More beds are needed for undergraduate students, especially for first-year students. There are about 2,200 intakes per year and demand stands at 1.7:1. Graduate students tend to prefer to live off-campus but if a graduate residence was available, perhaps the trend would reverse. International graduate students on the other hand prefer to live on campus and would benefit from a dedicated graduate residence. FNMI students would also benefit from increased on-campus housing opportunities.
Residence life could be an ambassador for the University of Lethbridge but in order to achieve that status, some feel that the residences should explore the collegiate model and provide not just accommodation but also learning support services (academic / career counselling, breakout rooms), a dining centre, and social spaces in which to interact and seek entertainment.