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Housing And Transportation

Housing

Brandon

Your college experience will be more successful if you have a quiet, comfortable and affordable place to live. We strongly encourage all students to search for housing early and even consider taking up residency as early as August 1 or 15 so you have some time to settle before classes begin in September. Brandon's housing availability is tight, especially when all the college and university students are arriving in September! The college does not have a student residence or housing, or a homestay program, but see some options below. 

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Brandon University Residence

Brandon University welcomes ACC students in modern residences located approximately three kilometres from the college and there are good bus connections between Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College. For further details on the residence, see their website brandonu.ca/residence or contact the Brandon University Residence Office at 204.727.7394.

You will be paying for a room and for a meal plan.  However, BU Residence charges ACC students a lower meal plan fee, because ACC students will be at ACC at lunchtime. The residence is furnished, so you do not need to buy and transport furniture and household supplies. In addition, living in residence gives you more opportunities to meet other students, especially in the evenings and on weekends when there are no college classes. For more information about living at BU as an ACC student, see BU's website.

Note that if you sign a contract to live in residence, you are making a commitment to be there for at least four months and maybe the entire academic year. Substantial financial penalties may be applicable if you leave early. Please discuss this fully with Brandon University residence staff so you understand this before you sign a contract.

Student Services Resources 

We have listings of private accommodations, updated frequently. Some private landlords list their suites/rooms/room and boards with us. Assiniboine Community College does not endorse or supervise any of the listings. To receive a copy, contact Student Services at 204.725.8723 or email us at studentservices@assiniboine.net

Other Brandon Resources

The City of Brandon has Rental Availability Directory; please check their listings. The Brandon Sun classified ads also have up-to-date listings of available accommodations in Brandon.

ebrandon.ca: an on-line listing of houses and apartments for rent can be found under their Classifieds section.

Things you should consider BEFORE you start looking:
  • Your budget
  • Brandon Transit information at brandontransit.ca
  • Your family size or number of roommates
  • Availability of quiet study space
Things you should consider WHILE you are looking:
  • What is included in the rental fee? Parking? Utilities? Appliances? Furniture?
  • When is rent due each month?
  • Do you have to sign a lease?
  • Does the landlord live in the same building? If not, where can you reach him/her?
  • Are the appliances functioning properly?
  • Is anything damaged?
  • Do the door/window locks work properly?
  • If you own large pieces of furniture, will they fit through the doorways and down hallways when you’re moving in or out?
  • If you have any physical disabilities or medical conditions, will this place be comfortable and safe for your needs?
  • Are fire extinguishers provided?
  • Do you control the temperature?
  • How soundproof is the building?
  • How close are stores and services (i.e. grocery stores, bus stops, etc.)?
  • Are there laundry services on site or nearby?
  • Are pets allowed?
  • Is smoking allowed?

Are there any other restrictions on you? Ask lots of questions! The landlord should be more than willing to answer them and help you in your quest for housing.

Dauphin

ACC's students are welcome at Parkland Crossing in Dauphin, if space is available. Parkland Crossing is a dorm-style living arrangement with 34 rooms, including 10 women's rooms and 24 men's rooms. Visit their website for more information or call 204.638.3333.

For other apartment rental information, visit the City of Dauphin's website for resources including a rental housing list. Other housing options may be found in the print version of the Dauphin Herald or online at websites such as eBrandon and Kijiji.

Students moving to Dauphin are also welcome to contact the Student Success Advisor at ACC's Parkland Campus at ClarksoJ@Assiniboine.net or 204.622.2222 ext 6596 for more information and assistance in securing housing.

Transportation

In Brandon, the ACC Students' Association in partnership with Brandon Transit offers students a UPass. All ACC students attending any Brandon campus are able to board any Brandon Transit regular route bus at any time, FREE. For a complete schedule and transit routes please visit the Brandon Transit website at www.brandontransit.ca.

If you're looking to carpool, eBrandon.ca has a carpooling classified section under their Community ads.