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What is a draw number?
When an application is received, it is given a unique file number called a ‘draw number’. Applications are treated in sequence of their draw numbers to ensure the process does not disadvantage any one student over another.
How does the waitlist work?
Once students are assigned rooms and the room blocks are filled to their capacities, all remaining students will be placed on a master waitlist automatically based on the preferences that you listed on your application.
I was late submitting my application – what happens now?
If your application is submitted after the Monday, November 26th deadline, it will be placed in waiting and considered after January 11, 2013. If there are rooms still available after that date, a second draw will occur. Applications received by the deadline are sorted by year of study and held in sequence of the draw number. This process ensures your application is handled in fairness with all other students of the same year of study.
Students on waitlists will receive regularly scheduled communications as to the progress of the application assignments on Thursdays
How does the transfer list work?
If you accept your room assingment, you can still be considered for a room transfer if a room becomes available. Once you confirm your room assignment, you may ask to be placed on a transfer list. The residence transfer list will not be reviewed until September 20th, 2013.
Can you tell me who my roommate is?
Due to Canadian and Provincial privacy laws, we are unable to reveal your roommates information; however, after January 11th , with your permission we can email your roommate, provide them with your email address and ask them to email you.
Will I be placed with a frosh?
This is possible if you have requested the placement or room inventory is limited. We attempt to place upper year students together as a first preference, however, we cannot guarantee this.
A room block is set aside for new entering students on scholarship. These rooms do not impact the returning student assignments. Returning scholarship students are treated the same as other students for room placement.
Can I change rooms later in the year?
Yes, you can request a room change. You need to request of Residence Services to place you on the transfer list. Email your request to email@example.com Please note that this list will not be reviewed until September 20th, 2013.
How much does each residence cost?
Fees will differ between residence styles. Please review the terms of reference and the residence fees prior to confirming any room assignment. http://sites.stfx.ca/residence_services/rates/
Please note: the fees listed on the website are current and are subject to change for this upcoming academic year.
What if I change my mind and want to cancel my room assignment?
If you accept the room assignment and complete the contract arrangements, you are responsible for the cancellation fee of $400 when you chose to cancel your room. Other terms and conditions may apply in your contract.
Residence Services will inform you by email on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 12:00 PM of the application results. If you are assigned a room you will have until, Friday, January 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM to accept the assignment and agree to the contract. Confirming an application assumes you are then legally bound by its terms and conditions of the contract with StFX University. Please take a moment to review the Residence Contract. It can be found at http://sites.stfx.ca/residence_services/sites/sites.stfx.ca.residence_services/files/Residence_Contract.pdf
Important Notice: The University reserves the right to assign or reassign an alternate room to the Resident as per the Resident Contract.