Housing at uLethbridge
Home Sweet Home
Welcome to your home away from home. Living in residence helps ensure a smooth transition to University. We believe residence life is about more than accommodation: it’s building community, having fun and making the grade.
Living in residence is a great option especially during your first year. Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to have a successful academic experience. Why? In a word: Access.
As a resident, you are steps away from classes; professors’ offices; student services; social, exercise and recreational spaces; study rooms and academic programming.
You have a built-in community that enhances academic performance and social success. You’ll make lifelong friends, find study partners, develop tolerance and fine-tune your interpersonal skills.
Residents belong to the largest student club on campus, the Organization of Residence Students (ORS), which provides support and plans fun activities for residents. Each section in our single student residences has at least one Residence Assistant (RA) — first-year residences have two — who upholds and enforces the policies in the Residence Community Handbook, coordinates fun social events (think Residence Wars), educational opportunities and everyday interactions like section dinners. Don’t think of your RA as mom or dad: an RA is more like a cool older brother or sister looking out for you. Our Residence Assistants are trained in emergency response, standard first aid, and mental health first aid not because you’ll need it, just because we like to be prepared.
New University Student Residence:
First-year students entering straight from high school can apply online to stay in the traditional-style dorms in University Hall (UHall), in one-, two-, four- or six-bedroom apartments in Kainai House. These are fully furnished rooms, so expect to find a bed, a desk and a place to hang your clothes.