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Accommodation options

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As an ICM student, you will have access to on-campus accommodations, off-campus accommodations and homestay. Students are responsible for booking their accommodations. There are a number of options available depending on what you’re looking for as well as your budget. Remember - apply early! Popular options often have wait lists starting 4-6 months in advance.


On-campus: U of M student residences

Living in Residence is a great way to get involved in the many programs and activities available on campus, meet new people who will become lifelong friends, have easy access to classes, and other facilities at the U of M.

Accommodations Pembina Hall

Pembina Hall Residence

Distance: 5 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: Opened in Fall 2011, Pembina Hall Residence is a blend of contemporary and innovative design. Fully furnished single rooms with private bathroom and wireless internet access. Lounge on each floor. Laundry facilities. Meal plan required.
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Accommodations Mary Speechly

Mary Speechly Hall Residence

Distance: 5 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: A co-ed residence and a great place to dive right into university life. Single and double rooms are clustered in pods with a comfortable lounge on each floor, so you get to meet your neighbours easily. Common washrooms with showers and bathtubs. Free internet in each room. Laundry facilities. Meal plan required.
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Accommodations University College

University College Residence

Distance: 5-10 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: A co-ed residence building that offers a great balance between personal interests and academic opportunities. Single and double rooms available. Common washrooms. With only forty rooms and a furnished lounge space on each floor, UCR has a strong sense of community. Free internet in each room. Laundry facilities. Declining balance meal plan required.
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Accommodations St Andrews College

St. Andrew's College

Distance: 5-10 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: An independent co-ed college, affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Friendly, quiet residence has single and double rooms available for 40 residents. Full meal plan required. Rooms are furnished with the basic necessities for a comfortable study life.
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St Johns College

St. John's College

Distance: 5 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: A small, close-knit independent residence. Offers single rooms for up to 100 co-eds. Features include a full meal plan, student lounges, games room and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as scholarship opportunities.
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On-Campus Dining: U of M Dining Services

U of M Dining Services offers a large selection of food and beverage items at various locations across the Fort Garry campus. All students in U of M Residence must have a meal plan as cooking in residence rooms is not allowed for safety reasons.

Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, have a dairy or gluten intolerance, or simply enjoy Halal meats, the U of M Dining Services have has something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the Meal Membership options here.

Off-campus: Homestay

For many students, the opportunity to stay with a Canadian family, off-campus and in the community, offers special appeal. As a homestay student, you will have the chance to be a part of a family, taking part in family activities and celebrating special occasions.

All families are within commuting distance from ICM. Homestay includes three meals per day, a bedroom, internet access. Homestay is also a great option for those students who may not be 18 years old when arriving in Winnipeg and will require a custodian.

There are two different homestay providers that ICM works with. Please contact your homestay provider of choice directly for more information.

Polar Trails homestay program - Also offers custodianship services

The Canada Homestay Network - Also offers custodianship services

Off-campus: Private rentals

A wide range of off-campus accommodation is available in Winnipeg, including private rentals and shared accommodation. Connect with current ICM students on the ICM Facebook page or visit the University of Manitoba's Off-Campus Housing website.


Temporary and Alternative Accommodations

Hotel Royal Plaza is an alternative option for students looking for accommodations. Hotel Royal Plaza has converted hotel rooms into dorm rooms for students studying in Winnipeg. It is located in downtown Winnipeg, about a 35 minute bus ride from the hotel to the U of M campus. Students can choose between single or shared rooms, each fully furnished with a fridge, microwave, LCD TV and ensuite private washrooms. Students also have the ability to choose whether they would like a meal plan or not with their room rates. Find out more information about Hotel Royal Plaza by clicking here.

Students who need to book temporary accommodations upon arriving in Winnipeg may wish to consider the following options near campus:

  • Queen Bee Hotel, 2615 Pembina Hwy (recommended – nearest to campus)
  • Canad Inns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy
  • Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites, 1714 Pembina Hwy
  • Holiday Inn Winnipeg South, 1330 Pembina Hwy
  • Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South, 2935 Pembina Hwy
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