COVID-19 (coronavirus) support for students in residence
In order to support our residents in this very complex and evolving situation, we are working hard at maintaining and creating an environment that will allow existing and new residents to continue to live on campus as safely as possible in the upcoming Fall Term. While things might look a little different in residence come Fall, providing an engaging and supportive environment has never been more important while studying at the UM, and Student Residences is committed to providing this to our students once again this year. We look forward to seeing you in residence in September.
2020-21 Fall and Winter Term residence update
Student Residences will be open and operational for the 2020-21 academic year. Although it is likely that some residence buildings and/or room types may not be available for the Fall Term, usual residence operations and services, including residence dining, will be offered as broadly as possible throughout the academic year. We expect returning student room selection time slots to be offered soon.
If you have yet not applied to residence, we are still accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year. A standard $50 application fee is required, but is refundable upon request (applies to new resident applications only).
To apply, visit the Residence Application page in the residence portal. For those with a paid application, we anticipate new student room offers to be made as scheduled in June.
Please check your email regularly for updates on room selection time slots and general residence information.
We are not accepting new summer lease applications at this time.
Students who have been approved to stay in residence between May 1 and August 15 will be housed in Pembina Hall Residence (PHR) which is comprised of single-occupancy units complete with private washroom/shower facilities.
Health and safety
The health and safety of every student living in residence is of paramount importance to the University of Manitoba. To help flatten the curve and contain the spread of COVID-19, all residents that remain in our community need to make every effort to adhere to the variety of measures we have implemented to maximize safety at this time. These include:
- Social/physical distancing at all times in all common spaces that remain open
- Mandatory meal plan (see Dining for details)
- Washing hands regularly and cough etiquette
- Absolutely no guests in residence at any time
- Limiting elevator capacity to 2 at a time
- If you feel unwell, please remain in your room
In addition to regular cleaning duties, caretaking staff are taking additional measures to wipe down high-touch areas like door handles, elevator buttons, and light switches. At the dining hall, we have added more hand sanitizers at entry and exit and there is a staff person in the dining hall dedicated to cleaning surfaces.
If you have received a health care directive to self-isolate, Student Residences has a protocol in place that would allow students to self-isolate in their own room and would include meal delivery service. In these cases, it is imperative that you contact one of our residence staff members immediately.
Due to COVID-19 public health directives and safety measures, residence community kitchens will be closed during the summer months beginning on May 1. In its place will be a subsidized monthly summer meal plan that residents are required to purchase for all monthly leases during the period of May 1 to August 15.
The meal plan consists of 14 meals per week at the Fresh Food Company (Dining Hall). The meal plan details are as follows:
Lunch daily: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dinner daily: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All meals are take-out only. A vegetarian option will be available during each meal service and most beef and chicken recipes will include Halal. Where this is not possible, a separate Halal option will be available. The cost of the meal plan is $400 per month.
Move-out or change of plans after May 1
If your plans for the summer have changed or want to cancel your summer lease, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Cancellations for June, July, or August leases should be received no later than May 22, 2020.