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Can friends and family visit me while I live in residence? Is there a limit on how long they can stay over?

Yes, friends and family can visit you in residence. Guests must sign in at the front desk upon arrival.

Overnight guests

Overnight guests are permitted to stay up to a maximum of two nights in one week. Exceptions may be granted by managers only.

Recommendation: Discuss having guests visit with your roommate to ensure that he/she is comfortable with the arrangement.

How many spaces are there in residence?

  • Simcoe Village: 656 beds (200 in South Hall, 242 in Central Hall, and 214 in North Hall); and
  • South Village: 708 beds.

Is smoking allowed in the residence room?

No, the residence is completely smoke-free. There are designated smoking areas outside the residence.

For more information, please visit the Residence website at www.durhamrez.ca.

My roommate and I do not get along. How can I switch roommates?

No roommate changes will be made in the first two weeks of school (unless the situation is of an urgent nature).

If you wish for a roommate change you must first contact your resident advisor (RA). He or she is trained in mediation and may be able to solve the conflict.

Next, you may request a roommate change in writing to the residence life co-ordinator. Roommate change requests are judged on their merits before being accepted or rejected. You can request a meeting with one of the managers to discuss your roommate issues.

What are the hours of operation of the residence?

The residence is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 The general manager, residence life manager and operations manager have voicemail you can access by calling 905.728.8700 if you need to reach them after hours.

What is the $500 security deposit for?

The deposit is used as a damage deposit for your room will be returned to you less any outstanding charges owed after you move out. It is required with your application.

What is the difference between the various village and hall types?

Simcoe Village - South Hall

  • Open concept suites with a four piece bathroom and a kitchenette featuring a compact refrigerator.

Simcoe Village - Central Hall

  • Open concept suites with a three piece bathroom and a kitchenette featuring an apartment size refrigerator.

Simcoe Village - North Hall

  • Two bedroom suites with a three piece bathroom and a kitchenette featuring an apartment size refrigerator.

South Village

  • Two bedroom suites with a three piece bathroom and a kitchenette featuring a compact refrigerator. A mandatory meal is required for all South Village residents.

What security features does residence have?

  • Electronic cards access for student rooms;
  • Residence offers a controlled main entrance;
  • Sign-in and registration for all visitors prior to entry with valid photo identification;
  • Staff on duty 24 hours a day; and
  • Video recorded common areas.

Recommendation:  lock your suite door at all times and do not leave valuables unattended as the residence, college and the university are not responsible for missing items.

Where do my visitors park and do they have to pay for parking?

Visitors can park in one of the campus visitor parking lots. There is a charge for visitor parking.

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