Residence COVID-19 FAQ

McGill COVID-19 info

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FAQ COVID-19

Updated January 29, 2021

COVID-19 cases in residences-Student FAQs

How many self-isolation rooms are available? If more space is needed at third-party hotels, will students have to pay for this isolation space out of their own pocket?

SHHS has 67 self-isolation rooms for students needing to self-isolate if they receive a positive test result or are identified as a medium- or high-risk contact of someone with a positive test result. In the event that we exceed this capacity, SHHS has secured agreements with third party hotels who can provide self-isolation rooms at close proximity to RVC. If third-party hotel rooms are needed for self-isolation, this cost will be covered by the University.

Under what conditions can students cancel their lease (and meal plan) if they decide to leave because of COVID?

Under these extraordinary circumstances, students wishing to break their lease will be allowed to do so. These students will need to provide the University with 30 days notice, but can, of course, leave residence at any point within these 30 days.

For meal plans, the admin fee will be prorated until the date you leave residences. The mandatory meal plan and flex plan will be refunded, while any unused oneCard dollars will be rolled over to subsequent academic years. This means you can use them until the end of your academic life at McGill, and request a refund of any leftover dollars when you leave McGill.

Please contact housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca to discuss further if you’d like to break your lease.

What is the protocol for students once they test positive? Who ensures these students are following quarantine requirements?

Students testing positive are immediately put into self-isolation. Those with private bathrooms isolate in their own rooms, while those whose rooms share a bathroom are immediately moved into self-isolation rooms with private bathrooms. All spaces they’ve occupied are cleaned and disinfected. All meals are delivered, and increased security agents have been deployed to help ensure compliance with self-isolation protocols.

Will McGill require everyone who returns from travel, international or domestic, to quarantine when they arrive?

Currently, the Government of Canada requires all travelers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Canada. There is currently no domestic travel quarantine requirement for Quebec; however, we encourage all individuals returning from travel of any kind to closely monitor their symptoms and get tested if COVID-19 symptoms arise.

Will McGill require all residence students to get tested for COVID-19 regularly?

Testing is administered by Montreal Public Health—due to the limited availability of testing, they have asked that only individuals with symptoms, who suspect they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, or who have travelled internationally get tested at this time.

How can students be safe if everyone is using shared washrooms?

Students testing positive and those deemed medium or high-risk contacts are all being moved to rooms with private bathrooms. We are increasing cleaning and disinfection throughout the rest of the common spaces of RVC. Only one student is allowed in shared bathrooms at a time.

How does food delivery in RVC work? How will students get breakfast?

Students can order their lunch and dinner meals up to 4:00pm the day before via the oneCard website. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided and delivered between 9:00 and 10:00 am to every student ordering lunch and dinner meals from the oneCard meal delivery service.

How long will the no-visitor rule be in effect in residences with COVID-19 outbreaks?

Unfortunately, we can’t predict how long this will be in effect at this time. Complying with this and other rules now, however, will undoubtedly help us to go back to normal faster.

How is SHHS and McGill supporting students’ mental health during this stressful time?

The Residence Life Team is phoning each student in self-isolation to see how they’re doing, answer questions and connect them to resources. If students don’t pick up, a follow up email and check in form will be sent.

Floor Fellows are doing rounds and checking in regularly to support students and the RLife continues to offer virtual programming.

A list of mental health resources have been sent by email, including Keep.meSAFE, an online resource that connects callers with fully licensed counselling professionals 24/7.

Could we follow up with students in quarantine and make sure they stay in their rooms?

Increased security agents have been deployed to help ensure compliance with self-isolation protocols.

If you are put into isolation due to contact tracing, but your test comes back negative, will you be taken out of isolation or stay in for two weeks?

If you have been asked to isolate because you are determined to be a medium- or high-risk contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you must remain in isolation for 14 days, even if you receive a negative test result.

If you are not a medium- or high-risk contact and have received a negative COVID-19 test, can you leave the residence?

Yes, you have the right to leave residence as usual, but we also ask you to limit your contacts to a minimum.

Will mail and packages also be delivered to RVC residents or will we have to go to the front desk still even if meals are being delivered?

