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- COVID-19 Information
If you are staying in your current room and/or expecting the arrival of a new roommate, please refer to the information on this page. Utilize the cleaning guides we have created for each building. Make sure to clean your (shared) space to avoid the charges. The room stay instructions apply to all residents living in both the Burnaby and Vancouver residences
Cleaning must be completed by end of term, which is no later than 12:00 p.m./noon on the day after exams end
- Make sure you clean and leave space for your new roommates and floormates in all of the shared spaces
- Our facilities staff will inspect all shared space areas (including Townhouse shared spaces) generally the day after your roommate moves out.
- Our facilities staff will re-inspect all shared spaces (including Townhouse Shared Spaces) prior to Move In day.
- Units must be cleaned to acceptable levels following each inspection or cleaning charges will be assessed to all occupants
Five steps for staying in room or arrival of new roommate
Step 1: Report maintenance issues
Step 2: Remove all garbage + recycle
Clean your (shared) space to avoid the cleaning charges.
Ensure your room and shared space is free and clear of garbage. Anything left behind could result in a charge to you.
Download the garbage map: Garbage map (PDF)
Step 3: Clean Your (Shared) Space
Clean your (shared) space to avoid the cleaning fee.
Everyone's responsibility is to clean their shared spaces including Bathroom, Kitchen, Fridge, Stove and Living Room.
Our maintenance staff will take photographs of any rooms that are left unclean, untidy, or damaged. Refer to the room condition/inventory form you completed when you moved in. Any damage or items needing repair will have been reported on this form and this will be the standard used to assess whether your room is left in the same condition it was received.
Step 4: Dining Commons Hours
Stay informed on the Dining Hall and their hours of operations.
STEP 5: UPDATE YOUR KEY FOB
Some residents will need to update their key fobs to maintain access to their units.
Where do I update my key fob:
- Visit the Residence and Housing Main Office (2010 Courtyard Residence)
- One of our front desk staff will assist you in updating your fob.
|Lost key/lock change charge
||$25 - $400|
|Lost fob/not returned||$20|
|Cleaning and damage||$140 average (where assessed)|
|Moving cart late return charge
||Overdue rental charge $50 per hour (or each portion of an hour) to a max of $350|
|All charges can be found on Charges PDF