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As a residential university, Huron offers students unique opportunities to grow, learn, expand their awareness and understanding of others, create friendships and develop their own potential. The residence experience at Huron is unique because the living environment is closely connected to the academic environment. The result is a feeling of home away from home, focused on academic success.

Huron uses a program called STARREZ to manage our applications to residence and room assignment. You will need to complete the application in full and pay the deposit by the deadline to be considered for a spot in residence. In order to access STARREZ, you must first activate your Western Identity.

TO APPLY FOR RESIDENCE, YOU WILL NEED


WESTERN IDENTITY 

Your Western Identity is what you will use while at Huron to access many services including applying to residence, logging into email, accessing online courses, registering for courses, and many other things. Activate your Western Identity (Western ID) and you choose your password.
This may be the first time you need to activate your Western Identity, or if you also applied to Western, you should already have this information
(in which case skip to Step 3).


OUAC REFERENCE NUMBER 

Your Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Reference Number is generated and sent to you by the OUAC when you apply for admission to Huron. Your OUAC Reference Number is ten-digits long and begins with 2020. If you cannot find your OUAC Reference Number, please check your emails from OUAC or contact them directly. If you did not apply to Huron through the OUAC, please email huron@uwo.ca and request your Access Code. 


STUDENT NUMBER 

The Student Number is a student identification number that is assigned to a student upon first applying to Huron. The number, which is unique to every student, will be used as the key identifier on a student’s record at Huron. The Student Number is nine-digits long, randomly assigned, and begins with either 250 or 251. You would have received your Student Number on your offer of admission letter and you may also locate it in your Huron Admissions Self-Service Account where you check your application. If you cannot locate or remember your Student Number, please email huron@uwo.ca.


ACCESS CODE 

Your Access Code is an identification number generated through the Access Code Retrieval process. Your Access Code is needed to activate your Western Identity.
Your OUAC Reference Number, Student Number and date of birth will be required to generate your Access Code.
 

 

RESIDENCE APPLICATION PROCESS 

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Huron has delayed the opening of residence for September 2020 to January 2021. Huron will be evaluating the situation on an ongoing basis and will continue to be in touch with students. If you have questions, please contact huronrez@huron.uwo.ca.



STEP 1:  STUDENT NUMBER (INCLUDED IN LETTER SENT) + OUAC REFERENCE #  =  GET ACCESS CODE

STEP 2:  STUDENT NUMBER + ACCESS CODE  =  ACTIVATE WESTERN IDENTITY 

STEP 3:  WESTERN ID + PASSWORD =  LOG IN TO STARREZ

STEP 4:  ANSWER QUESTIONS IN STARREZ + PAY DEPOSIT =  RESIDENCE APPLICATION COMPLETE 

 

Note: If you did not apply through the OUAC please contact Huron to get your access code at 519.438.7224, extension 233 or huron@uwo.ca.

 

 

Note: If you did not apply through the OUAC please contact Huron to get your access code at 519.438.7224, extension 233 or huron@uwo.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do I Apply For Residence?

    Once you have received and accepted an offer to attend Huron, you may apply for a spot in residence. The online application process begins on March 30, 2020. Visit the Residence Application page and follow the directions. You will need your Western ID and PIN, and you must pay a deposit as part of the application process in order to be considered for a spot in residence. If you have any questions about the application process, please email huronrez@huron.uwo.ca

  • I am domestic student. What is the Cost of Deposit and Terms and Conditions of the Application Process?

    Domestic students are required to pay a $1,000 deposit to submit an application for residence. There are a number of options for payment including paying online with a credit card. All payment methods and instructions are outlined in detail as part of the application process.

