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FAQ's

Residence Admissions Questions 
 Q. Can a first year student have a single room?
 Q. How does the room assignment process work? 

Residence Facilities Questions
 Q. What is the height of my bed from the floor for storage purposes?
 Q. Are there storage facilities available for bikes and hockey equipment? 

Residence Life Questions
 Q. I am concerned about my son/daughter living on a coed floor. What is it like on a co-ed floor?
 Q. Do males and females room together?
 Q. What is building (and campus) security like? Is it safe to live in residence?
 Q. How noisy is it?
 Q. Can I have friends over/guests?
 Q. How does the front desk work and how do I get mail (including parcels)? 
 Q. When can I move in?
 Q. When must I move out of residence at Christmas? At the end of the year? 

Meal Plan

(Please refer to the Food Services website /food)
 

Campus Services

Q.  What about parking for residence students?  (Please go to Parking Services website:  /parking)
Q.  How are students invoiced/billed for their fees? (Please go to Cashiers website:  /cashiers)
Q.  How do I pay my fees?  How much?  Where?  (Please go to Cashiers website:  /cashiers)
Q.  Is there a doctor on call on campus? (Please go to Health Services website:  /health)

Residence Admissions Questions
 

 Q. Can a first year student have a single room?
First year students who are assigned to the Alumni Hall will be in single rooms. There are also a limited number of single rooms available in Macdonald Hall and Laurier Hall on a first come/first served basis.  Our upper year/beyond first year accommodation options are all single rooms.


 Q. How does the room assignment process work? 
All first year students coming directly from high school and who submit a complete application (including a deposit) by the deadline date (coincides with the OUAC deadline date) are guaranteed a bed in residence. Rooms in Alumni and Cartier will be assigned to first year students based on their GPA (Grade Point Average) at the time of room assignment, which we receive from the Registrar's Office. Those students with the highest average are assigned based on their first choice hall preference, we continue to fill with student's first choice preference while space is available then assign by the second choice hall preference and finally, if needed, by the third choice hall preference.

Residence Facilities Questions


 Q. What is the height of my bed from the floor for storage purposes?
Beds in Cartier, Laurier, Macdonald and Clark residence are 14 inches or 35.5 cm in height from the floor.  Single beds in Electa Main offer 7 inches or 17.5 cm in height from the floor.  Double beds in Electa Annex have a storage space of 24 inches or 60.9 cm in height.  The beds in Alumni are 26.5cm in height from the floor.

 


 Q. Are there storage facilities available for bikes and hockey equipment?
There are bike rooms available in every residence. Space is limited so keys are signed out on a first come, first serve basis. The student is given a bike room key which needs to be returned at the end of the residence term ($10 will be charged to the students' account if the key is not returned).

 Residence Life Questions

 
Q. I am concerned about my son/daughter living on a co-ed floor. What is it like on a co-ed floor?
A co-ed floor means that there are males and females living on the same floor with separate washroom facilities. Co-ed floors are really no different than single gender floors, there are just separate washroom facilities available.


 Q. Do males and females room together?
No. Double rooms are assigned to one gender only.


 Q. What is building (and campus) security like? Is it safe to live in residence? 
The safety and security of students is of the utmost importance to us. There are many different ways that we help to ensure that students remain safe on campus. Resident Assistants work in the residences and do nightly rounds of the buildings. Student Desk staff work the front desks of the residence halls every night and sign in students and guests who do not live in the building. There is also camera surveillance in residence and throughout campus.  Services such as Walksafe, Campus Community Police and emergency telephones throughout the campus are just some of the ways that we ensure that life on campus is safe for everyone.


 Q. How noisy is it?
Residence is only as noisy as you want it or allow it to be. There are quiet hours every night from 11pm (week nights) or 1am (weekends) to 8am and there are respect hours at all times. If you find that noise is bothering you, talk to the people involved or go to an Resident Assistant for assistance. During the exam period 23 hour quiet hours are in effect.


 Q. Can I have friends over/guests?
Definitely! Residence students are responsible for their guest's behaviour and guests must be signed into the building nightly after 8pm by their host.


 Q. How does the front desk work and how do I get mail (including parcels)? 
Every room has a mailbox in the main lobby where mail is delivered. For packages and courier deliveries that are too large to fit in the mailbox, an email will be sent to the students UWin email address with the information needed to pick up the package. Package pick up hours at Cartier Hall will be specified in the email to student.


 Q. When can I move in?
Please go to our website page called "Important Dates".  Students cannot move in early unless there are extenuating circumstances. An early arrival form must be completed.  If permission is given to move in early, we will contact the student with check in information and the cost associated with moving in early. If a student cannot move in on the specified move in date, and will be moving in later, they must complete a Late Arrival Form so their room is not given away to a student on the waiting list.


Q.  When must I move out of residence at December Holiday Break?  At the end of the year?
All students must check out of residence 24 hours after their last exam or by 4pm the day after exams end in April, whichever comes first.  If students need an extension, they must formally request permission via on line extension request form.  Students cannot stay in residence over the December Holiday Break without permission of their Residence Life Coordinator.  There is a deadline for extension requests, so please check under Procedures and Forms and then to Extension Form for applicable dates for each term.