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Residence COVID-19 Information: FAQs

Seneca’s Vaccination policy will continue into the Fall Term, which means only fully vaccinated individuals will be permitted on Seneca’s campuses, including the King and Newnham residence.

Yes, Residence is available to all Seneca students enrolled in full-time studies.

Yes, Residence is available to all Seneca students enrolled in full-time studies.

Yes, Seneca Newnham and King Campus residences are composed of two-bedroom suites with a shared bathroom and kitchenette shared between you and your roommate.

For more information about residence suites, including a 360° Virtual tour, visit Seneca’s Residence website.

Prior to the start of the term, students will receive an email with all of the move-in information including the move in date, what to bring and what not to bring.

Guests are not permitted in Residence until further notice. Residents will be notified of any changes to this policy.

Residence Life has been offering supports virtually. Our team of Resident Advisors will check in with all of our students during their time in Residence. Residence Life programming is also being offered online through social media and platforms like Zoom.

Each student is assigned a Resident Advisor who they can contact virtually to provide resources and support. Residence staff can also connect students to Seneca supports, such as Counselling and Accessibility services, the Student Conduct Office and more.

Our front desk staff members are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can connect students with resources and supports.

More information is available on the Residence website or you can contact us directly.

Our residence staff members are working hard to ensure students feel connected, engaged and academically supported in their residence communities through fun, virtual events, and small in-person activities.
Additionally, student services, events and workshops continue to be offered online, so you are able to connect from anywhere. Seneca has many virtual events to help you meet other students.

Along with increased sanitization throughout the building, residents will be required to comply with all physical distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed while on campus due to COVID-19.

Residents will be asked to wear a facial covering/mask in the residence building anytime they are not in their suite, maintain a six-foot distance from those around them while in common areas of the building, and adhere to all posted room occupancy guidelines (e.g. laundry room).

In order to support physical distancing guidelines, the kitchen, laundry room, lounges and common areas may be closed or operating under reduced occupancy. Residents will be permitted to bring CSA approved appliances, including induction cooktops and toaster ovens, to accommodate cooking within your suite.

We encourage all Residents to self-monitor for symptoms of illness. If a Resident is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, has been notified they should self-isolate, or receives a positive COVID-19 Test Result, the Resident must notify health@senecacollege.ca and Residence Staff immediately.

Students living in residence who have been told to self-isolate should stay in their rooms and notify the residence front-desk and health@senecacollege.ca.

You must self-Isolate in your suite. This means you should stay in your suite and not attend any in-person events or classes. You can also complete the Government of Ontario Assessment Tool.

Remain in your suite until your self-isolation period is finished.

Expect follow-up wellness check calls from Residence staff during your isolation period

If you require immediate medical assistance, contact 911.