Fall 2013 – Summer 2014
Residence life is an integral part of Macdonald campus activities. Laird Hall, with a capacity of 250 students, is a co-ed residence that provides accommodation for undergraduate, graduate, and Farm Management Technology students. Residents enjoy comfortable rooms, modern kitchens, cozy lounge facilities, and other amenities that help make their residence life a complete and meaningful part of their university experience. All dorm rooms have telephone and high-speed network access services, which are available at extra cost.
The EcoResidence accommodates 100 students. This residence will appeal to students who enjoy independent living in self-contained fully furnished apartments of two or six single-bedroom units. Units are split-level with large, airy, common living areas.
Residence fees are paid separately from tuition, in accordance with regulations of the Fee Payment Option selected at the time of signing a Residence Lease.
The residence fees for the 2013–2014 session had not been set at the time this publication was finalized. The 2012–2013 session rates for Laird Hall were: $2,960 (double occupancy) and $3,280 (single occupancy). Rates for the EcoResidence varied from $460 to $475 per month. An updated fee sheet will be available on the Macdonald residence website at: www.mcgill.ca/students/housing/macdonald.
There is no meal plan offered on the Macdonald Campus. Students may purchase a Commuter meal plan. Refer to www.mcgill.ca/foodservices/mealplans for additional information. Meals are also available on a cash basis from the Link Café, located on the ground floor between the Macdonald-Stewart Building and Barton Library. For budgeting purposes, the cost of meals for the academic year is approximately $3,200.
The residence fees cover the period from August 25, 2013 to April 30, 2014. You must vacate your room at the end of the lease term. Only under exceptional circumstances will you be granted permission to arrive prior to the beginning date of the lease or remain in residence during the summer months. In these cases, you must apply to the Campus Housing Office; an additional fee will be charged if permission is granted.
You can request permission to extend your stay in residence (at the normal weekly charge) if you are taking extended courses after the regular session, employed on campus, or registered for summer courses.
In exceptional circumstances, international students or students coming from a distance may be admitted early. Permission from the Campus Housing Office must be obtained prior to arrival. Student Monitors may be admitted before the opening date of courses, if permission is granted by the Campus Housing Office.
The Centennial Centre features common rooms for studying. Lockers are available in the Macdonald-Stewart Building. You can rent them at the Students' Society counter in Centennial Centre. The Link Café is located on the ground floor between the Macdonald-Stewart Building and Barton Library and is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Link Café is not open Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays designated by the University.
Parking permits are available from Macdonald Campus Security, Room 101 Laird Hall. A parking decal is $200 for one year and $120 for one semester and can be picked up Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Daily passes for students are $6 and can be purchased from the parking meter located in the Upper East Gravel lot. The meter is coin-operated and exact change is required. All students obtaining a daily pass must park in the Horticulture lot, east of the Highway 20 overpass. If you are not sure of the location, you can pick up a map from the Campus Security office in Laird Hall. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/transport/parking/mac.