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Everything you need to know about living in residence

COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE

Huron Residence Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022 year. For Huron Residence and application related questions, please contact huronrez@huron.uwo.ca.

As a residential university, Huron offers students unique opportunities to grow, learn, expand their awareness and understanding of others, create friendships and develop their own potential. The residence experience at Huron is unique because the living environment is closely connected to the academic environment. The result is a feeling of home away from home, focused on academic success.

Huron will process applications for residence spots on a first-come, first-served basis. At this time, Huron intends to open the residence with single room only occupancy in the Fall term and continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation. Students living in residence will be required to have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We will communicate updates to students on an ongoing basis. Room assignments and move-in details will be made available later in the summer.

Living in residence gives students countless opportunities to develop lifelong friendships, explore their independence and immerse themselves fully in the unique experiences offered within Huron’s close-knit community. Our university is committed to fostering a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all our Leaders with Heart, and part of living that promise means ensuring you and your families know exactly what to expect when it comes to living on campus. Below, we’ve tried our best to provide all the information and resources you should need to better understand what it’s like to eat, breathe and sleep Huron. We can’t wait to welcome you to your new home!

To view Frequently Asked Questions about Residence, please visit our FAQ page.

Huron Residence Tenant Insurance Program

Huron University College is pleased to offer a Tenants Insurance Program to students who are living in residence that covers your belongings and protects you against loss or damage that you may be liable for. The total cost is $75 + tax for the year and has already been included in your overall residence fees statement.

If you wish to opt out of the Tenant Insurance Program, you may do so at the link below by no later than September 15th 2021. To opt out, you must submit proof of another form of insurance here. Please contact huronrez@huron.uwo.ca with any questions.

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Residence Life

Living on campus puts you in the heart of all the action at Huron.  With almost 70% of first-year students choosing to live on campus, it’s easy to meet new friends and get involved.  

  • Almost 70% of first-year students live in residence
  • Hellmuth and Presidential Scholarship holders get preference in room choice 
  • Upper class “Dons” and “Sophs” organize programming and show you the ropes
  • Floor and community events are planned throughout the year 
  • Group study sessions with skills-building workshops for time management and stress-busting 
  • Hang out in one of the many lounges, play ping pong, watch a movie and chill with friends

APPLY FOR RESIDENCE

RESIDENCE CODE OF CONDUCT 

O'Neil/Ridley Hall
Hellmuth Hall
Southwest Residence
Brough House Residence
Henderson House Residence

TYPE

Capacity: 187 single rooms.

Dormitory: Single, and single ‘pod’ style rooms with shared washroom facilities.

Co-ed: O’Neil/Ridley residence has separate washrooms for men and for women, as well as private gender neutral washrooms located on each floor.

Single Room

RESIDENCE ROOMS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Bed frame and mattress (single)
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Dresser or mate’s bed with drawers
  • Wastebasket
  • Corkboard
  • Bookshelves or wall shelving
  • Mirror
  • Drapes or blinds

O'Neil/ Ridley Hall O’Neil/ Ridley Hall

TYPE

Capacity: 37 single rooms.

Dormitory: Single rooms with shared washroom facilities.

Co-ed: Hellmuth Residence has separate gender specific washrooms for men and for women.

Single Room
Single rooms

 

Double Suite
 Double Pod Style Room 

RESIDENCE ROOMS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Bed frame and mattress (single)
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Dresser or mate’s bed with drawers
  • Wastebasket
  • Corkboard
  • Bookshelves or wall shelving
  • Mirror
  • Drapes or blinds

Hellmuth Hall Hellmuth Hall

TYPE

Capacity: 56 single rooms.

Dormitory: Suite style room with four single bedrooms sharing a semi-private kitchenette, living room and two washrooms.

Co-ed: Southwest Residence has individual washrooms in suite with a single gender neutral washroom available on the main floor.

 

Southwest
Suite

RESIDENCE ROOMS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Bed frame and mattress (single)
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Dresser or mate’s bed with drawers
  • Wastebasket
  • Corkboard
  • Bookshelves or wall shelving
  • Mirror
  • Drapes or blinds

SouthwestSouthwest Residence

BROUGH HOUSE IS RESERVED FOR UPPER-YEAR AND MATURE STUDENTS AS RECOGNIZED BY HURON. UPPER YEAR SPACES MAY BE REQUESTED BY EMAILING HURONREZ@HURON.UWO.CA BUT ARE VERY LIMITED IN QUANTITY.

TYPE

Capacity: Up to 18 beds.

Dormitory: A mix of Single and Double rooms with several shared gender neutral washrooms, a full kitchen, and living room area.

Co-ed: Brough House Residence has several shared and semi-private washrooms located around the house.

Single Rooms
Single Rooms 

Residence rooms are equipped with the following:

•    Bed frame and mattress (single)
•    Desk and chair
•    Closet or wardrobe
•    Dresser or mate’s bed with drawers
•    Wastebasket and recycling bin
•    Corkboard
•    Bookshelves or wall shelving
•    Mirror
•    Drapes or blinds

Single Room #16
Single Room

 

Double Room #17
Double Room

Brough House Brough House Residence

HENDERSON HOUSE IS RESERVED FOR UPPER-YEAR AND MATURE STUDENTS AS RECOGNIZED BY HURON. UPPER YEAR SPACES MAY BE REQUESTED BY EMAILING HURONREZ@HURON.UWO.CA BUT ARE VERY LIMITED IN QUANTITY.

