Living in residence on-campus is like having a home away from home. There are many benefits to living on campus
, especially if you are unfamiliar with the city or a first-time student. Living in residence helps to ensure a smooth transition to university life. In residence, you will become a part of a community that will enhance your academic success and help you develop your interpersonal and intercultural skills. You will have opportunities to meet new people and make friends. All of the buildings and services on campus will be easily accessible and conveniently close by.
A number of dining plan options are available to you if you elect to live in residence; purchasing a dining plan may be mandatory if you are a new student living in Mt Blakiston House, University Hall or Piikani house, since these are room and board programs.
Advantages of living on campus
- Convenience: you will be in close proximity to your classrooms and University facilities
- Simplicity: you will be able to avoid the hassle of monthly rent/utility payments
- Community: you will have the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and engage in social activities
On-campus accommodations is great for single students, but if you are bringing your spouse or child(ren) with you, you will need to look for off-campus housing.
On-campus housing is in high demand, so if you are interested, you should apply early. You can apply for residence as soon as you’ve applied for admission and have received your uLethbridge student ID number. Once you’ve applied for residence, make sure to let your International Student Advisor know.
For more information on types of on-campus accommodation and prices, see here.