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Community Standards

The Residence Community Standards set out clear expectations of acceptable behaviour within the residence community and the consequences for behaviour that is contrary to these expectations.

Community Standards

Personal & Roommate Success Plans

How have you felt about living with roommate(s)? Have you had a chance to talk about your needs as a member of the community?

As a community member of Housing & Residence Life, all students are required to complete a Roommate Success Plan.

It is your responsibility to work with your roommates and discuss these questions and document your responses in this form, as outlined in the Housing & Residence Life Community Standards. 

Here are some tips:

1. Only one of the roommates needs to fill out this form on behalf of the room, apartment or suite.
2. Everyone in the room. apartment or suite needs to be present. 
3. This should take you about 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
4. Communicate honestly and effectively.
5. Seek assistance when needed to avoid conflicts from your RA, AL or your Residence Life Facilitator.

This is the beginning of an on-going conversation while you are living with others in residence, and the goal of the Roommate Success Plan is to ensure you and your roommates feel like your needs are being met and your 'wants' are considered. 

Please work with your roommate(s) to discuss the questions below and submit. Your RA will follow-up with you to discuss, but you can also connect with them if you'd like them to also be a part of this first step of the process.

Roommate Success Plans are due Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

The Personal Success Plans are designed to help you consider and reflect on your personal transition to living independently and for your academic success. Your RA will receive a copy of your responses and will set up a time for you to discuss what you've submitted. If there is anything you'd like advice on or if you're unsure about, please connect with an RA and/or AL.

Personal Success Plans are due Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Quiet Hours

Year long quiet hours:
Saturday-Sunday 1am-10am
Sunday-Thursday 11pm-8am

Exam periods : 24 hours a day*

  • 1st Semester exam quiet hours start: 1:00am December 2, 2016
  • 2nd Semester exam quiet hours start:11:00pm April 14, 2017
  • 8pm - 9pm nightly there will be no quiet hours to relax and be able to make moderate noise.

During quiet hours, we ask that you respect your neighbors and ensure that you aren’t disrupting their study time. Stereos, TV's, etc. should be kept at a low volume (or use headphones) and room doors should be kept closed. Noise that can be heard outside of a room or lounge is not permitted. Treat others as you would like to be treated the night before a big exam!

*24 hour quiet hours are relaxed daily between 8 pm - 9 pm to allow for moderate levels of noise.

Exam Period

24 hour Quiet Hours Commence: Please review the "Quiet Hours" tab for exact dates & times

No overnight guests allowed: November 28, 2014 - Jan 4th, 2015

Guest Exemption form: Due November 25th, 2014

If you need to have an overnight guest during the exam period please complete a guest exemption form available in the Student Housing Services office.



Guest Exemption Form

 

Academic Support & Study Space

Please keep in mind that Academic Links are available to help you leading up to exams.  Your Academic Link will continue to host office hours through finals should you need extra support.  If you do not know your Academic Link's office hours, please feel free to email academic.link@ryerson.ca and someone will be in touch with your AL's contact info and office hours.

The AL lounge is open 24 hours as a quiet study space.  Pitman Hall room 110 is also available.  ALs will be hosting some additional hours in PIT-110 to ensure it is a quiet place to study.  Group studying can happen in the AL Lounge, with both friends from on and off campus.

Please see your Academic link for any issues you feel you are facing with your academics.  See them earlier rather than later - they are here to help!

Residence Contract

The Residence Contract is a legal document that you must read and sign before moving into residence. It covers important information about residence such as move-in, mid-year and move-out dates, application deadlines and instructions, and fee deadlines.

2015-2016

(PDF) Residence Contract

2016-2017

(PDF) Residence Contract

Withdrawing from Residence

The Residence Contract is for a period of eight or eleven months. If a student wishes to withdraw before the contract has expired, The student assumes full financial responsibility until a student replacement acceptable to the Housing & Residence Life Office has taken their place and assumed the financial responsibility for the remainder of the contract period.



All withdrawing students must complete a (PDF) Residence Withdrawal Package and hand it in at the Housing & Residence Life Office.

All students who withdraw from residence, or who are required to withdraw for any reason or who have their Residence Contracts terminated, will be charged a $400 withdrawal fee.

For students that must leave do to circumstances out of their control (academic, medical, compassionate) they can fill out the (PDF) Residence Contract Release Request Form to possibly avoid the withdrawal fee.

 

See the Residence Contract for further details.

 

Appeals

The Residence Appeals Policy is a document that helps you navigate when a situation has not been handled properly.  It's helpful to start with the Residence Appeals flowchart, which is a summary of the residence appeal process.  For more detailed information you can always read through the Residence Appeals Policy.

Residence Appeals Flowchart
Residence Appeals Policy
Residence Appeal Form - Level 1
Residence Appeal Form - Level 2
Residence Medical Certificate