TYPE

Capacity: Up to 10 beds.

Dormitory: Single rooms with several shared gender neutral washrooms, a full kitchen, and living room area.

Co-ed: Henderson House Residence has several shared individual washrooms located around the house.

Single Rooms
Single Rooms 

Residence rooms are equipped with the following:

•    Bed frame and mattress (single)
•    Desk and chair
•    Closet or wardrobe
•    Dresser or mate’s bed with drawers
•    Wastebasket and recycling bin
•    Corkboard
•    Bookshelves or wall shelving
•    Mirror
•    Drapes or blinds

Henderson House
Single Room

Henderson Residence Henderson Residence

1

Meal Plan

Students in Residence: All students living in residence must participate in the food plan. Students dine in the Huron Dining Hall, located on Huron’s campus just a short walk from the residences. The meal plan is based on an “all you care to eat” system. The set price covers all meals, every day, for the entire academic year.

Flex dollars are included in your meal plan purchase and can be topped up at any time. There are Huron and Western flex dollars. Huron flex dollars can be used to purchase at the Retail Kiosk or any of the vending machines located throughout Huron’s Campus. Western flex dollars can be used at any food service location at Western. Western flex dollars can be topped up at Western.

Non-Resident Students: Non-Resident Students have a few options open to them. You can purchase the full year meal plan or one of the bulk meal plan purchase options or just pay as you go (our Guest Access). Any option purchased will allow you to access the Dining Hall for an All You Care to Eat experience.

Retail Kiosk: There will be a retail kiosk at the entrance to the Dining Hall where students can pick up sandwiches, drinks and other ‘Grab and Go’ options. These can be paid for with debit, credit, cash or Huron flex dollars.

MEAL PLAN INFORMATION

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall is located on the Huron campus, steps from Western. It offers a unique dining experience, varied cuisine and top quality service, in air-conditioned, smoke-free, spacious dining rooms. Brown’s Dining Solutions is Canada’s largest independently owned dining solutions company and operates exclusively as a dining services provider in over 140 sites in Canada. In support of the commitment to providing the best service, products, and value possible, Brown’s will establish a committee of students, and staff to continually review a range of subjects that impact users daily, including operating hours, menus, and value.

If you have special dietary needs you should speak to our Food Service Manager to make sure your needs are met as effectively as possible. Brown’s can suggest the proper meal plan. Email huronmanager@browns.ca for more details.

Oxford Street Grill

“Brown’s Signature Burgers”, fries, poutine, dogs, tacos, and so much more will be featured at the Oxford Street Grill.

Brown's In-House Pizza

Better Ingredients, Better Pizza

Fire Roasted Coffee Company

A local, fair trade, and ethical coffee company which supports sustainability, with a full range of fresh pastries and snacks available.

Savoury

Savoury will bring the taste of home to the Huron Centre. Home-style meals and à la carte choices are the primary focus of Savoury, with many menu options developed to “lighten” up offerings for those who prefer smaller portions, lower fat choices, or have special dietary needs. Students are invited to bring their favourite recipes from home, especially those for vegetarian and ethnic dishes. If a suggestion is used on the menu, the student and a friend will enjoy a complimentary meal.

Fastlane

Students in a rush can stop by Fastlane for freshly made sandwiches, wraps, sushi, salads, soups, snacks, and beverages all ready to go when they are.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Apply For Residence?

Once you have received an offer to attend Huron, you may apply for a spot in residence. The online application process begins on March 31, 2021. Visit the Residence Application page and follow the directions. You will need your Western ID and PIN, and you must pay a deposit as part of the application process in order to be considered for a spot in residence. If you have any questions about the application process, please email huronrez@huron.uwo.ca

I am a domestic student. What is the Cost of Deposit and Terms and Conditions of the Application Process?

Domestic students are required to pay a $1,000 non-refundable deposit to submit an application for residence. There are a number of options for payment including paying online with a credit card. All payment methods and instructions are outlined in detail as part of the application process, unless your Residence Application is not accepted and we are not able to offer you a residence spot. If you are not offered a space in Residence, you will be advised that your name is on a waiting list.

If, during the time your name is on the waiting list, you withdraw your application, in writing, before we offer you accommodation, your entire initial payment will be refunded. If an offer of accommodation is made and you refuse the offer, the entire deposit will be forfeited. If you cancel your contract, you must notify the Residence Managers in writing immediately.

I am an International Student. What is the Cost of Deposit and Terms and Conditions of the Application Process?

International students are required to pay a $5,000 non-refundable deposit to submit an application for residence. There are a number of options for payment including wire transfer. If you have already paid part of your tuition fees, your deposit will be taken from that fee payment. You will be instructed to contact Huron to be manually bypassed around the deposit payment and continue with the application process.

