What to bring

Here are some suggestions of items you might want to bring with you to residence. This is not a complete list; these are only suggestions, and they are in no particular order

For your bed

  • Sheets (beds are 80 inches long by 36 inches wide)
  • Pillow
  • Comforter
  • Warm blankets

For your Desk

  • Desk lamp
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Alarm Clock
  • Camera

For your closet

  • Clothes Hangers
  • Iron


  • Soap
  • Cell phone
  • Basic cleaning supplies for your room
  • Bath towels
  • Face cloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Tissues
  • First aid kit
  • Sandles/flipflops for shower
  • Hairdyer, curling iron, etc
  • Laundry soap
  • Fabric Softener
  • Clothes hamper
  • Insurance


  • Warm clothing
  • Winter coat
  • Mitts and gloves
  • Toque and scarf
  • Winter boots
  • Formal wear for special events
  • Sports equipment
  • Bathing suit

Everything else

  • Refrigerator - Five cubic feet or smaller
  • Travel mugs/plastic water bottles
  • School supplies

If you don't have some of these items, there are many stores close to campus where they can be bought.

Room Decorations

Students are more than welcome to decorate their room as they see fit. However students are not allowed to:

  • Build lofts in their room
  • Bring large items (e.g.: full-sized fridge)
  • Remove or alter any assigned furniture
  • Damage the walls or paint

Posters and Pictures

When you're hanging up posters and pictures please ensure you follow our Best Practices so you don't ruin the paint or the walls in your room.

Do NOT use masking tape or packing tape when putting up posters. They will damage your walls on removal. Do NOT hang anything offensive on the outside of your windows or door.

For hanging up pictures, use 3M 'Command' Adhesive products.

When removing the hooks follow the instructions carefully to make sure there is no damage.

Helpful information


Residents are responsible for their own bedding. The beds are 36" wide x 80" long (twin size bedframe).

For your convenience, you can pre-order your sheets online from stores to be delivered to St John’s office before you arrive. Please consider pre-ordering sheets close to your travel date since we are only able to hold deliveries for a maximum of one week at the office.

The St Johns Residence Office will accept the delivery on your behalf. Delivery address should be:

Your Name
St John’s Residence
(Room number) – 92 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M5


Bikes are not permitted to be stored in residence. There is a residence storage room that can be accessed by talking to a residence Don. There is also a bike stand on the Southwest end of the building where you can lock up your bike.

Bus Travel

Winnipeg transit offers a comprehensive guide for getting around Winnipeg. You can find all of your options by visiting Navigo. There is also a shuttle bus service that runs between the Bannatyne campus and the Fort Garry campus. See the Parking Services website for details.

Room Decorations

Residents may decorate their room however they want, however there are a few restrictions:

Do Not:

  • Remove, move, or alter furniture
  • Damage walls or paint
  • Mount any poster on the outside of their door or window that is offensive in nature.

Guest Policy

You are expected to assume responsibility for the actions of your guests and you will be held accountable for a guest's violation of the Residence Contract. If problems arise with your guest (E.g. drunkenness, or any infraction of the contract), you may forfeit your privilege of having future guests, and a College representative may ask your guest to leave. Rooms are contracted to Residents for their private use only. If you wish to have a guest for more than two consecutive nights, make advance arrangements with the Dean of Residence. Long-term guests are not permitted. For more details on guest policy, please visit the Residence Contract.

Holiday Break Shut Down

You are welcome to stay in residence during the holiday break, but you must let the general office know. There will be no food service during some holidays. Please refer to the “Residence Service Interruptions” section on the Residence Contract for more details.


St Johns College is not responsible for your personal belongings. It is recommended that you purchase tenants insurance through your insurance broker. Some residents may be covered by your family's house insurance.

Before you talk to an insurance broker you may want to think about the following:

  • What is the value of my possessions
  • What is covered by the policy?
  • Does the insurance cover my belongings during moving in/out
  • You are responsible for reporting thefts to campus security.


There are laundry facilities in the basement level of St Johns Residence.
There is a $10 deposit for the laundry card which you can get back when you are done with it. Each load costs $1 to wash and $1 to dry. Please return your laundry card at the General Office at the end of the year and you will be refunded the $10 deposit and any money remaining in the laundry card. Refunds must be done in person during regular office hours.


Mail is delivered to the General Office on weekday mornings, where it is collected by the Don on duty and put under the door of your room. If you get a parcel, you will receive a package slip when it’s delivered and then you can pick it up from the General Office. Please bring the package slip to the general office when picking up your parcel.

Office hours are from Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Your new address is:
Your Name
St John's College Residence
(Your Room Number) - 92 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2M5


Parking passes can be purchased through Parking Services. It is highly recommended to purchase your parking in advance because it sells out quickly. St Johns residents have a section of the A-lot assigned to them (the row along the residence. Parking maps and additional details may be found at the Parking Services website.


No pets are allowed in residence.


St Johns adheres to the Clean Indoor Air Policy which prohibits smoking of any substance in or around any building on campus. All students must follow the UM smoking policy. Smokers must be eight meters (25 feet) or more away from any building entrance. Residents violating this policy will be penalized.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St Johns offers more than $100,000 in scholarships and bursaries to anyone holding a St Johns Membership. Please see the St John's Awards page for more details.

Contact us

Matthew Bowman, Dean of Residence
92 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M5 Canada

(204) 474-8363
Our office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm