Frequently Asked Questions

We hope to answer as many common questions about your room as possible.  If we’ve missed one, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask!

How much does it cost to live in the Residence?


The room fees vary based on length of stay and room type, but the standard rate is approximately $2900 per 4-month term. There is also a $50 application fee and a $350 deposit.

The Residence fee includes all utilities and Internet. The fee is for the room only; it does not include food. Learn more about Residence fees here >

Where can I eat? May I cook my own food?

On the ground floor of the Residence building is the Culinary Exchange, a public food court offering various breakfast, lunch, and dinner items prepared by students in RRC’s Culinary Arts program. See more information here >

There is a fully equipped shared kitchen in the Residence where students may cook their own meals. The kitchen is available 24 hours a day.

Each suite contains a fridge and microwave. Residents may do basic food preparation in their suites, but cooking must be done in the shared kitchen.

What do the rooms looks like?

You can see 360 Tours of various spaces in the Residence here:

How do I apply for a room?

The Residence application process is explained in detail here >

Can I live there with my spouse or family?

The rooms in the Residence are for individual post-secondary students. RRC does not have housing for families.

Where can I park?

The Residence does not have a parking lot. Any Resident who brings their own vehicle needs to make private arrangements for parking. See more information here >

Where is the Residence? What if my classes are held at a different campus?

RRC has one Residence. It is located at 504 Main Street in the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute building (PGI). PGI is part of the Exchange District Campus (EDC).

The Notre Dame Campus (NDC) does not have a Residence, but students who have their classes at NDC can live in the Residence. There is a city bus that runs between the Residence and NDC.

Is there bus service between RRC campuses?

Winnipeg Transit bus route #26 travels from a bus stop across the street from the Residence to the bus loop at the Notre Dame Campus. It runs 2-3 times per hour, between the hours of about 06:00 to 19:00. The journey time is 20-25 minutes each way. See more information here >

Is there a curfew?

Residents have 24-hour access to the Residence building. There is no curfew.

Is there security on-site?

Security staff are on duty in the Residence 24 hours a day.

Can I have guests in the Residence?

Yes, you can have guests. Guests must be signed in and out at the Security desk.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Campus Living guest policy is updated as public health restrictions change. See section 3.8 Guests of the Residence Handbook for the latest policy.

Is the use of alcohol or cannabis allowed?

Some possession/consumption of alcohol or cannabis may be allowed, provided you adhere to the Residence policies.

See section 3.13 Alcohol of the Residence Handbook for policies related to alcohol in the Residence.

Note: Alcohol may not be possessed or consumed by any person under the legal drinking age of 18 in the Province of Manitoba.

Possession of open liquor is permitted only within the Resident’s suite and Residence lounges. See section 3.13 Alcohol of the Residence Handbook for policies related to alcohol in the Residence.

See section 3.15A Cannabis/Marijuana of the Residence Handbook for policies related to cannabis.

Note: Residents/Guests age 19 years and older may possess up to the legal limit of cannabis for personal use.

Smoking, vaping, bong use, or any other form of cannabis inhalation are prohibited anywhere on College property, including Residence; this extends to cannabis for medical purposes.

Can I live in the Residence during the summer?

The Residence is open year-round. Students may live in the Residence during any academic term that they are registered in.

Students whose academic program runs during the regular academic year (Fall-Winter) may apply to live in the Residence during the Summer term (between academic years) if they are continuing on in the Residence for the Fall term.

What is RRC doing to keep Residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

These are some of the ways we are reducing the risk of COVID-19 in the Residence:

  • New signage and instructions installed throughout the building to ensure proper physical distancing.
  • Increased cleaning/disinfecting of all communal and highly touched areas
  • Enforcement of the College Mask Policy
  • Reduction in Residence occupancy; not all rooms will be rented
  • Reduction of occupancy in all communal spaces
  • Changes to Guest Policy
  • All Residence programming will be virtual or limited to a maximum of five participants.
  • Virtual office hours – via Teams (In-person meetings by appointment only)
  • Updated Self-Isolation procedure for Residents