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Residence Services

Residence COVID-19 Information

MRU continues to follow guidelines issued by campus leadership and the provincial and municipal governments. Please see below for the latest updates to our mask and guest policies.

Mask Policy

Masks are mandatory in all public spaces. Wearing a mask has been proven to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. We strongly encourage all Residents and Guests to get vaccinated.

Mandatory Rapid Testing

A rapid testing program will be required for all students, staff, and faculty who come to campus. People who are fully vaccinated will be able to opt out.

For more information please visit

Guest Policy

Residents may have other residents and external guests visit them, within the parameters of our guest policy.  Please note that our guest policy may change at any time in response to changes in provincial, municipal or campus health measures.

Residents are responsible for their external guests’ behaviours, including their commitment to keeping our community safe from COVID-19. This means external guests must comply with campus measures, including wearing a mask in all public spaces within Residence and maintaining social distancing wherever possible.

As of October 4, MRU policy requires everyone who is on campus to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours. Anyone on campus may be required to provide such proof by Residence Services, Security Services or other MRU officials. This includes guests coming to residence.

It is your responsibility, as a resident, to ensure any guests you invite to campus can provide the required proof.  Guests who cannot or will not provide proof will be required to leave campus immediately and their host will be subject to consequences under the residence conduct system.

Any concerns with guests regarding COVID-19 measures will be addressed through the residence conduct system, with possible sanctions including (but not limited to) loss of guest privileges, reassignment to another unit or eviction.

We know having guests is important but we also need to keep residents as safe as possible.  Since guests aren’t included in our attestation and rapid testing process we need your help to ensure people coming to residence are as unlikely as possible to spread COVID-19. Outbreaks in residence will likely result in a suspension of everyone’s guest privileges so we need everyone to be vigilant and work together to keep us all safe.

Reporting Symptoms

Students that are presenting core COVID-19 symptoms (fever, new onset of cough or worsening of chronic cough, new or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste) are expected to contact Residence Services immediately.

Student Residents can update their Health Status on the Residence Portal. Updating your Health Status will inform our ResLife team to your condition.

Symptomatic students and those who test positive for COVID-19 are required to temporarily move units to help minimize the spread of the virus to other areas within Residence.

Residence Services has dedicated rooms to allow for symptomatic isolation as needed. Arrangements will be made to ensure students are receiving the necessary resources and support during this time. MRU will provide contact information for academic support as well.

For more information on isolation and symptoms please visit

Public health requirements may change if there is an increase in local transmission rates. Provincial regulations and municipal bylaws will inform the COVID-19 measures that Mount Royal puts in place in the fall and these will be communicated in advance.


If you still require your second dose, your deadline to be fully immunized is Nov. 1, 2021.

In accordance with public health orders, MRU requires all employees, students and visitors to campus to be fully vaccinated no later than Nov. 1, 2021. This means you:

To meet this deadline, you must receive your second dose no later than Oct. 18, 2021. Those who do not meet this requirement will be placed in the rapid testing program.

Note that those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are unvaccinated are  not considered immunized as per the Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

If you are unvaccinated, see requirements outlined by the rapid testing program.

Thank you and please contact Residence Services if you have any questions.

For more information on MRU protocols, please visit MRU's COVID-19 information page.

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