Residence

RESIDENCE, MEALS AND TRANSPORTATION

RESIDENCES

Adapting to a new culture and environment can be challenging, but Dewey College makes it easier for you. School Residence and Homestay programs match international student needs and help them to integrate into Canadian culture and society. The residence offers furnished single and luxury single or twin rooms. The residences are located in the areas surrounded by city hall, the central library, shopping malls, entertainment, gyms and public transit.  It is your home away from home while you are at Dewey College and taken care of by its caring staff.

Our committed staff are happy to assist you in making your stay with us a memorable and rewarding experience. The residences are fully equipped with all required amenities and facilities for conducive and comfortable living.

Living in residence comes with rights and responsibilities. Students are to respect the rights of fellow residents, including rights of privacy, property, study, rest, equal access to common facilities. Students are advised to read and understand Residence Policy to ensure they understand their rights, responsibilities and do’s and don’ts.

Dewey College also provide Homestay – living with a host family option for those who want to experience Canadian family life. The homestay family provides a room and meals, as well as other supports for students.

MEAL PLAN

Dewey College provides a meal plan option for students, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot meals are served at the school during school days. Hot meal menus provides a freshly cooked variety of dishes. Students are encouraged to buy meal plans for hot meals. Students with food allergies are requested to inform the Administration Office to make different arrangements. There are dining rooms for students to take their meals and snacks as they are not allowed to bring food and beverages into the classrooms.

TRANSPORTATION

Dewey College is located in Mississauga, west of Toronto and is well connected with a public transportation system. Dewey College is just a 15 minute drive from the Toronto International Airport. The Mississauga public transit is a convenient and easy way to commute between Dewey College, city center, residence and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Students can purchase tickets and passes online (http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/busfares) without shipping/handling charges and receive the tickets or passes by mail. Students must show their current student I.D. when purchasing student bus tickets or passes.

RESIDENCE POLICY

    1. For students applying for residence for the first time, Dewey College requires a one year commitment. After one year, students may renew their residence contract or find a place on their own if above 18 years old and parental permission is obtained.
    2. Residence fees are charged by the school year. If student moves out from the residence at any point during the school year, unused residence fees will NOT be refunded.
    3. Residence fees must be paid to the College prior to students being admitted to the residence.
    4. The damage deposit will be refunded in full only if there is no damage to the residence or school facilities. Should there have been damages over and above the amount on the deposit, the student will be required to pay the additional amount due.
    5. Students are required to pay CAD$150 Refundable Key Deposit when they move into residence. Students will be given a deposit receipt and must present this receipt with key when they move out from the residence to receive CAD $150 Key Deposit Refund.
    6. Students are not allowed to duplicate any of the keys assigned to them. If found to violate this policy, disciplinary actions shall be taken accordingly.
    7. Residents are solely responsible for the safety of their own valuables. All residents are strongly advised to lock up all their valuables at all times.
    8. It is the responsibility of the residents to lock their doors, windows and wardrobes when absent from their rooms in order to safeguard their property and if sharing a room, that of their roommate as well. This is also good security practice.
    9. All residents are responsible to help ensure that all entries and exits to the Residence are locked at all times posted.
    10. As a student of Dewey College you are expected to carry yourself in a respectable manner. Residents are expected to portray good behaviour and should wear appropriate attire that is acceptable in the residence.
    11. Inappropriate conduct that may embarrass or cause inconvenience to other students and neighbors will not be allowed.
    12. Smoking, consuming alcohol, any prohibited drugs and gambling are prohibited in the residence. Any other illegal activities under the laws of Ontario and Canada are also prohibited in the residence.
    13. Being in possession of weapons or any item that is considered dangerous which may cause injury or bodily harm is not allowed in the residence.
    14. Vandalism is a serious off Residents who are responsible for committing such offences may be expelled from the residence. The costs of repairing vandalized items will be charged to the resident accordingly.
    15. Residents are not to make excessive noise or disturbances at the residence. Music must be kept at a reasonable level at all times and careful consideration of other residents and neighbors must be taken into account at all times.
    16. Residents are responsible to keep their rooms and the common areas at the residence, such as the lounge area, pantry and bathrooms, clean and tidy at all times. They must also practice proper care when handling furnishings, appliances and supplies provided to them for their use. Upon inspection, if residence is found to be untidy and not clean, Dewey College will hire a professional cleaning service to rectify the situation. The cost of such cleaning will be charged to the residents.
    17. All heating system, lights and electrical appliances must be switched off when not in use.
    18. Should any of the residents need to return to the Residence after 10:00 p.m., a prior approval from the school is required.
    19. Residents are to submit the “Request to Return Late Form” to Dewey College 3 days before the actual date, stating the reason and expected time of return.
    20. Residents need to have the “Request to Return Late Confirmation Slip” as proof of having obtained approval to return late; failing which, disciplinary actions may be taken.
    21. Students must not move to other residences without prior written permission from Dewey College.
    22. Dewey College reserves the right to move students from one residence to another under certain circumstances.

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