Fall/Spring 2020/2021 information

CapU housing remains open and will continue to provide accommodation to CapU students through academic year 2020/2021 semester. If you are in need of housing for academic year 2020, you can apply at How to Apply.

Students will be required to be enrolled in at least 9 credits each term (in-person or online) to maintain their eligibility for CapU student housing.

All communications from CapU Housing will be sent to your student email account and your residence portal. Continue to check your Capu email and residence portal for updates to your application.

When you are offered a room in residence, an email will be sent to your CapU email and residence portal. The offer email contains information about how to proceed and accept your offer. The offer email also contains the deadline to accept the offer. If you don't accept your offer by the deadline, the offer will expire and your application will be cancelled.

Contact housing for more information.

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Due to the limited available rooms in residence, offers cannot be transferred to January 2021 semester.

You will be added to the waitlist and you will received an offer when selected by lottery. Lottery is done as rooms become available.

Following the advice of the Health Authorities, we will be offering single rooms to everyone who have applied for housing and is selected to get a room. Make sure you read your offer letter and residence contract to understand the conditions of your offer.

Yes, dining services will be open and available to residents. Our dining services will continue to accommodate the various dietary needs of our students. There will be modified hours and reduced food options.

CapU Housing will be open for academic year 2020/2021 and operating at a reduced capacity. Application for academic year Sep 2020 – April 2021 will not be considered for Spring only (Jan – April 2021) semester. If it is safe for us to open up more spaces in residence for spring semester (January – April 2021), application will open in October 2020.

Continue to check How to Apply for updated information regarding the Spring 2021 application.

Due to limited available spaces in housing, room offers will be sent to applicants using a lottery system, following when CapU housing received your application. For those that have applied and wondering what their odds are, we expect that there will be significantly fewer students living in residence this fall. This means that we will open up additional spaces for applicants, as our inventory allows.

CapU Housing is committed to providing a safe living space for all its residents. All students will be placed in a single room. Refer to your residence offer letter for more information.

In partnership with CapU's Accessibility Services, we are taking steps to make these older buildings more accessible for everyone, including automatic door access to the main residence building (Grouse Hall) and to the dining hall. The washrooms and showers are also universally accessible. In addition, Accessibility Services will continue to work with Student Housing to address student needs and make the property more accessible and inclusive for all ages and abilities.

For all inquiries or to book an appointment with an Accessibility Services Advisor, please call 604 983 7526 or for an email response at access-serv@capilanou.ca.

General information

By transit: CapU student fees include a U-Pass, giving students unlimited access to TransLink bus, rail and ferry services. To get between campus and residence, students catch the #212 bus to Phibbs Exchange and change to the #239 bus to CapU. The total trip takes about 20 minutes. The #212 bus provides service every 30 minutes, and the #239 bus provides service every 10 to 12 minutes. Visit Translink Mobile Services for more details.

By bike: An on-street bike route connects the campus with the Dollarton CapU Residence. Convenient outside bike storage is provided on campus and at the residence.

By car share: CapU and Evo are partnering to bring car sharing to CapU and CapU Residence. The pilot project will give students more options for getting between the campus and residence.

By car: Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Costs, if any, are still being considered. It is important to note that demand for parking spaces may, at times, exceed the space available. All vehicles must be registered with student housing upon move-in. Students are encouraged to use transit, cycle or car share.

Demand for student housing is high. Students need access to safe, clean and comfortable housing that is also reasonable. The off-campus location is the first phase of student housing to meet that demand. Our goal is to provide student housing in on- and off-campus residences. Planning is underway as we look at options to best serve our campus community. Our longer-term plans include on-campus housing.

Please visit Apply For Residence for detailed information and to submit your application.

Our application process is open to current and prospective students who have applied for or been admitted to Capilano University. Our application system will require you to log in using your student login username and password. If you do not yet have your student login information and have already submitted an application to CapU, please contact housing@capilanou.ca for assistance. All current and new students, who are registered full-time (nine credits) at CapU are eligible for residence.

Summer Eligibility: During the Summer term, students are not required to be enrolled in courses in order to live in residence, but must have studied at CapU during the previous (Spring) term.

Students who apply for residence by the deadline in each application round will receive priority consideration. Most of our double rooms are prioritized for students entering their first year of studies at Capilano University, with additional consideration given to international students and students living outside of areas local to North Vancouver.

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The residence fees include a bed, storage, desk, chair and closet for each student. Rooms are equipped with high-speed, wireless Internet. Each floor in Residence includes a common lounge, shared washroom and shared showers. The fee also includes a daily meal plan that provides a range of healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options in the dining hall as well as $500 in dining dollars that can be used for meals on campus.

During the application process, you will be asked to create a profile and screen name to be used in our online roommate matching portal. Shared accommodations are single gender only. Through the portal, you will be given the opportunity to browse prospective roommates and compare interests to select the best fit for you.

No pets are allowed. Guide and service dogs are permitted, but must be registered with Student Housing Services and Accessibility Services.  

In partnership with CapU’s Accessibility Services, we are taking steps to make these older buildings more accessible for everyone, including automatic door access to the main residence building (Grouse Hall) and to the dining hall. The washrooms and showers are also universally accessible. In addition, Accessibility Services will continue to work with Student Housing to address student needs and make the property more accessible and inclusive for all ages and abilities. 

For all inquiries or to book an appointment with an Accessibility Services Advisor, please call 604 983 7526 or for an email response at access-serv@capilanou.ca

CapU Residence is located in a growing neighbourhood with a number of amenities and services within short walking, biking or transit distance. Amenities includes coffee shops, restaurants, grocery shopping and social activities such as rock climbing and laser tag.