Residence Information

Why Live in Residence?

Residence life at The Michener Institute is fun, safe,and convenient. Many students choose residence for a number of reasons. You immediately have a network of classmates to work on assignments or study with; you are in the same building as your classes, library and computer labs, and you are walking distance to the downtown amenities. In addition, you are not locked into a 12 month lease like you would be at most apartments. At Michener, our residence population tends to be a mature group of students (more closely related to grad housing) that value both their residence experience and their education.

The Schatz Hall residence is organized to help students achieve their education in a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment. We believe that residence is much more than simply a place to live;but also an opportunity to experience a diverse community with people from every region of the world. This can help students prepare for success in our increasingly interconnected world.

Residence life provides a terrific opportunity to meet friends and study-mates. We hire Residence Dons (senior Michener students) to live on each floor and assist with all aspects of residence life such as providing personal and/or academic support,organizing floor activities and working with the Manager of the Student Success Network to make your time with us the best experience possible!

We hope that you consider living in residence.  Read on, and please contact the Manager, Student Success Network, Ray Nielsen, at or 416-596-3141 (1-800-387-9066 ext 3141) if you have any questions.


How do I Apply For Residence?

Complete all sections of the Residence Application Form.

Be sure to indicate the date you plan to move into residence as well as your expected checkout date. The 2016 Orientation will take place on August 31,September 1,2. Many students prefer to be in and settled prior to Orientation. Please put what works best for you and we will do our best to accommodate your move-in date.

If you would like to view the residence, please contact the Manager, Student Success Network, Ray Nielsen to arrange a suitable time at: or 416-596-3141

Room Amenities

Each room in Schatz Hall is equipped with the following:

  • Single bed (bed frame has dresser drawers underneath)
  • Desk with large work space (approximately 12ft)
  • Bookshelf
  • Office chair
  • Dresser drawers as part of the desk
  • Lounge chair with study/dining table
  • Floor lamp and desk lamp
  • Private washroom with shower/tub
  •  TV cable hook-up (to be arranged and paid for by student)
  •  Telephone (unlimited outgoing local calls, unlimited incoming) and voice mail
  •  Alarm clock
  •  Individual heating and air conditioning units
  • Smoke detector

Students supply their own linens, towels, kitchenware etc. unless otherwise indicated in the application.

Floor Amenities

Each residence floor in Schatz Hall is equipped with the following:

  • Coin operated washer and dryer($1.25 wash, $0.75 dry)
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Kitchen with, stove, microwave, refrigerator, deep freezer, kettle, and toaster
  • Individual cupboards
  •  TV lounge

Residence Rates

$780 per month (no linen service) – Michener student rate

$830 per month with linen service – Michener student rate

Residence fees for the entire academic year are payable in advance. However, students may choose to pay in two instalments; a deferred payment fee of $25.00 will be charged. Payment in full or the 1st instalment is due on August 15th and the 2nd instalment is due February 1st.

Assignment of Rooms in Residence

Priority is based upon meeting the application deadline (July 1) and distance from The Michener Institute (greater than 100 KM from Michener). We will invoke a lottery system if there are more qualified applicants than spaces available.

Termination of Residency

Students who withdraw from residence before the expiration of their Residence Agreement (given to you with an acceptance into residence) must submit written notification. You will be responsible for all fees for the duration of your Residence Agreement unless we are able to fill your spot from the waitlist.


Can I apply after the July 1 application deadline?

Any applications received after the deadline will be placed on a wait list in the order they arrive. Rooms will be assigned as they become available.

When will I know if I’ve been accepted?

Students will know their residence status on or before the 15th of July.