Students who are self-isolating and receive packages will have those packages delivered to their rooms. If students are awaiting test results they can still come to the front desk to pick up packages and return back to their rooms.

Are RVC students being moved to other residences staying in these other residences for the rest of the semester or will they go back to RVC if the situation improves?

No, students who are moved to self-isolation rooms will return to their own room once the self-isolation period is over.

A number of international students are currently in quarantine after their arrival in Montreal and are planning to return to residence soon. What are your plans and recommendations for these students that will soon re-enter their rooms?

Given the source of the current cases as well as the additional safety measures currently being employed, we do not believe that students who follow Covid-19 guidelines are currently at heightened risk in residences. As such, students previously planning to return to residence should feel free to do so.

COVID-19 cases in residences-Staff FAQ

As a staff member at RVC, how can I ensure my own safety?

The heightened safety measures we’ve put in place are there to protect our entire community, including staff. Isolation protocols will greatly reduce direct contact between community members. For cases where there is direct interaction, employees are provided with the necessary PPE, including procedural masks, face shields. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the building. There is increased cleaning and sanitization of break rooms and employee washrooms. In addition, front facing employees are protected by plexiglass dividers.

What is the protocol if a staff member has an existing health condition that puts them at higher risk of COVID-19?

Employees with a pre-existing health condition that puts them at higher risk of COVID-19 should contact disability.hr [at] mcgill.ca, who will conduct a case-by-case evaluation and advise you of your next steps.

Will there be any changes to the PPE provided to staff by the University?

The PPE provided to staff members by the university include procedural masks and a visor. All individuals on our campuses are now required to wear a procedural mask at all times when in any indoor shared space. The University will provide procedural masks to all staff coming to our campuses, and individuals who would prefer to bring their own procedural masks will be permitted to do so. There are a few exceptions to this rule - learn more and view a list of mask distribution locations here.

Residence Disciplinary Measures

What is the disciplinary policy that allows students to be excluded from residences? What are the potential disciplinary measures that res students can face for Covid-19 infractions?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, McGill has had to enhance our approach to ensuring community safety by implementing a COVID-19 code of conduct, designed in compliance with public health directives. We chose to work with the McGill Code of Conduct as it already outlines a clear disciplinary process and various ways for us to enact the code to uphold community safety. 

Article 21 under the Code of Conduct allows us to enforce short term measures – like a short-term exclusion from residence – in order to ensure community safety. Where a student’s non-compliance with COVID-19 regulations gives rise to a reasonable belief that their continued presence constitutes a serious threat to the health and safety of themselves or others, a Disciplinary Officer may exclude the student from residences for a period not exceeding 10 days. These interim measures are taken while the appropriate disciplinary process takes place; this process may result in a disposition that includes a longer-term exclusion.

An email was sent to all residence students in early January to notify them that we had updated the Residence Handbook to more clearly describe our disciplinary processes and the possible disciplinary measures that could follow Covid-19 infractions.

Article 21 has always been a provision of McGill’s Code of Conduct. As the situation in residence has evolved, we have had to bolster our approach by applying Article 21 in response to behaviour that put other community members at risk. 

Why is the three-strike policy no longer in effect? 

Over the course of the pandemic both government regulations and the situation within our residences themselves have changed, and we’ve had to adapt our approach accordingly. We’ve also learned what works and what doesn’t. 

The three-strike system was intended to provide an educational warning system while people became used to the rules. Minor infractions were warned, but major breaches could still be disciplined directly. After increased non-compliance throughout the semester and the current Covid cases in residence, it has become apparent that the 3-strike system was being used by some students as a way to get around the rules without curbing their behavior, and that was putting the larger community at risk. The COVID guidelines have now been in place for quite some time, so we now expect them to know - and adhere to - gathering/visitor guidelines that are, at the end of the day, informed by Provincial Health laws that we all must adhere to. 

An email was sent to all residence students earlier this month to notify them  that we had updated the  Residence Handbook to more clearly describe our disciplinary processes and the possible disciplinary measures that could follow Covid-19 infractions.

What is the goal of the new approach?

