Everyone deserves an equal chance to learn and thrive where they live, and everyone in our residence community has a responsibility to support an equitable and welcoming learning and living environment. We deeply value the diverse contributions of Black, Indigenous, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities; and actively commit to develop an inclusive and anti-racist community for all of our students. Prejudice or hate of any kind has no place in our residences. Campus Housing staff are committed to helping you find your space to learn and live in residence. Please contact Campus Housing if you have specific needs, or questions about our residence spaces and communities, or how you can get the supports or accommodations you need to thrive in residence. To learn more please see our Plan of Action: Campus Housing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism response.
Lots to see, learn, and stay on top of. You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by everything right now, but fear not - Campus Housing is here to support you in your University Experience in Residence! From helping you Transition to university life, learning more about your Identity, staying on top of your Wellness, and exploring Growth for life beyond your residence experience, we’re here to assist you.
We provide a safe, supportive, and convenient living environment whether you are transitioning into first-year, or continuing to develop on your academic, personal, or professional skills. Our programming is designed to help you thrive in your University experience. Over the first few weeks, you will have access to your Residence Life Don, get to know your Residence Community, and connect with other students.
Residence Life Don
Dons are upper-year student leaders who bring their enthusiasm for university life and the student experience to our residence communities. Dons provide mentorship, support and an engaging environment where students can interact and get to know one another. They live in residence and support students by: building community, sharing valuable services and resources on campus, organizing events and activities, and ensuring that residence policies are followed.
Your Don will host a community meeting to share information with you, and give you an opportunity to get to know your community. During this time, your Don may provide updates to ensure your safety in the community, open up discussion about current events, or host social events for you and other students to get to know each other better!
One-on-one with an upper-year peer
Upper year students like Dons, Peer Leaders, and Front Desk Assistants are all here to help in residence. During the year, your Don will reach out to have supportive conversations with you to set goals, offer resources, and support you in navigating your Residence experience. Our residence team welcome your questions at any time and these conversations are scheduled opportunities for you to connect with an upper-year peer who can share their experience and offer another perspective.