The critical difference for students living off campus versus those living in residence is the services that residence personnel provide and the genuine sense of community. Housing and Residence Life Staff are committed to supporting students making the transition to living in residence by creating a healthy living and learning community that supports an academic lifestyle. We build community by meeting educational and social objectives throughout the academic year. The staff also support students and build community by upholding community standards to ensure a safe and respectful environment.
For more information on Residence Life staff visit http://reslife.yorku.ca/residence-experience/residence-life-staff
There are many ways to participate in your residence community, including volunteer, elected, and paid opportunities. Visit http://reslife.yorku.ca/get-involved or speak to your Don about ways to get involved. It’s a great way to connect with others in your residence and at the same time get experience and develop leadership skills.
Residence Life Activity & Administrative Fee (RLAAF)
Programming opportunities are created by student leaders using the RLAAF funding for materials and programs. Everyone in residence pays the RLAAF as part of their Residence Fee, so plan to take advantage of what’s being offered by attending programs in your residence. You’ll increase your sense of community, feel connected in your new home, have fun and experience new things.