Ontario University Residences are not taxed. The Department of Housing and Residence Life Services does not issue tax receipts. The total amount that Ontario students can claim for residence is $25. No receipt is necessary for this claim. If you are from another province or out of country, please check with your local government for their income tax requirements.
Yes, you should purchase insurance coverage. Whether living on or off-campus, consider purchasing tenant’s insurance to insure that all of your possessions are safe. The University does not carry insurance to protect possessions brought in to Residence by students and does not assume obligation or liability for lost, stolen, or damaged items of personal property under any circumstance. It is your responsibility to arrange insurance for such personal possession and often a parent’s policy can be extended to cover the Residence room.
In the caf there are various stations with many choices to ensure that residents always have healthy options. This includes a daily vegan menu including four hot entrees and a separate salad bar. There is a weekly cycle of daily Halal items available upon request at the Grill station. the caf is a nut free facility. (However, there is always a risk of cross contamination so it is advised that residents with severe allergies make staff aware). Lactose free and gluten free products are also available. For students with other food allergies or special dietary restrictions, it is advised that you speak directly to one of the Managers or Chefs available in the dining hall or make an appointment with the Registered Dietician at AskaDietitian@carleton.ca or students can book an appointment by clicking here.
Yes, any leftover balance from the first semester will carry over to the second term. However, there is no refund for missed meals and tax regulations prohibit the refunding of any dining dollar balance. Dining Dollars terminate at the end of the school year.
Yes, residents may change meal plans. The first change is without charge and an administrative fee of $25 will be charged for each subsequent change. There are two deadlines for switching meal plans. After the deadline dates, only changes resulting in an increase in the number of weekly meals in a students’ meal plan will be permitted.
For more information about meal plan changes, click here.