'Come Live With Us!'
Our focus in Housing Services is to provide students with the best possible environment for academic success and personal development. Residence Life programming is offered and coordinated through live-in Residence Assistants. Some examples of the programs offered in the past include time management, aerobics, health and nutrition, substance abuse, study skills, exam preparation, library use, tutoring, movie nights, cabarets, resumé writing, and effective interview and job search skills.
The convenience of living on campus, together with access to the University's services and programs, gives students educational, social, and cultural advantages. Residents tend to be more involved in campus life, build stronger friendships than their off-campus counterparts, and develop greater tolerance and understanding. All this adds up to enhanced opportunity to graduate from the University of Lethbridge.
Campus Housing Choices
The University provides campus housing for single students in fully-furnished bedrooms, self-contained apartment units, and townhomes. For students with families, we provide unfurnished townhomes. Units meeting the needs of the physically challenged are available. Students directly out of high school in their first year of study are assigned to the Traditional-style units in University Hall and to our apartment style units in Kainai House. The Piikani House and Tsuut'ina House are typically assigned to students in their 2nd plus year of study while Residence Village (RV) units are assigned to students in their 3nd plus years of study. The unfurnished townhomes in Siksika House are generally for married and single students with families.
New High School Graduates -
University Hall Residence. Our most convenient, on-campus accommodation offers 278 single and double rooms within University Hall itself. These fully-furnished rooms are available on the first four floors and are reserved for first-year, directly-out-of-high-school residents. The residence is equipped with common rooms, a games room, a laundry centre, and an activity centre. The Library, Coulee Junction Cafe, study rooms and computer labs are conveniently located, and most academic areas are accessible without going outside on inclement days.
Kainai House - Our Kainai House apartment building accommodates 155 students in one, two, four and six bedroom, fully furnished units. All bedrooms are single occupancy and suites are assigned on a bedroom-by-bedroom basis. Laundry facilities are provided on each floor. This adjacent complex also includes a cardiovascular room, study and meeting rooms, television lounge, and games room. The apartment building is conveniently located south of Aperture Drive, just a short five-minute walk away from the centre of campus.
Residence Dining Plan
All University Hall and Kainai House residents must participate in the Residence Dining Plan as these rooms are offered on a 'Room and Board' basis only.
Further information can be obtained from the Catering and Food Services Residence Dining Plan Brochure, or by calling Catering and Food Services at tel. 403-329-2491.
Transfer and Continuing Students -
Aperture Park Single Housing Apartments and Townhomes
Our apartment and townhouse-style buildings accommodate 260 students in one, two, and four bedroom, fully furnished units. All bedrooms are single occupancy and suites are assigned on a bedroom-by-bedroom basis. Study areas, coin-operated laundry facilities, and barbeques are provided in each residential area. These complexes include a computer room, cardiovascular room, study and meeting rooms, television lounge, and games room are available to all residence students The Piikani House, Tsuut'ina House and Residence Village buildings are conveniently located south of Aperture Drive, just a short five-minute walk away from the centre of campus.
What You Should Bring for Comfort!
The following items are suggestions only: personal computer, circuit breaker-equipped power bar, extension cords, stereo/radio, alarm clock, hairdryer, towels, toiletry items, athletic gear, iron, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, vacuum cleaners, hangers and bedding. University Hall residents are not allowed to have kitchen appliances in their rooms including but not limited to kettles, toasters, and bar fridges.
Note: All electrical appliances must be CSA approved.
Applications are accepted starting in September for the following September occupancy. Applications can be completed online here. You must fill out your application and submit an online credit card payment for the non-refundable application fee plus advance payment to the University of Lethbridge, Housing Services. Contact information is noted several paragraphs below. Students are advised to apply as early as possible to improve their chances for accommodation. Newly admitted applicants, applying before April 1, will have their names entered into an accommodation lottery. Approximately 75% of the allocated beds will be randomly selected. The names drawn will be notified by email (uleth webmail) of their room placement prior to May 31st. Returning students, whose applications are received by January 16, will participate in a lottery draw for 75% of the allocated beds and are generally notified prior to Reading Week. Others will have their names placed on the waiting list in priority order, according to date received.
