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Important Information for New Students Moving into Residence in September 2014

Move-In Day Information: Apartment Style
Move-In Day Information: Dormitory Style
Residence Registration
2014-2015 Residence Guidebook
Insurance on Your Belongings

Telephone Service
Internet Services
Mail Service
Parking Permits
Refrigerator Rental
Bedding Package

Apartment-Style Residence Living - Move-In Day Information

All students placed in an apartment-style residence MUST read the Apartment-Style Residence Move-In Day information brochure prior to moving into residence on the building-specific move-in date (either Sunday August 31, 2014 or Monday September 1, 2014).

Dormitory-Style Residence Living - Move-In Day Information

All students placed in a dormitory-style residence MUST read the Dormitory-Style Residence Move-In Day information brochure prior to moving into residence on the building-specific move-in date (either Sunday August 31, 2014 or Monday September 1, 2014).


Residence Registration

Residence registration for all first-year undergraduate students will be held on either Sunday August 31, 2014 or Monday September 1, 2014 (depending upon which building they have been assigned). Registration will operate from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For information on residence registration check-in locations, please visit the Residence Registration webpage.


 Insurance on Your Belongings

The University DOES NOT provide insurance or assume liability for personal belongings in residence. It is advised that you check with your parent/guardian’s homeowner’s policy and/or your insurance representative to ensure that contents coverage is extended to your residence room.

PLEASE NOTE: The Student occupying a residence room/unit shall carry appropriate and adequate insurance coverage for fire and property damage in public liability insurance during the term of the residence agreement and any renewals or extensions thereof, at the Student’s own expense. Such policies shall be written on a comprehensive basis with limits of not less than $2,000,000.00 for any one occurrence. Upon request by Wilfrid Laurier University, the Student shall provide proof to Wilfrid Laurier University that such insurance is in full force and effect. The Student expressly agrees to indemnify and save Wilfrid Laurier University harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liability and expenses in connection with loss of life, personal injury and damage to property, or any of them, arising from any occurrence in or about the Residence occasioned in whole or in part by any act or omission of the Student or anyone permitted to be in or about the Student’s room/unit or the Residence by the Student.


Telephone Service

Telephone service is not provided in your residence room. Students are responsible for arranging for their own telephone service provider. It is strongly recommended that students consider using a cell phone, and students are encouraged to carefully review their phone service options once they arrive on campus to avoid any unneccessary roaming charges.

Telephone service of some kind is mandatory for all WLU residence students.

Students are expected to submit their telephone number to their Residence Life Don by Sunday September 14, 2014. 


Internet Service in Residence

Students are provided with internet service in all residence buildings; however students must supply their own Ethernet cables.


Mail Service in Residence

Mail is delivered daily, Monday through Friday to the residence buildings. Each mailbox is shared by 2 or more students.

It is the student’s respnsibility to ensure that all contacts have their correct residence mailing address. Mail with an incorrect or incomplete address is typically delivered to the WLU Residential Services Office for correction and re-distribution. Residential Services accepts no responsibility for delays in re-directing mail that is incorrectly addressed for students living in residence.

Mailing addresses for all WLU residence buildings can be viewed on the Residence website

For information about packages being sent by courier to students living in residence, please click here

NOTE:  Mail will not be forwarded after April 2015 final exams. All mail will be returned to sender.


2014-2015 Residence Guidebook

All students must read the 2014-2015 Residence Guidebook (currently being updated). The Residence Guidebook for 2013-2014 is still available to be viewed until the new guidebook is published.

The terms and conditions set out in the 2014-2015 Residence Guidebook are a part of the contract between the Department of Residence and yourself. They are intended to explain what you can expect from living in residence and what we in turn expect from you. We hope that you will take advantage of all of the opportunities living in a residence community presents. 


Parking Permits

Students interested in a parking space for the 2014-2015 academic year may apply for one by completing and returning the Parking Application form. Completed Parking Applications must be received in the Parking & Transportation Resources Office by 4:30 p.m. on July 25, 2014 in order for the request to be given consideration.

Refrigerator Rental for your Residence Room

is a privately-operated firm that, in affiliation with Wilfrid Laurier University, provides students with the option of renting a small refrigerator for their residence room. For more information or to pre-order your rental refrigerator, please visit the Coldex website

Bedding Package for your Residence Room

Residence Linens
is a privately-operated company that, in affiliation with Wilfrid Laurier University, provides new students moving into residence with the opportunity to purchase colour co-ordinated bedding packages at affordable prices.  Bedding packages will be delivered directly to the University for students moving into residence on either Sunday August 31, 2014 or Monday September 1, 2014.  For more information, please visit the Residence Linens website.

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