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Residence COVID-19 Updates

Resident Responsibilities

 

  • To adhere to all government mandated emergency orders, University policies and Residence Rules & Regulations
     

  • To follow social and physical distancing recommendations from Public Health Sudbury & Districts, which includes wearing of non-medical mask or face coverings in public areas
     

  • To follow maximum gathering guidelines outlined by Public Health Sudbury & Districts
     

  • To notify Laurentian Health Services and Residence Office of any change in health, potential exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 or the need to self-isolate
     

  • To maintain area cleanliness and hygiene in their respective apartments, bathrooms and bedrooms
     

  • To make responsible choices to protect their own well-being and the well-beings of all others in the residence community
     

Health & Safety

 

Non- Medical Masks & Face Coverings

As per the University’s policy on Face Coverings, residents will be required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when accessing common areas such as elevators, stairwells, buildings, classrooms, laundry rooms and when it is difficult to maintain a safe distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Residents are encouraged to provide their own non-medical masks and face coverings.

 

Screening

Pre-Screening/ Testing before access to campus may be required, as determined by the university.  A How to self-monitor guide will be placed in each apartment. 

Physical Distancing - Physical distancing means limiting the number of people you come into close contact with and distancing from each other to reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread from person to person. More information can be found here; https://www.phsd.ca/health-topics-programs/diseases-infections/coronavirus

Student Support

Laurentian Residence will continue to provide a high level support for all residents.  Supports and check ins may vary between physical and virtual depending on social distancing rules and guidelines from Ontario public health.   Support includes but is not limited to:  Roommate agreements and conflict resolution, cleanliness checks, wellness checks, and educational programming (guided by the Okanagan Charter).

 

Residence Sanctioned Programming

Residence Life will continue with a variety of allowable gatherings, as per the Ontario Public health guidelines suggest.  Staff organizing these events will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment along with sanitizer and disinfectants for the safety of all participants.

 

Conduct

Should there be a need for Residence to meet with students to mediate a conflict or resolve a community conduct issue, Residence Life staff will arrange meetings virtually with students.  Please be up to date with the addendum to the rules and regulations related to Covid-19.  If you would like to discuss an issue you are having, an incident, or problems in residence, you can contact your resident assistant or Joseph McGibbon (Residence Life Manager) at jmcgibbon@laurentian.ca to schedule a meeting.

 

Front Desk

East Residence Front Desk will be open from 4pm-12am Daily, with added protective measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff, including plexiglass to be installed at the front of the desk.  Staff will be required to wear face coverings and gloves when not behind desk (ie, conducting rounds, lock outs) and will sanitize the desk, computer, and keys before and after each shift. Campus Security is available to support after hours at 705-675-1151 ext 6562 or 705-673-6562. 

 

Health Services - 

Students living in residence can contact healthservices@laurentian.ca or (705) 673-6546 (direct line) or (705) 675-1151 ext.1067 to book a virtual visit with the doctor or the Nurse Practitioner.

Local pharmacies also provide delivery services for any medications that you may need.

 

Move in 

 

Move In Registration

Residence move in will run from Monday August 31st to Tuesday, September 8.

 

New fall semester residents will be sent a link to sign up for a date and time to move in using the appointment calendars on the Laurentian Residence Scheduler (Acuity). Residents will book a one hour time slot in their respective building.  A maximum of 4 residents will be permitted to move in/hour in each building. Move in appointments will only be permitted between 8am-8pm when additional cleaning staff are on site. 

 

The move in scheduler in-take form will capture information such as students arriving to residence from international travel. Residents will also agree to the move in procedure health and safety such as a maximum of two move-in guests, the requirement to wear a mask or face covering, subject to a negative result on a pre-screening survey, etc.

 

The appointment confirmation email will link students (once again) to the move in information package.

 

Move information Package

New residents will be sent a move in information package prior to move in. The purpose of the information package is to outline the move in and check in process, health and safety features, links to sign up for a day/ time and to highlight the responsibilities of the resident in Covid-19 spread and prevention in residence.

 

Arrival on Campus

Signs will be placed at the main entrance of campus directing cars to the appropriate residence buildings and check in locations. Move in information package will have a map identifying residence check in locations as well a phone number to contact if additional directions are needed.

 

Check In

Student pulls up to their residence check in point and remain in the vehicle.  Residence staff checks ID and confirms negative result to pre-screening questionnaire for resident and their guests. 

 

Student completes pre-screening questionnaire at check in to be provided by Laurentian Health and safety.

 

Resident staff will confirm room assignment. Resident will pick up keys and student card from inside desk. Placed on table. Staff will sanitize the desk after each key/ card is picked up. Residence will support the Hub by issuing pre-printed student cards at the porter desk

 

Masks required by residents and move in guests. Guests are limited to two per resident. 

 

Residents and their guests will unload all of their items onto provided carts and bins. Residents will wait outside or in lobby (with physical distancing) until it is their turn to use the elevator. 

 

Once arriving at the floor. All items will be removed from carts and bins. The elevator will return to the main floor with the carts/bins to be disinfected.

 

Additional Cleaning

Cleaning Staff will be assigned to each building lobby to clean high touch areas, including elevators, moving carts, and other shared use equipment for move in.. There will be an additional disinfectant and sanitizing station set up for individuals who would like to utilize on carts/ elevators for their own peace of mind. 

 

Residence Staff

Residence staff will be assigned to direct flow of car unloading, elevator traffic and enforce physical distancing. Residence Staff will ensure the new resident and their guests are equipped with masks/ face coverings and asked a pre-screening questionnaire before entering the building. Staff will also provide residents/guests with COVID-19 education and etiquette practices, the residence move in process, and notify of locations of alcohol-based handrub, sanitizer wipes, disinfectant spray etc. Residence staff will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment.