The $5,000 deposit payment is non-refundable unless a) you are denied a student visa to study in Canada; b) Huron withdraws its offer of admission to you; or c) you are not offered a spot in the residence. In any of these cases, your deposit will be refunded.

When is the Deadline to Apply for Residence?

Online applications will be accepted between the dates of March 31 and June 4 at 12:00 pm (noon), 2021. Any applications received after 12:00 pm (noon) on June 4 will be considered for any remaining available openings in any of the three residential buildings.

Is Residence Guaranteed and is it a Lottery System?

Residence is not guaranteed; however, with over 90% of our rooms dedicated to first-year students, we expect that most who apply will be placed in residence. Applications will be approved for placement based on a number of factors including a completed application (deposit received and all questions answered), and the date the application is received. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to receive a spot. Anyone who does not receive a room will be placed on a wait list and if or when rooms become available, students will be contacted from the top of the wait list and offered accommodations.

What Is the Difference Between Each Building?

Each of the residence buildings have some unique and distinctive aspects about them in terms of size, style, and types of rooms, as well as the placement of students to create specific communities within them. A brief description for each of these buildings can be found in the Student Life section of the website.

Henderson House is a 10-room mid-century modern, single room residence, reserved for upper-year students. It includes a full kitchen and laundry amenities in the building, as well as shared washrooms and two common areas. Located at the back of the campus, Henderson House is a 5-7 minute walk to the main campus building.

Brough House is a 19-room, 3-story home, with a combination of single and double rooms. It includes a full kitchen and laundry amenities, as well as a large common area and a large shared dining room space. Ideal for students who prefer more privacy and smaller numbers for sharing living space. Brough House sits beside Henderson House at the back of the campus.

Southwest is made up of suite-style rooms that include 4 private bedrooms, 2 shared washrooms, a common seating area, and a small kitchenette space (does not include cooking appliances). Southwest is reserved for students with a high admission average and an interest in living in an Academic Learning Community. Students will be selected based upon their interest and entrance average, but placement in Southwest is a random lottery system through the online application program. Suitemate requests cannot be accommodated for Southwest.

Hellmuth Hall contains single rooms. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we may be able to accommodate specific roommate requests for double rooms in Hellmuth only, taking into account provincial health and safety guidelines for Covid-19. Common areas are located on each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors, with a larger common area located on the ground floor. The Hellmuth residence is attached to one wing of the main campus building and is one of two residences (the other is Southwest) that make up the Academic Learning Community.

O’Neil/Ridley is our largest residence on campus. O’Neil/Ridley is made up of three floors, two wings per floor, and entirely single rooms. Students may wish to live in a “pod”, which is a cluster of single rooms with a shared washroom (between 4-7 students in each pod), accessible only to those students located in the pod area. Shared gender-specific washrooms are located on each floor in each wing, with a number of single gender-neutral washrooms also available for use.

Do I Need to Pay for a Meal Plan if I am Living in Residence?

Yes. It is a requirement for all students who live in residence to purchase a full meal plan.

Can I Choose My Roomate?

You may select a roommate (known to you) for placement in our double rooms in Hellmuth. Your selected roommate must also select your name to be matched as a roommate. Assigning double rooms will be dependent upon Covid-19 restrictions and provincial guidelines. All other requests (for instance, to live close to friends within the same residence) may be considered with the exception of Southwest. Due to the high demand and low number of rooms, placement in Southwest is a random allocation determined by the online application system. Suitemate requests will not be considered for the Southwest residence.

What Living Learning Communities Does Huron Residence Offer?

Huron currently has two Academic Learning communities available for students.

The Academic Learning Community, located in both Southwest and Hellmuth, is ideal for students who desire living arrangements that are most conducive to focus and quiet studying, as well as programming and floor events that promote academic success.

The Leadership Learning Community is ideal for students interested in student leadership opportunities and who plan to get involved in various clubs or student government while at Huron. In addition to our Learning Communities, students may also indicate an interest in living amongst non-drinking students (alcohol-free community), with students interested in volunteering or community engagement, or be placed amongst students that identify as allies of the LGBTQ2+ community.

We will do our best to place students in close proximity to one another who have identified any of these areas as preferable for living arrangements, in order to facilitate community development, or to giving priority to placement within requested Learning Communities.

What Do I Need To Do After Getting Accepted Into Residence At Huron?

Once your application has been received in full (all questions answered and deposit received) you will be sent a series of documents to read, sign electronically, and return to us. Confirmation of your placement in residence will not be sent out until these documents have been returned via email.

The documents for review include the Residence Handbook, the Residence Code of Conduct, and the Huron Promise, a pledge we have developed highlighting our expectations around behaviour and attitudes that reflect our commitment to diversity, acceptance, integrity, and community.

Confirmation for room and building allocation will be sent to your email mid- to late July. The Residence Handbook will include all the details you need to know about what you can and cannot bring with you into the Residence, and the most important information you need to be successful while living on campus. Throughout the summer, you will also receive various emails and notifications related to Move-In Day and O-Week. Please continue to check your email as well as our Huron website, for ongoing updates.

Key Contacts

Jennifer Flynn-Clark, MEd

AVP, Students
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