The following provides an overview of most of the Residence
Standards and Regulations; it does not fully cover all of them in
detail. Since circumstances are not always categorically defined,
some situations may be left to the discretion of the Residence Life
Staff under the supervision of the Student and Residence Affairs Coordinator.
ABSENCE FROM UNIVERSITY
In the event of a prolonged absence from classes please notify the
Registrar’s Office. If you will be missing several days of classes
due to illness or family emergency please notify the Registrar's Office.
If, for some reason you are unable to do this personally, give the
message to your Proctor and he/she will pass it along for you.
ACCESS TO STUDENT ROOMS
If in the event access to another’s room is required by a resident,
permission may be granted only by the person assigned to that particular
room in the presence of a member of the Residence Life Staff.
Alcohol Free Welcome Week
Residence will be alcohol-free from September 6 - 12, 2004 (inclusive).
This freedom is to allow all students the opportunity to socialize
and participate in activities without the pressure and influence of
alcohol. Further, it is hoped that students will come to understand
that their university experience involves a need to balance social,
recreational and academic needs. Residence Life Staff reserve the
right to confiscate any alcohol found during this time.
Use in Residence
In the Province of New Brunswick the legal drinking age is 19. Students
are responsible for knowing, understanding and complying with Provincial
laws and University regulations regarding alcohol. All students consuming
alcohol are responsible for their behaviour and actions
Drinking alcoholic beverages or carrying unsealed liquor is permitted
only in residents rooms.
Drinking alcoholic beverages or carrying unsealed liquor
is not permitted in any other areas including but not limited to,
balconies, courtyards, washrooms, laundry rooms, hallways, stairwells,
foyers, house lounges, (exception for approved events) and areas outside
the residence. Residents found with alcoholic beverages in these areas
will have their drinks disposed of.
Drinking games are not permitted. Possession and/or consumption of
“common source” alcohol (e.g. Keg, large containers of
pre-mixed alcohol, etc) within residence is prohibited.
ATTACKS ON THE DIGNITY
Activity (verbal, written, graphic, physical) that is threatening,
racist, sexist, homophobic, (or any form of discrimination), harassment,
sexual harassment or unwanted sexual attention is prohibited, and
may result in standard action and eviction from residence. This can
include, but is not limited to : posting or distributing materials
and/or behaving in a manner that is offensive and may contribute to
an intimidating, hostile or uncomfortable environment; putting offensive
posters/pictures in areas available to public view, including windows
or common areas, using email, voice mail, message boards, computer
networks or other mediums to convey nuisance, obscene, or otherwise
objectionable messages or materials; writing graffiti in residence
buildings or encouraging or engaging in offensive acts or behaviours
repeatedly following or attempting to make unwanted contact with another
For the protection of all students no items may be thrown over the
balconies, stored on the balconies or hung from the balconies.
To reduce the chance of theft, ensure your belongings are stored in
For fire and safety reasons, bicycles are not allowed inside the residence
halls at any time for any reason.
Burning candles or incense is not permitted in residence.
CHECKING IN/OUT OF RESIDENCE
On arrival you should proceed directly to your assigned residence
for check-in. There you will be able to pick up your keys, meet the
proctor staff and move into your room. During check in the following
procedure will be followed:
You will be escorted to your assigned room where you
will be presented with
room check form which lists all the furniture and equipment that is
in your room as well as its condition. It is important that you check
over this form and sign it at that time. Your signature on this form
is an acknowledgment of responsibility for the condition of the room
and its contents. All items listed on the form are property of the University
and residents are individually responsible for any loss or damage to
both the items listed and the room itself;
health form records medical information that will be referred to in
the case of an emergency;
keys will be signed out to you to your residence exterior door, your
room and in some cases to your mail box and storage locker;
residence agreement is a written understanding between you and the University
of expectations. A copy of the agreement can be found at the back of
Before vacating your Residence Hall you must make an appointment and
officially check-out with your RC or Proctor. Failure to do so will
result in a forfeit of your $100.00 damage deposit.
Proctors/RCs will be holding wing-meetings to discuss
check-out procedures. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND. When you leave residence,
the following is the procedure for checking out of residence with
must be cleaned out totally of personal belongings before a room check
can be completed by a Proctor/RC.
