Handbook & FAQ
What's in the Lakeview Hall Residence (First and Second year Students)?
- There are 112 rooms where men and women live on opposite wings of the dorm.
- A central lobby for students to study and socialize with individuals of the opposite gender.
- One girl's and one guy's mezzanine overlook the central lobby. Each is equipped with computer stations and same gender lounge areas.
- The Oasis, a chapel area, is located downstairs and is equipped with a piano, drums, guitars and microphones. Evening worships take place here during the week days.
- A dorm kitchenette equipped with pots, cooking utensils, refrigerator and stove is available to students. The preparation of meat any meat product is not allowed in the kitchenette facility and students are expected to clean up after each use.
- The Chatterbox is a room co-gender room for socializing and watching TV. A minimum group of three people may rent the room. Students are asked to leave their student ID cards as collateral at the front desk and are expected to clean up after each use.
- A Laundry room is available at 6:00am to 11:00pm everyday except Saturdays. A laundry fee is incorporated into dorm students budgets so quarters are not needed. Students do have to provide their own soap, bleach, fabric softener, etc.
- Each dorm room is equipped with 1 phone, 2 beds, 2 shelving units, 2 closets, 2 dressers, 3 desks, 3 mirrors, and a bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. Rooms are meant for double occupancy.
- Students who would like a single room must fill out a request form at the Deans office and are responsible for all the accompanying fees. (Single rooms may be granted at the Deans discretion upon availability.)
What's in the Riverton Hall Residence (Third and Fourth year Students)?
- There are 20 suites where men and women live on separate floors.
- The suites come in different sizes i.e. 4 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom, bachelor
- Each student is assigned a room in one of the suites.
- Each suite is fully furnished and comes with a complete kitchen and living room
- Most suites have 1.5 bathrooms
- This building is equipped with WiFi
- Each floor has laundry facilities (no coins or tokens needed).
- These suite are usually reserved for the upperclass students.
- This building is monitored by the Deans as well as Campus Security.
- All reservations for this building are only done through the resident deans' offices.
**Applicants must be Dean approved
What's in Maple Hall Residence (Third and Fourth year Students)?
- Burman University houses students on the first floor (one side for men and the other side for women)
- The rooms on the women side have shared accommodations e.g bathroom is shared between two rooms.
- The rooms are fairly spacious.
- The rooms on the men side are set up for single occupancy but can be converted to double occupancy if needed.
- There are no private bathrooms in the room, instead communal washrooms are used. (These have been recently upgraded and does give some privacy)
- There are some small discounts that students receive for being willing to live in this residence (Contact Student Finance for details)
- There is a kitchenette available to be used on the 2nd floor
- There are laundry facilities available (no coins or tokens needed)
**Applicants must be Dean approved
What measurements do I need to know?
- Closet space - 4 ft wide x 2-½ ft deep
- Bookshelf - 3 ft wide, 4 shelves
- Desk space - 6ft long, 3 dresser drawers, 1 desk drawer
- Phone desk - 5 ft (shared) , 3 small desk drawers
What will I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring mattress cover, bedding, toiletries, and room decor.
Are there things I can't bring?
Firearms, martial arts equipment, fireworks, pets, toaster oven, hotplates, candles, incense, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, pornographic material including inappropriate posters and pictures.
What electronics can I bring?
A refrigerator, microwave, computer system, radio, TV and DVD or video player (it is recommended that freshmen leave their TV at home for the first year).
How do I protect my things?
Please lock your room and do not leave your items out in the open and unattended. If needed, purchasing your own personal insurance will cover what the dorm is not liable for.
How do I reserve a room?
Before you make a dorm reservation, please make sure you have sent in all proper application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here to apply for a dorm Reservation. Contact Dean van Rensburg or Dean Blabey for more questions/details: (403) 782-3381. A $450 room reservation fee will be required which will transfer into a room deposit when you take occupancy.
When can I move in?
Fall term students can start moving in the last week of August. Winter term students can move in the weekend before classes resume. Please call 403-782-3381 ext.5000 to confirm the opening date before traveling plans are made.
What if I've decided not to come?
Contact Dean van Rensburg or Dean Blabey and the Registry immediately and notify them of your change in plans.
Living out of the dorm
Refer to ‘page 10-11’ of the Student Handbook for the regular policy on out of dorm living. In addition to this policy please note the following: Students may live out of the dorm at any age, subject to the following academic criteria:
- Having completed one full year (two semesters) in residence
- Having a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher
- Having demonstrated model citizenship during the academic year, while living in the Burman University dorm
- Having a maintained GPA of 3.5 or higher to continue out-of-dorm living
- Receiving a letter of permission from parents/ guardians
- Receiving final approval from Student Administration to live out-of-residence