Why choose McGill Residences?

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Something for everyone

Whether you’re looking for a hotel-style residence with a roommate or prefer a private room in a traditional style dorm, we have options that suit a wide range of personal preferences.

Comparison Chart of residences


Academic success

Students who choose to live in residences are more likely to continue their education and achieve academic success. Proximity to classes as well as living with fellow students are believed to be the key factors.

study space is important to students in residence


rez life specsResidence live-in staff

Residence hall staff are an integral part of our residence communities. While their roles vary widely, each residence hall staff member is committed to ensuring that students’ time in residence is as fun, safe, productive and memorable as it can be.

 

Unique programming

Looking to engage with the residence community, attend inspirational faculty lectures, or even run to represent your residence in the next council? There are so many opportunities available to you.

 

Friends For Life

Friends for life

The time spent living in residence are a full and dynamic period in a student’s life, producing rich friendships and a deep sense of shared values that lasts throughout the years spent at McGill.
 


Safety & Security

The safety and well-being of our residents is of utmost importance to us. Residences have either 24/7 front desk staff or night porters who monitor the residences.
Additionally, McGill security is always one phone call away. See our Comparison Chart 2017/2018 to learn more.
 


Award winning Dining Services

With our Meal Plans, you get an impressive selection, great value for money, and more time to concentrate on studying and socializing – the things you should be doing in your first year of university!

Did you know that we're a certified Fair Trade campus? And that we offer locally sourced food from the university's own Macdonald Farm as well as MSC Certified seafood?

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