    If you withdraw your application prior to July 15, you will receive a 50% refund, the balance being a non-refundable administration fee. After July 15, 2020, the entire deposit is non-refundable unless your Residence Application is not accepted. If you are not offered a space in Residence, you will be advised that your name is on a waiting list. If, during the time your name is on the waiting list, you withdraw your application, in writing, before we offer you accommodation, your entire initial payment will be refunded. If an offer of accommodation is made and you refuse the offer, the entire initial payment will be forfeited. If you cancel your contract, you must notify the Residence Manager in writing immediately.

    In the event the Huron’s residence buildings are unable to open in September 2020 as a result of a government directive or for health and safety reasons related to the COVID-19 virus, the residence deposit will be fully refunded.

  • I am an International Student. What is the Cost of Deposit and Terms and Conditions of the Application Process?

    International students are required to pay a $5,000 deposit to submit an application for residence. There are a number of options for payment including wire transfer. If you have already paid part of your tuition fees, your deposit will be taken from that fee payment. You will be instructed to contact Huron to be manually bypassed around the deposit payment and continue with the application process.

    The $5,000 deposit payment is non-refundable unless a) you are denied a student visa to study in Canada; b) Huron withdraws its offer of admission to you; or c) you are not offered a spot in the residence. In any of these cases, your deposit will be refunded.

    In the event the Huron’s residence buildings are unable to open in September 2020 as a result of a government directive or for health and safety reasons related to the COVID-19 virus, the residence deposit will be fully refunded.

  • When is the Deadline to Apply for Residence?

    Online applications will be accepted between the dates of March 30 and June 3 at 12:00 pm (noon), 2020. Any applications received after 12:00 pm (noon) on June 3 will be considered for any remaining available openings in any of the five residential buildings.

  • Is Residence Guaranteed and is it a Lottery System?

    Residence is not guaranteed; however, with over 90% of our rooms dedicated to first-year students, we expect that most who apply will be placed in residence. Applications will be approved for placement based on a number of factors including a completed application (deposit received and all questions answered), and the date the application is received. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to receive a spot. Anyone who does not receive a room will be placed on a wait list and if or when rooms become available, students will be contacted from the top of the wait list and offered accommodations.

  • What Is the Difference Between Each Building?

    Each of the residence buildings have some unique and distinctive aspects about them in terms of size, style, and types of rooms, as well as the placement of students to create specific communities within them. A brief description for each of these buildings can be found in the Student Life section of the website.

    Henderson House
    10-room mid-century modern house, single residence rooms, reserved for upper-year students. Full kitchen and laundry amenities are included in this building, as well as shared washrooms and two common areas. Located at the back of the campus, 5-7 minutes walking distance to the main campus building.

    Brough House
    Brough House is a 19-room, 3-story home, of mostly single rooms but a few doubles. Full kitchen and laundry amenities are included, as well as a large common area and a large shared dining room space. Ideal for students who prefer more privacy and smaller numbers for sharing living space. Sits beside Henderson House at the back of the campus.

    Southwest
    Southwest is made up of suite-style rooms that include 4 private bedrooms, 2 shared washrooms, a common seating area, and a small kitchenette space (does not include cooking appliances). Southwest is reserved for students with a high admission average and an interest in living in an Academic Living and Learning Community. Students will be selected based upon their interest and entrance average, but placement in Southwest is a random lottery system through the online application program. Suitemate requests cannot be accommodated for Southwest.

    Hellmuth
    Most rooms in Hellmuth are single, with double rooms in a ‘pod’ arrangement located on each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. Pod double rooms have access to a washroom shared amongst the 4 students living within each double room (located next to one another). Requests for roommates will be accommodated to the best of our ability. If you wish to live with or near a friend, a Hellmuth double pod is your best bet! Common areas are located on each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors, with a larger common area located on the ground floor. The Hellmuth residence is attached to one wing of the main campus building and is one of two residences (the other is Southwest) that make up the Academic Living Learning Community.

