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Winter 2022 Residence FAQs

Q: I have a residence room reserved for winter but with the change in winter program delivery, what are my options?

A: Residents confirmed for Winter 2022 have been emailed the following options. Residents must select one no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022:

1. Arrive as scheduled in January and stay until the end of the winter semester. If you select this option, no further action is required on your part.

2. Return to residence on or after 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022 for UGH students or Saturday, March 5, 2022 for Humber students. If you select this option, you must complete the Delayed Winter Arrival Form on the Residence Portal, found at https://myresidence.humber.ca/StarRezPortalX, select “Delayed Winter Arrival Form” at the top of the page, and complete the form no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022 to be eligible for a partial refund.

  • Students who have already returned to residence will continue to be responsible for the nights that they stay in residence in January and will receive a modified refund based on the date of their departure. In this case, you must inform the front desk that you are leaving and will not return until February 26 for UGH students or March 5 for Humber students.
  • Students who already have belongings in their residence room may leave them there, however, if you require anything from your residence room, you must retrieve those items by Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Otherwise, you will not have access to residence until 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 26 for UGH students or Saturday, March 5 for Humber students.

3. Cancel your residence room for the entire winter semester.

  • If you lived in residence in the fall semester or have already checked into residence for the winter, you must complete the Withdrawal Form, found at https://humber.ca/residence/current-students/withdraw no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 16 to be eligible for a refund of your winter residence fees. 
  • If you did not live in residence for fall and have not checked into residence for winter yet, you must cancel your application in the residence portal, following instructions found at https://humber.ca/residence/apply-rates/cancellations no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 16 to be eligible for a full refund of your winter residence fees.
  • Students who choose to withdraw from residence at this time must completely move out by Wednesday, January 19, 2022, without having stayed overnight in residence in January, otherwise the refund will be calculated beginning after check out.
  • Students who have already returned to residence will continue to be responsible for their residence fees until check out, and will receive a modified refund based on the date of their departure. In this case, you must return your residence card to the front desk and inform them that you are checking out.

Students who have not submitted the Delayed Winter Arrival Form or the Withdrawal Form by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022 will be assumed to return to residence in January and will continue to be responsible for all residence fees.

Q: I have already moved into residence for winter but with the academic changes, I want to leave and come back on February 26 (as a UGH student)/March 5 (as a Humber student) so I can receive a refund. How much will my refund be?

A: If you leave by Saturday, January 8, you will receive the full amount of the partial refund offered. A nightly rate will continue to apply for each day you stay past that, so your exact refund amount will depend on when you leave. Please complete the Delayed Arrival Form. You must inform the front desk as you leave to ensure we know when you depart, and your refund will be calculated based on that.

Q: I have already moved into residence for winter but I want to leave for the rest of the term now. How much will my refund be?

A: You will be eligible for a refund from the day that you leave, so the sooner you move out, the larger your refund will be. Please complete the withdrawal form by January 16 and include the date that you plan to leave, then return your residence card when you are finished moving out so we know when you have moved out.

Q: I’m going to wait until February 26 (as a UGH student)/March 5 (as a Humber student) to return, but have belongings in my residence room, can I leave them there between now and then?

A: Yes, your belongings can stay in your room. You will not have access to your room during the period you’re being refunded for, so if you need anything, you must retrieve your things before Wednesday, January 19. You’ll be provided access only for 30 minutes to retrieve what you need.

Q: I have a medium/large dining plan, and am not returning until February 26 (as a UGH student)/March 5 (as a Humber student). Why is my partial refund the same as people with a regular dining plan?

A: The dining plan refund is the amount of the non-refundable portion of the main meal plan account for the academic year ($2,150) for the period of January 8 – February 26 for UGH students and January 8 – March 4 for Humber students. Any amount more than $2,150 in your main meal plan account that has not been used at the end of the winter semester is refundable after move out, as always.

Q: I am staying in residence for the full winter semester. What can I expect for the dining plan?

A: Food Services will operate with reduced hours and services. Currently at the North Campus, the Street Café and the residence cafeteria, and at the Lakeshore Campus, the Lake Café in AB will open. 

Measures in Residence for Winter 2022

Updated January 6, 2022

Due to the growing dominance of the Omicron variant and recent guidance from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, increased measures are currently in place.

We are also encouraging residents to limit their contact with others, ensure masks are worn, and physically distancing when interacting with others.

Accommodations

  • Residents living in suite-style accommodations will be able to have a roommate.
  • If a student living in a suite is required to isolate, they will complete their required isolation in their suite and their roommate will be required to isolate with them. Students who are able to isolate at home may choose to do so.
  • If a student living in a single is required to isolate, they will be moved to an isolation suite, as available.
  • Students who are approved for a vaccine exemption will be required to live in single rooms.
  • Residents must complete the Humber Guardian self-assessment daily before leaving their room.
  • If a student living in residence has reported COVID-like symptoms, staff will not enter that suite until the student has been cleared by the health authorities, unless there is an urgent need (ie. heat not working).
  • No students will be permitted to quarantine in residence.