The amended approach allows the disciplinary officer to assess the severity of each case and its risk to the community, and determine disciplinary measures. There will always be more serious disciplinary steps for repeat offenders, but this approach allows us to assess serious first-time offences more strongly if needed. The goal is not to systematically exclude everyone who does not adhere to COVID policy, but to act swiftly and clearly in instances that compromise community safety - of students and staff.

How do you determine who has been gathering? Are you disciplining students who admit to breaking the rules when contacted for contact tracing?  

Documentation of non-compliance comes from multiple sources (night steward and security reports, incident reports, front desk/safety ambassadors). We never pull from private medical records or use disclosures obtained through contact tracing for exclusion or disciplinary purposes. Our goal is to keep our community safe, and being able to ensure confidential contact tracing without repercussion is part of that.

Am I going to get excluded from residence for minor infractions like not wearing a procedural mask?

These steps are not taken lightly, and no one is being excluded from residences for forgetting to wear their mask or other minor infractions. Exclusions are issued to students that have been gathering despite the obvious and very present danger that this could lead to community transmission, putting other students, residence staff and their families at risk.  

I’ve heard that excluded students were given a short time to leave, and some were under 18 so unable to book a hotel. What provisions are put in place to help students find a place to stay? 

Students who have received a letter of exclusion were given a list of hotels with which the University has partnerships, and many have received direct assistance from case managers in finding a place to stay. As an added provision, we now have these case managers contact every excluded student individually.  

Students who requested an accommodation or modification to the time to vacate – whether for stated academic concerns or difficulty finding secure accommodations – were granted these accommodations. 

Are excluded students also excluded from libraries, etc.? What about their academics?

As stipulated in the notifications of exclusion, students were only excluded from residences buildings and their premises, and still have access to libraries. Excluded students who contacted Disciplinary Officers or residences staff for clarity were told this and, if requested, were allowed to vacate later in the day to accommodate their academics. 

Will McGill reimburse students for the costs (hotel, food) of being excluded? 

Students are expected to be accountable for their failure to adhere to COVID regulations -which both the University and the Government have made very clear - just as private citizens would be. Private citizens caught gathering are subject to large fines from the government, which they are expected to pay.  

That being said, all students receive links to preferred rates at our partner hotels, and students who have expressed financial concerns to the Disciplinary Officer or residence staff were directed to financial resources - including links to emergency support through student financial aid. In some cases, a case manager reached out directly to the student to explore potential solutions. As an added provision, we now have these case managers contact every excluded student individually.

Are you concerned about the effect of these measures and Covid restrictions in general on students’ mental health?

As the lockdown measures put in place by the province have increased, so too have our limitations within residences. This is not the experience in residences that any of us hoped for this year, and we are absolutely empathetic to the stress that living under these conditions can cause. We would urge any student in need of support to reach out to one of the mental health resources available to them, such as the Wellness Hub, Local Wellness Advisors, and Keep.meSAFE.

This being said, we have a duty to ensure the safety of our community, and unfortunately, we have seen an increasing amount of COVID non-compliance throughout the year. The restrictions in place are not choices, but legal directives set out by the government and our responsibility to ensure community safety. This means our entire community, including staff members who worry about their families, and the many residence students who make sacrifices each day to protect themselves and others by following Covid guidelines.

What is the protocol for excluded students when they come back to residence? Will they need to be tested? Will they need to isolate in their rooms? 

Students who return from their exclusion will be expected to adhere to all current COVID guidelines. As per government guidelines, self-isolation won’t be required unless they are symptomatic, COVID positive, or have been identified as being in contact with someone who has tested positive.  

Currently the government only requires quarantine for these groups or upon return from international travel.

Why are we not doing regular testing in residences? Wouldn’t that mean we could gather? 

Even if testing was done, that would not make gatherings any more legal. The same government rules concerning gatherings would still apply.

Winter 2021

I am a McGill student (First Year Undergraduate, Graduate or Upper Year Undergraduate) and I wish to apply to live in residences in the Winter term. How can I apply?

The deadline to apply to McGill residences for the Winter 2021 term has passed and the housing application process is closed.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca . For Macdonald Campus please contact residences.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca.

