Academic Support: Residence

An overview of Residential Academic Support available within the residence environment is available on-line.

Academic Clusters

Academic Clusters are one of the types of Residence Learning Communities offered by Student Housing Services. They are small groups or clusters of first year students who are enrolled in the same academic program, and share living space and friendships. This program is designed to help new students adjust to the challenges of university life and study. Each Academic Cluster has a Cluster Leader, an upper year student that facilitates programming that is cluster specific.

Academic Drop-in Centres (ADCs)

Academic Drop-in Centres (ADCs) are areas in residence that make academic Cluster Leaders and resource people from on-campus departments available in the evenings to answer questions and provide guidance in your studies.

Academic Programmers

Academic Programmers are members of the residence life staff. Their role is to provide an academic programming package to meet the needs of residents of their hall. Academic Programmers will offer study sessions, activities, newsletters and bulletin boards on academic topics. They can be reached by email at