By transit: CapU student fees include a U-Pass, giving students unlimited access to TransLink bus, rail and ferry services. To get between campus and residence, students catch the #212 bus to Phibbs Exchange and change to the #239 bus to CapU. The total trip takes about 20 minutes. The #212 bus provides service every 30 minutes, and the #239 bus provides service every 10 to 12 minutes. Visit Translink Mobile Services for more details.

By bike: An on-street bike route connects the campus with the Dollarton CapU Residence. Convenient outside bike storage is provided on campus and at the residence.

By car share: CapU and Evo are partnering to bring car sharing to CapU and CapU Residence. The pilot project will give students more options for getting between the campus and residence.

By car: Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Costs, if any, are still being considered. It is important to note that demand for parking spaces may, at times, exceed the space available. All vehicles must be registered with student housing upon move-in. Students are encouraged to use transit, cycle or car share.

Demand for student housing is high. Students need access to safe, clean and comfortable housing that is also reasonable. The off-campus location is the first phase of student housing to meet that demand. Our goal is to provide student housing in on- and off-campus residences. Planning is underway as we look at options to best serve our campus community. Our longer-term plans include on-campus housing.

Please visit Apply For Residence for detailed information and to submit your application.

Our application process is open to current and prospective students who have applied for or been admitted to Capilano University. Our application system will require you to log in using your student login username and password. If you do not yet have your student login information and have already submitted an application to CapU, please contact for assistance. All current and new students, who are registered full-time (nine credits) at CapU are eligible for residence.

Summer Eligibility: During the Summer term, students are not required to be enrolled in courses in order to live in residence, but must have studied at CapU during the previous (Spring) term.

Students who apply for residence by the deadline in each application round will receive priority consideration. Most of our double rooms are prioritized for students entering their first year of studies at Capilano University, with additional consideration given to international students and students living outside of areas local to North Vancouver.

Our single rooms (and limited apartments) are prioritized for students continuing their studies at Capilano University and students with an identified need for special accommodation. Additional consideration will also be given to students who have previously lived in CapU Residence.

No. The shared accommodation is only suitable for individual residents.

The residence fees include a bed, storage, desk, chair and closet for each student. Rooms are equipped with high-speed, wireless Internet. Each floor in Residence includes a common lounge, shared washroom and shared showers. The fee also includes a daily meal plan that provides a range of healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options in the dining hall as well as $500 in dining dollars that can be used for meals on campus.

During the application process, you will be asked to create a profile and screen name to be used in our online roommate matching portal. Shared accommodations are single gender only. Through the portal, you will be given the opportunity to browse prospective roommates and compare interests to select the best fit for you.

No pets are allowed. Guide and service dogs are permitted, but must be registered with Student Housing Services and Accessibility Services.  

In partnership with CapU’s Accessibility Services, we are taking steps to make these older buildings more accessible for everyone, including automatic door access to the main residence building (Grouse Hall) and to the dining hall. The washrooms and showers are also universally accessible. In addition, Accessibility Services will continue to work with Student Housing to address student needs and make the property more accessible and inclusive for all ages and abilities. 

For all inquiries or to book an appointment with an Accessibility Services Advisor, please call 604 983 7526 or for an email response at

CapU Residence is located in a growing neighbourhood with a number of amenities and services within short walking, biking or transit distance. Amenities includes coffee shops, restaurants, grocery shopping and social activities such as rock climbing and laser tag.