I am a McGill undergraduate student who deferred my housing application to the Winter term. What do I need to do to secure my space?

If you deferred your application to the winter 2021 term, you will receive an email on November 9th with information on how to complete your application.

Please contact housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca if you did not receive a housing email or for any additional information on the application process. For Macdonald Campus please contact residences.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca.  Your deposit from the first term that was deferred can be used to secure your space for the upcoming Winter 2021 term.

Which residences will be open to students applying in the Winter 2021 semester?

Due to restrictions of spaces within McGill residence buildings, undergraduate students will be assigned a single occupancy room with private washroom at 420 Sherbrooke West.

Graduate and Upper Year students will be assigned a space in one of our apartment style residences but space is limited.

Students at Macdonald Campus will be assigned a single occupancy room in either Laird Hall or ECO Residence.

I am an International scholarship student; will my room assignment be reserved for me if I am unable to physically attend at the beginning of the Fall term due to travel restrictions?

Unfortunately due to the exceptional pandemic situation, we are unable to make any special accommodation to Major Scholarship winners for the Winter 2021 term, even those who deferred from the Fall 2020 term.

When is the move in period for the Winter term?

Leases for the Winter 2021 term begin on January 1st, 2021. Students are able to arrive prior to this date however early arrival fees will apply. The specifics of the move-in process will be confirmed at a later date.

I may not be able to arrive to Montreal in January due to travel restrictions or other COVID related issues. Will my room still be reserved for me?

We will continue to accommodate students whenever they are able to arrive. Once you know your definitive date of arrival, please contact housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca to make arrangements.

How will travel quarantine requirements be addressed in residences for new students coming for the Winter term?

Students assigned to 420 Sherbrooke West will be able to quarantine on site. Additional information, resources and prices will become available shortly. For students assigned to M.O.R.E. Housing or the Macdonald Campus Housing, please visit our quarantine resource page.

I have applied to come to live in residences in the Winter 2021 term. Will I have a meal plan? What about the oneCard plan?

If you are assigned to 420 Sherbrooke West, you will also be enrolled in the Mandatory Meal Plan. Fees for the mandatory meal plan will be pro-rated as per your date of arrival. The mandatory meal plan gives you access to 2 residential dining halls and several other on campus food locations. Visit our food services website for more information on the mandatory meal plan and where to eat on campus.

In addition, all  undergraduate students coming to residences in the Winter term will be enrolled in the oneCard plan. A fee of $150.00 will be charged to your student account at the beginning of January. The oneCard is an account on your McGill ID used to purchase food at several off-campus locations, for vending services, food delivery services and laundry (except for 420 Sherbrooke West)

Fall 2020

Since courses will be offered remotely in the fall, can I still apply to live in residence?

Yes—even though courses will be offered remotely in the fall, some of our residences will be open. If you are applying to live in residences starting in the Fall semester, applications are accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that students are making a commitment for the full academic year.
However, if the COVID-19 pandemic prevents you from travelling to Montreal when you had intended, we will reserve you a room in residences until you can arrive and we will either pause your rent or credit your rental fees accordingly (depending on when you are able to let us know of your plans). If this occurs, please contact housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca as soon as you are aware that you won’t be able to travel to Montreal for September. For more information, please see the cancellation policies here.

Which residences will be open during the Fall semester?

Following the evaluation of several scenarios to determine which residences will be open during the Fall semester, we have made the operational decision to close our dormitory style Upper Residences for the start of the Fall semester. This includes Douglas Hall, Gardner, Molson and McConnell Halls. Any residences that will be open will be adapted to closely follow both the Quebec government and the local public health authority’s guidelines.

Will my deposit be refunded should I need to withdraw my application this summer?

Your deposit will be partially refunded depending on the date that you withdraw your residence application. Please visit our cancellation page for more information.
We’re aware of the current challenges faced by the Fall 2020 incoming student cohort and are committed to supporting you. We will consider extenuating circumstances related to the current global situation in regards to the deposit refund. Please notify housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca if you must withdraw your application due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What happens to my residence fees if I arrive late in the Fall semester due to travel restrictions? Will I be charged rent for the time I am not on campus?

