Residence Life: Rules and Responsibilities Residence Life: Rules and Responsibilities Living in residence is a tremendous opportunity that can greatly enrich one’s university experience. However, living in a college dorm is not for everyone. Unlike living alone, residents must be sensitive and responsive to the needs of their fellow housemates. They must also be willing to abide by certain standards of behaviour and respect the people charged with enforcing them. Since most people don’t read the rules of residence before they accept their offer, we created a video to highlight some of our more important rules so you know what to expect before you arrive. For a complete list of the Rules of Residence, visit the “Important Documents” page.