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 and recommendations that have been established for our community.

In addition to the expectations below, always follow the University Campus Safety Checklist and Safety Measures General Directives.

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.

Expectations may change throughout the year. Stay up to date by checking back to this page and checking your inbox for updates from Residence Services.



Isolate if you are ill

You are encouraged to isolate/stay in your unit if:

  • You have COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or runny nose
  • You tested positive with a PCR or rapid antigen test

See all isolation instructions.

Residents can report their symptoms to help residence stay ahead of the spread (for any illness, not just COVID-19) through Wellness Alert.


Masks recommended

Wearing masks in high-traffic or high-capacity spaces, and in other areas where you are in close proximity to others is recommended.

See Non-medical masks on campus for more information.


Gathering safely in residence

Gatherings are permitted in indoor and outdoor residence spaces with social distancing (staying 2m apart) recommended.


Continue physical distancing

Physical distancing isn’t rude, it’s safe and recommended! Wherever possible, continue to leave two metres (six and a half feet) of space between yourself and others in residence and on campus.

See Campus safety for more information.

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 University of Alberta’s Public Health Response Team.

Residents wearing masks in the hall

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

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