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

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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

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Isolation instructions

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

Isolating in residence

You must isolate 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

If you are unsure if you need to isolate, complete the AHS COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

If you are instructed to isolate, you must start isolating immediately. Isolating residents must also email to notify residence they are isolating and set up isolation support. Include your phone number to help us respond to you quickly.

Residence has support available for you for the duration of your isolation. Isolation supports are provided to residents at no additional cost.

Other resources

Residence contact tracing

Residence is conducting internal contact tracing for close contacts of positive cases in residence. You may be contacted about being an identified close contact and, in some cases, be provided with a self-administered rapid test kit.

These kits are NOT available for general use or for residents who are symptomatic. Please do not contact us to request a kit. We will contact you if you are eligible.

How to get tested for COVID-19

Free rapid test kits

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

How to get tested

If you're interested in getting tested for COVID-19, start by taking the COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans. If your assessment recommends testing, you can book a test (for free!) even if you don't have an Alberta Health Care Card.

  1. Complete the AHS COVID-19 Self-Assessment
  2. If your assessment tells you to get tested, you'll be directed to a form. Fill it out!
  3. If you don't have an Alberta Health Care Number, leave it blank

You can also book by calling Alberta Health Services at 8-1-1.

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

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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