To hear more from the Residence Life Team, check out the Living in Residence Video on YouTube.

4 Reasons to Live in Residence

1.  You’ll be part of the fabric of our campus community

Our small size encourages a close-knit, involved university community, but you have to be here to fully experience it. Students who live on campus are more likely to join clubs, attend events, and meet new people.

2.  Your grades will benefit

Studies have shown that students who live in residence often achieve higher grade point averages. Think about it—it’s hard to be late for class when you live five minutes away. Not sure you’re ready for the midterm? Ask your housemates for help.

3. You’ll make friends from around the world

Your housemates will be from different cities, provinces, and even countries. While you share with them what it’s like coming from your hometown, they’ll teach you about theirs—you may find yourself learning a new language or spending a school break visiting another city or country.

4. You’ll have an unforgettable university experience

Your university years will be some of the best of your life, and it’s important to make the most of them. Form a band, get dressed up for the formal, raise awareness for a cause, write a column in our campus newspaper, audition for a play, and anything else that interests you. Living in residence makes it that much easier.

St. Thomas alumni consistently report living in residence as one of their best memories of university.

Nutritious and Delicious 

Our dining hall offers healthy Canadian, international, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, as well as everything from small snacks and healthy lunches to hearty dinners.

The All You Care to Eat dining plan allows students to enjoy as much or as little as they wish without worrying about the cost of individual items. Choose from meal plans that offer 10, 19, or UNLIMITED visits per week and nourish your body and mind on home-cooked comfort food. Visit Campus Dish for more information about Dining Services at St. Thomas University.

Apply to Residence

If you will be a first-year student in September 2018, you can apply to live in residence online by filling out an application on you ConnectSTU account. After you apply for admission to St. Thomas, you will have access to the residence application form.

First time applicants entering first-year will receive a Residence Application with their offer of admission in the mail from St. Thomas University (no advance application is required). If you do not receive a Residence Application with your admission package please contact the Residence Life Office at (506) 452-0578 or email residencelife@stu.ca

You can fax or mail in your paper application, and residence down payment. This will increase your chances of getting the type of room you want. Do not wait until the last minute as rooms are assigned as the documents are received in the Residence Life Office.

Residence-Only Application

Click here to print out an 2018-2019 application for residence only. This form is for any student looking to apply for residence who is already attending St. Thomas but is applying to residence for the first time.


(506) 452-0578

St. Thomas University
Residence Life Office
51 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3