Room check forms completed and signed by the student and a Proctor/RC.
At the end of the academic year, on-Duty Proctors/RCs are available
on a reservation basis for check-out if.
Keys must be returned (room, mailbox, front door or other keys given
upon check-in). Residents will be charged a replacement fee of $10.00
per key if not turned in at check-out.
As you are responsible for any damage to your room,
it is in your best interest to ensure through the year damage does
not occur and that the room check form is read and correct prior to
signing it. If your room requires extra cleaning or if there are any
outstanding fines, charges will be deducted from your damage deposit.
If the amount exceeds the damage deposit it will be charged to your
Each residence has common areas (lounges, study lounges, etc). These
areas are designed for use of the general residence population although
they may be reserved for events by seeking permission of the Residence
There are currently six computer labs on campus: four in James Dunn
Hall (2nd floor), and two in Brian Mulroney Hall (BMH312 and BMH313).
These labs provide students with (but not limited to) free e-mail,
internet access, as well as word processing.
At the beginning of your university career at St. Thomas
you will be assigned a five letter e-mail address from which you receive
email messages from friends, professors, university officials, etc.
for the remainder of your time here. You will be required to enter
a username and password when logging onto the computers. Your username
is the five letter e-mail address and your password is the PIN number
given to you by the registrars office. If you encounter any problems
while logging on, feel free to visit our Help Desk at James Dunn Hall
or Brian Mulroney Hall or call us at 452-0635. Students are encouraged
to bring computers to residence. High-speed internet service in each
room is included in your residence fee.
Class cancellations are available by calling the information line
at 452 0640.
Room Number (Box Number if applicable), Residence Name
St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3
Your telephone number is assigned when you move into your assigned
A five-letter code followed by @stu.ca will be assigned to each new
student. This code will remain to be part of your address throughout
your university years at St. Thomas.
COOPERATION WITH STAFF
Residents and guests shall cooperate with requests from Residence
Life Staff members. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
This deposit is designed to cover the cost of repairing any damage
done to either the room or its contents during your stay in Residence.
Any cost above and beyond the deposit amount will be the responsibility
of the resident(s) involved and will be charged to your financial
account. Upon your final departure from residence an application for
the return of your damage deposit is available from your Proctor.
Please complete the form and return to your Proctor before you leave.
Your damage deposit will be mailed to you if your financial account
is in good standing. If you are returning to residence this fee is
carried over to the next year. PLEASE NOTE: Leaving residence without
completing the checkout procedure will result in a forfeit of your
$100.00 damage deposit.
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
Damage to the personal property of other residents, residence property
or to House Committee property is prohibited and may result in eviction
from residence and the cost of replacement/repair of damaged property.
Activities which are considered dangerous or potentially harmful to
any person, including the resident engaging in the activity, are prohibited.
These activities include, but are not limited to, breaking glass,
dangerous horseplay, climbing in/out of residence windows, etc. Generally,
use common sense - if you’re smart enough to get into STU, you’re
smart enough to follow the rules.
When you are expecting a delivery, please watch for and accept the
delivery at the main entrance of your residence hall.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which respects
the university community and its members. Disciplinary action, when
required, takes the form of warnings, sanctions, fines, and eviction
from residence. Proctors, Residence Coordinators, as well as the Student
& Residence Affairs Coordinator handle disciplinary situations
depending upon the seriousness of the incident. Police are involved
in criminal offenses. Students may appeal, in writing, disciplinary
decisions first to the Residence Coordinator of the particular residence
hall, then to the Student & Residence Affairs Coordinator, then
to the Director of Student Affairs.
DRUGS AND NARCOTICS
St. Thomas University has a zero tolerance for the use, possession
and/or trafficking of drugs or narcotics. Students found in conflict
with this policy are subject to disciplinary action which may include,
but is not limited to, eviction from residence. The University reserves
the right to involve local law enforcement.
In the event of an emergency in your room, please contact your Proctor
or RC who can help as they have been trained in emergency response.
If you will be missing several days of classes due to illness or family
emergency please notify the Registrar's Office. If, for some reason
you are unable to do this personally, give the message to your Proctor
and he/she will pass it along for you.
Students can be evicted from residence as deemed necessary by the
Student & Residence Affairs Coordinator for conduct related issues.
