AN EXCHANGE STUDENT IS:

  • A student who is enrolled at a university with a formal exchange agreement with the University of Alberta. Exchange students who apply for residence by April 30th are guaranteed a space.

A VISITING STUDENT (NON-EXCHANGE) IS:

  • Enrolled at another university and has been approved to attend the University of Alberta for one term or one academic year. The purpose is usually to receive credit that can be transferred back to their degree at their home institution. They are not part of a formal exchange agreement and pay tuition fees at the University of Alberta.

VISITING STUDENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (VSCP) STUDENT MUST:

  • Be registered in a degree program in a university outside of Canada, AND;
  • Have written consent from their university to participate in the program.

 

Click below to find information about residences available to exchange, visiting and VSCP students.

 

HUB is a unique residence located in the high traffic campus shopping mall. Residence units are accessed through staircases leading to the mall.

WHO LIVES HERE: Upper-year undergraduate and graduate students.

UNIT TYPES: Furnished and unfurnished studio and 1 bedroom apartments, and 2 or 4 bedroom shared apartments (common kitchen, living room and bathroom). Studio and 1 bedroom units are reserved for students in their third year and up.
Studio: Floor Plan | 360° Panorama
1 bedroom: Floor Plan
2 bedroom (bedrooms are rented individually): Floor Plan | 360° Panorama
4 bedroom (bedrooms are rented individually): Floor Plan | 360° Panorama

LEASE TYPE: Studio and 1 bedroom apartments are available on month-to-month leases. 2 & 4 bedroom units are 8 month contracts, with 4 month contracts available for exchange and VSCP students.

2020-2021 RATES:

Unit type Contract length Total contract amount* Monthly rent
Studio (unfurnished) Month-to-month - $927
Studio (furnished) Month-to-month - $1,006
Studio (furnished/renovated) Month-to-month - $1,225
1-bedroom (unfurnished) Month-to-month - $1,213
1-bedroom (furnished/renovated) Month-to-month - $1,570
2-bedroom (unfurnished) 4 months $3,244/person -
8 months $6,293/person -
2-bedroom (furnished/renovated) 4 months $3,976/person -
8 months $7,796/person -
4-bedroom (unfurnished) 4 months $2,376/person -
8 months $4,633/person -
4-bedroom (furnished/renovated) 4 months $2,912/person -
8 months $5,723/person -

*Wireless internet, heat, water and power are included in the rent. Includes orientation program. Total contract amount includes a prorated amount for accommodation from August 24 to 31, 2020.

Please note, all rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted as soon as possible. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Connections to transit (LRT and bus) on the south end of the mall
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Parking available through Parking Services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Evening security agent
  • Community Centre (The Vault)
    • Wireless Internet
    • TV lounge
    • Exercise facility
    • Study space
    • Game and equipment rentals
  • No time to cook? Consider a Voluntary Meal Plan!

HUB straddles four city blocks along 112 Street and contains a variety of shops and services. There are pedways connecting the mall to other buildings on campus - this residence truly is a hub!

The UAlberta Campus Map has detailed information and interior floor plans for HUB.

Eastern Ascent

Eastern Ascent is Residence Services upper-year student Orientation program specifically designed for students living in our East Campus residences.

Eastern Ascent provides residents with the opportunity to develop peer connections and become better oriented to the Edmonton community and UAlberta campus prior to the start of Fall Term Classes.

Eastern Ascent features events to help give you an academic advantage through workshops on time management, applying for research funding and using campus libraries, as well as programs designed to encourage students to connect with their residence community, such as puppy playtime, bonfires in the park and a Day of Service.

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Winter Ascent

Winter Ascent is the Residence Services winter semester orientation program specifically designed for students living in a UAlberta residence, who are moving in for the Winter Term.

Transitioning to university and residence can be tough. Making this transition in January can be tougher.

Winter Ascent was created to provide an opportunity for residents to become comfortable in their new living environment, develop peer connections and become better oriented to the Edmonton community and UAlberta campus. Winter Ascent focuses on providing residents with the chance to explore Edmonton and establish a strong support system in residence prior to the start of Winter Term Classes.

Furnished apartment units may vary, because they have been furnished over time. All units are equipped with a stove/oven and refrigerator/freezer. Each bedroom contains a bedframe/mattress (twin XL) and desk/chair. Storage and living room furniture may also be provided (no TVs).

Unfurnished apartments are equipped with a stove/oven and refrigerator/freezer. You will need to provide your own bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture. If you are in a shared unit, we recommend that you wait until you move in to see if there is furniture/appliances your roommates already have so that you do not bring duplicate items.

Nîpisîy House, our newest student residence, opened in Fall 2018 with with space for 300 residents

WHO LIVES HERE: Upper-year undergraduate students

UNIT TYPES: Furnished 4 and 6-bedroom apartments (bedrooms are rented individually)

LEASE TYPE: 8-month contracts, with 4-month contracts available to exchange and VSCP students

ROOM OFFER AND ROOMMATE GUARANTEE: Apply by January 31 to guarantee your room offer and/or roommate

2020-2021 RATES:

Room type Contract length Total contract amount*
4-bedroom 4 months $4,556/person
8 months $9,406/person
6-bedroom 4 months $4,076/person
8 months $8,415/person

*Wireless internet, heat, water and power are included in the rent. Includes orientation program. Total contract amount includes a prorated amount for accommodation from August 24 to 31, 2020.

