This handbook was created to help you to take full advantage of all residence services available to residents. There is helpful information about getting along with a roommate, personal safety tips, emergency procedures and important campus and community contacts.

Each undergraduate residence has its own identity, culture, unique services and physical makeup.  Living in residence requires everyone to take extra measures to ensure safety and contribute to a harmonious, cooperative neighborhood. The Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities was created to assist in helping facilitate a positive and respectful community.  Please become familiar with the Undergraduate Residence Terms and Conditions and the Residence Handbook to understand the responsibilities and privileges for each member of the residence community. If you have any questions, please talk to your Don. Any changes or updates to the Handbook will be posted at reslife.scld.yorku.ca. Be sure you are checking this website and ensuring you have the most up to date information.

Handbook Sections Include...

Residence Life Community

  • Residence Life Activity & Administrative Fee (RLAAF)
  • Dons
  • The Don-On-Duty (DOD)
  • Night Porters
  • Property Watch Officials (PWO)
  • Emergency Response Wardens (ERW)
  • Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)

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Housing Services

  • Maintenance & Repairs
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Maintenance Precautions
  • Asbestos Information
  • Cleaning & Recycling
  • Telephone, Internet, Cable, Mail & Parking

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Undergraduate Residence Occupancy Agreement

  • Rental Terms
  • Move Out  Procedures
  • Residence Fines and Fees

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Security & Personal Safety

  • Security in Residence
  • Keeping You Safe
  • Building Access and Security
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stress - Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Crisis

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Summer Residence

  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations
  • Guest Policy

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Residence Community Standards

  • Your Rights and Responsibilities on Campus
  • Respect, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity @ York Respect, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity @ Yorku
  • Prohibited Behaviours
  • Noise & Quiet Hour Policy
  • Guest Policy
  • Role of the Residence Don in Addressing Community Standards
  • Process for Dealing with a Breach of Community Standards
  • Sanctions

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Roommate Resources

  • Being a Good Roommate/Suitemate
  • Living Together - Discussion Points
  • Working through Roommate Conflict

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