Information for Students Living in Residence

Current Status

Residences remain open and operational for any student unable to return home.


Residence Services continues to follow all preventative health measures as directed by Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada and the University of Alberta.

Please visit our frequently asked questions for more information.

Residence operational updates

Below you will find any important updates to Residence Services operations.

Dining halls provide take-out service only

Residence dining halls continue to operate, providing take-out service only to ensure physical distancing and eliminate large gatherings, as directed by Alberta Health Services.

Dining halls continue to be open from 8 am – 8 pm for food pick up only. There is no dining seating available. Food must be taken back to residence room. No access to dining halls outside of operational hours.

Updated March 31, 2020, 5:00 pm

ONEcard access to Lister main doors

Starting Tuesday, March 31, the Lister Centre main doors will be open for public access from 8:30 am—4:30 pm weekdays. All access outside of these hours will require your ONEcard.

No further action is required from any residents, staff or meal plan holders who need access to the building as this change will be automatic. Please remember to carry your ONEcard with you.

Updated March 30, 2020, 2:30 pm

Modified residence dining hall hours

Residence dining halls are now open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm starting March 26.

Updated March 25, 2020, 4:00 pm

Guests and gathering limits

For the safety of our residents, guests are no longer permitted in University of Alberta residences. Gatherings within residences are limited to five people, except in the dining halls. See preventative measures for more information.

Updated March 23, 2020, 3:00 pm

Residents who can are requested to move out by March 24

With the confirmation that there will be no in-person exams, residents (not including Michener Park) who can are asked to move out by March 24 to support social distancing and protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Housing is available for students who do not have other options. Residence and meal plan fees will be refunded prorated to the date of move out.

Visit Current Resident: COVID-19 for detailed information.

Updated March 20, 2020, 5:45 pm

PLH and Michener Park Residence offices closed

Both these offices are temporarily closed. Residences all remain open and Residence Services continues to offer full support to students.

If you require assistance, please contact:
International House residence office   (780) 492-3345
(New hours) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm daily

Updated March 18, 2020, 12:00 pm

Residence dining halls open to meal plan holders only

Lister and PLH dining halls are taking precautionary measures to ensure social distancing, enhanced cleaning protocols and serve-only service.

Updated March 17, 2020, 11:00 am