Residence Philosophy & Standards

Please read the following information carefully.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF RESIDENCE LIFE

Tyndale recognizes the experience of Residence living as a valuable part of a student’s education. Research and student reports have shown that those who live in Residence form lasting friendships, gain a greater understanding of themselves and other people, are more involved in extra-curricular activities, and have more opportunities to interact with faculty and staff, thus enhancing their development.

Knowing that Residence living is conducive to the education of the total person, all single, first and second-year Tyndale University College students under 20 years old are highly encouraged to live in residence unless living with their parents or legal guardian.

APPLICATION PROCESS

This application is for one academic year only – September to April (July to June for B.Ed.applicants). Please note that your Residence Application will not be processed until you have been accepted as a Tyndale student and your Character Reference has been received by Admissions.

Your Residence Application will be passed on to the Department of Student Life for processing and you will be notified by email regarding your acceptance into Residence. Due to the limited space in Residence we only have a select number of single rooms.  Therefore, not all requests for single rooms will be provided.  All applicants will be notified if they have been given a single room or a double room.  If you have not had a response to your application in a reasonable amount of time, please feel free to contact us to enquire about it. Please do not assume that your application has been approved unless you have received written notification.

Residence Fees and Application Form
 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Applications are due by June 1st if applying for the Fall Semester and December 1st for the Winter Semester. If applying after these deadlines, please include your $200 Residence Deposit with your application. Note that applications received after the deadline will be served on a first-come-first-served basis as space permits. Preference may be given to applicants living outside the Greater Toronto Area and to applicants under 20 years of age.
 

MEDICAL INFORMATION

It is very important that the medical information is completely filled out. It is necessary for you to provide dates for all required immunizations. If you have not had an immunization or had a TB test, please do so as soon as possible and let us know the results. Your acceptance into Residence may be delayed due to missing information.
 

COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Although residents may come from various walks of life, we are a Christian institution of higher education with community standards and expectations that are based on Christian scriptural principles. As such, the following practices are prohibited while on campus:

  • Drunkenness, swearing, and  the use of profane language
  • All forms of dishonest practices including cheating and stealing
  • Involvement in the occult
  • Sexual sins including premarital sex, adultery, homosexual behaviour, and the use of pornography
  • Religious ceremonies and wearing religious symbols that are in conflict with the Christian faith
  • Seeking to proselytize other residents

Tyndale is an alcohol-free, drug-free, and smoke-free campus. All residents and guests are expected to refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco while on campus. For more information on these standards, please refer to the Tyndale Student Handbook, which is available on campus and on our website at www.tyndale.ca/student-life.
 

Revised May 11, 2011