This section of the website covers all Residence legalities, standards, and policies. By signing the Residence Contract and living in Lakehead Residence, you agree to abide by all of the information detailed in this section.
Please review each section summary below carefully and click on the corresponding heading or left hand menu item for details.
|Contract Agreement Sample|
Each student will complete a Residence Housing Contract prior to moving into Residence. This outlines the conditions regarding living in Residence at Lakehead University.
Residence Contract Dates
Eight(8) Month Contract - Fall Term
August 29, 2019 to December 16, 2019
Room Cancellations Prior to Residence Check-In
If you have completed your residence contract and wish to cancel your room reservation before moving into Residence, please note the following procedures.
All room cancellations MUST be directed to the Residence Accounts/Admissions Office. Email cancellations will only be accepted from Lakehead University email accounts. Telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted.
A $500.00 Residence cancellation penalty applies.
NO SHOWS to Residence
If you have completed your residence contract and do not move into the room by the designated date you will be considered a "No Show".
A $500.00 Residence cancellation penalty applies.
Room Cancellations During the Residence Contract Period
The Residence Contract is binding for the full academic year.
Students who withdraw from the University and Residence prior to November 1st in the fall term or prior to February 15th for the winter term will be entitled to a prorated adjustment for both room and/or board. These students will be subject to a Residence Cancellation Penalty of $500.00 which will be applied to their student accounts.
A student who withdraws from Residence (but not the University) will be responsible for all charges related to the Residence room assignment (including, but not limited to, room and/or meal plan assessments, disciplinary penalties, long distance charges, etc.) for the remainder of the contract.
Please note that moving out of Residence and leaving your keys in your room or returning them to the Residence Front Desk does not release you from your financial responsibilities.
Living with a roommate or housemates may be challenging. A key to living with others is compromise and acceptance. If, for some extreme reason room or building changes are necessary, the student(s) involved should contact their Resident Assistant. Students will be referred to the Manager Residence Life and Admissions who must approve the room change. Room and building changes will be assessed a $50.00 administrative fee per student.
Room and building changes will not occur until the first business day in October.
Residence reserves the right to change room or building assignments at any time during the year.
Student Requested Room/Building Transfers
Beginning the first week of October, students may meet with the Manager Residence Life and Admissions to discuss room or building changes. Student-initiated room/building transfers will be subject to a $50.00 room/building transfer charge.
Residence Initiated Room/Building Transfers
The University reserves the right to fill vacant residence spaces at any time during the academic year, to assign roommates, to change room or house assignments and/or to consolidate vacancies by requiring residents to move from one accommodation to another. Residence will make every effort to notify current occupants of new roommate/housemate arrivals. Please understand that this notice may not always be possible.
|Insurance, Liability and Privacy Policies|
Please Note: The policies listed here are IN ADDITION TO ALL Lakehead University policies
Insurance and Liability
Lakehead University, including its directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, and contractors, assumes no liability for loss, theft, or damage to items of personal property, no matter how such loss, theft, or damage are caused and no matter where they may occur, including storage facilities.
The University strongly recommends that you obtain insurance against such eventualities. We do not purchase such protection for your property. Coverage can often be obtained through a rider on your family's tenant or homeowner insurance policy, which should include liability coverage for injury or damage.
Personal Information Privacy
Lakehead University Residence respects your privacy and will utilize your personal information in our possession, including your contact addresses and your Lakehead University email address, only as permitted by law for regular Residence business. Unless obliged by law, or by necessity to the extent permitted by law (for example, in an emergency), Lakehead University Residence will not, without your consent, provide your personal information to any person who does not need it to conduct Residence business or to any organization external to Lakehead University.
Special Consideration Form
In the event that a student requires accommodation based on any disability, medical condition, height, dietary need, and/or requirements related to lifestyle, culture, gender or religious needs students may email the Residence Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
Students who have an Emotional Support/Service Animal must complete and submit the form below to the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office.