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Moving in

What to expect when you arrive for the fall term and how to ensure moving in goes smoothly.

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Getting ready to move in

It's time to prepare! Here are some things to consider, including what to bring — and what not to. 

Move-in is usually the last week-end in August, from the lease start date. Please do not make travel arrangements before this date as we can not accommodate you if you chose to arrive early. Watch your email for a message with your lease and info on scheduling your specific move-in time. 

You will need to be aware that we don't offer a pick up service from the airport. Here are the instrcutions on how to reach either campus.

If for any reason you are required to quarantine before moving into residence, you must do so before your arrival on campus. You cannot quarantine on campus.

When you signed your lease, you agreed to abide by a code of conduct . Familiarize yourself with both before move-in day.

In compliance with the Lease, you are required to maintain tenant/home insurance throughout the lease term. This insurance should cover your personal belongings and provide civil liability protection for potential damage or injury to others.
You can fulfill this requirement by getting an independent policy like tenant insurance or student rental insurance. Additionally, consider reaching out to your parents’ homeowner’s insurance provider to see if they can extend the coverage to you

Plan to pay your rent on the first business day of each month, starting in September. Since your lease runs until May 2, 2024, you'll pay a pro-rated amount for August and May. It's payable with the first month's rent.

See the amount you owe in your student account. You can pay using online banking (using your student ID number as your account number).

If you live on the Loyola Campus:

Your name
Concordia University
Hingston Hall (HA) or Hingston Hall (HB) or Jesuit Residence (as applicable)
Room #
(your room number)
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6 

If you live at Grey Nuns:

Your name
Concordia University
Grey Nuns Residence
Room # (your room number)
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

If you live at the YWCA:

Your name
Concordia University
Grey Nuns Residence,  Room Y-(your room number)
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8


If you live at EVO:

Your name
EVO Residence
Room # (your room number)
777 Robert-Bourassa Street
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3Z7

Keep in mind that unfortunately we cannot accept mail or other deliveries before you move in, meaning they will be returned to sender.

You may NOT bring soft furnishings like mattress toppers, futons and rugs unless brand-new and in their original packaging. Furniture such as bookcases and side tables are allowed.

Bring with you (or buy when you arrive):

  • Pillows, pillowcases, sheets, duvet
  • Towels
  • Shower caddy and toiletries
  • Hand soap
  • Plastic or rubber deck sandals (to protect your feet walking to and from the showers)
  • Hangers
  • Laundry bag/basket with detergent
  • Toilet paper (for students in semi-private and private rooms only)
  • Cleaning supplies like glass and surface cleaner, floor cleaner and mop, broom with dust pan, laundry soap and fabric softener/dryer sheets, paper towels
  • Health card and any medication you need
  • Your personal vaccine records

Other items to consider bringing/buying:

  • Alarm clock/radio
  • Microwaveable dishes, cutlery (one knife, fork and spoon should suffice), thermal coffee mugs/cups
  • Headphones for your computer, or electric instrument
  • A personal printer
  • Electric fan
  • Hair dryer/curling iron
  • Power bar
  • Sticky tack to hang posters or pictures (You are not allowed to tape or nail anything into the walls)
  • Insurance protection for your personal property

Please note that bringing prohibited items means you will face the consequences outlined in the Code of Community Living Standards and Discipline , including the possibility of being asked to leave residence.

You may bring soft furnishings like mattresses and rugs ONLY if they are brand-new and in their original packaging.

Other prohibited items:

  • hot plates
  • microwave ovens (you'll have access to microwaves in common areas)
  • coffeemakers or kettles (same as above)
  • rice cookers, toaster ovens, any type of cooking grill or sandwich makers
  • electric blankets
  • personal mini fridges (your room will have a fridge already)
  • vapourizers
  • pets of any species (including those with fins or wings)
  • drums or amplified instruments without headphones
  • candles, incense and pot-pourri burners 
  • water coolers
  • portable heaters
  • portable air conditioning units
  • humidifiers or dehumidifiers
  • 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 vaporizers or electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
  • illegal drugs
  • hazardous chemicals


Hingston Hall HA

  • Standard single bed (twin size) sheets

Hingston Hall HB

  • Standard single bed (twin size) sheets in single rooms
  • Standard double bed sheets in the large single & Super Private rooms

Jesuit Residence

  • Standard double bed sheets

Grey Nuns

  • Standard single bed (twin size) sheets
  • Super single rooms standard 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)

Use your phone to buy laundry credit and start the machines in the Loyola buildings and at Grey Nuns – it will even tell you when your cycle has finished! Download the Coinamatic CP app and follow the instructions, $5 will automatically be credited to your account so your first wash and dry is free! If you don’t have a cell phone ask your RA for a laundry card. The $5 credit is not available with the cards. 


Find full instructions in the laundry rooms.

You're responsible for keeping your room clean, of course. You can borrow a broom or a vacuum cleaner but plan to buy your own cleaning supplies. You're also responsible for leaving common areas tidy after you use them. Custodial staff clean common areas daily. 

Pets are not allowed — no matter the species! We cannot accommodate emotional support animals. 

If you're living in residence at Loyola, and you have a car, see when you can buy a student parking permit

You can be charged for damages beyond normal wear and tear. These are among the most commonly-billed damages: 

  • Tape marks on the walls/doors/windows/ceilings
  • Decals/stickers or their residue
  • Missing or damaged furniture (including major scratches, dents, gouges)
  • Trash, recycling or belongings left in room after move-out
  • Missing screens or screens with holes
  • Damaged curtains or blinds
  • Dismantled or damaged room smoke detectors

With care, it should be easy to avoid these charges!

You can only break your lease if you withdraw from the university and give Residence Life one month (30 days) written notice of your withdrawal. You will be charged rent for the following month if you don't give sufficient notice.

You are not allowed to sublet your room in residence.

Guests are allowed in residence this year. If the guest wishes to stay longer than 3 days, then approval is required from your Residence Life Manager. 


There is no curfew but residents must respect quiet hours as indicated in the Code of Community Living Standards and Discipline.

Quiet hours for our Residences are usually during exam times however some of our buildings have specific quiet hours in place at all times:



Residents are subject to provincial statutes with respect to alcoholic beverages. Open liquor is not permitted in hallways, lounges and other common areas.

If you are a minor (under 18 years old) it is illegal to drink anywhere in Quebec, including our residences.

You can stay in residence until May 2, 2024 at 4 p.m. 


There is medical clinic located on both campuses that is available to all students should you need to visit with a Nurse or Doctor whilst living in Residence.

You will need to find out what health insurance will apply to you during your stay in Quebec and arrange the correct coverage.

If you are currently receiving a prescription from a health care provider and you will need access to that prescription whilst in Quebec, it's worth making sure you know how to do this before you arrive.

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