Tatham Hall, McLaughlin College's affiliated residence, is
home to approximately 265 students in each academic year. A
thirteen-storey high-rise, the building is divided into six
'houses' of roughly 45 students each, sharing kitchen and common
room facilities. Accommodations are a mix of single and double
rooms; about two thirds of residents are in single rooms. Co-ed
and single-gender housing is available, and offered as an option
in the residence application process.
Tatham Hall is part of the McLaughlin College Community. McLaughlin College is affiliated with the following programs: Sociology, Political Science, Global Political Studies, Criminology, Law & Society, Public Policy & Administration, Social Science and Work & Labour Studies. We encourage students with an interest in these disciplines to apply to live in Tatham Hall. However, residents in Tatham Hall come from a range of faculties and disciplines, which contributes to the interdisciplinary atmosphere of the residence. House and Residence Councils organize frequent
programs, from movie nights to campus exploration, to trips around
the city. The legendary spirit of Tatham students is the envy of
York's other colleges.
The building is staffed by the Coordinator, Residence Life who is
a full time, live-in professional, as well as six student Dons,
who all ensure that Tatham residents feel a part of the residence
community. Residence Life is a program of the department of
Student Community and Leadership Development. Residence staff
support the academic mandate of the University and McLaughlin
College, as well as act a resource and positive role model for the
residence. Like all of York's residences, Tatham Hall's entrance
is monitored by 24/7 CCTV, and is monitored at night by student
Porters and Residence Watch Officers. The building is named for
Professor George Tatham, the founding Master of McLaughlin
Two floors of our residence constitute a "living and learning" themed community, whose residents have the opportunity to participate in enhanced activities related to the affiliated programs listed above, such as private meetings with senior government officials and professors, and visits to Parliament, Queen's Park and City Hall. (Students who wish to join the Tatham Hall themed community need to indicate this on their residence application.)
Message from the Residence Life Coordinator
Welcome to Tatham Hall & McLaughlin College! On behalf of the entire Residence Life Team, we are happy to have you here at York University, and we are excited for you to start the year!
Our residence’s namesake, George Tatham, had a vision that McLaughlin College would service the ‘whole person’ and with that in mind I encourage you to become an engaged student within Tatham Hall and McLaughlin College. What does engaged mean? The old statement is true: You will get as much out of your residence and college experience, as you put into it. Living in a residence of approximately 260 students, you have an amazing opportunity to have a personal and powerful experience in a condensed community where growth and your potential for positive impact upon each other is encouraged. Take chances, get involved - the way must be tried!
The Residence Life Team is here to guide you along which ever ‘way’ you try! Our six Dons are available to you as a resource and as a helping hand in all sorts of areas – having a hard time living away from home? Want to get involved? Want to hang out with some awesome people? The Dons are your key to living in a vibrant, smoothly-run community. Along with the Dons, our Residence and House Councils will be programming events and activities for you to take part in throughout the year – these councils are another fantastic opportunity to get involved!
While we aim to make your time in residence unforgettable and enjoyable, our aim is also to keep you safe and to encourage citizenship within the residence, college, and entire university community. Our Dons along with our Porter staff are in place to aid in keeping the building secure for your safety.
As the RLC for Tatham Hall, my role is to supervise and guide these student leaders and be available to you with any concerns, questions or ideas that you may have about our community. Come visit me, and the entire McLaughlin team, in the Office of the Master. My office is
106 Tatham Hall, and my door is always open!
Welcome to Tatham Hall, McLaughlin College and Welcome to York!
Residence Life Coordinator
Phone: (416) 736-2100 x77091
Office: 106 Tatham Hall
Complex One Housing Information
Housing Complex I office is located at 108 McLaughlin College.
General enquiries can be directed to (416) 736-5152.
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
For further information, visit the Housing Website at: www.yorku.ca/student-housing.