Long-Stay Housing

You are eligible to live in long-stay accommodation at Maquinna Residence if you've been accepted into a full-time BCIT program that is 17 weeks or longer. You can request to live in an all-male, all-female, or co-ed suite, and also an academic/quiet or social/active suite.

There are also two accessible suites available for students with disabilities, please contact the Housing Office in advance and or include any pertinent information in application form.

First year students how to apply:

Once you’ve been accepted into a full-time program, you will be able to apply online for residence. The link to our online application form can be found in your acceptance letter on your my.bcit account under ‘my communications’. Scroll to the bottom of the acceptance letter and click on the link "BCIT Student Housing Information and Residence Application Form". Log in with your BCIT student number and password. If you have any difficulties accessing the form please contact us and be sure to include full name and BCIT student number.

Residence accommodation is limited and not guaranteed. Preference is given to those from furthest away first (first year students only). The Maquinna Residence long-stay operation is geared primarily to students in programs running from September to May, however vacancies may occur throughout the year for those students whose programs start at other points in the year.

Deadline to apply for the fall term (September) is June 1st to be considered in the selection process. If you are accepted to your program after June 1st you may still apply to live in residence, however you will be added to our waitlist. Once your application is received by the Housing Office, you will receive an email confirming the status of your application.

Returning students (current residents) how to apply:

Applications for continuing students for September 2018 will be available at the Housing Office (SW11) starting on March 19, 2018 at 7:30am. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis, not distance based.

Returning students (not current residents) how to apply:

Please contact the Housing Office for an application form or information on how to apply.