Residents should determine whether their possessions are covered by their parents' or guardians' homeowner's policy. If not, they should plan to purchase enough insurance to cover the value of their personal property.
The university does not carry insurance on residents' personal property nor does the university assume liability for any loss or damage to personal property.
Rent is posted to the resident's student account on the first business day of each month.
Residents can pay online through internet banking (student ID # is the account number) or they can go to the Birks Student Centre in the Library Building (LB-185) to pay their rent by debit, wire transfer, personal cheque or money order. Residence Life does not itself receive payments.
There are laundry facilities located in each of the residences. You will receive a Smart Card that you can load with money using a Visa, MasterCard or debit in increments of $5, $10 or $20. Each time you do your laundry you swipe the card in the machine and it deducts off the cost of the load.
There are no personal cleaning services in residence. Residents are responsible to keep their room clean and leave common areas clean after use. We can lend brooms, and vacuum cleaners to students to clean their rooms but not cleaning supplies such as paper towels, cleaning liquids, etc. The custodial staff take care of common areas daily.
When you select the double room option it is important that you understand you are choosing to share your personal living space with another person. The room mate selection process is based on the answers you gave in your application and we aim to make the most compatible room mate pairs. We advise that at the beginning of the term, you set a list of expectations with your new roommate and make an agreement that works for both of you. The residence life staff are always available to assist you however, changing rooms during the academic year is not a possibility since we are running at full capacity.
In order to break a lease, a resident must withdraw from the university.
A resident who has withdrawn from their studies can break their lease by providing Residence Life with one month’s written notice (30 days) of withdrawal. The resident will be charged the following month’s rent if sufficient notice is not provided.