TWU is excited to host our students on campus again for the Fall 2021 Academic Semester.
On-campus housing will be close to full capacity (80-90%) again this fall. There will be roommates again in residence as well as some single-occupancy accommodation. We have reserved spaces for students ill with or exposed to, COVID-19 who will require isolation per B.C. public health guidelines. Our Community Life and TWU Public Health teams will provide support to any affected students.
While spaces are filling up quickly, there does still remain space for Room & Board applicants. Students are encouraged to inquire through our housing office at twu.ca/housing
Applications are processed in the order that they are received, however when it is apparent that demand will outpace available spaces, the Housing office will begin to employ the following prioritization factors:
Room and Board Housing (1st and 2nd year students)
- Students enrolled in face-to-face classes or required face-to-face co-curricular activities such as Spartan Athletics
- Geographic location outside the Greater Vancouver Area (beyond 80 km distance)
- International students with a current study permit and quarantine plan
Apartment Housing (3rd to 5th year students)
- Geographical distance from campus
- Class standing
Once placements are completed according to the prioritization method above, students will be able to view their placement on the student portal. All other students who have applied for housing will be placed on the waitlist.
If you are on the waitlist and this presents a challenge for you, we want to know your situation! Please connect with us so we can help you figure this out! If you are a new student your Admissions Counsellor is the best person to speak with about these circumstances. If you are a returning student, please go to the Housing Help Desk to share your information with us.
Off-Campus Options for Students
Student Life has worked with TWUSA, Spartan Athletics, the Alumni Department, and The Parent program to identify the following three options for students who were not able to secure a space on campus but still need or desire housing in the Langley or surrounding area.
“TWUSA Off-Campus Housing” (Private Facebook Group)
The group is run by TWUSA and they are excited to be able to connect TWU families and alums who have space in their homes with TWU students looking for a place to live. There will be private basement suites, entire rental homes, and private rooms posted, so check back regularly.
- This will also be a great place to find roommates for those who have found accommodations!
- Since it is a private group, you will need to submit a request to join, but TWUSA will be managing this site closely and is eager to welcome you in. Everyone accepted to the group will be a part of the greater TWU community in one way or another.
Off-Campus Housing website
Anyone looking for renters or roommates for any kind of accommodation (room in a house, basement suite, whole house, etc.) can post on this site. The site isn’t limited to TWU students, so you will need to do your own screening.
Harmony Homestay has a diverse database of homestay families in the local area to be able to provide a variety of options for students when choosing a homestay family. They will work to provide the best possible match for each student and host family.
Health & Safety
The TWU Health & Safety Committee will have updated procedures for living on campus, and all students living on campus for the 21/22 academic year will be required to sign a Residence Health and Safety Agreement form.
Clear instructions for student lounges, off-campus visitors, our cafeteria and other common spaces will be provided prior to arriving, and clear signs around our campus will help you navigate proper physical distancing outside your dorm or apartment.
Housing Refunds for Withdrawals
The deadline for requesting a refund for your housing deposit is June 1, 2021.
First & Second Year Housing Requirement
TWU has a Living On Campus policy for out-of-area students, requiring them to live on campus for their first two years unless 21 years of age or living with family. Students with extenuating circumstances are encouraged to submit an appeal.