If travel restrictions or other COVID-19 related concerns prevent you from travelling to Montreal for the start of the Fall semester, please notify housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca as soon as possible. Depending on when you are able to let us know of your plans, we will either pause your rent until you arrive on campus or credit your rental fees accordingly.

Will I be charged the cancellation fees if I need to cancel my lease because of the COVID-19 situation?

Your application for residences is accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that you are making a commitment for the full academic year (or full term if you are applying to residences only for the Winter semester). Upon acceptance into residences, you are committing to a lease under Québec law. However, we’re aware of the current challenges faced by the Fall 2020 incoming student cohort and are committed to supporting you. We will consider extenuating circumstances related to the current global situation in regards to the deposit refund. Please notify housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca if you must withdraw your application due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our cancellation page for more information.

Quarantine Options

I am an international undergraduate resident student and would need to quarantine for 14 days. What options are available to me?

All international or Canadian students entering Canada from abroad will be required to quarantine for a 14 day period and may be subjected to spot checks as per strict Canadian Governmental regulations. Students will need to present a quarantine plan at the border. Visit the Student Services website for helpful tips and resources on how to plan for your quarantine.

If you are a new residence student for the Winter 2021 semester, please contact  housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca to get more information on your housing assignment and quarantine plan.

  • If you are assigned to a hotel-style residence, you may quarantine in your own room OR make your own arrangements and quarantine prior to arriving to residences. Please refer to our quarantine guide for more details.
  • If you are assigned to any other residence , you may quarantine in one of our off-campus hotels as described in the following table OR make your own arrangements and quarantine prior to arriving to residences.

Hotel

Special McGill Rate

Conditions/Reservation Info

Hotel ALT Montreal

$79.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Hotel Room

Reservation can be made by contacting ftetu [at] germainhotels.com (François Têtu)

Cancellation Policy: Until 4pm day of arrival.

Le Cantlie Suites

Starting at $85.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Hotel suites with fully equipped kitchenettes

Use code: MED2020

For reservations please contact
Nicole Palmour
Sales Coordinator
Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites
11110 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3A 1G9
Tel: 514-844-3951 Ext: 2800
Reservations: ventesadjoint [at] hotelcantlie.com

McGill Rate room reservation link for Le Cantlie Suites

Minimum 14 nights required; no housekeeping services but additional linens and towels will be provided in the room upon check in. Rates subject to availability. No Pet policy.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before arrival. Cancellations within 24 hours of arrival will be charged for the first night’s room + taxes. No-shows will be held all night and charged for the first night of arrival only; the remaining nights will be released.

Omni Hotel

$85 plus taxes for a deluxe room

$125 plus taxes for an Omni Suite

Valid until February 2021

14 day rate

McGill Rate room reservation link

Cancellation Policy: No refundable deposit 48 hours prior

Intercontinental Hotel

$87.00 before taxes and service

Valid until February 2021

Hotel Rooms

McGill Rate room reservation link for Intercontinental hotel
or Contact Jeoffrey Chailloux at 438 521 3759 or jeoffrey.chailloux [at] ihg.com

Corporate ID to book on our website : 786983656

Cancellation Policy: 24h cancellation policy

Le Meridian Versailles

$89.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Hotel Rooms

McGill Rate room reservation link for Le Meridian

Minimum 7 night stay. No daily housekeeping. Scheduled linen and garbage pick-up with housekeeping

Cancellation Policy: The day of arrival at 6PM. No-show: 1 night penalty

Delta by Marriott

$99.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

McGill Rate room reservation link for Delta by Marriott

Minimum 14 nights required; no housekeeping services but linens, towels and cleaning products available upon request. 

Cancellation policy for Self-isolation: 24 hours before arrival.

Marriott Residence Inn

$101.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Suite-style with kitchenette

Reservation can be made by contacting the directly either by calling at 514-982-6064 or by sending an email to ri.yulri.reception [at] marriott.com

No housekeeping available however towels, amenities and garbage removal available upon request. Breakfast can be left at your door (free breakfast still offered). The rooms are equipped with kitchens, stoves and dishwashers.

