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).

2020-2021 RATES:

Room type Contract length Total contract amount* Monthly rent
Studio suite 11 months $13,937 $1,238
2-bedroom 11 months $11,404 $1,013/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 24-31, 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
  • 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.


Winter Ascent is the Residence Services winter semester orientation program specifically designed for students living in a UAlberta residence and moving in January, 2019.

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.

Things To Look Forward To:

From January 4, 2019 to January 6, 2019 residents moving into any of our residences will have the opportunity to take part in many activities that will be sure to have a lasting impact on your residence experience.

These programs will help you navigate your way around your new community this semester, and have some fun doing it!

There will be 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 start you off on the right foot this semester.

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.