How to apply for residence

Before you begin your application, check out our first-year and upper-year housing options and find the residence and suite style that works for you. Also be sure to read our policies concerning cancellation and electronic communications.

Step 1

Obtain your CCID

Get your CCID by applying for admission to UAlberta. Please allow 72 hours for activation. You do not need to be admitted to your program to apply for residence.

Step 2

Submit your application and pay the fee

Log into your Residence Account using your CCID and fill out your application. Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee by credit card and submit.

Step 3

Confirm your space

Check your UAlberta email regularly for our room offer and accept by completing your confirmation contract linked in the email. Room offers will be sent starting mid-June 2020.


Frequently asked questions

Can I delay my arrival?

If you confirm your residence space for Fall 2020 but are unable to live in residence due to circumstances related to CV19, you may delay your arrival in residence until Winter or Fall 2021.
When you receive your residence offer, you will be able to accept your room offer or delay your arrival in residence to January or September 2021. Either way, you will be automatically enrolled in the Connections virtual residence program.

What if my plans change suddenly and I need to cancel my application after accepting my offered room?

Recognizing the uncertainty caused by CV19, for Fall 2020 if you accept your room offer and then cancel your housing reservation before you arrive, you will be eligible for a refund of the $500 Residence Deposit. You may also delay your arrival in residence until Winter or Fall 2021 and participate in the Connections virtual residence program.

Will you have options for self-isolation after I arrive in Edmonton?

Students who are required to self isolate can access a support package that includes a single room with private bathroom, meal delivery, daily check ins and access to campus and community health services. This service will continue to be offered throughout the term.

Can I change my application after I submit it?

Yes! Simply send us an email to housing@ualberta.ca from your UAlberta email account and request your change. Please note, your “application submission date” will change to match the date you submitted your change request.

Can I pick my roommates?

Yes! While double occupancy rooms will not be offered during the 2020-2021 school year (two occupants per bedroom), roommate matching will be available and prioritized in shared apartments in Pinecrest & Tamarack House, Nîpisîy House, HUB, Aspen & Maple House, and Graduate Residence. Please note, all residents who want to live with each other must consent and request to live with each other by July 1.

How do I make arrangements for special accommodation?

If you have a condition that affects mobility, vision, hearing, learning or physical or mental health, please contact Accessibility Resources for campus support, who will provide us with a recommendation so we can best assist you. For any other special requirements, please contact us at housing@ualberta.ca before you submit an application. We strive to accommodate special needs and concerns to the best of our ability.