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University Residences – Downtown

University Residences – Downtown

McGill Residences house approximately 2,700 undergraduate students in dormitories, apartments, and shared-facilities houses. McGill's dormitories are primarily for first-year students and feature full meal service. McGill's apartment-style residences and shared-facilities houses are mainly for first-year students who desire a more independent residence lifestyle.

Trained upper-year student leaders (Floor Fellows) and Academic Staff (Directors) live in all McGill Residences and provide support for the residents. An elected Residence Council serves as the voice of students.

All residence rooms have telephone and high-speed network-access services which are available at extra cost. All McGill Residences are connected to the McGill Wireless Network.

  • Residence Admissions Office
  • 3473 University Street, room 150
  • Montreal, QC H3A 2A8
  • Telephone: 514-398-6368
  • Fax: 514-398-2305
  • Email: housing [dot] residences [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/residences

Dormitory-style Residences

Dormitory-style Residences

McGill has nine dormitory residences:

  • The four co-ed Bishop Mountain Residences (Gardner, McConnell, Molson and Douglas Halls) are located on the slope of Mount Royal and overlook the campus.
  • Royal Victoria College (RVC), which has one all-female and one co-ed wing, is located one block from the McGill gates.
  • The co-ed New Residence Hall is located five short blocks from the campus.
  • University Hall and Prez Rez are co-ed dorms located directly across from the Milton Gates to campus.
  • The newest residence, Carrefour Sherbrooke, is a co-ed hall located two blocks from campus.

Dormitory residents have compulsory meal plans and have access to multiple cafeterias.

Rooms at the Bishop Mountain Residences, University Hall, Prez Rez and RVC are mostly single occupancy. Carrefour Sherbrooke and the New Residence Hall have mostly double rooms. Each student gets a bed, desk, desk lamp, chair, dresser, closet and small fridge (one fridge per double room).

In all Halls, residents are responsible for the cleanliness of their rooms. Common bathrooms and showers are located on each floor, except in Carrefour Sherbrooke and the New Residence Hall, where there are private bathrooms within each room. Each Hall has a laundry room, including card-operated washers and dryers, and ironing facilities. All Halls have a TV and recreation room, pay telephones, and a small storage area for suitcases, ski equipment, etc.

Apartment-style Residences

Apartment-style Residences

Solin Hall is a modern, award-winning apartment-style residence that has two, three and fourbedroom apartments. Located four Metro stops west of the main campus, Solin features large common areas (TV and game rooms) as well as a computer lab, and houses mostly first-year students. Each apartment has a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom(s), with basic furniture such as stove, fridge, table, chairs, sofa, lamps and drapes. Bedrooms have a bed, desk, chair and dresser. All apartments and public area floors are carpeted. Shopping areas are within short walking distance. Limited indoor parking is available.

The Greenbriar Apartments residence is located one block from the campus. It houses mostly first-year undergraduate students in self-contained studio and double-occupancy, one-bedroom apartments. Apartment kitchens have a stove, fridge and sink, and bedrooms have a bed, desk, table, chairs, dresser and blinds.

Although these residences do not offer full meal plans (Solin Hall residents have a small meal plan included with their lease, from which they can opt-out), residents may purchase one from Food and Dining Services for use at the residence cafeterias or elsewhere on campus. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/foodservices/mealplans20112012.

Shared-facilities Houses

Shared-facilities Houses

McGill Residences maintains a number of beautifully renovated older buildings, each housing between 15 and 30 first-year students. These shared-facilities houses are located a few blocks from the campus and have both single and double occupancy bedrooms with large shared kitchens, bathrooms and common areas. Each bedroom has a desk, chair, bed (some are loft beds), dresser, closet and blinds. Common areas are also fully furnished.

Although these residences do not include meal plans, residents may purchase one from Food and Dining Services for use at the residence cafeterias or elsewhere on campus. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/foodservices/mealplans20112012.

Residence Fees

Residence Fees

Residence fees for the 2011-2012 session had not been set at the time this publication was finalized. Fees for the 2010-2011 session were as follows:

Rates for Gardner, McConnell, Molson,Douglas, and University Halls and Prez Rez ranged from $6,218 to $6,782 for a single room and $5,836 to $6,782 for a double room. The rates at Royal Victoria College ranged from $7,206 to $7,568 for single rooms and $6,660 to $7,120 for a double room. These rates do not include the cost of a mandatory meal plan. In 2010-11, the meal plan rate ranged from $4,950-$5,550. These rates are for the regular session: September 1 to April 30.

At the New Residence Hall and Carrefour Sherbrooke, room rates were $7,124 to $7,600 per person for double rooms and $8,000 for a single room. These rates do not include the cost of a mandatory meal plan. In 2010-11, the meal plan rate ranged from $4,950-$5,550. These rates are for the regular session: September 1 to April 30.

The rooms in Solin Hall and the Greenbriar Apartments are leased on an 11-month basis: September 1 to July 31. The room rates were $7,854 to $8,987 for a single room and $6,050 to $6,699 for a double room in a multi-bedroom apartment at Solin Hall. Residents of Solin Hall were also assessed a $300 meal plan, from which they had the choice of opting out. Single-occupancy studio apartments at Greenbriar were $10,010 and double-occupancy one-bedroom apartments were $6,072 to $7,238 per person. Rates at Greenbriar did not include a meal plan.

Shared facilities houses are also leased on an 11-month basis: September 1 to July 31. Room rates ranged from $8,129 to $9,548 for a single room, depending on the dimensions of the room. The rate for a double room was $6,798. Rates did not include a meal plan.

Meal Plans

Meal Plans

All dormitory residents have compulsory meal plans that can be used seven days a week. Residents at Molson, McConnell and Gardner Halls dine in the large, centrally-located Bishop Mountain Hall. Carrefour Sherbrooke, New Residence Hall, Douglas Hall and RVC have their own dining areas. Residents of University Hall and Prez Rez are welcome to use their meal plan at the residence cafeterias. All of the Halls have kitchenettes, where residents can prepare snacks or meals at any time.

Leases for Solin Hall include a $300 meal plan, from which you can opt out. Leases for the Greenbriar Apartments and the shared-facilities houses do not include meal plans. The apartments and houses have fully-equipped kitchens where students can prepare their own meals. However, residents are welcome to purchase a meal plan from Food and Dining Services for use at the residence cafeterias or elsewhere on campus. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/foodservices/mealplans20112012.

Student Government

Student Government

Each Hall has a Residence Council, elected at the start of the academic year. It is the job of the council to gather Hall opinions, supervise financial affairs, and organize recreational and social activities within the residences. McGill's residences are run for the convenience and advantage of the students living in them. Residence Councils play a significant role in deciding and administering their community standards.

Note: Residence fees include an activity fee of $24 collected by the University on behalf of the Residence Council of each Hall and the Inter-Residence Council. These funds comprise each Council's budget with which to plan activities for the Hall and across residences.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 16, 2011) (disclaimer)