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What to Bring to Residence

Student packing a suitcase to move

When you’re moving into residence it’s hard to know what to bring. For everything you need to know about the residence essentials and the things you should leave at home, read one of our recent residence student’s recommendations here. Personal– Don’t forget to bring some school supplies, a good pair of headphones, your favourite book […]

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Request a Residence Repair: The Quick and Easy Way

Image of the front of Whidden Hall in Duotone

The following is a guide to submitting a work order request for repair within a residence room. Over the course of 8 months living in residence, something in your room may break or be in need of repair. Luckily, we’ve made it simple for you to let us know what’s going on by giving us […]

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Withdrawing From Residence: How it Will Affect Your Year

Student packing a suitcase to move

  An overview of what to expect when withdrawing from residence after move-in day and how it will affect you and your University experience.   For information about withdrawing from residence prior to Move-In day, please click here.   Making the decision whether or not to withdraw from residence can be a challenging process, but […]

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Making a Room Change Request

Brandon Hall Duotone

This post outlines the steps to complete a request to have your residence room changed, before or after Move-In day. Students have the option to apply for the Room Change Request Waiting List if they wish to be considered for a different room type than their original assignment. Things to consider: Room Change Requests are […]

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Your How-To Guide for Making Laundry in Residence Easy

Clothing Duotone

This guide will teach you everything about doing laundry in residence—from loading your laundry card to taking things out of the dryer, we’ve got you covered!   Whether the pile of dirty clothes is making it difficult to see the floor, or if your towels are just starting to smell a bit funky, it’s important […]

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How to Deal with Roommate Conflict the Right Way

Residence Life Staff Chatting with Student

This article will explain a couple of techniques to combat roommate conflict, and outlines why Roommate Agreements are so important.   Living with a roommate in residence can be an amazing bonding experience, but it can also lead to drama if issues are not resolved. If you find yourself fighting with your roommate, do not […]

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5 of the Best Places to Eat on Campus This Year

Waffle Duotone

Our guide to some of the food both on and off of McMaster’s campus. Bonus: They all accept the McMaster meal plan as payment! Finding time for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is hard enough with a busy schedule, you shouldn’t have to struggle with choosing where to eat. No matter what you are craving, we’ve […]

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