EVO Residence – EISP July

EVO Residence

EVO is a private student residence at 420 Sherbrooke Street West, just a block from our school. It was a hotel until 2014. Many students in McGill summer language programs are staying in the EVO residence.


Your monitors will help you with questions in EVO. Don’t hesitate to ask them any questions you have. Each monitor is responsible for a group of students, and should know where you are at all times. Your monitor will have a room on your floor in the residence.


Breakfast, lunch and supper will be served in the dining room on the mezzanine floor (“M” on the elevator). It is a buffet-style, and you can eat as much as you like. The dishes will change every day. The dining hall may be used by students from other McGill language programs that are happening at the same time as yours.

  Meal   Schedule
 Breakfast  8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
 Lunch  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 Supper  6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Students 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 equipped with a hair dryer. Students must supply their own toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)


You will receive 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.

Room Cleaning

Your room will be cleaned once a week. The cleaners will change the sheets on the bed, change the towels in the bathroom and clean the room. Your room will have a small garbage can, but during the week, you can empty it and put your recyclable materials at a garbage/recycling center on your floor.


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. If you aren’t sure how to use the machines, ask your monitor to help you.

Servievo poolces

EVO has many features for students. You use your key fob to open the doors of these areas:

 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.


EVO has free wifi everywhere in the building.


No Smoking

There is no smoking anywhere in the building – not in your room or anywhere in the residence. You have to go outside to smoke.

Images courtesy EVO