Residence Life - Welcome Letter

Welcome to Residence at the U of L!

Thank you for choosing to live with us; Our dynamic team welcomes you! We aim provide a safe, clean, convenient, and supportive home away from home. As we emerge from the COVID19 pandemic, we continue to offer residence programs and facilities designed to help you stay safe while you succeed in your academic pursuits. Did you know residence students are more likely to graduate? It’s true!

Our Residence Assistants have been busy training and preparing to support you this year. The residence life team has engaging, fun, and memorable programming planned for you. Get to know your RAs; they are here to guide and support you, so feel free to ask them anything. In return, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines in this handbook.

Role of Our Team
At ULethbridge, we view residence as much more than accommodations. Our team is here to assist in making your stay with us enjoyable and successful. Residence alumni tell 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) make the residence life experience unforgettable.

Community Living
We strive to create a positive experience for everyone. By living with us, you are choosing to be an active member in an inclusive community. You have the opportunity to help shape a great experience for yourself and your fellow residence students. We focus on the health and well-being of the whole community to support residence students in their personal and academic pursuits.

Take Advantage of Activities & Opportunities
University is not about who you were or where you’re from, but who you are and who you’re becoming. This is your opportunity to expand your horizons - meet new people, try something new, immerse yourself in campus life, and take advantage of activities and resources available. We promote developing a welcoming, caring, and inclusive community fostering unique learning opportunities and experiences far outside classes and residence.

Suggestions or Comments
I encourage you to let us know how we can help, ask questions when you aren’t sure of something, and provide comments and suggestions on how we can best serve you. Residence is a dynamic place that is continuously evolving and improving. Your input and feedback is essential. Let us know how we’re doing!

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



Auburn Phillips
Associate Director, Housing Services