A great place to live, for BU and ACC students

Life in residence brings you the best of all worlds. Enjoy the comforts and conveniences of home when you join a fun and vibrant community of fellow students in BU residence.

Brandon University Residence is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all students, faculty/staff, and welcomed guests, providing a productive and respectful environment that fosters personal and academic growth. We respect and value the diversity of people, values, and beliefs and strive to preserve the dignity of others.

With four full-time employees in the Ancillary Services Office, which includes the Residence Hall Programs Office, we are able to meet your needs quickly and efficiently. In addition, our student staff are very capable and trained to help you out through evenings and weekends. Unlike many off-campus landlords, we are available!

Vaccine Policy

As of November 15th, it is the expectation that all members of the BU Community are fully immunized against COVID-19. This includes all BU and ACC students, faculty, and staff living in the residence halls.

We understand that there may be members of the BU community that will only be partially vaccinated upon arrival and, more specifically, any international travellers who’ve taken a non-Canadian approved vaccine. Exemptions will be made for these types of community members. Those who fall under an exemption can expect to quarantine upon arrival (in accordance to Public Health Guidelines) and to complete a rapid antigen test twice per week.

Please contact the residence office at if you believe you qualify for an exemption.

All members of the BU community are expected to submit their vaccine status through the Vaccine Portal, or through an equivalent process for those that do not study at BU.

Click here to find more information on Brandon University’s vaccine policy.

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Fall and Winter Housing 2021-2022

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Residence Costs

Life in residence is a fun and cost-effective option. We offer full room and board rates as well as healthy meal plans that will fill your stomach and fit your budget. Find out how affordable we are.

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Residence Services

Working with Ancillary Services, we offer extra services for BU residents including Parking, Mail, and Student Identification.

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Accommodations for Every Lifestyle

Our three different residences each offer you a unique community feel, and they are all connected together around Harvest Hall and attached to the Student Union Centre for the ultimate in convenience.

Darrach Hall - Mens Residence Building

Darrach Hall

Darrach Hall is a Men Inclusive* hall that can accommodate up to 90 residents.

Darrach Hall is inclusive to the following genders:

  • Cisgender Men
  • Trans Men
  • Non-Binary
  • Two Spirit
Flora Cowan Hall - Womens Residence Building

Flora Cowan Hall

Flora Cowan Hall is a Women Inclusive* hall that can accommodate up to 110 residents.

Flora Cowan Hall is inclusive to the following genders:

  • Cisgender Women
  • Trans Women
  • Non-Binary
  • Two Spirit
McMaster Hall - All Gender Residence Building

McMaster Hall

McMaster Hall is an All Gender* hall that can accommodate up to 270 residents.

*Students of any and all gender identities are welcome to apply for this hall.

Resident Student Resources

Resources for Frequently Asked Questions about Residence and Residence Life.

Residence Resources —> Important Documents, Campus Resources, Mail, Wifi, etc.

FAQ’s —> Frequently Asked Questions

Take a Virtual Tour

On campus residence tours are not available at this time. We encourage perspective students to check out our virtual tour.

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Covid-19 Resources

Please refer to the links below for the most up to date information.

Government of Canada

Province of Manitoba