Living in residence is an important part of the university experience for many students. Residence is a place to develop life skills and lasting friendships.
For students leaving home for the first time, living in residence is a comfortable first step to successful independence. Residence rooms are equipped with wireless internet, cable services and free long distance calling within Canada. Each residence has shared study areas, TV lounges, laundry facilities and snack machines. Quiet hours are in place every day for study and sleep. Campus is patrolled 24/7 by full-time security staff. Each residence has a Residence Advisor is on duty from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am every day.
Harrington, Vanier, and Holy Cross are located on campus and offer students convenient access to classes, faculty offices, the library, fitness centre, study spaces, and other frequently used student facilities.
The recently renovated Harrington Hall includes updated rooms, kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms. Harrington Hall is located directly adjacent to George Martin Hall, giving residents easy access to the main dining hall on campus. Bathrooms are shared spaces, and wings are assigned by gender, with one wing designated as gender-inclusive. Harrington is steps away from study spaces, classrooms, the fitness centre, faculty offices, and more. The ground level of Harrington is designed for accessibility offering a number of barrier free rooms and accessible friendly washroom and bathroom.
The newly renovated Vanier Hall offers gender mixed wings (as well as a gender inclusive wing) and is located on the opposite side of George Martin Hall as Harrington Hall. Shared washrooms have a high degree of privacy, and there is a private washroom available on each floor. Each floor is a small community, with amenities in each lounge. Vanier offers close proximity to the main dining hall, study spaces, classrooms, the fitness centre, faculty offices, the Vanier parking lot, and more.
Holy Cross House
Our smallest house on campus, Holy Cross House is the only all-female residence. It is located in the upper courtyard of campus. The two sides of the building are dedicated to residence rooms, while the inside of the building houses faculty offices, classrooms, and the university chapel. Students living in Holy Cross House have a shared kitchen space and share a bathroom with students from their wings. The house is adjacent to the Holy Cross House parking lot.