Social Street

social street PAW Centre

Located within the Physical Activity and Wellness Centre, Social Street is an atrium-like structure that was added in 2015 to connect new buildings to existing buildings. Incorporating student services and gathering spaces, the Social Street, by nature of its design, activates and energizes a pedestrian thoroughfare that will serve as a major access point to the campus.

The Social Street connects the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation's; West Wing (Main Gym, Clare Drake Arena, West Pool, multi-purpose spaces, classrooms, Campus & Community Recreation offices and the Steadward Centre); East Wing (Classrooms, Lecture Theaters, Squash and Racquet Courts, Gym, Academic Offices, and Lab spaces); Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome, Athletics Office and Academic Offices), University Hall (Dean's Office, Academic Offices, Graduate Student Spaces and Student Services Office) and the new Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre and Wilson Climbing Centre together in one large complex, the Van Vliet Complex.

The space features ample seating areas, expansive open spaces, an abundance of natural light, viewing windows into the Main Gym, and a third level viewing area and pedway.

Social Street offers the ideal space for a large reception event on campus!


  • Sports Hall of Fame - Opened in 2015, the new Sports Wall of Fame hall recognizes and brings together the past, present, and future leaders in university and community sport. Adorned with inductee plaques, championship pictures, and an interactive touch screen, this hall provides a look back into the history of athletics at the University of Alberta.
  • The Chopped Leaf - fast, fresh and healthy food delivered with exceptional timeliness for premium customer service. Raising the bar for fast food everywhere.

Located at the north end of Social Street, two Student Lounges are available for studying and social gatherings. Complete with a two-sided fireplace, soft seating and both low and high top sitting, this lounge offers a great location for a private function.

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Past Events in Social Street PAW Centre

social street grand opening

SCAPPS Academic Conference

sports wall of fame