Residence Information

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 residence staff at or 416-596-3141 (1-800-387-9066 ext 3141) if you have any questions.


Complete all sections of the Residence Application Form.

The deadline for applying to residence is July 1st. Academic schedules will be released in July and this may impact your residence needs. All applicants will be notified of their residence status on or before July 15th, 2022.

Be sure to indicate the date you plan to move into residence as well as your expected checkout date. The 2022 Orientation will take place on Wednesday August 31 and Thursday September 1. Please put what arrival date works best for you and we will do our best to accommodate your move-in date.

At this moment we are unable to offer residence tours.

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.

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

No Linen Service

Michener Student Rate: $985.00 per month
Please Note: Effective September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024 the rate will be increased to $1035.00 per month.

With Linen Service

Michener Student Rate: $1035 per month
Please Note: Effective September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024 the rate will be increased to $1085.00 per month.

Residence fees for the entire academic year are payable in advance. However, students may choose to pay in two installments; a deferred payment fee of $25.00 will be charged. Payment in full or the 1st installment is due on August 15th and the 2nd installment is due February 1st. For non-Michener student rates, please contact

During our fall and winter terms, priority is given to full time, first year Michener students that meet the application deadline (July 1) and live a distance greater than 100 KM from The Michener Institute. We will invoke a lottery system if there are more qualified applicants than spaces available.

Students who withdraw from residence before the expiration of their Residence Agreement (provided with your acceptance into residence, dates vary by program and individual) 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 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.