Do your part to keep everyone safe



Do your part to keep everyone safe



Do your part to keep everyone safe


For the latest updates on COVID-19 at the University of Alberta, visit the COVID-19 Information webpage.

Keeping you safe

Keeping you and our residence community safe is our priority. Residence is following health and safety measures put in place by the university.

Campus Safety Measures General Directives

Isolation Support in Residence

What to do

You have an important role in keeping your community healthy. Residents are expected to follow all campus guidelines.

Report Your Symptoms

Isolate If Instructed

Expectations of Residents

Safety on campus

Know what is expected of you studying and living on campus. Stay informed on latest updates from the university.

COVID-19 Information for the U of A Community

Campus Safety Checklist

Vaccinations and Rapid Testing

Current status

Residence is open and operational with university health measures in place.

Residence Services continues to follow all preventative health measures as directed by the University of Alberta.

Communicating a case in residence
In situations where a case of COVID-19 is identified in residence, Residence Services will follow the University Protocol for Notifications Regarding Confirmed Cases of COVID-19. Operational notices will also be updated and posted here.

Latest Residence COVID-19 Updates

  • Masks recommended in residence

    March 16, 2022

    The university will join other Edmonton and Alberta institutions and facilities in suspending our mandatory masking policy starting Wednesday, March 16.

  • Outside guests permitted

    March 01, 2022

    Guests who do not live in residence are now permitted to visit residence buildings when hosted by a resident. Residents are also permitted to visit between residence buildings.

  • Read more
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Isolation instructions

Not feeling well? Want to isolate? We've got you covered.

Isolating in residence

You are strongly encouraged to stay in your unit or isolate if:

  • You have COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or runny nose (even if you have tested negative on a rapid test).
  • You tested positive with a PCR or rapid antigen test

Isolating is an action we can take to protect the residence community.

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

Other resources

COVID-19 testing

Free rapid test kits

Rapid tests are now available for free from the province. Learn more about receiving a free rapid testing kit.

For up to date information regarding COVID-19 testing, visit the Government of Alberta's Symptoms and testing webpage.

Other resources

Travel isolation

The University of Alberta continues to support new and returning international students’ isolation needs through the University of Alberta International (UAI) Off Campus Isolation and Travel Registry and partnership with the Study Safe Corridor (SSC) TravelSafe program.

Other Resources

UAlberta residents walking outside wearing masks
Students eating in residence dining hall during COVID
Student sitting on the steps of a UAlberta Residence during COVID

Dodge COVID. Get vaccinated.

Vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to help stop the long term spread of COVID-19.

Vaccinations & the U of A: What you need to know

UAlberta students doing laundry during COVID
Financial assistance

Students can apply for emergency funding through Student Financial Support. International students are encouraged to go to International Student Services to learn about support specifically for international students.

Contact us

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