Residence COVID-19 FAQ

McGill COVID-19 info

For the most up-to-date information on the current situation.

Cancellation Fees

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.

Undergraduate

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

Residence Withdrawal and Associated Cancellation Fees

Applications for residences are accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that students are making a commitment for the full academic year. Upon acceptance into residences, students are committing to a lease under Québec law. Students are then bound to the terms of the lease which relates to their specific residence building.

Before accepting space in residences, please understand that students must agree to a contract for room and board (Meal Plan/oneCard) for a specific long-term period, and that operation of the housing and dining department depends on a stable resident census.

The deposit which reserves your space in McGill residence is strictly non-refundable if for any reason you do not occupy that space by September 1st. Please note that if your admission is withdrawn by McGill due to an unexplained significant decline in your academic performance during the last term, you will be subject to cancellation penalties as per the dates stipulated in our cancellation policy.


Students who withdraw from McGill University Residences for either academic or non-academic reasons will be held financially responsible as follows:

Cancellation of Residence Reservation - Prior To Move-In (Saturday & Sunday)

Cancellation Notice Penalty/Charge Charged to
Prior to August 1, 2020 $500
 

Deducted from original deposit - $1000.00 refunded on credit card

August 1 to August 22, 2020 $1500
 

Original deposit forfeited

Withdraw from Residences: August 22, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Housing

Mandatory Meal Plan

oneCard

3 month's penalty + rent prorated daily + applicable meal plan fees

*If you are leaving McGill University, please contact the Residence Housing Office at housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca

If you withdraw from residences, you will be charged the full administration fee of $975 plus the prorated amount of your meal plan.

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refundable once you have left the University.

Withdrawal from Residences: January 1, 2021 - End of lease

Housing Mandatory Meal Plan oneCard

Rent due for the entire duration of the lease AND applicable meal plan fees*

*If you are leaving McGill University, please contact the Residence Housing Office at housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca

Please note that if you leave the University, you will be charged the full administration fee of $975 plus the prorated amount of your meal plan.

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refundable once you have left the University.

*For students in Solin Hall leases end June 30, 2021. Please take note that as per the Quebec Educational Lease: " A student who leases a room in an educational institution may not sublease the room or assign the lease (art. 1981 Civil Code of Quebec)".

All other first-year residence buildings including New Residence Hall, Carrefour Sherbrooke, La Citadelle, Douglas Hall, Molson Hall, Gardner Hall, McConnell Hall, Royal Victoria College and University Hall, leases end April 30, 2021.

**For information regarding the fees for Meal Plan please see the Food and Dining website here: Food and Dining.

Additional charges could apply if room keys are not returned to the respective front desk or if additional cleaning, maintenance or damage repairs are incurred during the lease. 

We encourage you to contact the Residence Admissions Office at 514-398-6368 or write to housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca for further information. Click here for important dates. 

Upper Year Undergraduate

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

Residence Withdrawal and Associated Cancellation Fees

Applications for residences are accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that students are making a commitment for the full academic year. Upon acceptance into residences, students are committing to a lease under Québec law. Students are then bound to the terms of the lease which relates to their specific residence building.

Before accepting space in residences, please understand that students must agree to a contract for room and board (Meal Plan/oneCard) for a specific long-term period, and that operation of the housing and dining department depends on a stable resident census.

Students who withdraw from McGill University Residences for either academic or non-academic reasons will be held financially responsible as follows:

Cancellation of Residence Prior To Move-In

Prior to August 1st, 2020 August 1st to August 23rd, 2020
$300 deducted from the original deposit 
$700 refunded on credit card
$1000 & Deposit forfeited
Withdrawal from Residences: August 22nd, 2020 – December 31st, 2020
Housing oneCard

3 month's penalty + rent prorated daily




 

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university. 
Withdrawal from Residences: January 8th, 2021 – End of Lease
Housing oneCard

Rent due for the entire duration of the lease.

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university. 

Additional charges could apply if room keys are not returned to the respective front desk or if additional cleaning, maintenance or damage repairs are incurred during the lease. 

Macdonald Campus

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

Residence Withdrawal and Associated Cancellation Fees

Applications for residences are accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that students are making a commitment for the full academic year. Upon acceptance into residences, students are committing to a lease under Québec law. Students are then bound to the terms of the lease which relates to their specific residence building.

