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University Hall and Pres Rez

  • A kitchen at University Hall.
  • A typical bedroom at University Hall.
  • The exterior of University Hall.

These residences offer the co-ed dorm-style living of Upper Rez, the coziness of a MORE house, and the best residence location at McGill: directly across from the Milton Gates!

In order to give the 75 students at University Hall and Pres Rez the opportunity to meet other residence students, both the RVC and BMH cafeterias are available to you as Home Bases on your meal plan. RVC is just steps down the block and offers both cooked and continental breakfasts. The menus for both cafeterias are online, so you can decide which cafeteria to eat in based on the menu for the day.

Both University Hall Residence and Pres Rez are co-ed, and students share large single-sex communal bathrooms that are maintained by the University staff.

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Single and double occupancy rooms on two floors. Single-sex washroom facilities are shared and centrally located on each floor. Shared kitchenette located in the basement of the building. Dormitory-style housing.


  • Pres Rez: 36 single rooms housing 18 female and 18 male students.
  • University Hall: 40 single and double rooms housing 45 students.

Residence fees

Please see Fees for details.


The lease is 8 months in length, starting with move-in weekend (usually the last weekend in August), and ending on April 30th, the last day of the final exam period.


Twin size bed and mattress, desk, chair, dresser, bookshelf, lamp, drapery, wastepaper basket.

Phone and internet

Internet connection and WiFi are part of the residence rent fees. 

Telephone service is not provided by McGill. Students may purchase phone plans from an independent mobile service provider, or use pre-paid calling cards.


Residents of University Hall and Pres Rez have a mandatory meal plan. Please see McGill Food and Dining Services for details.


  • University Hall - Locked entrance (card reader access). Residence floors accessed only through card reader at all times. Main door and first floor open to public during office hours, but accessed by card reader only after 5pm.
  • Pres Rez - key for main residence door and separate key for rooms.


McGill Residences does not insure students' belongings. In case of theft, fire or flood, students must rely on their own insurance providers. Many home insurance plans offer benefits for students who stay in a university residence away from home - check with your insurer for details. Alternatively, ask an insurance company about their options for university residences.


On-site maintenance staff, storage facilities, TV lounge (with cable), coin-operated laundry facilities. Heat and electricity included in rent.