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At Seneca, we strive to make your student life as comfortable as possible. We provide you with accommodation options that will make you feel at home. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from on-campus or off-campus housing options.

On-campus Housing

Living on campus gives you the full college experience and can help ease your transition to Canada. Seneca's apartment-style residence buildings at Newnham and King campuses are accessible, fully equipped and will help you make new friends. 

Seneca’s Residences will allow you to focus on your studies while enjoying the student community in a safe and convenient environment.  

Some of the amenities at Seneca Residence includes:

  • 24-hour monitored building  
  • Private bedroom, with a shared three-piece washroom and a kitchenette that is equipped with a fridge, microwave and preparation area

  • Spacious and come furnished rooms with a double bed, closet, dresser, desk, chair, cable television, wireless internet and a telephone with Canada-wide phone calls

  • Heat, hydro, and water costs included

  • Choose to live near people who share similar interests both academically and socially 

  • A variety of leadership and volunteer opportunities

  • 24-hour access to a common kitchen

  • Access to more than 15 different lounges, including games rooms, study lounges, and a cardio room

Seneca Newnham Residence accepts students from every Seneca Campus. You will have convenient access to Seneca College’s free intercampus shuttle service which travels between Newnham, Markham, Seneca@York and King campuses. For more information, visit

Off-campus Housing

As a Seneca student, you can choose between the two off-campus accommodation options – Homestay and Room in a House. Depending on your meal requirements, you may pick either of the accommodation options.

The Homestay program links our international students with people in the community who wish to offer a home stay option to international students attending Seneca. These homes provide a safe, welcoming environment and may include different meal options. The cost for homestay is $1000 CAD per month.

You must be prepared to pay the first and last month’s rent at the beginning of your placement. You are required to stay a minimum of two months.

Room in a House is similar to the Homestay program, in that students stay with a local family. However, this option does not include meals which means you are responsible for your own meals. The cost for a room in a house is $700 CAD per month. You must be prepared to pay the first and last month’s rent at the beginning of your placement. You are required to stay a minimum of two months. 


For general inquiries, you may contact our international student services office.

Stanley White 416.491.5050 ext. 22947
Sergio Vazquez 416.491.5050 ext. 22367

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