    O’Neil/Ridley
    Our largest residence on campus, O’Neil/Ridley is made up of three floors, two wings per floor, and entirely single rooms. Students may wish to live in a “pod”, which is a cluster of single rooms with a shared washroom (between 4-7 students in each pod), accessible only to those students located in the pod area. Shared gender-specific washrooms are located on each floor in each wing, with a number of single gender-neutral washrooms also available for use.

  • Do I Need to Pay for a Meal Plan if I am Living in Residence?

    Yes. It is a requirement for all students who live in residence to purchase a full meal plan.

  • Can I Choose My Roomate?

    You may select a roommate for placement in our double rooms in Hellmuth. All other requests (for instance, to live close to friends within the same residence) may be considered with the exception of Southwest. Due to the high demand and low number of rooms, placement in Southwest is a random allocation determined by the online application system. Suitemates requests will not be considered for the Southwest residence.

  • What Living Learning Communities Does Huron Residence Offer?

    Huron currently has two Living Learning communities available for students.

    The Academic Living Learning Community, located in both Southwest and Hellmuth, is ideal for students who desire living arrangements that are most conducive to focus and quiet studying, as well as programming and floor events that promote academic success.

    The Leadership Living Learning Community is ideal for students interested in student leadership opportunities and plan to get involved in various clubs or student government while at Huron.

    In addition to our Living Learning Communities, students may also indicate an interest in living amongst non-drinking students (alcohol-free community), students interested in volunteering or community engagement, or students that identify as allies of the LGBTQ2+ community. We will do our best to place students in close proximity to one another who have identified any of these areas as preferable for living arrangements, in order to facilitate community development, or to giving priority to placement within requested Living Learning Communities.

  • What Do I Need To Do After Getting Accepted Into Residence At Huron?

    Once your application has been received in full (all questions answered and deposit received) you will be sent a series of documents to read, sign electronically, and return to us. Confirmation of your placement in residence will not be sent out until these documents have been returned via email.

    The documents for review include the Residence Handbook, the Residence Code of Conduct, and the Huron Promise, a pledge we have developed highlighting our expectations around behaviour and attitudes that reflect our commitment to diversity, acceptance, integrity, and community.

    Confirmation for room and building allocation will be sent to your email mid- to late July. The Residence Handbook will include all the details you need to know about what you can and cannot bring with you into the Residence, and the most important information you need to be successful while living on campus. Throughout the summer, you will also receive various emails and notifications related to Move-In Day and O-Week. Please continue to check your email as well as our Huron website, for ongoing updates.

Residence Life

Living on campus puts you in the heart of all the action at Huron.  With almost 70% of first-year students choosing to live on campus, it's easy to meet new friends and get involved.  

  • Almost 70% of first-year students live in residence  
  • Hellmuth and Presidential Scholarship holders get preference in room choice  
  • Upper class "Dons" and "Sophs" organize programming and show you the ropes 
  • Floor and community events are planned throughout the year  
  • Group study sessions with skills-building workshops for time management and stress-busting  
  • Hang out in one of the many lounges, play ping pong, watch a movie and chill with friends 

Get a virtual tour of campus today!

 

 Residence Code of Conduct 

O'Neil/Ridley Hall
Hellmuth Hall
Southwest Residence
Brough House Residence
Henderson House Residence 
O'Neil/Ridley Hall

TYPE

Capacity: Up to 200 beds.

Dormitory: Single, and single ‘pod’ style rooms with shared washroom facilities.

Co-ed: O’Neil/Ridley residence has separate washrooms for men and for women, as well as private gender neutral washrooms located on each floor. 
 

Single Room
Single Room 
 


 

 

Residence rooms are equipped with the following:

  • bed frame and mattress (single) 
  • desk and chair 
  • closet or wardrobe 
  • dresser or mate's bed with drawers 
  • wastebasket 
  • corkboard 
  • bookshelves or wall shelving 
  • mirror 
  • drapes or blinds
O'Neil/ Ridley Hall
O'Neil/ Ridley Hall 

 

Hellmuth Hall

TYPE

Capacity: Up to 96 beds.

