Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Undergrads Living On Campus
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
- Douglas Hall
- The Greenbriar
- MORE Shared Facility Houses
- New Residence
What You Get
Did You Know?
- Molson, McConnell, and Gardner halls are often referred to as the Upper Residences, or "Upper Rez," because of their location on the northern end of campus.
- Most people who attend McGill are residents of Montréal, making it more of a commuter school than a residential one. Also, only first-year students are guaranteed housing, making them the majority of residents living on campus.
- McGill also has a First Peoples' House, a residence and lounge provided specifically for aboriginal students.
- MORE houses are converted brownstones that house about 20 students each. There are two on University and three on Pine. Because of their small size, each house takes on a different flavor and reputation each year. However, they generally are the houses that students looking for a more independent lifestyle seek. Your dorm fellow does not live with you, and you are basically on your own. This can be great for some people-their ideal living situation. The small size of the house usually brings everyone really close together, for better or for worse.
- Also on University is the Greenbriar, which operates under the same principle, except that it is an apartment building that holds 96 students. Rooms are apartment-style with a kitchen for each unit. Three Métro stops away near the Atwater market is Solin Hall, a larger apartment-style residence far away from campus. Both apartment-style residences tend to attract the more independent students. Students are not on a meal plan and rely on a common kitchen to cook their meals. Living in one of these can be amazing for the type of student who can't wait to move out of their parents' house and live on their own, but it's not for everyone.
- Check everything out or call housing to get a better feel of which type of housing is right for you. Regardless of what you put as first choice, though, many students get their second, third, or even last, so where you live is really a matter of chance. If you really hate where you live, two weeks after moving in you can switch-plenty of students do, and it's really not that hard if you make the effort to talk to the housing office.