Check-in Procedures

Please check back for an update on our 2018/2019 check-in procedures.

September 2017 Residence Check-In

Residence check-in is fast approaching! Before you arrive, please take a moment to view our Residence Checklist for tips on what to bring and what NOT to bring. Students may check in as early as 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Residence check-in takes place at the Ancillary Services/Residence Office located on the Main Floor of McMaster Hall.  See our campus map for directions.

  1. Refer to the campus map.  Park on Louise Avenue, or 20th Street, or Parking Lot 1 (to the North of McMaster Hall).  Go to the Ancillary Services/Residence Office.
  2. If you’ve prepaid your first term residence charges, you’ll immediately receive your room key and ID card.  You’re ready to move in!
  3. If you’ve only paid your room deposit, after seeing the staff in the Residence Office you must visit the Financial & Registration Services Office, located on the 2nd floor of Clark Hall, to pay your first term residence charges.  Students awaiting student loans, scholarships, or other forms of funding must pay a minimum of $850 to their room and board account before they will be permitted to check into residence.
  4. Once your first term charges (or the minimum of $850) is paid, you will then be able to obtain your student ID card. This ID card is very important while you are living on-campus, as it allows you into your hall and has your meal plan funds loaded onto it.

Notes on prepayment

  • Prepayment of your residence account usually ensures your meal plan money is loaded onto your card prior to your arrival.
  • Prepaid residence students can have their ID cards prepared in advance to make residence check-in even more efficient.
  • If you’re paying at check-in, you may experience a delay in getting funds uploaded to your student account due to the volume of transactions experienced at any time.  Be prepared for a delay by bringing along some cash to use in the main dining room.