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Residence & Food Services

Immerse yourself in university life by living on campus. UWindsor residence invites you to be part of a dynamic community and offers a memorable university experience.

Residence Options Food Options

Residence is so much more than just a place to live!

Close to classes, on-campus events and additional facilities, residence life supports your personal growth, both academically and socially.

Participate in exclusive events, take a stroll along the riverfront or enjoy a diverse selection of food with your meal plan – all at your own convenience.

Beyond your stay as a resident, work as a desk services assistant or serve on the Residence Committee to learn outside the classroom and make lifelong connections.

Staff are on-call 24/7 and resident assistants (RAs) dedicate their time to enhancing your experience and supporting your transition to university.

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Virtual Tour: Alumni Hall

Benefits of living in Residence

  • Steps Away from Classes
  • More time for campus life
  • Build lifetime friendships
  • All-in cost offers
  • WiFi Included
  • Close Community
  • Support Services
  • Furniture included
  • Resident Assistants
  • Safe & Secure

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Academic & personal help on hand

Living Learning Communities

Live with students who share your academic program or interest. This allows you to connect with your classmates, join them for studying, work on group assignments, or attend social events. Our current offerings include Black Leadership and Excellence, Nursing, and Science Communities.

Choice of Roommate

Students will be able to select their room and roommate through the application portal process.

Residence Guarantee

Accommodations are guaranteed for First-Year students (coming directly from high school) who apply, and submit a $475 deposit by the guarantee date (see website). After that date, you can still apply and room assignments are based on availability.

Special Considerations

A select number of rooms are available to students who require special accommodations. We make every effort to place students in rooms that best meet their needs.

Meal Plans

No need to prepare meals or go grocery shopping. For Fall and Winter, residence students are required to choose a meal plan from a variety of options, with values ranging from $5,350 - $6,050 for Fall/Winter. * You may use the meal plan to pay for food at all outlets on-campus as well as several nearby restaurants.

Bookstore Plan

For greater convenience, you can add a Bookstore Plan to your Student ID Card. The Bookstore Plan is an optional add-on to your Residence fees.

Gender-Neutral Options

Residence offers different gender identity options and all gender housing, which can be found on the residence application.

Alumni Hall Layout

Alumni Hall


  • Two-Bedroom suites
  • Double beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Semi-Private Bathroom
  • Student Lounges
  • Nursing & Engineering Living Learning Communities
  • Beyond First Year & First-Year Students (coming directly from high school)
  • The Bru Convenience store
Cartier Hall Layout

Cartier Hall


  • Double rooms
  • Twin beds
  • Semi-Private Bathroom
  • Open atrium
  • Main floor lounge
  • Study rooms
  • First Year Students (coming directly from high school)
Laurier Hall Layout

Laurier Hall


  • Single rooms
  • Twin or double bed
  • Common bathrooms
  • Traditional style
  • Student lounges
  • Study rooms
  • Beyond First-Year Students
  • Home to the International Student Centre
MacDonald Hall Layout

Residence Hall West

$6,359 - $7,636*

  • Double and limited single rooms
  • Twin beds
  • Common bathrooms
  • Student lounges
  • Study rooms
  • Science & Engineering Living Learning Communities
  • First Year Students (coming directly from high school)

* Information above is subject to change


What do you enjoy most about
living in Residence?

Where will I eat?

Eating on campus couldn’t be more convenient and satisfying. The Student Centre food court is jam-packed with eateries, and there are more scattered throughout campus. Your options are diverse — think shawarma, smoothies, sushi or subs; pasta, pizza or pulled pork lasagna. You’ll find popular franchises, gourmet coffee shops and local favourites.

You can use your meal plan everywhere on campus, including vending machines. It’s also accepted at our local restaurant partners: Harvey’s®, Pizza Pizza®, Green Bean and Wham Burger.

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Meal Plan Options

  • Minimum - $2,675 (per semester)
    Best for a small appetite
  • Light -$2,825 (per semester)
    Best for a student with a small appetite and who rarely goes home
  • Full (Most Popular) - $2,925 (per semester)
    Best for a student with an average appetite
  • Plus - $3,025 (per semester)
    Best for the hearty eater who snacks frequently

* Prices listed are for 2022-2023. Monies left in your account at the end of the fall semester are transferred in full to the winter semester.


Food Services
519-253-3000, Ext. 7016