Examples include but are not limited to multiple minor rule violations,
disrespect to staff, physical violence, vandalism, theft or possession
of illegal substance(s).
FIRE SAFETY AND REGULATIONS
All residents and guests must exit the building promptly.
All hallways/stairwells are to be kept clear at all times. Nothing
is to be stored or temporarily placed in hallways or stairwells. Flags/posters
are not permitted to hang from ceilings obstructing the smoke detector
or sprinkler system. No open flame/elements are permitted in residence.
Do not hang items/objects from the sprinkler system. Water damage
caused from engaging this system will create great disruption to the
residence community as well as great expense to the resident in violation
of this regulation.
Furniture in residence rooms is not to be removed at any time. Residents
are responsible for maintaining all University furniture in place
and in good condition. Lounge furniture is placed in lounges for the
use of all the residents. Please do not remove furniture from the
GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENTS
The minimum GPA for re-admission to residence and university is 2.0
(3.0 for re-admission to a Windsor Street House) in the current year.
In some circumstances a higher GPA is required to secure a single
room. Further details are available by calling Student Affairs at
Each resident is responsible for the disposal of garbage from his/her
room. There is designated disposal sites at each residence for garbage.
Please tie and place bagged garbage at the designated site.
GUESTS IN RESIDENCE
You are responsible for any guests you have in residence. It is therefore
imperative to inform guests of residence rules and regulations and
escort them at all times. Guests are to leave by 12 midnight on weekdays
and 2:00 am on weekends unless signed in. NEVER loan your keys to
You may have overnight guests if proper channels are
followed. Since most residents share accommodations with a roommate
it is of utmost importance and respect for this person to grant their
permission prior to having an overnight guest. The stay of your guest
may not be any longer than 3 consecutive days. A guest slip is available
from your Proctor. You fill it out and request your roommate to return
it to the Proctor 24 hours before the day of your guest’s arrival.
Upon the Proctor receiving verbal and written consent from your roommate
you will receive a copy indicating compliance or denial. In emergency
cases please see your Proctor or RC for special permission.
Residents are reminded to keep their keys with them at all times.
In order to prevent thefts, it is also recommended that your door
be kept locked. Should you lock yourself out of your room, please
see your Proctor or RC for assistance. In the event that a key is
lost, replacement keys are available at a cost of $10.00 per key.
Replacement keys may be obtained through payment of the fee at the
Business Office in George Martin Hall and the presentation of your
receipt at the University Services office located in Edmund Casey
Hall. Please be aware that a replacement set of keys may not always
be readily available. You may have to wait a day or two for keys to
be prepared. For security reasons keys must not be copied.
Laundry facilities are available for students’ use in each residence.
Please note and practice laundry room courtesy rules as posted in
Music is one of those things that everyone has their favorite. To
accommodate every resident and in keeping with the confines of respect
for others, the following parameters are suggested: Acceptable volume
to limit sound to one’s room, volume with low base level can
go higher without disturbing others and finally ear phones can be
used when louder music is required.
OPEN DOOR POLICY
Interior Residence Room Doors
In order to help create a residence community, all residents are provided
a door stop to keep their door ajar while they are in their room.
The open door is an invitation to others to drop by and visit.
Exterior Residence Doors
For security purposes propping exterior (outside) doors is prohibited.
Although personal safety is not a regulation or standard, it is a
subject of which all residents should be concerned. The following
tips should be regarded as behaviours which need to adopted:
keep your door locked when not in your room,
carry your keys with you at all times,
keep blinds closed when appropriate,
walk with a friend,
do not admit people into your residence when you do not expect to
escort them during their entire visit.
any suspicious visitors or activities to the Proctor on Duty.
do not prop building
Pets are not permitted. The only exception is tropical fish kept in
a small aquarium.
In order to allow for an adequate amount of sleeping and studying
time, each residence has specific quiet hours. Generally, quiet hours
during the week begin at 9 pm and end at 10 am the next day. On weekends,
quiet hours begin at 2 am and end at noon the next day. However, please
keep in mind that moderate noise levels are always expected as a sign
of respect. This permits students who wish to study or sleep to do
so. During exam times, quiet hours are extended to include most of
the day and night.
