Expectations of Residents

Play by the rules

Stay informed on the latest updates and health measures

Play by the rules

Stay informed on the latest updates and health measures

Play by the rules

Stay informed on the latest updates and health measures

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, the RA on shift or email reslife@ualberta.ca.

Get caught doing good!

Follow COVID-19 guidelines and expectations and be entered to win a monthly prize.

April prize: AirPods Pro

Congrats, Srimallika V. from I-House for taking home last month's Safety Bucks prize of $300 in gift cards for local businesses.


No guests allowed

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


Follow posted capacity limits in common areas

Follow all posted capacity numbers in common spaces, kitchens and elevators. Common spaces may only be used with your household or two close contacts. See notice for more information. Updated March 24, 2021


Wear your mask

Always wear a mask except when you're alone in your unit or eating or drinking in a designated area (masks must be put back on immediately after you're finished eating or drinking). Note, eating is not permitted in common lounges until further notice.

See Non-medical masks on campus for more information.


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 for more information.


Don't have guests in your unit for now

New provincial health measures prohibit indoor gatherings with those outside your household. If you are living in a unit by yourself, you are allowed two close contacts who you can choose to host in your unit. Please note, those contacts must be the same until the health measures end.

If you choose to host other residents in your unit, everyone must wear a mask and maintain physical distancing. Last updated December 11, 2020


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 own unit
  • When you are eating or drinking in a designated area. Masks must be put back on immediately when the food or drink is finished.

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.