Do residents have their own room?
Yes - residents will have their own private room within their suite.
How many people share each unit?
The new women’s residence has three different unit types: one, two, and four bedroom suites. Each room within the suite can be locked although all suitemates share the unit bathroom(s) and kitchenette.
How long is the lease?
The women’s residence has two different lease options: an 8-month lease and a 12-month lease.
Will my suitemates be in the same year of school as me? If not, what kind of age difference might there be?
There might be some year of school/age difference between the residents within a suite, but the College will try to place suitemates together in a manner that is the most beneficial to its residents.
Are some floors designated as "quiet " floors, "social" floors, etc?
When placing residents, the College will take into consideration the needs of their residents to ensure that they get the greatest benefit from their stay in the residence. The room matching will do its best to ensure that there is a healthy balance between the academic, social, and spiritual well being of the students.
Can I choose my own roommate?
Yes - you will have an opportunity to request specific roommates. To become roommates though, all roommates must make the same request to room together.
How will roommates be assigned?
Room assignments will be based on the application. Our application forms allow the applicant the chance to indicate which room situations they prefer. Preference is given to senior 3-4th year and graduate students for the 1 and 2 bedroom units, while first year students will more then likely be placed in four bedroom units. St. Joseph’s College will do everything we can to accommodate your request.
How are the rooms furnished? Is bedding provided? What kind of home furnishings can I bring?
Each bedroom will have a captain’s bed (with storage underneath), a desk, and some closet space. Residents are expected to provide and clean their own bed linens (pillows, sheets, etc). The Director of Residence must approve all extra home furnishings before being brought into the residence.
What kind of cooking facilities does the unit have? Are the kitchens fully stocked with pots, pans, plates, etc?
The kitchenettes are equipped with chairs, a common area table, fridge, stove, and microwave. The residents are expected to provide all their extra kitchen materials (pots, pans, utensils, etc).
How far is the nearest grocery store?
There are two grocery stores nearby; Sobey’s on 112 Street and 83 Avenue (a five-minute walk) and Safeway located at 109 Street and 82 Avenue (a fifteen-minute walk).
Is there a TV in each unit?
No – but there will be TV’s in the common area lounges.
Are men allowed in the rooms to visit? Can they stay overnight?
Men are allowed to visit within prescribed hours and not overnight. In order to access the residence areas, a resident must accompany them, and they must sign in when they arrive and sign out when they leave.