During quiet hours, please keep your door closed, TVs
and stereos turned down, and refrain from excessive noise of all kinds.
Remember that noise in the washrooms, hallways, and outside the buildings
often echoes, so keep your voices low. Although quiet hours may at
times be frustrating, they are a necessary tool in ensuring that all
residents have opportunity for proper sleep and studying time. A good
set of ear phones used during quiet hours ensure the acceptable level
Residents are expected to show respect for those around
them. Just because you may be finished classes, or not studying for
an exam, does not mean that everyone on your wing/floor or in your
house is in the same situation. Courtesy towards others should be
extended at all times. It makes a difference if you take the time
to be considerate and make sure that your music or your friends are
not disturbing those around you. During the daytime, this is particularly
true since the residence community on campus is located so close to
academic and office buildings.
If you have any questions or concerns about appropriate
noise levels, do not be afraid to approach your Proctor or the residents
on your floor and ask for their advice as to whether or not you are
being too loud for them to accomplish their work or to enjoy their
leisure time. It is this kind of consideration which enhances the
MODERATE QUIET HOURS
On Friday and Saturday between 12 midnight and 2:00 am when doors
are closed a moderate noise level is acceptable.
21 QUIET HOURS
During exam periods the residence community modifies quiet hours to
reflect the need for extreme quiet so that study, sleep and relaxation
may be priority.
Any bottles or cans that are recyclable are to be placed in the designated
storage area in your residence. For instructions as to where, when,
how, etc. please see your proctor or your wing/floor rep.
Removing furniture or property from lounges and other common areas
is not permitted. Taking university property out of residence areas
is disrespectful to the community at large and may result in disciplinary
sanctions. Please do not remove furniture from your room as you will
be held responsible for any missing items at year end. Also signs,
posters, etc are considered University property and must not be removed.
The Residence Agreement represents a desire for a common community
standard of behaviour. With a good measure of common sense, consideration
and respect for fellow residents, University staff and property, this
will be easy to achieve. Students who fail to comply with community
expectations may face disciplinary action in order to remind that
student of the standard required. A copy of the Residence Agreement
is included in this handbook. Please review this agreement before
signing. This agreement, along with the University Calendar and this
Residence Handbook, outlines the rules and standards for successful
residence living at St. Thomas University.
This agreement commences on the day you move in and
ends 24 hours after your final exam in April, 2005.
RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF
See RESIDENCE LIFE.
ROOMS AND ROOMMATE
The Director of Student Affairs, the Student and Residence Affairs
Coordinator, the RCs, and the Proctors reserve the right to enter
a student's room at any time in exceptional circumstances. This right
will be exercised with discretion and with all due regard to student's
privacy. Whenever possible, a resident's room will not be entered
without the student being present.
For health and safety reasons, please keep your room in a reasonably
clean and tidy fashion. Rooms found in a deplorable condition will
be reported and disciplinary action will follow.
The custodial staff are responsible for the general cleaning of the
residences during the week. They clean the common areas and will vacuum
your floor once a week, assuming that your room is tidy and vacuuming
is possible. Custodial staff will report room#’s when they have
not been able to vacuum in two weeks. You are reminded that you are
responsible to launder your personal belongings and remove all garbage
to the designated area outside your hall. It is the job of the custodial
staff to help keep the residences clean but it is not their job to
clean up excessive garbage or clutter. The residence is your home,
please do your part to keep it clean and tidy. Residents are again
reminded that custodial staff are not permitted to unlock room doors.
Any resident who is locked out of their room is to see their proctor.
Personalizing Your Room
You are encouraged to think of residence as your home. When putting
up posters, pictures, etc please be careful to use “hold it”
putty or other adhesives which do not damage the walls when the time
comes for removal.
Room changes may be requested although as a last resource only. We
request roommates to work out any disagreements with the assistance
of the Proctor before requesting a room change. Many times if an agreement
cannot be achieved, decisions are made in very objective manners.
Room checks are required every time a resident changes rooms. They
are completed by the Proctor/RC. For more details see your Proctor.
Room changes are not made during the first three weeks of a term.
For many people, the move into university residence also marks the
first time that they will share a room with another person. Whether
that person is a stranger or a life long friend, both should be prepared
to take some time to adjust to a new set of circumstances, routines,
and responsibilities. You and your roommate may find it useful to
quickly establish basic hours for visitors and studying. A roommate
agreement will be available to roommates. We strongly recommend your
participation in this exercise, which may avoid conflict later.
