Last Updated: January 31, 2022

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 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 at a limited capacity. Residents must comply with physical distancing and mask protocols.
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 require access to 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 another resident 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 residence.

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 open to Residence Meal Plan holders only.
Residents are able to eat in effective January 31, 2022.
You must wear a face mask at all times when not seated. Please respect physical distancing measures while picking up food.
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

Beyond the caf, Residence Starbucks and Richcraft Tim Hortons will be open in the month of January. The Oasis will also be open for late night options.

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. *Hours may vary during Reading Week or other times.

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.