Future Student FAQs - Glendon Campus

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How many residence spaces does York have?

York has about 2,500 residence spaces available for students in ten different undergraduate residence buildings at York’s Keele and Glendon Campuses. There are 440 students in residence at Glendon.

What style of residence does York offer?

Most residences are arranged in a traditional style with single and double bedrooms sharing common washrooms and lounges. At Glendon Campus, all residences are traditional-style buildings.

What are the requirements to be eligible for Undergraduate Residences?

Students must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree programs (minimum 9 credits per term).

Will I be guaranteed residence?

You are guaranteed a residence space if you are admitted to the Fall session directly from a high school , and you apply by June 1, 2020.

Can I live in residence in my upper years?

Yes, our residence population consists of a great blend of first and upper year students. You can re-apply to live in residence in your upper years as long as you meet the eligibility criteria-  students must continuously be enrolled in full-time degree program, have no behavioural infractions while living in or visiting York residence, and have no outstanding debt to the University.

When can I apply for residence?

2020-2021 Fall/Winter term undergraduate residence applications are available starting February 10. Apply through MyFile and follow the instructions. Set 10 minutes aside to complete and submit your application no later than June 1 to secure your space.

Can I still apply for residence after June 1?

Yes, we will continue to accept residence applications throughout the summer bu you will only be offered if a space is available.

Do I have to pay a fee with my application?

Yes, a $100 application fee  is due upon application and can be paid online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Visa Debit. This fee is fully refundable for the 2020-2021 academic year if an application is cancelled prior to receiving an offer.

Will I have to pay a deposit for residence if given an offer?

Yes, you are required to pay a $300 non-refundable residence room deposit online using a credit card or visa debit card upon acceptance of your residence room offer. Your deposit is not an additional charge and will be deducted from your room fees after you move in. Instructions on how to pay your room deposit online will be included with your room offer.

Can I choose the residence that I want to live in?

You can select up to two preferred residences on your application. Although Housing  & Conference Services team will make every effort to accommodate residence preferences, we cannot guarantee your choice of specific residence. All residences will offer you great experience as you make the transition into university life!

What’s in my room?

A single/twin-sized bed, desk, chair, dresser, closet, and garbage bin. Each room has wireless and wired Internet included. Students supply their own linen or may purchase linens through York University's external partner Residence Linens prior to arrival and they will be shipped to the Housing Office and and ready for when you arrive.

Will I share a room?

Majority of the rooms at Glendon are single rooms, first-year students are encouraged to share a double room. The application will ask some specific questions about your lifestyle preferences to match your compatibility with potential roommates. To ensure optimal compatibility and harmonious roommate relations, please make sure you answer the questions thoroughly and honestly. Double rooms are shared by students who are of the same gender.

Can I have a single room?

You will be guaranteed a single room if you are a first-year student admitted with a minimum 90% average, and you apply by June 1 deadline, and you select the single room preference. The rest will be offered pending availability.

Can I share a room with a friend who is also accepted to Glendon?

If students are offered a double space and accept the offer, they will have the opportunity to self-select a roommate. Note that applying at roughly the same time and by June 1, 2020 will increase your chances of being placed with your selected roommate.

Are the residences mixed gender?

All residences offer a mixed-gender environment, but there are some floors/sections designated as female only. You can indicate a preference for a same gender floor/section on the application.

Is smoking permitted in residence?

No, all residences are smoke-free. Smoking is also strictly prohibited within 9 metres of the building entrance.

Is cannabis permitted in residence?

Rules and policies on cannabis smoking, possession and cultivation are available in Residence Community Standards.

Is there a process in place to address smoking and cannabis concerns?

Residents are encouraged to contact Residence Life on all smoking and cannabis concerns they may have. Issues will be addressed with responsible residents in accordance to policies set in the Residence Occupancy Agreement and Residence Life Handbook.

Do I have to buy a meal plan?

Yes, the purchase of a meal plan is required in all residences at Glendon. For more information, visit the Food Services website. Students may rent or bring compact refrigerators from our external partner Coldex to keep in their room.

What food choices are there on campus?

York has over 40 food service providers at the Keele Campus offering a wide variety of food types including salads, soup and sandwiches, full “home-style” dinners, fast food, international, Halal and Kosher food. Glendon Campus offers a main dining hall and other food outlets available.

How much will residence cost me?

We suggest you budget about $10,000-$15,500 to cover your residence and food costs for the eight-month period, not including personal spending money. Please refer to the website for information about Undergraduate Residence rates.

Are there any other costs to live in residence?

In addition to your room and meal costs, all students are required to pay an $80 Residence Life fee. You may incur additional costs if you wish to subscribe to phone and cable TV. Students are strongly recommended to get content insurance as the University is not responsible for loss or damage of personal property for any reason.

How long is the residence occupancy for?

Your residence occupancy is effective for the Fall and Winter academic terms but excludes the winter holiday closure period when the residences are closed. Students are required to make alternative living arrangements during the closure period but students who live out-of-province may appeal to stay in residence if they have no alternative accommodation and will be charged a standard Holiday Closure fee if they are approved.

Do you have Summer Residence?

Yes, applications are available at the Summer Residence site.

I will be new to university life. Will there be anybody to help me?

Absolutely! Each residence has Residence Dons, who will lend a helping hand during your transition to university life and will be your resource during your time in residence. Residence Dons report to a live-in professional Residence Life Coordinator, who is fully trained to manage simple to complex residents’ concerns.

Do you offer residence tours?

Definitely! It’s a great idea for you to come for a campus or residence tour. You can view our schedule and sign up online by emailing us at: glendon@yorku.ca.


Note: Housing & Conference Services strives to ensure the completeness and accuracy of information contained on this website, however, we reserve the right to change any of the information at any time without notice.