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Room Decorating and Damages

When you first arrive in residence, you will be asked to complete a room condition form by September 15th. You can do so by logging into the Student Residence Portal.

Please note you will be responsible for any damage or missing items should you fail to complete this online process by Sept 15th.

At the end of April, your room will be checked for damages and extra cleaning. We also reserve the right to inspect at other points during the year.

If your room is damaged at any time during the school year, you are responsible for paying the repair bill. You are also responsible for paying for any furniture that is missing from your room at the end of the year and/or any extra cleaning should you leave your room/apartment/suite dirty.

Please note that, room furniture must remain in your room; you cannot paint or alter your room in any way. Common room and other public area furniture may not be removed from its location nor can personal furniture be set up in these areas.

What are damage costs?

  • You and your roommate(s) will be billed equally for damages in your room or apartment/suite.
  • The entire floor and/or hall community is responsible for paying for damages outside private residence rooms.  Every effort is made to trace these ‘public’ damages to the people directly responsible and to have them pay for any repairs.

Room Decorating

Decorating is important in making your room feel like home. We just ask that you don’t damage or alter any part of your room by drilling holes, nailing, painting, etc. Don’t use Scotch tape, duct tape, masking tape or thumb tacks as they damage the paint on the walls and you are responsible for all damages.  Sticky tabs work great and are provided for you at Move-In! The Service Centre can provide you with more if you run out!