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Housing and Transportation

Housing & Transportation

At Assiniboine College, we understand that finding the right place to live and getting around the city is crucial to your success as a student. That's why we've gathered information to make your transition to college life as smooth as possible.

Housing

Finding the right place to call home is a key part of your college experience. At Assiniboine, while we do not offer on-campus housing, we provide valuable resources to help you find comfortable and convenient accommodations. Whether you’re looking for a local rental, shared housing, or a homestay, we’re here to help provide resources to ensure you have a smooth transition to campus life.

Let us help you get started.

Before starting your journey to find a place to call home, here are a few tips:

  • Start Early: Begin your search well before the semester starts to have the best selection of housing options.
  • Budget: Determine your budget and look for housing that fits within it, considering rent, utilities, and other expenses.
  • Check Proximity to Campus: Look for housing conveniently located near the college or accessible via public transit to minimize commute time
  • Visit in Person: If possible, visit potential housing options in person to assess the condition of the property and ensure it meets your expectations.
  • Read Lease Agreements Carefully: Thoroughly review lease agreements for terms and conditions, including rent, security deposits, maintenance responsibilities, and any restrictions or rules.
  • Consider Roommates: Sharing accommodation with other students can reduce living costs and help build a supportive community. Ensure you discuss and agree on house rules and responsibilities and ensure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
  • Research the Neighborhood: Investigate the safety, amenities, and overall environment of the neighbourhood where you plan to live to ensure it aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.
  • Plan for Move-In: Aim to secure housing and move in at least a week or two before classes start to give yourself time to settle in and adjust to your new environment.

Location, location, location.

Rental availability can vary significantly depending on the city. In some areas, housing options may be limited and more expensive closer to the start of the academic year. To ensure you find a suitable place within your budget, it's crucial to start your search early and explore various neighbourhoods.

Brandon
  • Online Platforms
    • Facebook Marketplace
  • Online Community Platform
  • Local Newspapers
  • Brandon University Residence
    • Brandon University can accommodate Assiniboine students taking any program, including apprenticeship students.
  • Other
Dauphin
  • Online Platforms
    • Facebook Marketplace
  • Local Newspapers
  • Other

For extra assistance with securing housing in Dauphin, contact Kristy Desender, the Learning Strategist/Student Success Advisor.

desenderk99@assiniboine.net
204.622.2222 ext 6597.

Winnipeg
  • Online Platforms
    • Facebook Marketplace
  • Other
Portage
  • Online Platforms
    • Facebook Marketplace
  • Online Community Platform
  • Other


IMPORTANT: Accommodations listed are not endorsed or supervised by Assiniboine, and students must make their own arrangements. Students are advised to inspect all accommodations before accepting them.


Transportation

Getting to and from Assiniboine College is convenient with various transportation options:

Parking

If you are driving to school, parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some campuses offer paid electrical and non-electrical sites, while others have free scramble parking lots.

Public Transit

Brandon

For students studying at campuses in Brandon, a transit bus pass (U-Pass) is included in your student fees at no additional cost. This pass is available at the Registrar's Office at the Victoria Avenue East campus.

Winnipeg

Portage

Bicycles

Bike racks are provided on campus for those who prefer cycling.