Your home on campus in the Université Laval residences

The Service des residences de l’Université Laval is among the largest housing departments in eastern Canada. More than 2,300 students choose to live on campus each year, often for practical reasons at first, then for the stimulating, rewarding environment.

Service des résidences staff share a dedication to service and work diligently to make sure every resident has a special and positive experience. Students of more than 80 nationalities mingle in a setting where tolerance and respect for individual and cultural differences—so essential to living together—open up endless opportunities for building bridges and networking.

A 3-star rating

The Service des residences de l’Université Laval also has a 3-star rating as a hotel/motel teaching institution. It provides affordable tourist accommodations year-round, particularly in the summer season when many more rooms are available. Income from its tourist operations goes toward keeping costs down for full-time students in residence.

Self-supported operations

The Service des résidences is under the authority of the Vice Rector, Administration and Finance. Its status as a self-supporting ancillary service means that it has to generate all its operating and developmental funds from payments made by its users. It needs to be run efficiently if it’s to provide a good value for those who depend on it.

Statement of service


Provide comfortable, practical accommodations for the university community at the lowest possible cost, along with a living environment conducive to success.


Contribute to Université Laval’s long-term development by remaining a leader in student accommodations. To this end, the Service des résidences seeks to do the following:

  • Pioneer new approaches to managing property and residence life
  • Renew and develop a lively, stimulating living environment to meet residents’ needs
  • Initiate, maintain, and develop collaborative initiatives with other Université Laval units and private partners
  • Maintain the value of the assets it manages
  • Gather the best people together into a team deeply committed to results


The Service des résidences’s mandate is to

  • Manage the Université Laval residences in accordance with the values of the university
  • Administer rental leases in accordance with the law, policies, and regulatory requirements of the Province of Québec and Université Laval
  • Optimize use of facilities
  • Maintain buildings, offices, and materials properly
  • Preserve residence quality of life and keep residents and employees safe
  • Provide hotel-style accommodations while meeting the need for university-student housing

Read the Statement of Service in full (in French).

Brundtland Green Establishment partner

The Service des résidences has been part of the Brundtland Green Establishment (BGE) movement since 2007, promoting ecology, pacifism, solidarity, and democracy as residence values. Each year the residences undertake concrete projects to renew their status and manifest their ongoing commitment to BGE.

Find out more on the Brundtland Green Establishment movement (in French).


Other university institutions work together with the Service des résidences in fulfilment of its mission:

The Service des résidences has a hotel permit from Corporation de l’industrie touristique du Québec, and is a member of Québec City Tourism and the Canadian Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Program

The Service des résidences also takes part in Recyc-Québec’s Ici on recycle program (in French).

Campus Urban Development Fund, Residences

The Urban Development Fund, Residences, covers such initiatives as the Roger R. Côté Bursary for a student in residence.

Give to the Campus Urban Development Fund, Residences (in French).

Roger R. Côté Bursary

The Service des résidences awards the Roger R. Côté Bursary each year to help a student encountering financial difficulties keep going in university.

It is awarded to a Canadian student or permanent resident in odd-number years and an international student in even-number years. See the bursary information sheets below for more details:




The Service des résidences hires residents every year for support work in housekeeping, hotel tasks, and student support.

Job openings are posted on the Service de placement website (in French).