If you have questions or concerns about financial matters, we encourage you to contact the Financial Aid & Awards Office. We have a variety of financial supports that can help you if you are experiencing financial distress as a result of the strike. Our Emergency Student Loan program is fully operational to provide short-term assistance to students who experience unexpected and immediate financial expenses or constraints.
We encourage you to contact the Financial Aid & Awards General Office either in person or by phone so that we can answer any questions relating to financial matters that you might have.
If you are concerned about how the labor disruption may affect summer jobs or employment after graduation, you are encouraged to have your questions addressed during Career Services drop-in. Career Consultants will be available to coach you on how to speak with employers about a possible delay in your start time at work. If you require career planning assistance, you can also meet with a consultant to review your current path and talk about possible options.
I am currently living in residence but am only contracted to stay for the Fall term. Am I allowed to stay beyond December into January when my exams are now scheduled?
Yes, Student Residences will honour the revised academic schedule and all students with a first-term only contract will be permitted to stay in residence until 24 hours after their last scheduled exam. Any extension to the current accommodations and/or meal plans for this purpose would be offered at no additional cost. Standard move-out policies apply (see section 1.2 of the Residence Contract for more information). Please note: A first-term only contract requires a previously submitted official withdrawal form. Please contact the Student Residence office for more information.
I am a residence student here for the entire academic year. How do the changes to the academic schedule affect my stay?
All students with a contract for the entire academic year will be permitted to stay in residence for the duration of the Winter term and until 24 hours after their last scheduled exam period. Any extension to the current accommodations and/or meal plans for this purpose would be offered at no additional cost. Standard move-out policies apply (see section 1.2 of the Residence Contract for more information).
Now that my exams are scheduled in January, I do not plan on going home over the holiday break. Can I stay in residence?
Yes, all students wishing to stay over the holiday break may do so at no additional cost. However, all students MUST declare their intention to stay over the break in order to be eligible. An online declaration form has been sent out to all residence students. Please complete it and submit it as soon as possible. Further communication will follow in terms of the extent of services available during this period.
I am supposed to move in to residence in January. Has the strike affected this and when can I move in?
We will start offering residence contracts for Winter term on Monday, Nov. 21 to students that have received prior confirmation of a room reservation. The contract move-in date may be for either January 3, 2017 or the delayed Winter term start date – whichever is preferred by the student. We anticipate that additional residence contracts will be offered to other students who have submitted applications shortly after. Please continue to check your e-mail as our contingency plans develop.