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Applying for Residence

Residence Common Area

Interested in living on our main campus while you attend Red Deer Polytechnic? 

We look forward to having you stay with us as your 'home-away-from-home', just steps away from your classes, services and other amenities located on our main campus. 

Please review the process below to register for accommodations in our Residences. Please note that you must have received conditional or clear admission into a program at Red Deer Polytechnic to begin this process. If you do not have conditional or clear admission you must wait until you receive this confirmation from our Office of the Registrar before applying to live in Residence. 


Application Dates

Full-Time Students

October 1: Applications open for the full academic year (September - April) and the Fall term (September - December)
November 1: Applications open for the Winter term (January - April)
February 1: Applications open for the Spring and Summer months (May-Aug)

Apprenticeship Students

You can begin applying to live in Residence after you have registered in your course/intake. 


Fees

All domestic (Canadian) applicants are required to pay a $40 non-refundable application fee to process the application.

All international applicants are required to pay a $60 non-refundable application fee to process the application.

This fee must be paid online using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 


Re-applying for future years (for current students)

If you currently live in Residence and want to live in Residence for the next school year, you may apply on or after October 1, for the following year. Residence staff do not assume you are coming back. It is your responsibility to re-apply every year.


Roommate Requests

Roommate requests are facilitated through your Residence application. To begin this process, view the Roommate Request tab on your application in the Residence Portal. Roommate requests must be mutual through this process.


Waitlists

Our Residences fill up quickly and if you are not immediately accepted, you may be wondering if it is worth putting your name on the waitlist. Most definitely!

We have, in previous years, gone through a waitlist upwards of 300 people. Throughout the summer, applicants drop off the waitlist due to lack of funding, choosing a different institution or a number of other personal reasons. So hang in there.

Phone back throughout the summer to confirm your waitlist position, and if by the middle of July you are still far back in the waitlist, it may be time to consider off-campus housing through our Students' Association or other sources. The best thing you can do is apply as early as possible.


Ready to Apply?

  • Click here to jump to information for Extended Education learners
  • Click here to jump to information for non-Red Deer Polytechnic students (community members)

Apprenticeship Students 2021

Please read Apprenticeship Housing 2022-2023 to view your available options and apply for housing.

All Other Students 

Step 1: Residence Account Registration (Only for New Students to Residence)

Create Your Residence Account

To begin, once clicking the link above, first enter your Red Deer Polytechnic Loop login credentials (username and password). These credentials are provided to new students typically through the mail after being accepted to attend a program at our institution.

  • Once you have logged in, this will securely send your contact information (first and last name, Student ID, personal email address) to our Residence Housing System. 
  • We will then create your Residence Account, to begin the application process. This process can take up to 1 hour to complete.

Step 2: Residence Portal

Log in to the Residence Portal.

  • Click Login in the right corner.
  • Click Login with an external service: RDC-Student SSO Login.
  • This will now ask for your Red Deer Polytechnic username and password (same username and password as you use when logging in to TheLoop). 

Step 3: Applying for Residence

  • Click the Applying for Housing Tab. 
  • Select the appropriate application to begin your application for Residence. 
    • Apprentice Applications are broken down by dates of courses/intakes 
    • Academic Year Application allows application from October 1 until August 30 
    • Family and Couple Housing Application allows application from September 1 until June 30

Step 4: Pay for Application

An application fee will be required once you have completed your application. This is payable online through the application.

Questions? 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our Residence team. 

Call 403.342.3257 or email residence [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.


Ready to Apply?

Extended Education (formerly Continuing Education) Learners 

Step 1: Go to Residence Portal Page

Log in into the Residence Portal

Then, click Login in the right corner.  

Step 2: Register Residence Account

Click Register Here under the login information for Continuing Education Registration and Login. 

Fill out all required fields. 

Account creation after you submit the information takes approximately one hour. 

Step 3: Login and Apply

Login using your username and password under the Continuing Education Registration and Login section.

Click the Applying for Housing Tab. 

Select the appropriate application to begin your application for Residence. 

Step 4: Pay for Application

An application fee will be required once you have completed your application. This is payable online through the application. 

Questions?

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Red Deer Polytechnic's Residence. Call 403.342.3257 or email residence [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca ()


Ready to Apply?

Non-Red Deer Polytechnic Student / Community Member

Step 1: Go to Residence Portal Page

Login into the Residence Portal.

Then, click Login in the right corner.  

Step 2: Register Residence Account

Click Register Here under the login information for Non-RDP Student Registration and Login. 

Fill out all required fields. 

Account creation after you submit the information takes approximately one hour. 

Step 3: Login and Apply

Login using your username and password under the Non-Student Registration and Login section.

Click the Applying for Housing Tab. 

Select the appropriate application to begin your application for Residence. 

Step 4: Pay for Application

An application fee will be required once you have completed your application. This is payable online through the application. 

Questions?

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Red Deer Polytechnic's Residence. Call 403.342.3257 or email residence [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.


We value your privacy

The personal information that you provide on this form is being collected to register for a system user account, and is being collected in compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta, Section 33(c).

Your personal information will be used to register, apply, rooming, payment for residence units/accommodations. If you have any questions about the collection of information on this form, please contact the Residence Operations Coordinator, Red Deer Polytechnic, 100 College Blvd., Box 5005, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5, 403.342.3257.