Choosing where to live while studying in Canada is an important decision. There are options but we encourage you to consider living in an on-campus residence at the University of Windsor.
• It is an excellent way to help you transition to another country
• Close proximity to your classes, the library, restaurants and recreational facilities.
• Residence halls have staff living in the residence buildings and they are there to help you when needed.
• It is the best way for you to practice your English language skills by living with other students who speak the language.
• International students who live on campus have a higher percentage of continuing their studies as opposed to those living off campus.
• Getting involved in activities outside of the classroom will improve your experience on campus.
• Many ways to participate and get involved on campus and in the community through clubs and societies with those affiliated with your academic program, environmental groups, arts, religion, fraternities or sororities.
• A Multi-Faith Space intended for prayer, meditation or contemplation is located in the CAW Student Centre just steps away from your residence building.
• Entrance doors of residence buildings are locked and only those living in the building are given access. In the evenings all guests must show identification at the front desk and get signed in for the time they are here.
• Our residences also have security cameras in the lobbies and in some areas throughout the buildings.
• Choose 1 of 4 meal plans with halal vegetarian and vegan options available.
• Food Services staff will meet with students to discuss special diet requirements.
• No need to cook or buy groceries when living in residence but if you want to have snacks for your room, the grocery bus comes to campus once per week and takes students to a local grocery store for supplies and returns to campus.
• There are International food stores located close to campus if you want to purchase food for your residence room.
• Located on the 2nd floor of Laurier Hall, staff can help you plan your arrival to Canada and answer questions about your study permit.
• Participate in activities hosted by the Centre.
• Accommodations are guaranteed for first-year students coming directly from high school and who submit a deposit of $475 by the deadline date of June 3, 2019. Applications and deposits received after June 3, 2019 will be assigned based on a first-come first-serve basis, and based on availability.
• Graduate, Transfer, Returning, Exchange and 2nd year students or higher who submit their application and a $475 deposit will be assigned based on a first-come first-serve basis and based on availability.
• Deposits will be credited to Residence Fees.
• Arriving for the fall semester? You can choose a 4 month contract and leave residence after exams in December or renew your application and continue to live in residence through the winter semester (available to ELIP students only).
• If you arrive in January, you will be agreeing to live on campus for 4 months until the end of April.
• You can also live on campus in the summer months, from 4 weeks to 16 weeks, depending on the length of your course.
• Furniture, internet, cable TV, telephone service and fridge rental are included in your residence fees.
|Aug 15||University fees are due and payable (unless otherwise stated)|
|Aug 27-30||ELIP - placement testing|
|Sep 1||Move in day for all Residence students|
|Sep 2||Labour Day (statutory holiday) University Closed|
|Sep 5||First day of classes|
|Sept 9||ELIP classes begin|
|Sep 18||Last day for late registration and change of courses. Last day for full refund|
|Oct 12-20||Reading week|
|Oct 14||Thanksgiving (statutory holiday) University Closed|
|Oct 15||ELIP 3 Fast Track - classes start|
|Nov 13||Last to voluntarily withdraw from Fall term courses|
|Nov 29||ELIP - final examinations|
|Dec 4||Last day of classes|
|Dec 6||ELIP 3 Fast Track - final exam|
|Dec 7-18||Final examinations|
|Dec 9||ELIP Upgrade - classes start|
|Dec 19||Alternate Final Examination day|
|Dec 24-Jan 1||University offices closed|
|Dec 27||ELIP Upgrade - Final Exams|
NOTE: Dates published or changed by the Office of the Registrar supercede the dates listed above.
Move-in day for all students is Sunday, September 1, 2019.
If you are arriving after September 1, 2019, you must submit a Late Arrival form which will be available on the Residence website in July.