Offer of Accommodation
Once accommodation is assigned, the student is advised through an 'Offer of Accommodation' letter via email (uleth webmail). This letter must be signed and returned, along with all required items listed, by the deadline date as stated in the offer. Failure to meet this deadline will result in cancellation of the application and loss of the first advance payment.
All students staying in campus accommodation will be required to submit a security deposit of $300 for single student housing or the equivalent of one month rent for family housing. Interest will be payable on any unused amount if applicable under Provincial Government Statute. Security deposits will be used to cover any outstanding housing related charges deemed payable upon termination of occupancy, including cancellation fees, damage, cleaning, lost keys or FOBS, dining plan, etc.
The security deposit shall not be deemed to constitute a limit for any charges which may be incurred under the lease.
Cancellation during the offering process:
The advance payment of $100.00 is refundable if a student is refused admission to the University (this does not include refusal only into a particular program) or you cancel your application in writing prior to an offer being sent out, or if a room offer does not occur by the first day of classes. If a room is offered and rejected, or the student cancels his or her application for any other reason, the advance payment will be forfeited. Cancellation for any other reason will be subject to forfeiture of the advance payments according to the cancellation schedule as outlined in the Offer of Accommodation.
Cancellation of contract after residency has commenced:
A written notice (available in Housing Services) must be completed and received by Housing Services on or before the first day of the month to make the notice effective for the last day of the month. Where the first is a weekend or a statutory holiday, written notice may be given to the RAD or faxed to Housing Services (403-329-2030). Notice provided after the first of the month shall not be effective until the end of the following month.The contract is then recalculated at a daily rate from the date of arrival to the date the notice comes into effect to a minimum charge $1000.00. In addition, a cancellation fee of $300.00 is assessed for breaking the contract.This cancellation fee is charged whether the student cancels his or her residence, or any terms of the contract are broken and therefore terminated.
Please note: The University of Lethbridge reserves the right to make changes to Fees and Policies as may be required.
All cancellations received after a student has moved
into our residence are subject to one calendar month notice. Failure
to provide this notice will result in next month rent charges, minimum of $1000.00.
Housing Services may be contacted at the University of Lethbridge, C420 - 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4; tel. 403-329-2584; fax: 403-329-2030; or email: email@example.com.
The Board of Governors approves rental rates and Residence Dining Plan costs each spring and applicants are advised of the new rates as soon as possible. Please see current rates here.
Residence Dining Plan
Information can be obtained from the Catering and Food Services Residence Dining Plan Brochure, or by calling Catering and Food Services at tel. 403-329-2491.
Residence fees for single student housing must be paid by September 30th for the fall term and January 31st for the Spring semester. Residence Dining Plan must be paid at the beginning of each Academic Year.
A utility surcharge may be levied to offset increased utility costs due to the effects of deregulation and the resulting inflationary impact.
Rental rates include all utilities except telephone line and Internet access, and are based on a two semester (single) or 12-month (family) contract. Arrangements may be made with Housing Services for a 12-month contract for single students (September-August).
The University has policies, regulations and programs to provide for the student's personal, academic, social and cultural growth, as well as their privacy and well-being. Breach of these policies and certain Criminal Code offences will be grounds to terminate the students' use agreement and evict them from University Housing. Our policies can be viewed at www.uleth.ca/housing, refer to "handbook" on right side menu.
Students working or studying in Lethbridge over the summer are invited to stay in our residence. Special contract terms and rates are available. Accommodation is available in the Residence from approximately May to August for Summer Session students and for conferences, seminars, meetings, visiting faculty, and guests to the University. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are available for casual visitors.
Special contract terms and rates for Summer Sessions and EAP programs are available.
Contact us for more detailed information:
University of Lethbridge
C420 - 4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4
Tel. (403) 329-2584
Housing website: http://www.uleth.ca/housing/