Living in Residence During COVID-19
All the information you need in one place

 

Updated October 1

Your health and safety is considered every step of the way

Current status

Residences are open and operational for 2020/21. Isolation accommodation is available for students, faculty or staff who may need it.

Residence Services continues to follow all preventative health measures as directed by Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada and the University of Alberta.

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

Operational notices

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

Everything you need—at a safe distance

Courses, virtual programming and accommodation for those who need to isolate, we have everything you need to succeed this year, all at a safe distance.

Learning and programming at your fingertips

Expedition:Connect, our online cohort experience, was created for you. Learn about life in residence, join a community based on your faculty or interests or connect with others in residence—be part of it with Expedition:Connect.

The COVID-19 awareness course

Yep, you gotta do this one! All students are required to complete this course before moving into residence.

COVID Corner

Partying safely, navigating a cohort, living with roommates and more—COVID Corner has a course for that.

Hotel with people

Need to isolate? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Isolating if you currently live in residence

If you feel ill or believe you need to isolate, complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans. If you're told to isolate by the assessment, please email reslife@ualberta.ca. We will support you during your isolation period. Please follow all Alberta Health Services guidance.

If the assessment doesn’t tell you to isolate, you can still report your symptoms.

Isolation accommodation program

Whether you're flying into Edmonton and are legally required to isolate for 14 days (as part of public health orders) or you just want to take that extra measure to keep you and your family safe, Residence Services can help. Learn more about the isolation program.

How to get tested for COVID-19

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 Healthcare Card.

How to get tested

  1. Complete the AHS 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 Healthcare 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 getting tested for COVID-19 in Alberta webpage.

Health and safety on campus

For up-to-date information about health and safety on campus, visit COVID-19 Information for the U of A Community. Visit Campus Life in Fall 2020 for more information.

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.

Some students may be able to obtain federal and provincial government support as well. Visit the Government of Canada: Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (scroll down to youth, post-secondary students and recent graduates) for more information.

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 housing@ualberta.ca.