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Tatham Hall Residence

Welcome to your new home, where you'll find comfortable living space and be immersed in our legendary spirit.

Named in honour of the founding college head, professor George Tatham, Tatham Hall is McLaughlin College’s affiliated residence. The 13-storey high-rise is divided into six "houses" of about 45 students each sharing kitchen and common room facilities. Accommodations are a mix of single and double rooms; co-ed and single-gender housing are available.

You'll find lots to do at Tatham. Our House and Residence councils organize frequent programs from movie nights to campus exploration to trips around the city. Student leadership positions, such as the Coordinator of Residence Activities and the Residence Council Chair and Reps, help make the living and learning community at Tatham Hall a success. Residence staff offer academic support and act as a resource for residents.

The building is staffed by the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) who is a full time, live-in professional, as well as six student House Dons, designated to each house within the building, and one Don of Living and Learning Opportunities who all ensure that Tatham residents experience the best possible living and learning community. There are also other student leadership positions, such as the Residence Life Education Assistant and the Residence Council Reps, who all help in making the living/learning community at Tatham Hall a success. Residence staff support the academic mandate of the University and McLaughlin College, and they also act as a resource and positive role models for the residents. Like all of York’s residences, Tatham Hall’s entrance is monitored by 24/7 CCTV, and is monitored at night by student Porters as well as a Security Watch Official.

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As the Residence Life Coordinator, I oversee the residence community and assist you through your development at York. To help me with this are six amazing student leaders called Dons. The Dons are here to help you transition into university life and become a strong and independent person, ready for the challenges that university can hold. We also work with the Residence Life Education Assistant to provide wonderful learning opportunities for all of our students. Together we will work to ensure that Tatham is a safe and inclusive space.

As the year moves along there will be many opportunities to become involved in the residence and I highly encourage you to make the most of your time with us. For instance, we have the Spirit Cup that residence compete for every year. I recommend that you look over the Residence Handbook and the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities as they are key tools in ensuring that your transition into living in residence is a smooth one.

Finally, I hope that you find your time here in Tatham to be a rewarding and eye-opening experience that helps you discover your true potential. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to meeting you!

— Taylor Morihovitis
Residence Life Coordinator, Winters and Tatham Hall Residences

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