Being assigned to a room with someone you do know is not foolproof.
Both roommates have to learn to adjust to sharing their space. Getting
to know your roommate and becoming accustomed to sharing will take
some time. Therefore, there is a three week period of adjustment during
which there are no room changes. Exceptions are made in extreme situations
only. If you are having problems with your roommate that you cannot
resolve, please speak with your Proctor, RC or Student and Residence
Affairs Coordinator to see if other solutions are possible before
requesting a room change. Mediation is often the first step before
a room changed will be considered.
From time to time room reassignments are required because of a variety
of reasons. When circumstances allow the residents request is priority
although this is not always feasible. Residence Life Staff are sensitive
to the needs of students and reassign rooms with careful consideration.
Residents cooperation in this process aids in a smooth transition.
Single Room Requirements
A limited number of single rooms are available in the residences at
an additional charge. The Student and Residence Affairs Coordinator
reserves the right to allocate rooms. If you have special circumstances
(personal, medical or compassionate) that you wish to be considered
during the allocation of rooms, you MUST include supporting documentation
with your residence application.
An applicant must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (3.0
for Windsor Street Properties) at the time assignments are to be made
(last week of May). Previous residence discipline issues may also
play a part in single room selection. In the event of a tie, the date
of application will be used to determine who shall be granted the
Each applicant will be awarded points as follows to a maximum of 8
- 1 point per year for each year in residence, to a maximum of 4;
- 1 point for applicants who currently have a designated single;
- 2 points for GPA above 3.7; 1 point for GPA between 2.7 - 3.6;
- 1 point for Student Union Award for extra curricular involvement;
- 1 point for other extra curricular involvement - include detailed
list with application
Windsor Street Properties
GPA above 3.0; Mature, upper year student and a clear discipline record.
Previous residence discipline issues will weigh heavily in the selection
Students will be assigned to the waiting list in the
same order as determined by the requirements below. Students who are
placed on the waiting list will have until September 15th to notify
our office that they wish to remain on the waiting list for any vacancies
that may arise during the academic year. Those who do not, regardless
of circumstances, will automatically be removed from the singles waiting
Some years in January, there is a fluctuation of occupancy in the
residence community. This flux creates spaces that can be converted
to single occupancy referred to as Super-Singles. Super-Singles are
offered to those students whose names are on the singles list. This
list is maintained by the Student Affairs Office. The offer includes
a guarantee of single occupancy for the remainder of the academic
year. The cost is the difference between a single and a double occupancy
room prorated to the date of acceptance.
Small appliances without open elements, such as bar fridges and microwaves,
are permitted in rooms as long as they do not pose a safety hazard.
However, apartment size washers and dryers are not permitted. Other
items which are not permitted include candles, incense and toasters.
When in doubt, seek the advice of Residence Life Staff.
SMOKE FREE RESIDENCES
Our residence community is smoke free. Smoking is prohibited in all
the Residence Halls although will be permitted outside a distance
of 5 metres from the door. Residents are reminded to inform their
guests of the smoking policy. Breaches surrounding this policy will
result in disciplinary consequences. As is good etiquette for all
smokers please dispose of your cigarette butts in the appropriate
disposal containers provided.
Each residence has a storage room in which to store extra trunks or
boxes. Please see a Proctor if you wish to gain access to these rooms.
Before storing, ensure your belongings are properly secured, boxed,
and labelled. The University is not responsible for items left in
Thefts in residence can occur and you should take steps to protect
your belongings. Keep your door locked when you are not in your room;
retrieve your laundry promptly; do not give ANYONE your bank card,
PIN number, or Calling Card number. Keep valuables in a safe place,
and NEVER LOAN YOUR KEYS TO ANYONE.
Residents found in violation of unauthorized taking
or appropriating of property from a roommate or from any member of
the Residence Life Community are subject to disciplinary action.
Report any thefts to the Residence Coordinator or your
Proctor immediately. The University is not responsible for any loss
or damage of goods, through theft or otherwise, in residence. WE STRONGLY
RECOMMEND YOU OBTAIN INSURANCE FOR YOUR PROPERTY. Ask your parents
or guardian to contact their insurance company regarding coverage
of your belongings.
