Students in Graduate Residence are focused, mature and appreciate being a part of a neighbourhood. They like independence, but also the convenience of a furnished suite close to campus!

Residents take advantage of tailored support for their studies including an on-site faculty member and thesis defense preparation sessions. They care about their neighbours and work together to nurture a community spirit.

The four Graduate Residence buildings are: Rockcress, Stonecrop, Juniper and Speedwell.




Graduate Residence consists of four beautiful buildings: Rockcress, Stonecrop, Juniper and Speedwell.

WHO LIVES HERE: Graduate students

UNIT TYPES: Furnished studio (Floor Plan | 360° Panorama) and 2 bedroom (Floor Plan​ | 360° Panorama) apartments (bedrooms rented individually).

LEASE TYPE: Annual term lease ending on July 31 of each year (the first lease is 11 months in length and renewals are 12 months).

2018-2019 RATES:

Unit Type Rent*
Studio $1123/month. 11 month term lease
2 Bedroom space (shared) $919/month per person/room. 11 month term lease

Wireless internet, heat, water and power are included in the rent.

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
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver designation by the Canadian Green Building Council
  • TV & study lounges
  • Outdoor gathering spaces
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking available through Parking Services

Rockcress, Stonecrop, Juniper and Speedwell Houses (Graduate Residence) are located in the East Campus neighbourhood of North Campus.

The UAlberta Campus Map has directions and building details.

Eastern Ascent is Residence Services upper-year student Orientation program specifically designed for students living in our East Campus residences and runs from August 28 to September 9, 2017.

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.


The units in Graduate Residence are fully furnished. All kitchens come with a stove/oven and a refrigerator with freezer. You will have to bring your own cooking equipment, linens, etc.

Two-bedroom Units: There is a double-sized bed, dresser and study desk with chair in each bedroom; a couch, coffee table, dining table and dining chairs in each living area.

Studio Units: There is a double-sized bed, dresser, study desk with chair, living room couch, dining table and dining chairs.


At the University of Alberta, we offer a variety of on-campus housing experiences in our residences – whether you are new to university life or in your upper years of study, if you are a student couple or have a family, we have a community for you.


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