More than just a place to live

Residence provides you with the opportunity to build friendships and experience life on campus.



I have had a good time at this residence; I felt like I have grown as a person. I have also made a lot of friends here. Overall, my experience has been great, so of course I would recommend residence to someone else.


Over the course of my 4 years at this residence I’ve had an exceptional experience with all aspects. Cleaning, maintenance, roommates, etc. were all above and beyond my expectations.

Testimonial 3

Residence is an absolutely fantastic community to start your university/college life. It is convenient; you get to meet all sorts of people and make new connections. It builds a solid foundation for all future years.

Testimonial 4

I enjoy and appreciate the safe and comfortable environment created by the efforts of the residence staff.

Testimonial 5

Overall, I believe the residence experience was extremely worth it and I do think it has made my university experience much better.

Testimonial 6

I love the experience and the people I have met during my stay here. It is a great place for first years transitioning from living away from home.

Testimonial 7

I have really enjoyed the residence experience; I felt safe and it was nice having the support of the RAs (Residence Advisors).

Testimonial 8

It’s a great opportunity to meet people live in an academic community while still having fun with friends. Residence is clean, friendly, welcoming and safe.

Testimonial 9

Everything is good. Just like my home.


I love Residence because of 24/7 front desk services, maintenance and housekeeping services. It’s also really close to campus.


Durham College Residence & Student Rentals

Durham College provides fully-furnished student housing and everything you need to have a memorable and fun college experience. Make new friends, participate in exciting on-campus activities, and foster your academic success. You can make it happen when you choose a Durham College residence!

Our student buildings are located right on campus, so you can sleep in and not have to worry about being late for any of your classes. You’ll also have the freedom to participate in exciting campus events and activities.

If it’s your first time living on campus, our friendly residence staff will be available to answer any questions you have about our student housing. Oshawa is an exciting city with lots to explore, and it’s also home to students from all over the globe. You’ll be part of a growing international community, and you’ll discover new cultures and interests along the way!

Inside the Durham College residence (Oshawa and Whitby locations), you’ll also find a variety of amenities, including high-speed internet access. Our Oshawa location also has local cable and a phone with free local calls. From the moment you move into our student housing, you’ll feel right at home!

Our student rentals also include a number of additional amenities. In Oshawa, you can take advantage of our games room and front desk with 24-hour support. Whitby is home to study lounges, a TV lounge for movie nights, and daytime front desk support (calls can be made to our Oshawa location during the evening hours). Our study rooms are perfect for catching up on your schoolwork with a group of classmates or individually. These rooms are especially convenient for preparing for exams, or any time when you might want a quick refresh on what you’ve learned in class.

No matter where you choose to study, you can rest assured that your safety will be protected across all areas of our student rentals. Our Oshawa and Whitby locations come with secure swipe card access and 24-hour video monitoring.

By taking part in our weekly events, you’ll also have a chance to get to know other residents living in our student rentals. Campus life can be stressful, especially if you’re juggling a lot of classes or it’s your first time away from home. For this reason, we have an outreach worker to help you develop real-world skills and achieve your full potential. No matter what kind of issue you’re having, they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Whether your goal is to make more friends, prepare for a career, or develop your academic skills, you’ll find what you’re looking for by joining the Durham College family! We hope to meet you soon!