Expectations of Residents

Everyone plays a role in keeping the community safe. Do your part by following the expectations that have been established for our community.

It's not cool to break the rules

Failure to adhere to COVID-19 expectations and regulations is taken seriously at the University of Alberta and in residence, as are any other breaches of the Residence Agreement, Community Standards and House Rules. It is our priority that everyone in residence feel safe and comfortable, and contradictory behaviour can negatively impact us all. Learn more about our conduct processes.

If you’re worried someone is not following safety measures, contact your RA or email reslife@ualberta.ca.

1. No guests allowed

The health and safety of residents is a priority, so no guests are allowed in residence, including residents from other buildings.

2. Follow posted capacity limits in common areas

Follow all posted capacity numbers in common spaces, kitchens and elevators.

3. Wear your mask

Always wear a mask in common areas in residence as well as anywhere you can’t maintain physical distancing. See when you can remove your mask in residence and campus safety measures general directives for more information.

4. Stay physically distanced

Physical distancing isn’t rude, it’s safe and required! Leave two metres (six and a half feet) of space between yourself and others at all times in residence and on campus.

See campus safety measures general directives for more information.

5. Don't crowd your unit

Limit the number of residents in a private unit to the amount of individuals that can safely physically distance at two metres (six and a half feet), given the seating capacity, layout of the furniture, and floor plan.

6. Tell residence when you need to isolate

University procedures for sick students require all residents who are required to isolate to notify Residence Services by emailing reslife@ualberta.ca. We are here to support you through your isolation. See all isolation instructions.

Policies are updated with the aim to provide residents with the best and safest options for their communities. Policies are adjusted to align with preventative health measures directed by Alberta Health Services and/or the UAlberta’s Public Health Response Team.

Residents wearing masks in the hall

When you can remove your mask

  • When you are alone in your unit
  • When you are eating in a designated area
  • When you are with others in a private unit or common lounge and you are:
    1. Physically distant
    2. Seated
    You must also obtain consent from everyone in the room.

What else you can do to keep safe

Take an active role and protect yourself and your community by following the general health and safety guidelines for residences.

Your safety is our priority

We’ve implemented several preventive measures to keep you and your community safe. Learn more.

Contact us

Resident Assistants are available to support residents during Community Support Shift or “RA on shift” hours. For all other inquiries, please contact housing@ualberta.ca.