Silver King Student Housing, Nelson

A student housing building against the evening sky

Experience Life on Campus

Make the most of your college experience by living on campus! Call Silver King Student Housing your home away from home. 

Trained staff and advisors offer peer support plus social and educational activities designed to enhance your on-campus experience. You'll meet fellow students of different backgrounds, ages and cultures, and you'll be exposed to new perspectives. 


Spring 2024/Fall 2024/Winter 2025Application Fee
Due with application
Per MonthDeposit
Due on acceptance
Single room, shared washroom$50$895$400
Family suite, private washroom and kitchen$50*Please contact the Housing Office for more information.*Please contact the Housing Office for more information.
Application process

Selkirk College Student Housing is prioritized for students relocating from outside the West Kootenay region, registered in full-time programs and those with a minimum 50% course load. Students with less than a 50% course load may request special permission.

Room assignments are made based on the date of application and fee payment. Once applications are approved, an accommodation offer will be sent to the student. Space will be confirmed on receipt of the signed contract and damage deposit.

Complete the application form and return it by email.

Student Housing Application Form: Nelson

Deposit and fees

Application fee: $50 non-refundable fee must be paid before processing applications

Damage deposit: $400 payable on acceptance to student housing

Early check-in: $40 per night for stays before the specified move-in date

Late check-out: $40 per night for stays beyond the move-out date (24 hours after final exams)

Winter break: Student Housing offices are closed over the winter break. However, students may apply to stay through the break for a fee of $250.

Administration fee: $25 applied to any fees not paid in full by the due date

Students must pay their full-term housing fees six weeks before moving in (prorated if applicable). Space cannot be guaranteed until payment arrangements are complete.

Students awaiting student loans, scholarships and/or bursaries must sign a promissory note and submit a letter from the loans office confirming the expected amount of entitlement and estimated date of disbursement. The equivalent of one month's rent must be paid six weeks before moving in.

Payment options

Pay online through your financial institution. In your account, set up Selkirk College as a vendor. Then, use your six-digit Selkirk student number to pay your fees, just like a phone or utility bill. Payments will be applied to your student account in two or three business days. Note: We do not accept e-transfers.

Pay in person at the Silver King Campus or the Castlegar Campus. Campus cashiers accept cheque, money order, debit, Visa or Mastercard. 

Mail your cheque or money order to our cashiers at the Silver King Campus in Nelson or the Castlegar Campus. Cashiers can be reached in Nelson at (250) 354-3244 or in Castlegar at (250) 365-1297.

All payments must be made in Canadian funds by certified cheque, bank draft, Visa or Mastercard. Please make cheques payable to Selkirk College.

Before you arrive
  • Read the Student Housing Agreement thoroughly and make sure you understand the conditions and guidelines of living in housing. It may not be for everyone.
  • Sign and return your Student Housing Contract. You will receive this with your offer package
  • Fill out all information on the ID card and parking application and return them to the Student Housing Office.
  • Read our checklist for what to bring.
  • Read our Green Living Guide!