Room Occupancy

Affected Parties

Undergrads in Residence

Policy Statement

Period of Occupancy

The resident may assume occupancy of his/her assigned room on the official opening day of each term and is required to vacate his/her assigned room by 12:00 noon on the official closing day of each term. The resident has no legal right to occupy his/her assigned room or any other residence hall room during the interim period between academic terms unless the Office of Residential Life grants approval.

Room assignments remain in effect for up to three consecutive terms that the assigned resident is in residence within an academic year excluding summer terms.

When the resident’s enrollment pattern changes to indicate a leave, withdrawal or separation from the College, their housing assignment is terminated.

Vacating Rooms

In order for the facilities to be cleaned and ready for the next occupants, students are expected to vacate all College residences by the published closing date for each term or interim period, unless permission to remain is granted by the Office of Residential Life.

Students who are found in any College residences after 12:00 p.m. on the closing dates, and throughout the interim period, may be fined $100 and may be subject to further disciplinary action. In addition, failure to remove personal belongings by the closing date may result in cancellation or revocation of housing for subsequent terms, as well as the cost(s) incurred to pack and move personal belongings. 

Resident Responsibilities

All residents of a room are responsible for what occurs in their room.

  • The rooms in College residences are expected to be occupied as designated. For example, a single room is to be occupied by an individual and a triple is to be occupied by no more than three persons.
  • Any individual found to be residing in a student room without a room assignment will face disciplinary action for theft of services.
  • Refer to the Guest and Visitors policy for information about these individuals.
  • Personal possessions may only be stored in a student room over an interim period when the student’s housing assignment is in that same room for both the term before and the term after the interim period. A student’s belongings may be stored in his/her room student room during the interim period under some other circumstances, but only after written permission is obtained from the Residential Operations Office.

Effective Date

July 1, 2015

Last Revised Date

October 23, 2016

Office of Primary Responsibility