Community Health and Wellbeing

The University of Alberta offers many resources and services, conveniently located on campus or made available online, which are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental health and well-being of our community members. Resources are also available in support of academic and financial well-being.

Need Help Now?

Contact your RAs on shift or University of Alberta Protective Services. If there is immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, call 911.

Campus-wide health + wellness resources

Free and confidential health resources to help every U of A student thrive

Resources for Residents

Residence Community Care

The Coordinator, Residence Care is available to all residents for support and help connecting to resources. They offer in person or virtual support meetings and help via email. Please note the coordinator operates during university business hours.

Contact the Coordinator by emailing

Reasons you may want to contact the Care Coordinator:

  • Financial stressors
  • Grief and loss
  • Thoughts of suicide
    • If you are experiencing imminent thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please call the Alberta Mental Health line at 1-877-303-2642 or 911
  • Feeling anxious 
  • Feeling down
  • You experienced sexual violence
  • Not feeling like yourself
  • Struggling to build connections in residence or on campus

Academic Supports in Residence

Residence academic supports include peer tutors and academics/faculty in residence.

Wellness Alert tool

Report your symptoms and keep your community healthy. The U of A residence confidential Wellness Alert tool helps track overall wellness in the residence community. From a simple cold to a week-long flu, let’s work together to keep the residence community healthy.

Report your symptoms

What to do if you are ill

If you are sick, please follow these important guidelines:

  • Rest in your room until the symptoms have disappeared, unless you are travelling to the nearest washroom.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, especially after visiting the washroom or before handling food. If you are not near washing facilities, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a good alternative.
  • Take care in touching high contact surfaces, such as common area door knobs, light switches, elevator buttons, self-serve food items, etc.
  • Drink lots of liquids (e.g. water, clear broth, Powerade, etc.) and stay hydrated!

You can learn more about protecting your own health on the Alberta Health Services website or by calling Health Link Alberta at 811.

Visit what to do if you are sick to see the steps you need to take if you miss an exam or important term work due to illness.

Academic Wellbeing

There are many resources available to support students in maximizing their academic success and achieving their academic goals.

Academic Success

Financial Wellbeing

There are a variety of financial supports, scholarships, awards, resources, and information to help you during your academic journey.

Financial Support & Wellbeing