Rules and regulations
Respect is integral to the survival of our community and is the primary rule enforced in Residences housing. Students are also expected to adhere to the regulations stipulated in McGill University's Code of Student Conduct [.pdf].
For more detailed information on residence rules and regulations, please consult the Life in Residences Handbook 2012-2013 [PDF].
Students are responsible for maintaining their own rooms or apartments. Mops, brooms and vacuums are available from the porters/janitors in each hall. Common areas are maintained by the housekeeping staff. Students are asked to help maintain common areas for the enjoyment of all.
For many students, one of the greatest adjustments to residence life is in learning to live in a communal setting. Prospective residents should bear in mind that the residence environment is likely to be more noisy and disruptive than that which they are accustomed to living in. We ask that students practice both tolerance and respect for their roommates and neighbours to help ensure that residence is a comfortable community to all.
Once your lease comes into effect it cannot be canceled and is not transferable. Please contact the Housing Office at 514-398-6368 for more information.
Pets are not permitted in any residence buildings on McGill Campus.
Students are obliged to adhere to Provincial laws as well as McGill University and Residences policies pertaining to the use of alcohol on the premises.
Please see Responsible Use Of Alcohol In McGill University Residences.
Residents are liable for any damages resulting from a fire if it is proved that it was caused by their actions or the actions of persons they allowed to have access to their room.
McGill Residences is committed to providing a smoke-free environment for our students. Residents are liable for any damages resulting from a fire if it is proved that it was caused by their actions or those of persons they allowed to have access to their room.
Residence Administration does not assume responsibility for any personal effects of the students. Some home insurance policies allow for coverage of students away at university. Students are advised to check their own (or their parent's) policy to establish whether or not they are eligible for coverage.
For student and non-student groups wishing to table, advertise or hold events on Residence property, you will need to complete the Residences Activity Permit. Residence Activity Permits are reviewed by the Residence Life Office on a case by case basis. Kindly note: we cannot accommodate last minute requests - you must plan ahead. We require, at a minimum, two week's notice.
Please refer to the PDF files below for further info, or to apply. Should you need a hardcopy of this, please go to University Hall Residence, 3473 University Street (formerly known as 'Dio'), room 004. Please send completed forms to advisor [dot] residences [at] mcgill [dot] ca
If you wish to put up posters in residence, all posters must be approved and stamped individually by a staff member at the Residence Life Office, located at 3473 University Street.
Please, read The McGill Residences Tabling and Postering Policy: Tabling_Policy_2012
Please, read our rules and regulations prior to completing your permit request: Activity_Permit_Letter
Residences Activity Permit: Activity Permit 2012/2013.pdf
Below you'll find a description of some of the services that are available to students living in McGill Residences, as well as information on where to access them and how to arrange for things that may not be included in residence fees.
Landline telephone service and internet are available at an additional charge. For more information contact McGill NCS for the Rez Voice and Data Service by calling 514-398-8686 or visiting their web site. Public pay telephones are also located in or near each hall.
Common TV rooms are located in most undergraduate residence buildings; in such cases, cable or satellite TV is provided. Individual rooms and apartments, however, are not equipped with cable.
Students residing in Solin Hall and in the MORE buildings can make arrangements for cable service, if they so choose, by calling their local cable company.
Faxes can be sent and received from Bishop Mountain Hall, RVC and Solin Hall (fees are calculated per page and vary depending on destination).
There is limited (paid) parking available at Bishop Mountain Residences and RVC. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis and should be arranged through the McGill Parking Office at 514-398-4559.
There is very limited parking around the MORE buildings which can be arranged by calling 514-398-6050. Solin Hall parking is arranged though the Services Coordinator at the main office at Solin Hall.
- Bishop Mountain Residences: Students should make arrangements with their Porter to store belongings.
- Royal Victoria College: Students should make arrangements with the front desk.
- Solin Hall: Students should make arrangements with the services coordinator in the main office.
- New Rez Hall: Students should make arrangements with the Rez Life Coordinator. Storage is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.