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FAQs

Applying to Residence

How do I apply for residence?
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Brescia students will receive a Residence Offer as part of the Offer of Admission. Follow the steps in the Application Process located on the Apply page to confirm your Residence acceptance. After June 8th, space is first come first serve basis. If you have an Offer of Residence, you need to confirm your acceptance within seven days.
How do I find out if my application has been received?
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Once a student has applied and submitted the deposit, they will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email in 10-14 days, please contact the Residence Manager.
What if I want to change my information on my application?
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In order to change information on your application, please contact the Residence Manager.
When will I find out if I have been accepted into Residence?
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All first year Brescia students are guaranteed a space in residence if deposits and fees are paid on time. All residence correspondence will be emailed with details throughout the summer.
If I decide that I do not want to live in Residence at Brescia, can I get my deposit back?
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The deposit is non-refundable. If you pay a deposit and Brescia is not able to offer you a space in residence, we will refund you.
How do I withdraw from residence?
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After move-in, refunds are not permitted. If the student wants to withdraw from residence, contact the Residence Manager.
Can I apply to return to residence for next year?
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Yes. The returning student application process begins in January. Students are notified though the website, posters and meetings with instructions as to how and when to apply. Residence is guaranteed for returning students if they apply before May 1.

Living in Residence

When will I be allowed to move into residence and where will I check in?
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Residence Move-In Day is September 5 & 6, 2020. See below your scheduled time by the first letter of your last name. 

International and out-of-province students needing an alternate move-in date should contact the Residence Manager.

September 5, 2020 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – A, B
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – C
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – D, E, F
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – G
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – H, I, J
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – K, L

September 6, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – M
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – N, O
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – P, Q, R
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – S
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – T, U, V
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – W
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – X, Y, Z

What can be expected on move-in day?
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Once you arrive to campus, there will be signs, students, staff and volunteers providing directions to specific parking areas. Students will access Clare Hall via Sarnia Road (not Western Road). Sophs, or upper year students, will help you unload your car and assist with carrying baggage to your room. There will be Residence Life Staff in the building to give directions to your room and welcome you to Clare Hall.
Can I find out my neighbour’s name before I move in?
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Due to the Privacy Act, we are not allowed to give out names of residents.

What do the rooms look like?
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Each room has a queen-sized bed, refrigerator, large closet, built-in desk, desk chair, window seat, internet access, your own sink and a washroom (shower and toilet) you share with the student next door. 
Can I bring my own furniture to residence?
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Furniture is provided and must remain in the room. If something is required for medical reasons, special consideration may apply. In such an instance, please contact Carolyn Temple, Residence Manager.
Can I have cable TV?
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There is TV in the lounges. Cable TV may be purchased through a separate contract with Rogers. More information is available at the Clare Hall reception.
Are there phones in the room?
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No. Students will be asked to provide a contact cell number during move-in day in case of an emergency
What should not be brought for my room?
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  • Cooking appliances (ie. Kettles, Keurigs, Tassimo or Coffee Makers)
  • Halogen lamps (including lava lamps)
  • Pets
  • Candles & incense
  • Extra furniture
Are internet charges included in my room?
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Internet charges are included in the cost of your room.
Can I share a suite with someone I know?
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Students may pre-select a suite-mate if they know someone else who is going to be living in residence at Brescia.
Will my parents be notified of any changes, personal information or things that go on in residence? 
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Parents will not be notified of any changes or a student’s personal information. Unless we receive written permission, we are unable to discuss anything with parents. Parents will only be contacted if they are listed as the emergency contact and the student is determined to be at risk.
What if a student wants to move off-campus during the winter semester?
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Students can move off-campus at any point throughout the school year. However, students are responsible for all residence fees for the entire academic year.
What are the rules in residence?
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Detailed information on rules regarding quiet hours, alcohol, guests, etc. can be found under Residence Handbook. 
What services does reception provide?
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The Clare Hall reception desk is open 24 hours a day. The Front Desk Staff are responsible for various administrative functions such as calling for emergency assistance and helping you with any residence related needs.
Where do I pick up my mail?
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Your mail will arrive at reception and be sorted into mailboxes located near the reception desk. Mailbox keys will be available on move-in day.
How are the facilities maintained?
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Brescia’s custodial staff is responsible for maintaining the halls, lounges and public washrooms. However, students are required to clean their own washrooms and rooms during the semester.
What about safety?
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All outside doors are locked except for the main door at the front of the residence building. For student’s safety, a security guard is on duty in the late evenings and overnight. There is a reception desk staff member present 24 hours a day. At night, Western’s Foot Patrol provides safe escorts on main and affiliated campuses. 
Can I get insurance for what I bring to residence?
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Usually, if the parents have home insurance the students can claim their belongings under their parent’s insurance. Please consult your insurance provider for further information.
How do I get around London?
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Every full-time student has unlimited access to the London Transit system. The cost of the bus pass is included in tuition fees. Additionally, there is also a King’s/Brescia shuttle which has drop-off and pick-up sites on main campus and all affiliate colleges. 

Parent Questions

How involved should I be during the academic school year?
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This is to be decided by you and your student. We encourage the students to take responsibility for their decision-making while living in residence. If the student has a concern, it is appropriate for the student to seek resolution for it.
What if the student has special needs?
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If specific living requirements are necessary (i.e. larger room for support equipment) please have the student contact the Residence Manager. Any request for special accommodation needs to be accompanied by signed supporting documentation from a certified authority. Accommodations may not be able to be made after August 1.
Will I be notified of any changes, personal information or things that go on in residence?                   
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Parents will not be notified of any changes or personal information. Unless we receive written permission from the student, we are unable to discuss anything with parents. Parents will only be contacted if they are listed as the emergency contact and the student is determined to be at risk.