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Top Residences at Cape Breton University

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Jennie Bachman
Cape Breton University is a friendly, safe and community-oriented place and the campus at CBU is just as welcoming. Students are encouraged to live on campus, especially during their first year, because it is a great way to meet new friends from all over the world. You will be happy to know that all first-year students are guaranteed a room in residence.

1. Alumni Hall

Alumni Hall Residence Address: 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, Canada Alumni Hall offers traditional dorm rooms and trendy apartment-style living spaces. It has 35 two-bed dorm rooms and 24 five-bedroom apartment units that include shared lounge spaces and laundry facilities on each floor.

2. Cabot Residence

Cabot Residence Residence Address:  1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, Canada Cabot Residence offers 31 apartment-style living spaces. Each apartment is designed in a quad configuration with four bedrooms and two bathrooms built around a shared living room/lounge area and kitchen.

3. Harriss Hall

Harriss Hall Residence Address: 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, Canada Harris Hall is a co-ed residence that offers 111 single, private rooms with a mix of private and shared washroom facilities. In Harris Hall, you’ll find a community living-room area, complete with a fireplace and shelving for books and games. This is also where you’ll find our 300-seat dining hall and central mailroom. Please note that Harris Hall is reserved for students in their second year or higher.

4. MacDonald Residence

MacDonald Residence Residence Address: 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, Canada MacDonald Residence is a traditional, co-ed dormitory. It has single rooms and double occupancy rooms with two beds, two closets, and a sink. There are shared washrooms, showers and laundry facilities on each floor.

5. Towerview Apartments

Towerview Apartments Residence Address: 50 & 70 Towerview Place, Sydney The residence offers two bedroom furnished & unfurnished apartments to both students and civilians in Sydney. The apartments are in close proximity to Cape Breton University. Residents enjoy a serene environment in a quiet community area that is near shopping, dining and entertainment joints.

6. Jefferson Apartments

Jefferson Apartments Residence Address: 39 Jefferson LnSydney Nova Scotia The building holds one bedroom apartments for rent to both civilians and students in Nova Scotia. The units are spacious and recently renovated. Some of the notable features include assigned parking, Enterphone Security System, laundry facilities, and on-site management. The residence is also close to public transportation and shopping, dining and entertainment joints.

7. Cabot House

Cabot House
Residence Address: 500 Kings RdSydney Nova Scotia
The residence is close to Keltic Plaza, grocery stores, the bus stop, parks, and schools. Cabot House is conveniently located in downtown Sydney and has spacious and luxurious apartments that offer beautiful balcony views and modern fittings. There is a coin-operated laundry and free surface parking. All the suites are equipped for Bell Aliant Fibe™ TV, Internet & Home Phone.

8. Moxham Court

Moxham Court

Residence Address: 400 KINGS ROAD, SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA, B1S 3N3

The recently built Moxham Court is an elegant place to live in downtown Sydney. This secure building is close to grocery stores, the bus stop, Keltic Plaza, parks, and other amenities. The apartments are spacious and offer scenic views of the harbor and downtown Sydney. Three bedroom units also feature 1.5 baths and in-suite laundry. Moxham Court offers quiet, comfortable living for mature adults, retirees, and seniors.

Here is your Move-In Day Packing List at CBU

1. Room Basics

A campus room
  • Utensils
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Desk lamp and bulbs
  • First aid kit
  • In season clothing
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Clothes, bathrobe and slippers, shoes, shoe racks, hangars
  • Clock radio with alarm
  • Hair dryer and toiletries, bring flips flops for showers if you are in the single style rooms, as well as small free standing mirrors.
  • Towels, bathroom tote or basket for carrying items

2. Food and Snacks

  • Forks and knives
  • Refillable water bottle
  •  Bowls
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Juice
  • Biscuits

3. Tech and Entertainment

  • Electronic chargers
  • MP3 players
  • Netflix
  • Headphones
  • Laptop

4. School Supplies

Books, pens and pencils
  • Books
  • Notebook
  • Pens
  • Marker pens
  • Paper clips
  • Stapler and Paper punch

5. Cleaning Up and Organizing

A woman cleaning her room
  • Shoe Rack
  • Fabric softener
  • Dish soap
  • Towels
  • Drain cleaner
  • Vacuum

6. Campus Gears

Cape Breton University hoodie
  • Campus branded clothes (T-shirts, shirts, hoodies, and jackets)
  • Bag pack
  • Umbrella
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen

7. Items You Should Ask First Before Bringing

Ask first
  • Pets
  • Furniture
  • Refrigerators
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hoverboards


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