Throwing, dropping, or knocking objects from residence buildings,
windows, balconies or stairwells is prohibited and will result in
disciplinary sanctions. Throwing snowballs is also prohibited.
There is zero-tolerance for physical aggression, violence and/or sexual
assault in residence. Anyone engaging in such behaviours will be evicted
from residence and may be referred to Police authorities.
Firearms, knives or other weapons are not permitted in residence.
At St. Thomas, each residence conducts their own activities in conjunction
with the St. Thomas University Welcome Week and Students’ Union
Welcome Week events.
We encourage you to participate in Welcome Week activities.
All official university activities are designed to be informative
and fun. At no time should you be made to feel uncomfortable. Initiations
and hazing are strictly forbidden at St. Thomas.
One of the highlights of Welcome Week is the Academic
Welcome Day which concludes with the Induction Ceremony. It is an
official welcome to St. Thomas where you will be introduced to the
University’s President, Dr. Daniel O’Brien, and be presented
with your T- pin. This will be your only opportunity to receive a
T -pin, therefore you are strongly encouraged to participate.
WHAT TO/NOT TO BRING
There are any number of things you may wish to consider bringing to
residence with you when you arrive in September. Although St. Thomas
provides you with a furnished space, many students do choose to bring
extra items when they want to make their surroundings even more comfortable
or to "bring a bit of home" to their residence. You could
books, CDs, posters, or other items to help personalize your room;
Clothes suitable for more formal events such as the Christmas formal
plus your regular clothing;
Hair dryer, curling iron, towels, toiletries, shower shoes, etc.
(plastic container to hold these items when going from residence
room to bathroom);
Flashlight (in the event of a power outage);
Walkman or stereo equipment to help you listen to those CDs;
Headphones to use during quiet hours;
A small fridge (there are no common area fridges);
Any computer equipment you may have;
School materials such as pens, pencils, etc. These may be cheaper
if you buy them at home;
Sports equipment for personal use. Sports equipment can be provided
for some intramural and/or house sports;
dishes for incidental use (for that midnight snack), covered cup;
Personal linen to furnish your bed ( include a pillow too);
Towels and toiletries;
sticky tack or hold it adhesive to display posters, etc
hot pot to boil water for hot drinks or to make Kraft Dinner;
Positive attitude, openness to new experiences, willingness to listen,
willingness to respect one another, and a desire to learn.
The University provides students with furnishings to meet their basic
needs. Thus, every room has a desk, chair, bookshelf, bed, closet
space, lighting, cable connection, high-speed internet connection
and telephone (long distance service must be arranged by the student
upon arrival to campus). Bed linen , towels, pillows and/or other
personal items are not provided by the University.
Hanging objects from the inside or outside of windows is not permitted.
Objects may be hung in front of windows only if they do not interfere
with the blinds provided by the University. Window screens are not
to be removed or opened.
During the winter months snow removal, although at times a disturbance,
must be completed and therefore can be expected following a snow fall.
Notice of class cancellations due to severe winter weather are available
by calling the information line at 452 0640.
When you sign the Residence Agreement and accept a residence placement,
you are committing to remain in the residence community for the whole
academic year. You are financially responsible to pay both room and
board for all eight months. You may not rent the room out to anyone
else. If you leave early for any reason, including expulsion for disciplinary
or safety reasons, you will be charged the full amount. The Director
of Student Affairs may, for medical or compassionate grounds, grant
permission for you to leave early, but you must talk to the Director
WINDSOR STREET PROPERTIES
Living in one of the Windsor Street residences is the ultimate privilege.
You are living in the best of two worlds - an independent situation
which is supported by St. Thomas University. With privileges come
responsibilities. This information is to outline these privileges
Living with others in a house can be a challenge. The
house group must attend an initial meeting to determine the rules
of the house, responsibilities of each individual, and responsibilities
of the group toward the upkeep of the house. Consequences of violating
house rules as well as responsibilities need to be assigned, recorded,
and posted. When breaches occur, these guidelines are to be referred
to and complied with.
A Residence Coordinator (RC) lives in 866 Windsor Street,
lower level. and will be available to act as the liaise between Student
Affairs and the houses and be the initial contact person regarding
conditions within the houses.