Before accepting space in residences, please understand that students must agree to a contract for room and oneCard for a specific long-term period, and that operation of the housing department depends on a stable resident census.

The deposit which reserves your space in McGill residence is strictly non-refundable if for any reason you do not occupy that space by September 1st. Please note that if your admission is withdrawn by McGill due to an unexplained significant decline in your academic performance during the last term, you will be subject to cancellation penalties as per the dates stipulated in our cancellation policy.

Students who withdraw from McGill University Residences for either academic or non-academic reasons will be held financially responsible as follows:

Cancellation of residence reservation: Prior to move-in Sunday
Cancellation Notice Penalty/Charge Charged to
Prior to August 23rd 2020 $500 Original deposit forfeited

 

Withdrawal from Residences: August 23rd, 2020 – December 31st, 2020
Residence Rent oneCard Processing Charge
Laird Hall & EcoResidence 3 month's penalty + rent prorated daily Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill. oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university. $50
Withdrawal from Residences: January 1st, 2020 – April 30th, 2021 (end of lease)
Residence Rent oneCard Processing charge
Laird Hall & EcoResidence Rent due for the entire duration of the lease. Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill. oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university.  $50

In the event of a December graduation, please provide your name to the Housing Office as soon as possible. These students will be exempt from penalties and their leases will end on December 31, 2020.

Additional charges could apply if room keys are not returned to the respective front desk or if additional cleaning, maintenance, or damage repairs are incurred during the lease. 

Questions about Macdonald Housing? Call the Residence Housing Office 514-398-7716 or write to gerry.chevalier [at] mcgill.ca for further information.

Graduate

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

Residence Withdrawal and Associated Cancellation Fees

Applications for residences are accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that students are making a commitment for the full academic year. Upon acceptance into residences, students are committing to a lease under Québec law. Students are then bound to the terms of the lease which relates to their specific residence building.

Before accepting space in residences, please understand that students must agree to a contract for room and board for a specific long-term period, and that operation of the housing and dining department depends on a stable resident census.

Students who withdraw from McGill University Residences for either academic or non-academic reasons will be held financially responsible as follows:

Cancellation Of Residence Prior To Move-In
Prior to August 1st, 2020 August 1st to August 23rd, 2020
$300 deducted from original deposit 
$700 refunded on credit card
$1000 & Deposit forfeited
Withdrawal from Residences: August 22nd, 2020 – December 31st, 2020
Housing oneCard

Rent prorated to withdrawal date AND
A cancellation penalty of 3 month's rent


 

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university. 
Withdrawal from Residences: January 8th, 2021 – End of Lease
Housing oneCard

Rent due for the entire duration of the lease.

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university. 

Additional charges could apply if room keys are not returned to the respective front desk or if additional cleaning, maintenance or damage repairs are incurred during the lease. 

Exchange Students

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

Residence Withdrawal and Associated Cancellation Fees

Applications for residences are accepted and accommodation is assigned based on the understanding that students are making a commitment for the full academic year. Upon acceptance into residences, students are committing to a lease under Québec law. Students are then bound to the terms of the lease which relates to their specific residence building.

Before accepting space in residences, please understand that students must agree to a contract for room and board (oneCard) for a specific long-term period, and that operation of the housing and dining department depends on a stable resident census.

Students who withdraw from McGill University Residences for either academic or non-academic reasons will be held financially responsible as follows:

Cancellation of Residence Prior To Move-In

Prior to August 1st, 2020 August 1st to August 23rd, 2020
$300 deducted from original deposit 
$700 refunded on credit card
$1000 & Deposit forfeited
Withdrawal from Residences: August 22nd, 2020 – December 31st, 2020
Housing oneCard

Rent prorated to withdrawal date AND
A cancellation penalty of 3 month's rent


OR

Possibility to assign lease to another McGill student not currently living in residences ((including students living in Macdonald Residences),  upon approval of Residence Admissions Office.

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university. 
Withdrawal from Residences: January 8th, 2021 – End of Lease
Housing oneCard

Rent due for the entire duration of the lease.

Valid for the duration of your studies at McGill.

oneCard dollars are only refunded once you leave the university. 

Additional charges could apply if room keys are not returned to the respective front desk or if additional cleaning, maintenance or damage repairs are incurred during the lease. 

     

 

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