 

International Students Arrival

Students living in residence who are mandated to quarantine for 14 days following international travel may arrive in residence as early as August 17. Students must contact residences@laurentian.ca at least 7 days in advance before arrival.

 

Laundry Facilities

Laundry Rooms will be open with an allowable occupancy (2 people), and spaced

spaced out/ blocked to ensure proper physical distancing.  Laundry machines will be operated by OneCard only and will only be open during limited hours to maintain cleanliness of high touch surfaces.  Students are recommended to wear a non-medical or face covering in Laundry rooms and will be provided with sanitizer and disinfecting products to use before and after use.

 

Theatre Room

The Single Student Residence (SSR) Theatre room will be open with an allowable occupancy of 10 people. The Theatre Room must be booked through the Residence Office through our acuity scheduler which will be made available after move in.. Remotes and equipment will be sanitized and disinfected before and after use and a hand sanitizer station will be provided. Every other seat/ row will be blocked and a hand sanitizer station will be provided. The use of non medical masks and face coverings are recommended. Hours will be limited to maintain the cleanliness of high touch surfaces. Closed 12am-8am daily.

 

Games Room

The Single Student Residence (SSR) Games Room will be open with an allowable occupancy of 10 people. Physical distancing markers and signage will be placed on the wall and floors. Rental equipment will be sanitized and disinfected before and after use and a hand sanitizer station will be provided.  The use of non medical masks and face coverings are recommended Hours will be limited to maintain the cleanliness of high touch surfaces. Closed 12am-8am daily.

 

Computer Room

The Single Student Residence (SSR) Computer Room will be open with an allowable occupancy of 2 people.  Computers and equipment  will be spaced out or moved to encourage physical distancing. Students will be supplied with sanitizer and disinfectant to use before/ after use and a hand sanitizer station will be provided. The use of non-medical masks and face coverings are recommended. Hours will be limited to maintain the cleanliness of high touch surfaces. Closed 12am-8am daily.

 

Garbage and Recycling Rooms

Garbage and Recycling rooms will be limited to 1 person entering at a time. Doors will remain open, when possible, to reduce touching of surfaces and a hand sanitizer station will be provided at the entrance.The use of non-medical masks or face coverings are recommended.

 

Study Rooms

Study Rooms will be open with an allowable occupancy of 2-4 people, depending on individual room size. Study Rooms must be booked through the Residence Office through our acuity scheduler which will be made available after move in. Students will be supplied with sanitizer and disinfectant to use before/ after use and a hand sanitizer station will be provided. The use of non-medical masks and face coverings are recommended. Hours will be limited to maintain the cleanliness of high touch surfaces. Closed 12am-8am daily.

 

Exercise Facility

Exercise facilities in residence will remain closed until such a time public health allows it reopened.

 

Public Washrooms

Public washrooms will be identified as having 1 occupant at a time.

 

Elevators

In order to meet the recommended occupancy to support physical distancing of 2 metres, only 1 person at a time should use the elevator.  Residence will provide an increased frequency of cleaning provided by GDI.  Residence recommends non-medical masks or face coverings while using the elevator. Signage will be installed in the elevator area.

 

Stairwell Travel

One way travel only will be permitted in each stair well. (Ie. East building stairwell for travelling upwards and West building stairwell for travelling downward). Residence will provide social distancing markers giving direction to the stairwell. 2 metre markers will be placed on the floor/ wall to encourage physical distancing. Non-medical masks and face coverings are recommended.

 

Hallway Travel

One way travel only will be permitted in hallways if 2 metre physical distancing is not possible.  Non-medical masks or face coverings are recommended.

Accommodations

You’re now a university student and chances are this will be your first time living on your own. What you’ll find at Laurentian are flexible, comfortable residences that will feel like home – only better. Here, YOU get to design your own lifestyle! It’s the main reason so many students – more than 1,600 of them – choose to live on campus. Our eight unique residences provide you with an array of options. Each residence has a different style and vibe so we’re sure you’ll find one that feels just right for you.

Residence Fees

Residence Double Single Deposit Meal Plan
University College $6,906* $8,097* $500 Required
Single Student $6,906* $8,097* $500 Required
West Residence ---- $8,342* $500 Required
East Residence ---- $8,342* $500 Required
Mature Student Residence ---- $9,104 $500 Optional
Huntington University** $5,460 $6,510 $550 Optional
University of Sudbury** $5,505 $6,587 $500 Optional
Thorneloe University** ---- $7,170 $740 Optional

*A refundable damage deposit is included.

** Indicates a Federated Residences.

Meal Plans

Students residing in a Laurentian University residence (Single Student, University College, West Residence and East Residence) are required to purchase a meal plan. A number of meal plan options are available to choose from:

Off-campus Housing

If you do not reserve your residence space before the application deadline, you will need to find off-campus housing.
 

Renting an apartment is an option for off-campus housing.

Apartments in Sudbury are usually available with one-,two-, or three-bedrooms. You are responsible for buying and cooking your own food, doing your laundry, purchasing furniture (usually) and other necessities such as bed linens, dishes, cooking utensils, silverware, etc. The apartment may or may not be equipped with a fridge and stove.

Cost: between $641.00 and $1218.00 CDN per month, which may or may not include utilities, and usually does not include telephone or cable television.

This might be a suitable arrangement for someone who is planning to study for a period longer than eight months since most apartments require you to stay for one year. Because this option cannot be pre-arranged, you should be prepared to spend the first few days in a hotel or temporary housing.

You can find apartments for rent in the Greater Sudbury area on: