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What We're About

For many of you, residence may be your first chance to live on your own.

This can be very exciting, but we also know that the thought of moving away from home can be stressful. Think of residence as more than a place to live. It’s your first step to independence, and we connect you to the campus, help you make friends, create opportunities for personal development, all of this while supporting your academic success.

We focus on more than simply providing our students with a place to live; we strive to make living in residence an experience filled with learning and excitement.


Educational Priority

Residence Services fosters an environment of personal growth that supports students to become academically and socially responsible individuals who are engaged in the campus and broader communities. 


Areas of Focus


Personal Growth

Learning Goal - Residence students enhance their knowledge of self and develop the skills necessary for success.

Learning Outcomes - Through participation in purposeful experiences, students living in residence will be able to:

  1. Describe aspects of their identity
  2. Identify personal strengths and areas for improvement
  3. Identify actions to achieve one academic, one personal and one career goal
  4. Demonstrate three strategies/skills that are fundamental for success in daily life
  5. Demonstrate an interpersonal skill/strategy that is critical for academic/personal success
  6. Identify three personal strategies that can support their overall wellbeing (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual)

Campus Engagement

Learning Goal - Residence students gain the knowledge of campus resources/opportunities, take responsibility for their individual experiences and become engaged in the UWindsor community.

Learning Outcomes - Through participation in purposeful experiences students living in residence will be able to:

  1. Describe resources available on campus that support academic and personal success, career exploration and well-being
  2. Exhibit a sense of belonging within a residence and/or the campus community
  3. Describe their involvement in residence and/or on campus

Social Responsibility

Learning Goal - Residence students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become socially and civically responsible citizens in their communities.

Learning Outcomes - Through participation in purposeful experiences students living in residence will be able to:

  1. Explain how their actions and decisions affect their community
  2. Describe learning emerging from their participation in a community service/engagement project
  3. Describe a key issue impacting their community and actions they can take to affect change
  4. Explain what it means to be, and the importance of being, a contributing member of a community