You probably have lots of questions about living in residence. Here are some of the most common questions we get from new students.
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.
2018-18 accepted applicants who have submited their lease will receive an email about how to schedule their move in time. Move-in weekend for fall is August 25/26, 2018.
- Standard single bed – twin size sheets
Students in Hingston Hall (HB)
- Standard single bed (twin size) sheets in single rooms
- Standard double bed sheets (double) in the large single rooms
Students in the Grey Nuns Residence
- Standard single bed (twin size) sheets
- Super single rooms standard double size sheets
Students in the Jesuit Residence
- Standard double bed (double) size sheets
Standard bed sizes
Standard single bed (twin) measures - 39 in × 75 in (99 cm × 191 cm)
Standard double bed (double) measures - 54 in × 75 in (137 cm × 191 cm)
Furniture such as bookcases, side tables etc... are allowed.
- Pillows, pillowcases, towels
- Alarm clock/radio
- Microwaveable dishes, cutlery (one knife, fork and spoon should suffice), thermal coffee mugs/cups
- Headphones for your stereo, computer, electric guitar
- personal printer
- Electric fan
- Shower caddy
- Toiletry items including hair dryer/curling iron
- Hand soap
- Plastic or rubber deck sandals (to protect your feet walking to and from the showers)
- Power bar
- Sticky tack to hang posters or pictures (You are not allowed nail or tape anything into the walls)
- Laundry bag/basket with detergent
- Health card and any medication you need
- Insurance protection for your personal property
Don't forget cleaning supplies such as:
- Glass and surface cleaner
- Floor cleaner and mop, broom with dust pan
- Laundry soap and fabric softener/dryer sheets
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper (for students in semi-private and private rooms only)
Students are prohibited from bringing any soft furnishings such as mattresses, futons, rugs etc., unless they are new in their original packaging.
Heating or cooking appliances of any kind which include:
- Hot plates
- Microwave oven (these are available for students to use in the common rooms)
- Coffeemakers or kettles
- Rice cookers, toaster ovens, any type of cooking grill, sandwich makers
- Portable heaters or air conditioners
- Electric blankets
- Personal mini fridge (fridges are provided for each student in their room)
Prohibited items also include:
- Pets of any species
- Drum sets
- Candles, incense and pot pourri burners
- Water coolers
- Humidifier or dehumidifier
- Weapons (real or simulated)
- Extension cords over six feet in length
- Funnels or any other high-risk drinking paraphernalia
- Smoking paraphernalia such as bongs, pipes, hookahs vaporizer or electronic cigarette (e-cigarettes)
- Illegal substances (such as drugs)
- Hazardous chemicals
Students caught with any of the above items will be disciplined in accordance with the Code of Community Living Standards and Discipline and face the possibility of being asked to leave residence.
Residence cannot accept any mail or deliveries before you move in. Items that arrive via post, courrier or any other method prior to your move-in date, will be returned to the sender.
There are laundry facilities located in each of the residences. You will receive a Smart Card that you can put money on 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.
Residents are subject to provincial statues with respect to alcoholic beverages. Open liquor is not permitted in hallways, lounges, and other common areas.
Minors (individuals under 18) are not permitted to drink in the residences, or anywhere on Concordia University property.
You may host guests for up to a period of three consecutive nights except during orientation and final exam periods. Requests for longer stays must be approved by a Residence Life manager.
There is no curfew but residents must respect quiet hours. Please see the Code of Community Living Standards and Discipline for more info.
For 8-month residents, May 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM is the latest you can stay in residence.
Fall exchange residents must leave by December 31st, 2018.
Hingston Hall (HA or HB) or Jesuit Residence, Room # (****)
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6
Grey Nuns Residence, Room # (****)
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
The following examples are some of the commonly billed damages found in resident rooms. With a bit of care, residents can avoid all of these!
- Tape marks on the walls/doors/windows/ceilings
- Decals/stickers or residue from such
- Missing/damaged furniture (including scratches, dents, gouges, missing mattresses)
- Carpet, trash or recycling items left in room
- Missing/loose flooring or tiles
- Holes in or missing screens
- Bent/damaged curtains or blinds
- Dismantled or damaged room smoke detectors
You'll have to wait until you move in to meet your roommate. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) forbids the release of any personal information to a third a party.
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.