Home Sweet Home Welcome to your home away from home. We believe residence is about more than accommodation: it’s building community, sharing experiences, having fun and making the grade — essential in helping to ensure a smooth transition to university. 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, your home is steps away from classes, professors’ offices, student services, social, exercise and recreational spaces as well as 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 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 residence has at least one residence assistant (RA) — first-year residences have two — who build community by coordinating fun social events (think Residence Wars), educational opportunities and everyday interactions like section dinners and hanging out in the common room. They also uphold the community standards, can assist with
roommate disagreements, and will connect you with the many services the University has to offer. Our RAs 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.
Campus Safety We take security very seriously. We have ClosedCircuit Television in public areas; residence is regularly patrolled by Security Services; we offer services like Safe Walk (where a safety team accompanies you to and from anywhere on campus) and Working Alone Web System (allows you to log in and make Security Services aware of your location when working alone on campus); and a key tag service in case you lose your keys.
What’s in a name? To honour the relationships with local First Nations communities, the early student housing developments at uLethbridge are named after some of the Nations who are signatories of Treaty 7, signed September 22, 1877. The communities are Kainai, Piikani Siksika and Tsuu T’ina.
For more information and to see floor plans of our residence spaces: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/housing