COVID-19 Related Resources and Updates
The University has launched a central website to share updates related to the re-opening of our campuses. Please visit the YU Better Together website for resources, updates and important information.
Updates from Housing & Conference Services can be found here.
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. Please find important information pertaining to your residence experience below.
But 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 ahead of Move-in Day, contact us by phone at 416-736-5152 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also connect with Housing & Conference Services, Residence Life, and your peers by joining the YorkU Undergraduate Residence 2020-2021 Facebook Group and by following us on Instagram.
Commonly Asked Questions
Please check our FAQ about move-in and learn more information about our rooms and building features.
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 & Conference Services website.
Step 1: Schedule Move-In Date
Move-in day will look a little bit different this year! To allow for proper physical distancing during move-in, you will need to book a move-in appointment. The move-in period for Keele will begin on August 24th. A maximum of two (2) persons can accompany you into your residence and assist with your move during your scheduled move-in appointment.
If you are a student arriving from outside of Canada, you have been made aware that the Government of Canada has put in place emergency orders under the Quarantine Act. The Act applies to all travelers arriving in Canada. Travelers arriving in Canada must quarantine for 14 days and comply with all requirements of the quarantine measures. York International will assist all students arriving from abroad with a place to quarantine off-campus. Information on how you can book your quarantine accommodation have been forwarded on August 7th. *Please note that you must book a move-in on the day after you expect to complete the mandatory quarantine period. For example, if you expect to arrive in Canada on August 12, you should book a move-in date of August 27, 2020.
Housing & Conference Services sent an email on August 11th with a link for you to schedule your move-in appointment. If you cannot find this email, please contact us at email@example.com. There is a maximum number of appointments each day, so if you have a specific day in mind it is important that you submit your request as soon as possible.
If you need to make changes or cancel your move-in appointment you can do so via the links in the confirmation email you will receive after booking.
Step 2: Planning for 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 campus - Upon 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
|Residences||Housing Office Locations|
|Founders, Tatham, Vanier & Winters Residence||Housing Complex 1 Office, 108 McLaughlin College|
|Pond Road Residence||Housing Complex 2 Office, 101 Bethune College|
|Bethune, Calumet & Stong Residence||Housing Complex 2 Office, 101 Bethune College|
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
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 Occupancy Agreement and Handbook
Your Residence Occupancy Agreement is a legal contract that outlines the terms and conditions of your accommodation with York University. It includes your residence fees, services available to you, and guidelines to follow while living in residence.
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