Please note, all rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted as soon as possible. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking available through Parking Services
  • No time to cook? Consider a Voluntary Meal Plan!

Nîpisîy House is located at 8925-111st NW, in the Northeast residential section of UAlberta's North Campus.

View the UAlberta Campus Map.

Eastern Ascent

Eastern Ascent is Residence Services upper-year student Orientation program specifically designed for students living in our East Campus residences and runs for two weeks around the beginning of the Academic Year.

Eastern Ascent provides residents with the opportunity to develop peer connections and become better oriented to the Edmonton community and UAlberta campus prior to the start of Fall Term Classes.

Eastern Ascent features events to help give you an academic advantage through workshops on time management, applying for research funding and using campus libraries, as well as programs designed to encourage students to connect with their residence community, such as puppy playtime, bonfires in the park and a Day of Service.

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Units are fully furnished with a bed, dresser and study desk with chair in each bedroom, and a couch, coffee table, tv stand, sofa chairs, dining table and dining chairs in each living area. All kitchens come with a stove/oven and a refrigerator/freezer. You will have to bring your own cooking equipment, linens, etc.

 

I-House is home to residents from Canada and around the world, who contribute to the Global Education program.

WHO LIVES HERE: Upper year undergraduate and graduate students from Canada and around the world. I-House is 1/3 Canadian students and 2/3 international students from 40+ different countries (maximum 12 students per country).

UNIT TYPES: Furnished, single dormitory style rooms with private washrooms.
Floor Plan | 360° Panorama

LEASE TYPE: 8-month contracts, with 4-month contracts available to exchange and VSCP students

APPLYING: Residents must demonstrate their commitment to global learning and building a welcoming community at I-House. New residents are selected competitively based on their responses to two application questions as well as their places of origin. Returning residents submit a poster demonstrating their contributions and commitment to I-House vision and values.

2020-2021 RATES:

Room type Contract length Total rent*
Single 4 months $3,740
8 months $7,308

Each room is furnished with a twin (XL) bed, desk, chair, a small fridge, storage and closet space, a recycling bin and garbage can
*Includes wireless internet, heat, water, and power, as well as Residence Life and Global Education programming
Residents pay an additional Residence Association fee to the I-House Community Council for on-going student-run programming

Please note, all rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted immediately. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

  • Resident Assistant (RA) staff trained for after-hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Global Education Program staff who work with residents to build community at I-House
  • Communal kitchens
  • Meeting Room
  • Global Culture Studio (student organizing room)
  • Music Room (with piano)
  • TV Lounges
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike Storage room
  • Parking available through Parking Services
  • Voluntary Meal Plan outside of I-House

International House is located at 8801-111 Street in the Northeast section of North Campus. It is also the location of the East Campus Residence Services Office and right across the street from the International Services Centre in the Telus building.

The UAlberta Campus Map has detailed information for International House.

Newcomers are greeted by warm, smiling friends who are ready to help everyone move in and feel at home. In Aug/Sept, events are designed to build friendships in the community: a welcome picnic, tea night, campfire, sunset walk, orientation, and more, all wrapped up with an annual fancy gala, the Soirée of Welcome, with presentations, dinner, and live music to welcome new students to the I-House family! During the winter, residents hold a potluck dinner and other fun activities to involve everyone in I-House life.  

Eastern Ascent

This student orientation program is specifically designed for residents living in East Campus, providing opportunities to make friends and get to know the UAlberta campus and Edmonton community before classes start. Eastern Ascent features events to help provide an academic advantage through workshops on time management, applying for research funding, and using campus libraries, and programs to encourage students to connect with their residence community, like puppy playtime, bonfires in the park, and a Day of Service.

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Winter Ascent

This orientation program is specifically designed for students living in a UAlberta residence and moving in January. Transitioning to university and residence can be tough. Making this transition in January can be tougher.

Winter Ascent provides an opportunity for residents to become comfortable in their new living environment, make friends, and become better oriented to the Edmonton community and UAlberta campus. The program focuses on providing residents with the chance to explore Edmonton and establish a strong support system before the first day of classes. It features community building programs, recreational activities, a Day of Service in which students engage and volunteer with the Edmonton community, and educational workshops, all to help students have a strong start to the semester.

Explore the I-House Community!

Roots of the I-House Community

We:

  • Share our time, heart, and energy to nurture our global community.
  • Respect our own stories and value diverse perspectives and worldviews.
  • Recognize the interconnectedness of our lives and actions in the past, present, and future.
  • Explore our potential in mind, body, spirit and emotion, and support growth in those around us.
  • Make choices with the awareness that each of our actions has global repercussions.
  • Honor the interdependence of all living beings.
  • Develop the skills we need to create the future that we want to see.
  • Trust the strength of our community to support collective success, peace building, and enduring friendships.
  • Commit ourselves to life-long learning and personal development.
  • Embrace the world as global citizens.