Dormitory: Single, double, and double ‘pod’ style rooms with shared washroom facilities.

Co-ed: Hellmuth Residence has separate gender specific washrooms for men and for women. 

Single Room
Single rooms

 

Double Suite
 Double Pod Style Room 

 

 

 

Residence rooms are equipped with the following:

  • bed frame and mattress (single) 
  • desk and chair 
  • closet or wardrobe 
  • dresser or mate's bed with drawers 
  • wastebasket 
  • corkboard 
  • bookshelves or wall shelving 
  • mirror 
  • drapes or blinds
Hellmuth Hall 
Hellmuth Hall 

 

Southwest Residence

TYPE

Capacity: Up to 56 beds.

Dormitory: Suite style room with four single bedrooms sharing a semi-private kitchenette, living room and two washrooms. 

Co-ed: Southwest Residence has individual washrooms in suite with a single gender neutral washroom available on the main floor.

 
 

Southwest
Suite
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Residence rooms are equipped with the following:

  • bed frame and mattress (single) 
  • desk and chair 
  • closet or wardrobe 
  • dresser or mate's bed with drawers 
  • wastebasket 
  • corkboard 
  • bookshelves or wall shelving 
  • mirror 
  • drapes or blinds
Southwest
Southwest Residence

 

TYPE

Capacity: Up to 18 beds.

Dormitory: A mix of Single and Double rooms with several shared gender neutral washrooms, a full kitchen, and living room area. 

Co-ed: Brough House Residence has several shared and semi-private washrooms located around the house. 

 

Single Rooms
Single Rooms 


 




 

Residence rooms are equipped with the following: 

•    Bed frame and mattress (single) 
•    Desk and chair 
•    Closet or wardrobe 
•    Dresser or mate's bed with drawers 
•    Wastebasket and recycling bin 
•    Corkboard 
•    Bookshelves or wall shelving 
•    Mirror 
•    Drapes or blinds

 

Single Room #16
Single Room

 

Double Room #17
Double Room

 

Brough House
Brough House Residence 

TYPE

Capacity: Up to 10 beds.

Dormitory: Single rooms with several shared gender neutral washrooms, a full kitchen, and living room area. 

Co-ed: Henderson House Residence has several shared individual washrooms located around the house.

Henderson House is reserved for upper-year and mature students as recognized by Huron.
 

Single Rooms
Single Rooms 


 


 

Residence rooms are equipped with the following:

•    Bed frame and mattress (single) 
•    Desk and chair 
•    Closet or wardrobe 
•    Dresser or mate's bed with drawers 
•    Wastebasket and recycling bin 
•    Corkboard 
•    Bookshelves or wall shelving 
•    Mirror 
•    Drapes or blinds

Henderson House
Single Room
Henderson Residence
Henderson Residence 

 

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Meal Plan

Students in Residence: All students living in residence must participate in the food plan. Students dine in the Huron Dining Hall, located on Huron's campus just a short walk from the residences. The meal plan is based on an "all you care to eat" system. The set price covers all meals, every day, for the entire academic year. 
 
Flex dollars are included in your meal plan purchase and can be topped up at any time. There are Huron and Western flex dollars. Huron flex dollars can be used to purchase at the Retail Kiosk or any of the vending machines located throughout Huron’s Campus. Western flex dollars can be used at any food service location at Western. Western flex dollars can be topped up at Western.
 
Non-Resident Students: Non-Resident Students have a few options open to them. You can purchase the full year meal plan or one of the bulk meal plan purchase options or just pay as you go (our Guest Access). Any option purchased will allow you to access the Dining Hall for an All You Care to Eat experience.
 
Retail Kiosk: There will be a retail kiosk at the entrance to the Dining Hall where students can pick up sandwiches, drinks and other ‘Grab and Go’ options. These can be paid for with debit, credit, cash or Huron flex dollars.
 

Meal Plan Information

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