The apartments are administered by a Housing Services Manager and live-in Assistant Manager, who work with Resident Assistants to ensure the smooth operation of the apartments. Cultural, social and educational activities are planned for all the residents by the Housing staff with input from residents.
A high speed Internet service is available in the residence and each bedroom has been wired with one Internet connection per bedroom. This means that only one computer at a time can be hooked up to this connection. It is recommended that you contact your roommate and determine who will bring a computer to hook up to the Internet, or agree to use a splitter or switch to divide the connection. It is important to note that you will NOT be able to use your telephone line to access an alternate Internet Server and so please make the necessary arrangements so that you can benefit from the Internet service being supplied by the College. You will need the following in order to hook up the College Internet Server:
10/100 Ethernet card installed in your computer.
Patch Cord for the Ethernet approximately 6 feet long- Cat.5E- also available at any computer supply store.
10/100 Ethernet switch to operate two computers using the one connection in each bedroom.
The current telephone service will allow students to make free local telephone calls, receive outside calls and each student will have a personal voice mailbox in order to retrieve their messages. Each bedroom has been outfitted with a telephone and so there is no need for you to bring a telephone with you. The telephone in each bedroom will be shared between the two students in that bedroom but each student will have their own voice mail account on the telephone. You will be able to retrieve your voice messages from your telephone when the message indicator is flashing. All the telephones in the residence rooms will have an emergency button that will call Campus Security directly thus increasing security within the residence.
The laundry room in the Stewart Apartments has five washers and five dryers to service our residents. The laundry room is open 24 hours a day and features a smart card system on each laundry machine so that no actual cash is in the machines. Each student will be issued a laundry smart card upon request that they will use while in residence for the laundry machines. Each student will place money into a charging machine that will transfer this dollar amount onto the laundry smart card of the student. The student will then simply place the smart card into the laundry machines and it will deduct the cost of the service from the card. When the money on the card has been exhausted, the student will simply recharge their laundry smart card at the recharging station located in the laundry room.
There is a games room located in the basement of the residence that is available to the residents of the Stewart Apartments. This room has a billiards table, a ping-pong table and includes all the necessary equipment for each of these games. Residents wishing to use this room simply have to sign out the key for the room at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room.
Every Wednesday evening a specific time is reserved for the Resident Assistants to organize activities specifically for the residents of the Stewart Apartments. The number of activities offered, what activities are being organized and the specific time of each of these activities will vary depending on the availability of the gymnasiums but these details are available from the R.A. All residents are encouraged to participate in these free gymnasium activities. This activity is dependent on gymnasium availability, only offered during the academic year and not available during holiday periods.
Every Monday evening all residents are invited to the pool located in the Therese Casgrain Centre. This activity is free for residents and supervised by a certified lifeguard and a Resident Assistant. This activity is dependent on the pool availability, only offered during the academic year and not available during holiday periods.
GROCERY SHUTTLE BUS
Every Tuesday evening during the academic year, a free grocery shuttle bus will pick-up students at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Stewart Apartments and transport them to the local Provigo grocery store. The bus will return the students to the residence about an hour later at the completion of their shopping. This service is only offered during the academic year and not available during holiday periods. Further information including the schedule for the grocery shuttle bus can be obtained at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty.
The Stewart Apartments has a total of six study rooms located throughout the residence and these rooms are available to residents 24 hours a day.
There is one guest room located in the basement of the Stewart Apartments that is available to guests of our residents. The room has two double beds and can sleep a maximum of four people. There are no linens or pillows provided and so guests are recommended to bring a sleeping bag and their own pillow. The room is available for a maximum of three consecutive nights and can be reserved in advance at the Housing Services Office or with the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room and the resident is responsible for their guests throughout their visit.
LONG DISTANCE (optional)
Long Distance telephone calls can be made from your telephone using a calling card from any company. Please drop by the Housing Office should you have any questions regarding where to buy or how to use a calling card to make long distance calls from your residence telephone.
There is a television room located in the basement of the Stewart Apartments equipped with a V.C.R. and Videotron Cable T.V. Service that can be used by residents for three hours at a time. Residents wishing to use this room can sign out the key at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room.
There are three separate storage areas in the basement of the Stewart Apartments that are available to the residents. One of these storage lockers is allocated to each regular and large apartment and used for storage of empty boxes, suitcases and bicycles. A combination lock is provided for each of these lockers and the combination given to the residents of the apartment. Returning residents can also store some of their belongings in these storage rooms during the summer months for a small fee.
All kitchens in the student apartments have a four element stove top but not an oven. Residents wishing to use an oven can sign out the key for the basement kitchen where they will have use of the kitchen for a three hour period and have use of a full sized stove (including an oven), a full sized refrigerator and even a dishwasher. Residents wishing to use this room can sign out the key at the Housing Services Office or from the Resident Assistant on duty. A deposit of $5.00 and a John Abbott College I.D. are required to sign out the key to this room.
CABLE T.V. SERVICE
Videotron Cable Television service is available in each apartment and is included in the monthly rent. There is a cable television outlet located in each apartment living room that is active and working when the students move-in to the residence. Students must supply their own television and coaxial cable to connect to the cable television service.