Off-campus Housing

Welcome to the Off-campus Housing Office! We're here to help our students find housing availability outside our UPEI residence and homestay options. 

While we cannot guarantee suitable accommodations for all students, we provide links to many rental listings and opportunities for accommodation operators to list their available properties.

Begin your housing search

Start by completing our UPEI Students Seeking Housing form. You may also check our Available Properties worksheet for other accommodations.

Please note: You must log into your upei.ca email account to complete the form and view the worksheet. If you are logged into a personal Google mail account, you must switch accounts.

Dutch Inn accommodations

The Dutch Inn will be rented solely to UPEI students from September to April, and is a welcoming community and a great place to meet other students.

Read more in our Dutch Inn FAQ

If you wish to reserve accommodation at the Dutch Inn, follow these two steps:

  1. Submit a housing application through UPEI's erezlife website (UPEI credentials required)
  2. Complete the UPEI Dutch Inn Residence Life Agreement and forward the completed form to offcampushousing@upei.ca.

List a property

If you're a property owner, accommodation operator, or property manager and would like to add your accommodations to our list, please complete this form.

If you are looking to provide accommodations, transportation, and meals as a UPEI Homestay host, please visit the UPEI Homestay website.

Rental agreements

Whether you are a student or a property owner, make sure you have an official rental agreement. Here is a Standard Form Rental Agreement provided by the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC).

Other housing options

If you’re looking for accommodation with UPEI Residence Services, visit the Residence Services website.
If you’re a student interested in living with a homestay family, visit the UPEI Homestay website.
Students can also contact a third-party host family with the Canada Homestay Network.
Places4Students.com also lists available local properties for students.

Important details for incoming students

  • Please ensure you secure housing before leaving your home country or province
  • Estimated costs for off-campus apartment rentals (excluding food) $850–$1,000 a month
  • Estimated room rentals in a shared home are from $500–$650 a month

If you are arriving early (before your check in/move in date) you can contact Samantha at Canada's Best Value Inn Charlottetown (canadasbestvaluecharlottetown@gmail.com) or call 902-892-2481 and ask for the UPEI group nightly rate.

You can also visit the Charlottetown Backpackers Inn (hostel) and contact Levi by telephone at 902-367-5749, or email info@charlottetownbackpackers.com and mention you are a UPEI Student. They provide affordable nightly and monthly rates.

UPEI's International Student Office will arrange student volunteers to greet you at the airport. Our airport greeter service has some restrictions (for example, we cannot meet people after 12:30 am, and require sufficient time to arrange for a greeter to pick you up). Please refer to the Request airport meet and greet form for more details.

Living off campus means you may need to take public transportation if you are a little further than walking distance. Visit the T3 Transit website for bus schedules, or to contact them for assistance. Your UPEI student fees cover a UPASS, allowing students to use the T3 Transit system with your student IDs. 

Need a ride to the grocery store, to the airport, to school before classes, a ride home after, or anything in between? If you are a UPEI student in need of a drive for any service you can think of, the Panther Patrol is here for you. Read more about the UPEISU's Panther Patrol.


Contact us:

chelsea almeida, upei off-campus housing coordinator.My name is Chelsea Almeida and I am a graduate of UPEI's Class of 2012. I enjoyed my time as a student on campus, with its small class sizes and such a welcoming community—UPEI feels like home. I moved on to the University of Victoria and graduated with a degree in social work in 2013. I worked alongside adolescents and adults in mental health and addictions, and assisted seniors in the home care field.

Previous to embarking on my role as the Off-campus Housing Coordinator, I worked in the Registrar's Office here at UPEI. During my time as a student at UPEI, I lived off-campus and understand the challenges that come with off campus housing. I look forward to assisting you in finding accommodations and at the same time continue your connection to the UPEI campus and life.

Chelsea Almeida
Off-campus Housing Coordinator
offcampushousing@upei.ca
902-566-6012

All information on this website is provided "as is" without warranty. UPEI, its officers, employees and agents (collectively "UPEI") are not responsible or liable for any arrangements or agreements made between users of this website ("Users") and off-campus housing providers. UPEI assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred by an individual arising in any way out of the information provided on this website and/or through the Off-campus Housing Coordinator. Users seeking to rent a property are responsible for making appropriate inquiries before agreeing to rent a property. When using off-campus housing providers to secure living arrangements, Users are strongly discouraged from sending money to anyone prior to viewing the location and securing a fully signed written rental agreement. UPEI highly recommends that all users educate themselves in identifying potential rental scams.

Read more about tenant rights on the Tenant Support Centre website.

 

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