See RESIDENCE LIFE, Residence Availability
It is important to maintain an acceptable degree of cleanliness for
healthy living. Therefore, the residents are required to work in cooperation
with each other to maintain responsibilities which include but are
not limited to: individual room cleanliness, shared responsibility
for common areas, kitchen and bathroom. Items not provided by St.
Thomas are garbage bags, cleaning supplies, and light bulbs.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN EXTRA CLEANING CHARGES
DIVIDED AMONGST THE HOUSE.
When you leave, the following is the procedure for checking
out of residence with the RC:
must be cleaned out totally of personal belongings before a room
check can be completed and signed by the student and the RC.
must be returned to the RC who will then return all house keys to
University Services upon departure.
left cleaned includes: fridge and freezer emptied and cleaned, stove
and oven cleaned, floors washed, washroom cleaned thoroughly with
garbage emptied and disposed of, storage areas emptied and cleaned,
and all personal belongings removed.
A general cleaning of the entire house and yard should be completed
before anyone leaves. The yard cleanup involves any garbage, stray
bottles, etc. that are laying around your yard, deck, and/or breeze
way. The condition of the place in which you live reflects upon the
kind of person who lives within the place. The old saying, “Many
hands make lighter work” holds true. If everyone is involved
for a general clean up it will not take long. A house fine will be
issued if the above is not satisfactory.
As you are responsible for any damage to your room,
it is in your best interest to ensure through the year damage does
not occur and that the room check form is read and correct prior to
signing it. If your room requires extra cleaning or if there are any
outstanding fines they will be applied to your STU financial account.
If you are not planning to return to residence in the
fall, please complete a Damage Deposit Return Form and give it to
your RC when you leave. Your damage deposit will be mailed to you
less any required deductions for damages. If you are returning to
residence in the fall, the fee will be carried over to the next year.
The use of the fire place, wood stove, incense and candles are definitely
What is provided: fridge, stove, washer, dryer, livingroom furniture,
kitchen table and chairs, individual bedroom includes bed, desk, and
Garbage day is Wednesday and the garbage needs to be taken to the
curb for disposal. Please remember to bring the garbage cans in from
the curb as soon as possible.
You are responsible for your guests. Be aware that fellow house mates
will not appreciate strangers wandering around their home so, please
devise a plan in which all residents are notified of guests arrival,
departure and activity while in your house.
Living with others in a house can be a challenge. The house group
must attend an initial meeting to determine the rules of the house,
responsibilities of each individual, and responsibilities of the group
toward the upkeep of the house. Consequences of violating house rules
as well as responsibilities need to be assigned, recorded, and posted.
When breaches occur, these guidelines are to be referred to and complied
A key to individual rooms and one for the main door is distributed
to each resident by the RC. These must be passed in during check out
and certainly before vacating the premises. There are locks on bedroom
doors. Please be advised to keep your door locked when out of the
Residents are reminded to keep their keys with them
at all times. In order to prevent thefts, it is also recommended that
your door be kept locked. In the event that a key is lost, replacement
keys are available at a cost of $10.00 per key. Replacement keys may
be obtained through payment of the fee at the Business Office in George
Martin Hall and the presentation of your receipt at the University
Services office located in Edmund Casey Hall. Please be aware that
a replacement set of keys may not always be readily available. You
may have to wait a day or two for keys to be prepared.
Your mail will be delivered to your house by Canada Post.
796, 820, 866 or 872 Windsor Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 4G5
Residence Coordinator (RC)
The RC lives at 866 Windsor Street and will act as the liaise between
Student Affairs and the residence, and be the initial contact person
regarding conditions of the house
Applying for RC
Letters of intent are normally called in late January or February
for the upcoming academic year. Students must meet particular academic
criteria as well as demonstrated leadership qualities to be considered
in the application process. Please see the Student and Residence Affairs
Coordinator for further details.
Requirements to be considered to live in a Windsor Street
- GPA above 3.0
- Mature, upper year student
- Clear discipline record
*Previous residence discipline issues will weigh heavily in the selection
Your responsibility to provide: own food, linen, towels and toiletries,
dishes and kitchen accessories, toilet tissue, small appliances, toaster