Shared Spaces/Social Gatherings

  • Guests are not permitted in residence.
  • Masks are required in all common areas of residence.
  • Studies and lounges are open with a reduced capacity of 5 or less, depending on the space. 
  • Community kitchens continue to be available for booking at the front desk. One student per cooking area will be permitted at a time for food preparation only. Dining is not permitted in the kitchen at this time.
  • Residence dining halls are currently closed.
  • Residents and staff are encouraged to maintain 2m (6ft) distance from others.

Cleaning/Hygiene

  • Cleaning is being conducted following our flu-season protocol, which includes increased frequency of high-touch areas and a hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Any contractor who is required to enter the campus is screened and must follow strict safety measures.
  • All staff working in residence complete the Humber Guardian COVID self-assessment screening prior to coming to work every day.
  • When working inside student rooms, cleaning and maintenance staff wear disposable gloves.
  • For more information about what students need to know before coming to campus, please visit: https://humber.ca/campus-return/

As any additional measures are introduced, we will provide updates on this page.

Vaccinations in Residence

On July 19, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities issued updated guidance for fall 2021 planning, including encouraging post-secondary institutions to return to normal as much as possible for life on campus. Humber Residence wishes to implement this recommendation as much as possible to provide our residents with a more typical residence life experience this year. As a result, we require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence.

All incoming residents who are able to be vaccinated must be 2 weeks past their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (or one dose if Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) prior to moving into residence. Students who are unable to receive a vaccination will have the opportunity to request a medical or Human Rights exemption following the process outlined at https://humber.ca/campus-return/exemption-process.

Temporary exceptions will only be made for students arriving internationally who do not have access to vaccinations approved by the World Health Organization. In this case, students who are granted temporary exceptions will be required to obtain at least their first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to moving into residence, and required to follow additional measures until 2 weeks past their second dose.  

Students who are approved for medical or Human Rights exemption will be required to take additional precautions while in residence and will only be permitted to live in single rooms or single suite. Please note that as single suites are limited at the Lakeshore Residence, Lakeshore students with approved exemptions may be housed at the North Campus.

The vaccine requirement is designed to allow us to have most common spaces in residence open, so students can have other residents visit in their rooms, and so we will be able to offer more in-person events. We will continue to update residents accordingly.

We will continue to require masks to be worn in all common spaces indoors, and non-resident guests will not be permitted for the time being. All public health recommendations will continue to be followed and our operations may shift over time as those recommendations change.

If you have any questions, please email resmail@humber.ca for the North Campus or lakeresmail@humber.ca for the Lakeshore Campus.

Are You Feeling Sick?

STOP - DO NOT LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE ROOM, DO THIS:

Go to: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ If you do not pass this self-assessment, you must call our front desk for next steps:

CALL:

North Residence: 416-675-6622 ext. 77201
Lakeshore Residence: 416-675-6622 ext. 73001

Residence staff will provide further information and support to you at this point.

Residence Isolation Requirements

Students living in residence MUST call the residence front desk and speak with a staff member if they:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19, or
  • Did not pass the self-assessment here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/, or
  • Are required to self-isolate as a result of contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

As always, Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber follows direction from Toronto Public Health on appropriate measures to take. The following guidelines will be followed:

If you are fully vaccinated and live in a suite:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID: You and anyone you live with must isolate for at least 5 days. You and your suitemate can end isolation after five days only if your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal. 
  • If you live with someone who has symptoms of COVID or who has received a positive test result: You must isolate for the same amount of time as the positive/symptomatic person, regardless of your vaccination status. 
  • You will not be relocated for isolation; you and your suitemate will remain in your suite for the duration of your isolation. Alternatively, if you are able to isolate at home, and have private transportation directly there, you may choose to do so.
  • If you have been exposed to someone (who you do not live with) who has COVID symptoms or who has received a positive test result: You should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure. 
  • If you are staying off campus and someone who you are staying with has COVID symptoms or has received a positive test result, you must self-isolate with them and not return to residence until their isolation is complete. (Depending on their vaccination status, this could range from 5-10 days, and after their symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal.)

If you are fully vaccinated and live in a single room:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID: You will be moved to an isolation suite if one is available and must isolate for at least 5 days. You can end isolation after five days only if your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal. 
    • If we do not have isolation suites, you may be required to isolate at another campus or off-campus.
    • If you are able to isolate at home, and have private transportation directly there, you may choose to do so.
  • If you have been exposed to someone (who you do not live with) who has COVID symptoms or who has received a positive test result: You can remain in your single room and you should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure. 
  • If you are staying off campus and someone who you are staying with has COVID symptoms or has received a positive test result, you must self-isolate with them and not return to residence until their isolation is complete. (Depending on their vaccination status, this could range from 5-10 days, and after their symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal.)

If you have an approved vaccine exemption:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID: You must isolate for 10 days.
  • If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID symptoms or who has received a positive test: You must isolate for 10 days, even if you have no symptoms. 
  • If you live in North R or S Building, you will be moved to an isolation suite for the duration of your isolation. If no isolation suites are available, you may be required to isolate at another campus or off-campus.
  • If you are staying off campus and someone who you are staying with has COVID symptoms or has received a positive test result, you must not return to residence until your isolation is complete. (Typically after 10 days, or after their symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal, whichever is longer.)

For more information on being prepared in case you need to isolate, please visit www.humber.ca/residence/planahead