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.
Renewing Your Contract for Spring & Fall Terms December 14, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing.
Tags: contract, renewal
Renewal Applications Availability
Winter > Spring Term renewals are available from late January to late February. If you try to renew your room outside of these dates you will receive an application error.
Spring > Academic Year Term and Spring > Family Housing Term renewals are available from the beginning of May to June 12. If you try to renew your room outside of these dates you will receive an application error.
Note that rooms on McFeetors Hall floors 4, 5, and 6 are NOT available in Spring Term. Lions Manor floors 6 and 7 will be unavailable beginning with Spring 2013 Term because they are being reclaimed by Lions Manor.
Furnished Dorms and Apartments
Depending on whether you’re continuing straight through Spring into Fall or not, and whether or not you want to change your room, different contract renewal processes are required.
Case A: Staying in Spring Term, Leaving Next Fall
 Create a Spring Term Application. (a) If you want to renew your current room for Spring follow the instructions below. (b) If you want a different room in Spring, do NOT select “Renew your current room”; instead select your room type preferences on the room preferences page. NOTE: If you will be staying in Residence for less than the full Spring Term, please notify the Housing Office at the time of application.
 Do NOT create an Academic Year Term Application.
Case B: Staying in Spring Term, Staying Next Fall
 Create a Spring Term Application. (a) If you want to renew your current room follow the instructions below. If you want a different room in Spring, do NOT select “Renew your current room”; instead select your room preferences page on the application. NOTE: If you will be staying in Residence for less than the full Spring Term, please notify the Housing Office at the time of application.
 (a) If you want to renew your Spring Term room through next Fall, wait to create Academic Year until the Housing Office announces that Academic Year room renewals are available. Then create an Academic Year term application and select the option to renew your room. (b) If you want a different room for the following Academic Year, create an Academic Year Term Application. Select your room type preferences from the room preferences page on the application.
Case C: Leaving in Spring Term, Returning Next Fall
 Do NOT create a Spring Term Application.
 Create an Academic Year Term Application once it becomes available. Since you are leaving and returning, you are not be able to select the “renew your current room” option – you are creating a new application rather than renewing. Select your room type preferences from the application options.
Case D: Leaving at end of Winter Term, not Returning anytime soon
If you are moving out at the end of Winter Term, don’t create any applications. The Housing Office will email move-out instructions later this term.
If you will continue from Spring through next Fall:
 Do NOT create a Spring Term Application – you already have a Spring booking.
 (a) If you want to renew your current room through next Fall, do NOT create an Academic Year Term Application now. Instead, wait until a Housing Office renewal notification is sent (approximately May 15). (b) If you want a different room for the following Academic Year, create an Academic Year Term Application once it becomes available. Select your room type preferences from the application options.
- Read the instructions on this page carefully.
- Open the StarRez Housing Portal »:
- Login using your Login ID and Password.
- Open the Application Page, select the Spring Term application, then click the Save and Continue button at the bottom of the page.
- Proceed with the Spring Term application. You should NOT be asked to pay an application fee. If you are, please contact the Housing Office.
- On the application’s Renew Options Page, click on ”Renew your current room“. This will allow you keep your current room in Spring term.
After you renew your room, your application’s status will still say “Not complete”. Wait for the Housing Office to send you an email asking you to complete your application.
Staying only part of Spring Term? Read this!
By default, the Spring 2013 contract lasts from May 2-Aug 25, 2013. If you do not plan to stay for the entire Term, you must email the Housing Office the date you plan to move out by Wednesday, February 27, 2013. We will then adjust your booking dates and billing according to this date. Any students who miss this deadline will be locked into a 4 month contract, and will have to apply for Contract Early Termination to end their contract.
If you are a McFeetors Hall resident and will stay for more than one month in Spring, you will need to stay on the meal plan.
Cancelling Your Renewal Booking
In room residents may cancel their renewal booking for the upcoming term without losing their deposit only up two weeks before the beginning of the renewal term. For example, someone renewing from Winter to Spring Term may cancel their Spring booking up to two weeks before the beginning of Spring Term. After this date, the resident will either have to find another student to sublet their room or lose their deposit.
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.
Festival du Voyageur 2012 February 15, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing, events.
Tags: uwinnipeg, event, festival du voyageur
Come out and enjoy an evening or day of Festival du Voyageur fun!
Groups of RAs will be taking students to Festival on 3 different days so everyone has an opportunity to go:
- Friday, February 17th from 5:00-8:00pm
- Saturday, February 18th from 5:00-8:00pm
- Friday, February 24th from 1:00-4:00pm
Please let your RA know if you’re interested in coming. Groups will meet up at McFeetors Hall 15 minutes before the departure time and head over together. Price is only $13 per person for a day pass!
If you have any questions please ask your RA or contact Kari at the Housing Office.
Changes in Diversity’s Hours During Reading Week February 14, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in hours, housing, meal.
Tags: diversity, hours, meal-plan
- Closed Feb. 18th to Feb. 26th inclusive
- Closed Feb. 18th to Feb. 26th inclusive
- Closed Sat. Feb. 18th, Sun. 19th & Monday 20th
- Open Tuesday Feb. 21st to 24th – 8:00am to 3:00pm – Coffee service, Soup and Deli only
- Open Sat. Feb. 25th and Sunday Feb. 26th – 10:00am to 4:00pm – Coffee service, Soup and Deli only
- Open daily with standard service hours of our regular schedule.
Housing Office Positions Available February 6, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in applications, housing.
Tags: applications, Housing Office, RA
The Housing Office is currently hiring for three job positions:
Resident Assistant (RA) for Spring 2012 Term
Summer Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate or graduate university student staff who live in the University residences. Their role is to help build strong and healthy residential learning communities which complement and extend classroom learning. RAs are expected to create residential environments that enhance student academic progress and success; promote the intellectual life of the residents; create opportunities for students to explore and clarify their interests, values and attitudes; build inclusive and reflective environments in which differences of background and belief are explored; provide personal and academic counseling and referral; know and explain
University policies; be available to students; and encourage student responsibility and accountability.
Resident Assistant (RA) for Fall/Winter 2012-13 Term
Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate or graduate university student staff who live in the University residences. Their role is to help build strong and healthy residential learning communities which complement and extend classroom learning. RAs are expected to create residential environments that enhance student academic progress and success; promote the intellectual life of the residents; create opportunities for students to explore and clarify their interests, values and attitudes; build inclusive and reflective environments in which differences of background and belief are explored; provide personal and academic counseling and referral; plan and participate in house, floor, or Residence-wide activities; know and explain University policies; be available to students; and encourage student responsibility and accountability.
Social and Volunteer Coordinator for Fall/Winter 2012-13 Term
Under the direction of the Office of Housing and Student Life, the Residence Life Social Coordinator plans, implements and evaluates a comprehensive Residence Life program at The University of Winnipeg residences, which houses approximately 450 undergraduate (primarily 1st and 2nd year students), graduate students, ESL, Continuing Education, and student families.
2012-13 Applications Now Available January 26, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in announcement, housing.
Tags: applications, housing, residence, StarRez
New applicants. Make sure to read the Apply page first if you are a new applicant.
Current Residents. If you are a current resident renewing your room, make sure to read this article first.
Applications for 2012-13 Delayed January 16, 2012Posted by UWinnipeg Campus Living in housing.
Tags: applications, housing, residence, uwinnipeg
Applications for 2012-13 will not be available on January 18 as previously stated. The new target date is January 20, 2012, but we will update our online sources once the application is available.
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.