Thursday, 30 August 2012


The day is almost here! Your moving away from the nest, and about to live alone for the first time! I bet you're all packed up and excited, but also feeling a little nervous, and not sure what to expect.

HAVE NO FEAR! As ALWAYS... I am here! I'll let you in on some tips from the pros, so you have a super smooth process moving in on Friday! :)

TIP #1 Don't sweat if your parents can't stick around to help you unpack! 
There will be over ONE HUNDRED upper year students at each residence to greet you, and help you get your belongings to your room! So your parents can still attend parent orientation if they have registered! :)

Rain or Shine we will direct you!

  Some upper-years students helping move someone in!
The upper-year students who are there to GREET YOU!

We sometimes really get into the greeting
 TIP #2 Go pick-up your key BEFORE going to your Residence! 
Your room key will not be at your residence! You will have to pick up your key from a residence office. Not sure where the residence office is? Refer to the following:

Your Residence
Friday August 31st –
Wednesday September 5th
Sept. 6th and after
Tatham, Vanier  and
Winters Residences
Housing Complex 1 Office
108 McLaughlin College
8:30am – 10pm
Housing Complex 1 Office
108 McLaughlin College
8:30am – 4:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Pond Road Residence
Pond Road Residence
Front Desk
8:30am – 10pm
Housing Complex 1 Office
108 McLaughlin College
8:30am – 4:30pm (Mon-Fri) *
Bethune, Stong & Calumet Residences
Housing Complex 2 Office
101 Bethune College
Housing Complex 2 Office
101 Bethune College
8:30am – 4:30pm (Mon-Fri)

This leads to me to my third tip...

TIP #3 Bring a photo ID when picking up your room key!
You need either your York University Student card, passport, or driver's license in order to pick up your room key, so make sure you have it with you when picking up your room key!

TIP #4 Plan your route ahead of time!
Unfortunately there is some construction on move-in day which will cause some road-closures! To prevent a headache, refer to the updated map which shows which roads will be closed. Also make sure you have the full campus map which shows you where each residence is.

TIP #5 Make sure you know what you can and can not bring into residence!
Don't waste time, space and effort bringing something to residence only to find out you are not allowed to bring it! 
Things to bring:
- picture or poster hangers that don’t damage the wall or door surfaces 
- bathrobe and shower shoes
 - towels and toiletries
- a laundry hamper and detergent
- clothes hangers
- your own bed linens which you can purchase from this website
- under-the-bed storage bins
- alarm clock
- computer and a power bar with surge protection
- headphones
- your health card and medications
- any information that the university sent you over the summer
-mini fridges are allowed!
Things to NOT bring: 
- extra large pieces of furniture (your residence room comes furnished with a single bed and mattress, dresser, desk, bookshelves and chair). Residence furnishings may not be removed from rooms and stored. Storage is only provided for empty trunks and suitcases
- pets (including fish)
- large amplifiers and subwoofers
- candles.
- cooking appliances (including microwaves and toaster ovens). Cooking is not permitted in residence unless you have been assigned a suite-style room that comes equipped with kitchen access. There are microwaves available in most common rooms for heating up a snack or water for your tea.

Hope your all packed and ready to go, and found all this information useful! If you have any more questions, check out the move-in website or comment below!

I'm going to be on campus therefore you all must stop by the RED Zone so we can all meet you! :)

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,


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