When placing residents into suites, we do try to match residents with similar basic lifestyle preferences together. As part of the Innis Residence application, you will be asked a few questions about you and your lifestyle preferences that will help us to match you with suitemates looking for a similar living experience. For more information and FAQs, please keep reading.
At Innis, we respect a person’s right to choose whether or not to disclose their gender identity and do not feel that it is a required part of our residence admissions process. Innis Residence welcomes applicants of all gender identities. Residents may be assigned to a suite that includes suitemates of a different gender identity than their own. Each resident will have their own private bedroom at Innis Residence.
In your application to Innis Residence, you will have the option to choose between living in an all-gender suite or a same-gender suite.
All-gender suites – if you choose to live in an all-gender suite, you will not be required to identify your gender identity. Choosing to live in an all-gender suite, means that you are comfortable living with suitemates who may have a different gender identity than your own.
For example, if you identify as a cis-female, any of the options below could be your suitemates in a 4-5 bedroom all-gender suite:
Same-gender suites – if you choose to live a same-gender suite, you will be asked to identify a same-gender suite that best matches your own gender identity. There are two same-gender suite options to choose from.
For example, if you self-identify as a man, you will be placed with suitemates who also self-identify as a man.
Please contact the Residence Office at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
During the residence application you will be asked to answer a few preference questions regarding noise level, suite cleanliness, and a few other lifestyle questions. We use this information to group residents, with similar preferences, together for suite placements. We do mix first-year and upper-year residents together in suites throughout residence.
We will do everything we can to meet requests, however, we do not guarantee that all requests will be met. Once the residence has finished it’s admissions for the fall (usually mid-July), an e-mail will be sent to all residents providing them instructions on how to request/update their suitemate requests. Please note that we only accept up to one (1) suitemate request.
Room assignments will not be known until late August. As soon as the information is available, you will be sent an email indicating your room and suite number, as well as the names and email addresses of your suitemates so that you may correspond with each other prior to your arrival.
On rare occasions, your room assignment may change due to circumstances beyond our control. We will make every effort to contact you to advise you of this situation, but the Administration does reserve the right to change room assignments at any time.
Unfortunately, once the building is full, there is little flexibility to move residents around. All residents have been grouped together according to the information provided on their Personal Information Sheet. The Residence Life Team will assist you in mediating any conflicts with your suitemates. A Suite Contract is one of the strategies that our team uses to ensure harmony within the suites.