Campus Life


Vermilion Residence Village

Living on Campus in Vermilion

aerial map of Vermilion residence villageVermilion's residence village is just steps away from everywhere -- classes, the cafeteria, the bookstore, Spurs, you name it.

First year students will be in a double room, as there are a limited number of singles. Single rooms are saved for returning students or those who have medical issues. Bathrooms are shared by no more than four students. Each building has common TV, kitchen, and laundry facilities. More details are available on the single student housing page.

Take a 360° virtual tour and see room styles and the kitchens for yourself!

Rez does have some rules. Check out the list the things you should bring and the things you should leave at home (drop downs below). Also find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the left menu.

For information about move-in dates and times, check out the Lakeland fyi page.

Questions? Contact us! Call toll-free 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8543 or e-mail

Vermilion Residence Office hours:

Monday - Thursday  8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
What to bring
Settling into residence requires you bring things to make the room your own and to add to your personal comfort. Here are needed and optional items.

You’ll need:
  • bedding [Twin flat and fitted sheets, blankets, pillow]
  • wash cloths, bath towels and bath mat
  • soap--for bathing, laundry, and dishes
  • toilet paper
  • cleaning supplies for bathroom
  • cooking equipment [pots/pans, dishes, toaster]
  • 1 or 2 place settings plus cutlery
  • dish cloths and towels
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp
  • clothes hangers wastepaper basket
  • laundry bag/hamper
  • posters—to decorate your room
  • recreation equipment--swim suit (your student fees get you into the pool), squash, badminton or racquetball racquet, ball glove, cards, board games

Printable what to bring to Vermilions list (pdf)

Optional items
  • steam iron--ironing boards provided in dorm laundry rooms
  • foamy--for your bed if you prefer a softer mattress
  • small fan is a good idea for fall and spring as rooms are not air-conditioned
  • small stereo/computer/TV/DVD/VCR are okay to bring but please check into personal insurance
  • headphones for your stereo or computer
  • electric power bar with surge protection for your computer

Water Note:
  • Vermilion's water is very hard. This has implications for the water your drink. You may want to invest in a Brita or other filter system for drinking water.
  • The other alternative is buying water. Some dorms will buy water coolers then share the cost of water.
  • Cleaning sinks and toilets weekly will save you tougher cleaning situations down the road.
Additional Notes:
  • No additional furniture is allowed in the residences. You are not allowed to disassemble college furniture or take it outside.
  • Horse owners wanting to board stock should contact Denise at 780 853 8592 for a Horse boarding application.
  • All residence buildings are non-smoking.
Print this list as a pdf.
What not to bring
  • Illegal substances such as drugs. This is an automatic way to no longer live in residence.
  • Firearms of any type aren’t permitted in residence—and leave the ammunition at home, too. So, please don’t bring any type of gun as well as paintball and pellet guns, bows/arrows, hunting knives and explosive/flammable devices.
  • Small cooking appliances, microwaves or freezers are not permitted in your room for safety and sanitary reasons. You will have a small fridge in your dorm bedroom. Microwaves and fridges are provided in the common dorm kitchens. Small appliances can be used in the kitchens, but there is limited room.
  • Townhouse residents can bring whatever they can fit into their kitchens. The same rule applies for no small cooking appliances, microwaves, fridges and freezers in townhouse bedrooms.
  • Pets are not allowed on residence grounds or in rez buildings.
  • Your horse—unless you’ve already made arrangements to board it. For more a horse boarding application, call 780 853 8592.
  • Candles, incense, fireworks and sparklers. If you have to light it—then don’t bring it. And remember there’s no smoking anywhere inside residence buildings.
  • Our campus grounds are quite beautiful, and to help keep them that way no ATVs and other off-road vehicles such as snowmobiles aren’t allowed on the main campus.
Printable what not to bring Vermilion list (pdf)

Zero Tolerance Policy
All residents are required to sign Lakeland College's zero tolerance policy (pdf).

This policy outlines unacceptable behaviour and actions. Violations of the policy by any resident or his/her guest will result in eviction.
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