Cancellation policy for Self-isolation: 72 hours before arrival date. However, you may change arrival date up to 24 hours before arrival.

Double Tree by Hilton

$600.00/ week plus taxes

Valid until February 2021

Hotel Rooms

McGill Rate room reservation link for Double Tree

Housekeeping not available during the quarantine

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours

Parc Cité

$899.00 for a monthly lease

Valid until February 2021

Standard Room with 2 beds

To reserve: Toll free phone: 1 (888) 471-2305
Local phone: (514) 285-4022
Email: parccite [at] assetliving.com

Bedding and towels are not automatically included, though can be included at a surplus fee of $50 per reservation.

Students would be expected to complete an application form and sign a 1-month lease with us. This process is very quick and takes less than 5 business days to complete.

La Marq

$905.00 to $1050.00  monthly rate

Valid until February 2021

Apartment

To reserve: Contact leasing.montreal [at] centurion.ca or info.montreal [at] centurion.ca or call 514 844 0999

1 month minimum

Linens, Cookware, Utensils, etc. can be provided upon request ahead of time.

I am an incoming graduate student and would need to quarantine for 14 days. What options are available to me?

All international or Canadian students entering Canada from abroad will be required to quarantine for a 14 day period and may be subjected to spot checks as per strict Canadian Governmental regulations. To assist you with your quarantine plans, we've negotiated rates at these off-campus preferred hotels as described below:

Hotel

Special McGill Rate

Conditions/Reservation Info

Hotel ALT Montreal

$79.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Hotel Room

Reservation can be made by contacting ftetu [at] germainhotels.com (François Têtu)

Cancellation Policy: Until 4pm day of arrival.

Le Cantlie Suites

Starting at $85.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Hotel suites with fully equipped kitchenettes

Use code: MED2020

For reservations please contact
Nicole Palmour
Sales Coordinator
Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites
11110 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3A 1G9
Tel: 514-844-3951 Ext: 2800
Reservations: ventesadjoint [at] hotelcantlie.com

McGill Rate room reservation link for Le Cantlie Suites

Minimum 14 nights required; no housekeeping services but additional linens and towels will be provided in the room upon check in. Rates subject to availability. No Pet policy.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before arrival. Cancellations within 24 hours of arrival will be charged for the first night’s room + taxes. No-shows will be held all night and charged for the first night of arrival only; the remaining nights will be released.

Omni Hotel

$85 plus taxes for a deluxe room

$125 plus taxes for an Omni Suite

Valid until February 2021

14 day rate

McGill Rate room reservation link

Cancellation Policy: No refundable deposit 48 hours prior

Intercontinental Hotel

$87.00 before taxes and service

Valid until February 2021

Hotel Rooms

McGill Rate room reservation link for Intercontinental hotel
or Contact Jeoffrey Chailloux at 438 521 3759 or jeoffrey.chailloux [at] ihg.com

Corporate ID to book on our website : 786983656

Cancellation Policy: 24h cancellation policy

Le Meridian Versailles

$89.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Hotel Rooms

McGill Rate room reservation link for Le Meridian

Minimum 7 night stay. No daily housekeeping. Scheduled linen and garbage pick-up with housekeeping

Cancellation Policy: The day of arrival at 6PM. No-show: 1 night penalty

Delta by Marriott

$99.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

McGill Rate room reservation link for Delta by Marriott

Minimum 14 nights required; no housekeeping services but linens, towels and cleaning products available upon request. 

Cancellation policy for Self-isolation: 24 hours before arrival.

Marriott Residence Inn

$101.00 plus taxes per night

Valid until February 2021

Suite-style with kitchenette

Reservation can be made by contacting the directly either by calling at 514-982-6064 or by sending an email to ri.yulri.reception [at] marriott.com

No housekeeping available however towels, amenities and garbage removal available upon request. Breakfast can be left at your door (free breakfast still offered). The rooms are equipped with kitchens, stoves and dishwashers.

Cancellation policy for Self-isolation: 72 hours before arrival date. However, you may change arrival date up to 24 hours before arrival.

