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Move-In Information

COVID-19 Related Resources and Updates

With more in-person learning expected on campus this fall, the University is getting ready to welcome you back safely. Visit the Better Together website for resources, updates and important information about York's current status and plans for Winter Term 2022.

Housing & Conference Services looks forward to welcoming you to residence. Please visit the Housing Updates website to learn more about how we're keeping our residence community safe!

Welcome to Residence at York University

We are excited you have chosen York Residences to be your “home” for the next year!

We look forward to welcoming you to the safe and exciting residence community at York University’s Keele Campus. Despite current events, living in residence is an incredible opportunity and we hope that residence becomes your home away from home for the next few months.

As the Fall Term is just around the corner, we would like to remind you that the Housing & Conference Services and Residence Life teams here to assist your transition into campus life and to connect you with the campus resources to help you succeed.

Before you arrive, there are a few important details we would like you to note to ensure you are move-in ready. Please read the following information carefully and if you have any questions or concerns before you arrive to campus, contact us by phone at 416-736-5152 or email at

You can also connect with Housing & Conference Services, Residence Life, and your peers by liking YorkU Undergraduate Residence on Facebook, following us on Instagram, and by joining the 2021-2022 Residence Facebook group.

As a return to York University’s campuses is planned for this fall, the health and safety of the community continues to be top priority. With COVID-19 vaccines expected to be widely available over the summer months, members of the York community will be eligible to receive their first and second doses.

Vaccines play an important role in protecting people and those around them and, as such, York University is requiring all students living in residence for the 2021-22 academic year to be vaccinated.

Learn more.

Move-in Schedule

York University Offices and Residence Buildings/Offices are closed between December 24th to January 5th. Move-in appointments will begin January 7th. If you require earlier accommodations, please contact

Commonly Asked Questions

Please check our FAQ about move-in and learn more information about our rooms and building features.

Learn more about our Residence Life team.

What To Bring/Not Bring

Storage is limited in residence, so you are encouraged to bring only the essentials. We've compiled a list for your convenience!

For information about what is already provided in your room please visit the Residence Buildings and Gallery Page on the Housing Services website.

Move-In Steps

Step 1: Schedule your move-in date

To allow for proper physical distancing during move-in, you will need to book a move-in appointment. We ask that you limit the number of helpers to two (2) persons when moving-in.

Students arriving to York University from outside of Canada should consult the Government of Canada's website for latest travel restrictions and requirements. York International continues to provide updates and support for International Students.

Important Information:

Students who have a confirmed room booking for Winter 2022 will receive an email from Housing & Conference Services with a link to a unique booking website. Please ensure you have added as a recognized sender.

Early arrival move-in appointments will begin January 7th. If you require earlier accommodations, please contact

Step 2: Planning for your move-in day

Move-in Date - You will receive an email with confirmation of your move-in appointment once you have completed the booking form. It is important to note that you are only eligible to move into your residence during the pre-approved appointment. Early or late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

It’s important that you bring valid government-issued ID or YU-card with you on Move-in Day. To protect your privacy, we are unable to issue keys to parents, relatives, friends or representatives.

You are allowed to have two (2) guests assist you with move-in. We ask that only the student checking in visits the office.

Before you arrive on campus, you will be asked to complete the COVID-19 Screening Checklist. If you or your guest(s) have answered YES to any one of the questions, you or your guest(s) are not to attend any York campus. You and any guests must wear a non-medical mouth and nose covering at all times.

Late Arrivals - If you are unable to make your move-in appointment, please contact Housing Services ( as soon as possible. Any incoming resident who does not check into their room by the first day of classes, and has not notified Housing & Conference Services by email, will lose their room reservation and will incur a no-show fee of $500.00 to their student account.

Sign-up for Canada Post Flex Delivery: Pick up your packages when you are ready! Upon moving in this year, residents are highly encouraged to sign up for Canada Post Flex Delivery. Packages ordered from any provider that will ship to a PO Box (including Amazon) can be arranged to be picked up at York Lanes' Canada Post outlet on campus at your most convenient time.

Upon signing up, Canada Post will give you a unique delivery address to be used instead of your residence address and packages then show up to the Canada Post outlet of your choice. When selecting your Flex Delivery location, search for Postal Code M3J 1P3 and then zoom in to click on the location that says, “YORK UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE 4700 KEELE ST NORTH YORK ON”. To sign up, or learn more about this service, please go to the Canada Post Flex Delivery website.

Step 3: Moving into Residence

Be sure to follow physical distancing procedures and directional signage at all times. You and any guests must wear a non-medical mouth and nose covering at all times.

Arriving to campusUpon arrival to campus, please make your way to your Housing Services Office. We have both an interactive campus map and a move-in specific campus map to assist you. Only the student checking in should visit the office. Please be prepared to show, your YU-card or government issued ID. Once your ID has been verified, you will receive your welcome package which will include your residence access card and room keys.

Key Pick Up Locations

ResidencesHousing Office Locations
Atkinson Suites, Founders, Tatham, Vanier & Winters ResidenceHousing Complex 1 Office, 108 McLaughlin College
Bethune, Calumet, Pond & Stong ResidenceHousing Complex 2 Office, 101 Bethune College
Proceed to your residence after key pick up.

Arriving at your residence - Upon arrival at your residence, please unload your vehicle and move your vehicle to a nearby parking lot. A cart and sanitizer will be available in the residence lobby should you wish to use this while moving. A maximum of two (2) persons may help with your move. Additional guests must remain outside of the residence.

Step 4: Complete and submit your documents after moving-in

There are important documents that you need to fully understand, complete/sign and submit:

  • The Electronic Lock Operating Instructions contains essential information on your role in maintaining a safe environment in residence and how to properly take care of your keys and room locks. You will be asked to acknowledge this agreement as you receive your keys.
  • The Undergraduate Residence Room Inventory and Condition Report needs to be completed and submitted within 72 hours of your move-in. As you fill out this form, please ensure that it accurately reflects the condition of the room/unit you are moving in to -  including small damages (if applicable). At the end of your residence contract, upon move out, this document will serve as Housing & Conference Services basis on whether to charge you for damages found in your room/unit upon move out inspection. It is important that you bring to Housing & Conference Services attention any other concerns you may have with your room.

*The above forms will be made available for you on Move-in Day.

Undergraduate Residence Handbook

By signing your Residence Occupancy Agreement, you agree to abide by the Residence Community Standards, Policies and Procedures, and all other regulations in the Residence Handbook. The Handbook contains valuable information pertaining to living in residence from safety procedures to submitting a work order. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with all the contents of the Handbook.

Things To Do Before Moving In

Enroll in Courses

Start with YU START!

Register for York 101


Complete Alcohol e-CHECK UP TO GO

Check your knowledge.

Sign-up for Canada Post Flex Delivery

Learn more.

Get Your YU-card

YU-card Office.

Buy Your Books and Texts


Pre-Order Your Mini Fridge

Available through Coldex.