Renewal Instructions February 14, 2014Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing.
Tags: contract, renewal
Note: Not all rooms are available for renewal. To find out if your room is available for renewal, read the Room Renewal Availability section below.
Renewals for 2014-15 are scheduled to be available from May 6, 2014 at noon until June 2, 2014 at noon. If you try to renew your current room outside of these dates you will receive an application error.
The following room types are NOT available for renewal on 2014-15 applications. Residents of these room types must instead choose the “Select new room preferences” option on their application.
- Lions Manor 1-Bedroom apartments will no longer be available to students through UW Campus Living.
- Furby Apartments will not be available to rent as student residence but will be available to purchase as condos from the owner. (Contact the Housing Office for more details.)
RA Positions 2013-14 February 11, 2013Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in announcement, housing, jobs.
Job descriptions for the RA Spring 2013, RA Fall-Winter 2013-14, and Social Volunteer Coordinator 2013-14 will be made available on this page .
To apply for any of these positions, please bring your current resume in person to the Housing Office by February 21, 2013 at 4:00pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
Interviews for these positions will be held at the Housing Office from Feb 25–Mar 1, 2013.
Subletting your Campus Living Contract April 13, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing, policies, rates and fees.
Tags: assignment, contract, housing, policy, residence, sublet, uwinnipeg
This post will clarify some of the terms surrounding the subletting process, and outline Housing Office policies on subletting/assigning residence contracts.
Strictly speaking, subletting and assigning have slightly different meanings. “Subletting” is when someone assigns their residence contract to another person for only part of the contract length. For example, someone might sublet their eight month contract for only the third month, then return in the fourth month. “Assigning” a contract, on the other hand, is when the full length of the contract is transferred to another person and the original resident does not intend to move back.
However, when the Campus Living Housing Office uses the term “sublet” it is usually used in the sense of “assign” as defined above. This is due to the more common use of “sublet” to mean “assign” by our residents. When a resident asks us if they can “sublet their room”, they are in fact wanting to “assign their contract”, according to the definitions above. The Housing Office does not typically permit temporary subletting, only the full assignment of a residence contract.
As of September 1, 2012, the resident applying to sublet/assign their contract will need to pay a fee. The new applicant, on the other hand, will pay an application fee on their application but not the sublet fee. Once the fee is paid, both the current resident and the applicant will sign a form to assign the terms of the contract from the former to the latter. Also as of September 1, 2012 residents may only assign their contract to a UWinnipeg student, and not to students of other institutions.
Parking your car while living at residence April 9, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing.
Tags: Lions Manor, McFeetors Hall, parking, residence, uwinnipeg
One question we get asked often is if our residence buildings offer parking spots for students. Dedicated residence parking spaces are available only at Lions Manor, but there are parking options available for our other residences. In this post I will reveal these options and explain their pros and cons.
Lions Manor smoking ban in effect Jan 1, 2012 December 9, 2011Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing, policies.
Please be advised that effective January 1, 2012 all premises known as Lions Housing Centres will be SMOKE FREE. All students, staff, Homecare workers, family and friends of residents and any other type of visitor will not be allowed to smoke on any Lions Housing Centres property including vehicles in the parking lot.
A handful of the Senior residents will be grandfathered and one designated smoking area per location will be established for this group only. No new tenant will be permitted to smoke and eventually Lions Housing Centres will be 100% SMOKE FREE.
Violations of this policy will result in a fine to be paid to Lions Housing Centres. Multiple violations can result in removal of the tenancy agreement.
Housing StarRez Portal July 14, 2011Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in announcement, applications, housing.
Today the UWinnipeg Campus Living StarRez Portal is open to student residents! Residents can use the Portal to apply for rooms, update personal contact information, and make credit card payments for residence fees.
Note that payments for Housing and Meal Fees can no longer be made on Web Advisor. From now on residents can pay in either of two ways:
- At the Housing Office (
368 Spence Street510 Portage Ave.) by cash, cheque, debit, or money order.
- On the StarRez Housing Portal (online) by credit card (see “Apply” page).
Instructions have been emailed along with a room offer to new and returning residents. Anyone having trouble logging in should please contact the Housing Office.
On the waiting list? Read this! July 8, 2011Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing, placements.
Applicants are assigned rooms based on the rooms that are available relative to the application date: the earlier an application is received, the better chance of getting a room in residence. However, due to the large number of applications we receive, not everyone who applies UWinnipeg residence receives a room offer.
Bed bugs Frequently Asked Questions March 17, 2011Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing.
Recently Winnipeg has been facing an increasing number of bed bug incidents. To help prevent bed bugs, the Housing Office conducts monthly inspections of all resident dorm rooms. The specific days and times of inspections are sent out by email and posted on each residence floor.
How do I know if I have bed bugs?
(1) Bed bugs bite exposed areas of skin, although the bites themselves are not painful. The bites are noticeable by the red swelling and itching they can often cause. (2) Bed bugs often leave dark reddish-brown marks in areas where they feed (e.g. mattresses) . If you see such marks, it may indicate the presence of bed bugs. (3) Bed bugs look like this.
What should I do if I think I have bedbugs?
If you suspect you may have bedbugs, contact the Housing Office immediately. We will work with you to have your room inspected and treated as soon as possible. The sooner the problem gets treated, the easier it will be to prevent it from spreading to other suites.
Important: Tampering with Safety Equipment January 27, 2011Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing.
Residents should be reminded about Housing Office policies concerning tampering with safety equipment. Safety equipment is items such as fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, security cameras, fire extinguishers, etc. Tampering with these items is a serious issue and as such will result in a minimum fine of $500. This is a substantial fine, so it bears keeping in mind to not tamper with safety equipment in residence buildings!
2 New Policy Changes November 25, 2010Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing.
Tags: guests, inspections, policies, uwinnipeg, winter
As of January 2011, the following policy changes will be in effect:
Overnight Guests. Overnight guests are allowed to stay a total of 4 nights per month in stays a maximum of 2 nights in a row. Resident Assistants MUST be informed of guest stays in their area prior to their arrival. Guests wanting to stay longer than 4 nights per month or 2 consecutive nights must pay the hostel rate for each additional night. Residents found to be abusing the overnight guest policy are subject to the sanctions specified in the Resident Handbook. Overnight guests are not allowed during exams, move-in or move-out periods.
Room Inspections. All resident rooms and apartments will be inspected around the 15th of each month. This is a proactive measure to prevent bugs and/or rodents in our buildings. Inspections will be posted at least 24 hours in advance. Suites must be cleaned for inspections or will be fined from $25 to a maximum $500 for uncleanliness.