Double Tree by Hilton

$600.00/ week plus taxes

Hotel Rooms

McGill Rate room reservation link for Double Tree

Housekeeping not available during the quarantine

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours

Parc Cité

$899.00 for a monthly lease

Valid until February 2021

Standard Room with 2 beds

To reserve: Toll free phone: 1 (888) 471-2305
Local phone: (514) 285-4022
Email: parccite [at] assetliving.com

Bedding and towels are not automatically included, though can be included at a surplus fee of $50 per reservation.

Students would be expected to complete an application form and sign a 1-month lease with us. This process is very quick and takes less than 5 business days to complete.

La Marq

$905.00 to $1050.00  monthly rate

Valid until February 2021

Apartment

To reserve: Contact leasing.montreal [at] centurion.ca or info.montreal [at] centurion.ca or call 514 844 0999

1 month minimum

Linens, Cookware, Utensils, etc. can be provided upon request ahead of time.

How will travel quarantine requirements be addressed in residences for new students coming for the Winter term?

If you are quarantining in a McGill Residence please refer to our quarantine guide for more details.
For students assigned to M.O.R.E. Housing or the Macdonald Campus Housing, please visit the Student Services quarantine resource page here: https://www.mcgill.ca/studentservices/quarantine.

COVID Safety Measures

How can I be assured that living in residences during the COVID-19 pandemic will be safe for me?

The safety of our students and staff is our foremost guiding principle in our planning for the Fall semester. In order to ensure our adherence to both government and Public Health regulations and to support social distancing, we are examining various options for reducing occupancy in our residences.
Since the start of the pandemic, our residences staff have been working diligently to ensure spaces are cleaned and sanitized to the highest possible standards. Extra staff will also be deployed on-site to provide extra support and security for students, and we are revising our residence community guidelines to closely align with public health regulations.

What measures are in place to ensure safe social distancing in the residence buildings?

Signage is posted at the entrance of all common rooms, student spaces , elevators to ensure safe social distancing . Consult our Student Housing COVID -19 webpage for lists of the maximum room capacities allowed for each residence building.

What happens if a residence student feels unwell?

Students living in residences are asked to follow the University’s guidelines for reporting illness as described on the McGill coronavirus website.

  • Students must stay in their room if they have any COVID-19 symptoms and if they answered “yes” to any of the three questions about symptoms through the appropriate form found in Minerva
  • Call Montreal’s coronavirus hotline at 1-877-644-4545
    • Follow their instructions carefully
  • Contact McGill security at (514) 398-3000

    Students residing in our hotel-style residences:
    Students will self-isolate in their private room equipped with private bathroom. Meal delivery service will be available for the duration of the self-isolation period. Check-ins are planned by our residence life team. Please review our self-isolation guide.

    Students residing in a shared accommodation housing unit:
    Students will be asked to self-isolate in one of our dedicated self-isolation rooms. Meal delivery service will be available for the duration of the self-isolation period. Check-ins are planned by our residence life team.

    What changes have been made to the residence code of conduct related to the current COVID-19 situation?

    We have put in place new rules and regulations specific to COVID-19 that reflect governmental health and safety guidelines. These allow us to create a residence community where all students can feel safe. Students are expected to abide by the code of conduct as specified in the COVID-19 section (pages 4 -11) of the 2020-2021 Residence Handbook. Non-compliance or violations of these rules can result in disciplinary measures as outlined on page 11 of the handbook.

    Will Residence Life programming still be offered?

    The Residence Life team is looking forward to meeting you and is working diligently to develop engaging and robust Residence Life programming that will include academic and social support, workshops, and activities on health and wellness while keeping top of mind all Public Health directives.

    Will I still be able to have a roommate with social distancing?

    Our top priority is the health and safety of our residents. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adhere to all Public Health regulations set at that time. For now, we have decided to have all double rooms converted to single occupancy. The rent will be the same as one person in a double room.

    Will food services be offered on campus?

    New Residence Hall, Carrefour Sherbrooke and Royal Victoria College Dining Halls are open as is Starbucks. Consult our regular hours of service and weekly menus and please continue to consult this page for the most up-to-date information.

     

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