Rez Life - Welcome Letter

Welcome to Residence at the U of L!

Thank you for making the choice to live with us! We’re looking forward to a great year. Auburn Phillips - Associate Director, Jesara Nichol – Residence Life and Education Coordinator, Brian Erixon - Residence Life and Education Coordinator, and the rest of our dynamic team welcome you! Our goal is to provide you with a safe, clean, convenient, and supportive home away from home. We also strive to deliver interesting and fun programming as well as excellent housing facilities for your stay on our campus.

Our Residence Assistants have been busy training and preparing to ensure they are equipped to support you this year. The residence life team has a full year of engaging, fun, and memorable programming planned for you. Get to know the RAs in your section and remember they are here to guide and support you, so feel free to ask them anything. In return, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the guidelines in this handbook and review Housing Services’ website.

Role of Our Team

At the University of Lethbridge, we view residence as much more than accommodations. Our team is here to assist you in making your stay with us enjoyable and successful through their effort and dedication. Over the years, residence alumni keep telling us that one of the best parts of university was the life-long friendships they made in residence. Our Residence Assistants and the Organization of Residence Students (ORS) are credited with making the residence life experience exceptional and unforgettable.

Community Living

We strive to create a positive experience that everyone can enjoy. By living with us, you are choosing to be an active member in an inclusive community and you have the opportunity to help shape it so you and your fellow residence students can have a great experience. This includes attending events, utilizing the facilities, and getting to know your neighbours. We focus on the health and well-being of the total community in order to support you and the over 1000 other residence students in their personal and academic pursuits. Did you know students living in residence are more likely to graduate? It’s true!

Take Advantage of Activities & Opportunities

University and residence is not about who you were or where you’re from, but who you are and who you’ll become. This is your opportunity to expand your horizons - meet new people, try something new, immerse yourself in life on campus, and take advantage of all the activities and resources available. We promote developing a community that is focused inward and outward. As such, the community fosters unique learning opportunities and experiences far outside the classroom and your home.

Suggestions or Comments

I encourage and invite you to let us know how we can be of help, ask questions of us when you aren’t sure of something, and above all, provide comments and suggestions on how we can improve the experience and best serve you. Residence is a very dynamic place that is continuously evolving and improving. Your input and feedback is essential. Drop by our office, say hi, and let us know how we’re doing.

I wish you well and much success in the upcoming year.


Steve Brodrick
Director, Housing Services