EVO is a private student residence at 420 Sherbrooke Street West, just a block from the SCS building. It was a Holiday Inn hotel until 2014. Many students in McGill summer language programs are staying in the EVO residence.
420Sherbrooke West Map
Rooms and Keys
Students and monitors are in double rooms. Each room has two beds, two desks, two closets, a small fridge, a microwave and a bathroom. The bathroom has towels which will be changed once a week. The bathrooms are normally equipped with a hair dryer. Students must supply their own toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). Toilet paper is supplied by EVO cleaning staff.
Everyone gets a key fob. You need this key fob to use the elevator to go to your floor, and to open your door, and the doors of other EVO rooms.
Breakfast, lunch and supper will be served in the dining room on the mezzanine floor (“M" on the elevator). It is buffet-style. The dining hall may be used by students from other McGill language programs that are happening at the same time as yours. The dining area will be divided into English and French zones. Monitors have an important role in establishing mealtimes as a place where students practice their language skills.
|Breakfast||8:00 AM to 9:00 AM|
|Lunch||12:00 PM to 1:00 PM|
|Supper||6:00 PM to 7:00 PM|
|Study Room (RC)||24 hours|
|Game Room (RC)||24 hours|
|Gym (RC)||24 hours|
|Pool (M)||7:00 AM to 11:00 PM|
The pool does not have a lifeguard, but the EVO security guards are not far away.
To wash and dry your clothes, you need to get a laundry card from the front desk. The card has a $5 cash deposit, so you return the card when you finish the program and get your $5 back. In the laundry room, you put money on the card using a credit card with a machine. The laundry room is on the M floor, the same floor as the pool.
EVO has free wifi everywhere in the building.
EVO has a strict no-smoking policy – explain to students who are smokers that they have to go outside.
Class Monitors – Joining Programs for Lunch
Class monitors are invited to join their groups for lunch at the EVO residence once or twice a week. If you would like to join your group for lunch, wait for your group outside the classroom at 12:00, walk with them over to EVO for lunch. Introduce yourself to the residence monitors. After lunch, accompany your group back to the classroom to start the afternoon activity.
Moving in at day before the students begin arriving
Dealing with land arrivals
Supplies for food events
Checking flight status
Images courtesy EVO