Last Updated: September 28, 2021

Do your part to keep our community safe and healthy!

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Get vaccinated

(Click here to learn about required vaccination for students in Residence.)

Wear a mask

whenever you leave your room/suite.

Wash your hands

and avoid touching your face.

Maintain social distancing

and stay 2 metres (6 feet) from others.


cuScreenStudents living in Residence must complete your COVID-19 screening self-assessment daily on cuScreen, and scan the QR Location Codes to check in to locations across campus.

If you are not fully vaccinated or have received an exemption, you must get a Rapid Test every 72 hours and get a negative result. You can book a rapid test appointment at Health and Counselling Services through cuScreen.

Living in Residence Protocols


It is important to maintain sanitation in your living space. You are responsible for cleaning your own room. You and your suite/canmates share the responsibility of cleaning the washroom area.
Housing and Residence Life Services has added cleaning staff and extended daily cleaning hours in Residence communal spaces.


Access to social spaces like TV and study lounges will be allowed at a limited capacity.
Residence Fitness Centre (Prescott House 202) and Raven’s Roost (tunnel level between Dundas and Stormont Houses) will remain closed until further notice.
Laundry rooms will be open for students at a limited capacity. Students will be provided with protocols to follow while in the laundry room, as well as before and after using laundry machines. Click here for a guide on using shared laundry facilities.
All residents can use the tunnels for the purposes of picking up food in Residence Commons. If you would like to go to Athletics and/or use the tunnels for other purposes, please submit a tunnel access request.


Students living in Residence must not have guests from outside of Residence.
Students in residence are permitted to socialize indoors with members from the residence community in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions (i.e. wear a mask, follow room capacities).
You can host one (1) guest at a time in your assigned living space provided that the guest is from the residence community.

Social Gatherings

If you are visiting friends, be Social Wise by keeping groups small, meeting outside, wearing a mask, maintaining physical distancing and adhering to restrictions in Residence. We encourage you to gather virtually with friends where possible.
Dining Protocols

the caf

the caf will be opened for indoor dining with limited capacity to Residence Meal Plan holders only.
You must wear a face mask at all time except for when you sit down to eat. Please respect social distancing measures and only sit at tables that are marked available.
Backpacks and reusable water bottles are not permitted in the caf.
Visit Dining Services website for more details about safety regulations in the caf.

Other Dining Locations

In Fall 2021, there will be a significant increase in dining locations open across the campus, including the Oasis for late night options and the Residence Starbucks which opened this past year. Click here to view which dining locations are open during this period.

Feeling unwell or having been exposed to COVID-19?

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Self isolate immediately and contact the 24/7 Residence on-call manager at (613) 520-5609 to get assistance with the next steps in the process.

Don’t forget – You are not in this alone!

Residence Reception Desk

Residence Reception Desk is open 24/7 for Residence-related inquiries. Please visit the Residence Reception Desk page for more information.

Residence On-Call Managers

We have Residence on-call managers who provide 24/7 support related to COVID-19. They can be reached by calling the Residence Reception Desk at (613) 520-5609.

Residence Life Staff

During your time in Residence, we have student and professional staff here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Residence Fellow, especially if you are looking to make connections within the Residence community.

Residence Counselling

You can reach Residence Counselling at (613) 520-2600 ext. 8061. The Wellness Space will remain closed due to the pandemic. Please visit the Residence Counselling page for more information.

Residence Nurse

The residence nurse is available weekdays by calling (613) 520-6774 for a virtual appointment.