How Do I Apply For Residence?
Once you have received an offer to attend Huron, you may apply for a spot in residence. The online application process begins on March 31, 2021. Visit the Residence Application page and follow the directions. You will need your Western ID and PIN, and you must pay a deposit as part of the application process in order to be considered for a spot in residence. If you have any questions about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a domestic student. What is the Cost of Deposit and Terms and Conditions of the Application Process?
Domestic students are required to pay a $1,000 non-refundable deposit to submit an application for residence. There are a number of options for payment including paying online with a credit card. All payment methods and instructions are outlined in detail as part of the application process, unless your Residence Application is not accepted and we are not able to offer you a residence spot. If you are not offered a space in Residence, you will be advised that your name is on a waiting list.
If, during the time your name is on the waiting list, you withdraw your application, in writing, before we offer you accommodation, your entire initial payment will be refunded. If an offer of accommodation is made and you refuse the offer, the entire deposit will be forfeited. If you cancel your contract, you must notify the Residence Managers in writing immediately.
I am an International Student. What is the Cost of Deposit and Terms and Conditions of the Application Process?
International students are required to pay a $5,000 non-refundable deposit to submit an application for residence. There are a number of options for payment including wire transfer. If you have already paid part of your tuition fees, your deposit will be taken from that fee payment. You will be instructed to contact Huron to be manually bypassed around the deposit payment and continue with the application process.
The $5,000 deposit payment is non-refundable unless a) you are denied a student visa to study in Canada; b) Huron withdraws its offer of admission to you; or c) you are not offered a spot in the residence. In any of these cases, your deposit will be refunded.
When is the Deadline to Apply for Residence?
Online applications will be accepted between the dates of March 31 and June 4 at 12:00 pm (noon), 2021. Any applications received after 12:00 pm (noon) on June 4 will be considered for any remaining available openings in any of the three residential buildings.
Is Residence Guaranteed and is it a Lottery System?
Residence is not guaranteed; however, with over 90% of our rooms dedicated to first-year students, we expect that most who apply will be placed in residence. Applications will be approved for placement based on a number of factors including a completed application (deposit received and all questions answered), and the date the application is received. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to receive a spot. Anyone who does not receive a room will be placed on a wait list and if or when rooms become available, students will be contacted from the top of the wait list and offered accommodations.
What Is the Difference Between Each Building?
Each of the residence buildings have some unique and distinctive aspects about them in terms of size, style, and types of rooms, as well as the placement of students to create specific communities within them. A brief description for each of these buildings can be found in the Student Life section of the website.
Henderson House is a 10-room mid-century modern, single room residence, reserved for upper-year students. It includes a full kitchen and laundry amenities in the building, as well as shared washrooms and two common areas. Located at the back of the campus, Henderson House is a 5-7 minute walk to the main campus building.
Brough House is a 19-room, 3-story home, with a combination of single and double rooms. It includes a full kitchen and laundry amenities, as well as a large common area and a large shared dining room space. Ideal for students who prefer more privacy and smaller numbers for sharing living space. Brough House sits beside Henderson House at the back of the campus.
Southwest is made up of suite-style rooms that include 4 private bedrooms, 2 shared washrooms, a common seating area, and a small kitchenette space (does not include cooking appliances). Southwest is reserved for students with a high admission average and an interest in living in an Academic Learning Community. Students will be selected based upon their interest and entrance average, but placement in Southwest is a random lottery system through the online application program. Suitemate requests cannot be accommodated for Southwest.
Hellmuth Hall contains single rooms. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we may be able to accommodate specific roommate requests for double rooms in Hellmuth only, taking into account provincial health and safety guidelines for Covid-19. Common areas are located on each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors, with a larger common area located on the ground floor. The Hellmuth residence is attached to one wing of the main campus building and is one of two residences (the other is Southwest) that make up the Academic Learning Community.
O’Neil/Ridley is our largest residence on campus. O’Neil/Ridley is made up of three floors, two wings per floor, and entirely single rooms. Students may wish to live in a “pod”, which is a cluster of single rooms with a shared washroom (between 4-7 students in each pod), accessible only to those students located in the pod area. Shared gender-specific washrooms are located on each floor in each wing, with a number of single gender-neutral washrooms also available for use.
Do I Need to Pay for a Meal Plan if I am Living in Residence?
Yes. It is a requirement for all students who live in residence to purchase a full meal plan.
Can I Choose My Roomate?
You may select a roommate (known to you) for placement in our double rooms in Hellmuth. Your selected roommate must also select your name to be matched as a roommate. Assigning double rooms will be dependent upon Covid-19 restrictions and provincial guidelines. All other requests (for instance, to live close to friends within the same residence) may be considered with the exception of Southwest. Due to the high demand and low number of rooms, placement in Southwest is a random allocation determined by the online application system. Suitemate requests will not be considered for the Southwest residence.
What Living Learning Communities Does Huron Residence Offer?
Huron currently has two Academic Learning communities available for students.
The Academic Learning Community, located in both Southwest and Hellmuth, is ideal for students who desire living arrangements that are most conducive to focus and quiet studying, as well as programming and floor events that promote academic success.
The Leadership Learning Community is ideal for students interested in student leadership opportunities and who plan to get involved in various clubs or student government while at Huron. In addition to our Learning Communities, students may also indicate an interest in living amongst non-drinking students (alcohol-free community), with students interested in volunteering or community engagement, or be placed amongst students that identify as allies of the LGBTQ2+ community.
We will do our best to place students in close proximity to one another who have identified any of these areas as preferable for living arrangements, in order to facilitate community development, or to giving priority to placement within requested Learning Communities.
What Do I Need To Do After Getting Accepted Into Residence At Huron?
Once your application has been received in full (all questions answered and deposit received) you will be sent a series of documents to read, sign electronically, and return to us. Confirmation of your placement in residence will not be sent out until these documents have been returned via email.
The documents for review include the Residence Handbook, the Residence Code of Conduct, and the Huron Promise, a pledge we have developed highlighting our expectations around behaviour and attitudes that reflect our commitment to diversity, acceptance, integrity, and community.
Confirmation for room and building allocation will be sent to your email mid- to late July. The Residence Handbook will include all the details you need to know about what you can and cannot bring with you into the Residence, and the most important information you need to be successful while living on campus. Throughout the summer, you will also receive various emails and notifications related to Move-In Day and O-Week. Please continue to check your email as well as our Huron website, for ongoing updates.