Vanier Residence

Campus Address: 85 Observatory Road York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J1P3

Visit Vanier College: Vanier College

Check out the building and tour a room: Vanier Residence Virtual Tour

The Student Experience in Vanier Residence

What can you expect when you live in Vanier Residence? A welcoming home with friendly faces. Student leaders who are eager to help you transition into university life. Events that will keep you engaged and excited. Study environments and classmates who are willing to work together. A community of individuals who are respectful and inclusive. A team of Dons who are excited to get to know you and work with you. Opportunities to get involved and make friends, build experience and add to your portfolio. A college atmosphere with academics, athletics and social events. Opportunities to add your creativity to the building through the arts, fitness and food. The Residence Life Team at Vanier Residence is excited to meet you.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions, concerns, or are looking for ways to get involved during the year. A community like Vanier that grows together, makes York feel like a home away from home! So, welcome home!

A Welcome from your Residence Life Coordinator

My name is Weston Eckert and I am the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) for Vanier Residence.  I first want to welcome you to the vibrant community here at Vanier.  I hope that while you are here you will grow to call Vanier your second home.  Residence is where you are encouraged to be yourself and grow as a person.

As the RLC I oversee the residence community and assist you through your development at York.  To help me with this are seven amazing student leaders called Dons.  The Dons are here to help you transition into university life and become a strong and independent person, ready for the challenges that university can hold.  Together we will work to ensure that Vanier is a safe and inclusive space.

As the year moves along there will be many opportunities to become involved in the residence and I highly encourage you to make the most of your time with us.  I recommend that you look over the Residence Handbook and the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities as they are key tools in ensuring that your transition into living in residence is a smooth one.

Finally, I hope that you find your time here in Vanier to be a rewarding and eye opening experience that helps you discover your true potential.

Regards,

Weston Eckert

Residence Life Coordinator

Vanier and Founders Residence

416-736-2100 ext. 21092

eckertw@yorku.ca