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Move in

It's time to move in! We're excited to meet you.

2022 Winter Term Move In

If you've reserved your space in residence (Résidence Saint-Jean not applicable) for Winter 2022, your move in date will be Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

If you require an earlier move in date, more information will be provided in room offer letters.

Please note: You will not be able to move into residence from December 23, 2021 to January 3, 2022. If you arrive during this time, it will be your responsibility to make off campus accommodation arrangements.

Where do I go when I get to campus?

International House, Graduate Residence, HUB Mall, Aspen & Maple House, Peter Lougheed Hall, Pinecrest & Tamarack House, Alder & Linden House or Nîpisîy House

Lister Residence

Résidence Saint-Jean

  • More information will be sent to incoming residents via email in early December

You must present government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to receive your room keys.

Moving in AFTER January 4

If you are required to quarantine/isolate unexpectedly or are otherwise delayed, you will still be able to move in AFTER January 4:

International House, Graduate Residence, HUB Mall, Aspen & Maple House, Peter Lougheed Hall, Pinecrest & Tamarack House, Alder & Linden House or Nîpisîy House

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Weekends: Closed

Lister Residence

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Weekends: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note: If you arrive outside of these times, it will be your responsibility to make off campus accommodation arrangements.

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Travel isolation support

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.

ONEcard

Your ONEcard is your official University of Alberta student identification. To obtain your ONEcard, you will need a Government issued Photo ID (driver's license or passport) and your CampusReady pass.

As a U of A resident, you may also use your ONEcard to:

  • Access residence buildings
  • Enter campus dining facilities
  • Make purchases from your ONEcard Cash account
  • Use laundry facilities (ONEcard Cash required)
  • Access U of A library resources and Edmonton Public Library materials
  • Access campus recreation facilities and services
  • Print and copy on campus

New to campus?

Upload your photo now and plan to pick up your card shortly after you arrive on campus.

New students who arrive during the Winter Closure will be issued a temporary ONEcard until offices re-open on January 4, 2022.

The InfoLink ONEcard Service Centre is located in 9104 HUB Mall, Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

Learn More

Damaged ONEcards

If your ONEcard becomes damaged, contact ONEcard about purchasing a new card.

Lost/stolen ONEcards

Your ONEcard is not PIN protected. For this reason, and because of the building access enabled by your ONEcard, it is essential that you report a lost or stolen card immediately so that all card activity can be suspended.

You can report your ONEcard lost on the ONEcard website 24 hours a day. During office hours, you can contact ONEcard at (780) 492-7924. If you have access to buildings or labs on campus, contact your building administrator immediately to have the access suspended. If your ONEcard is not found, you may replace it for a cost (does not include replacement U-Pass).

Until notification of a lost/stolen card has been received, you will be responsible for all use of your ONEcard, including meal plan access, whether or not such use is authorized by you.

Maintenance requests

By submitting a maintenance request with maintenance, repair, cleanliness, or health and safety concerns reported, you are granting Residence Operations permission to enter your unit without additional notice provided within 10 business days to address the reported concerns. If you have a roommate, please let them know about the issue so they are aware of the pending staff entry. Residence Operations staff will lock your room door behind you so always have your keys with you.

Insurance

You are strongly advised to obtain property and general liability insurance coverage to insure your personal property against loss or damage by fire, flood, theft and other perils.

The University of Alberta assumes no responsibility for damages that may occur to your personal belongings, whatever the cause.

Check your parents’ home insurance policy as you may already be covered under their plan.

Parking permits

Due to the limited parking space available on campus and the convenience of the U-Pass, we discourage residents from bringing a vehicle to campus. If you must bring a vehicle and require a parking space, please visit Parking Services for information about Student Parking Permits.

What to bring

Storage in residences is very limited - please only bring essential items. Residence Services does not accept responsibility for items in storage.

Lister residents: Some single rooms with shared washrooms will have two sets of furniture. Extra furniture must remain in your assigned room.

Personal parcels and luggage will NOT be accepted by Residence Services prior to your arrival as storage and security for these items cannot be guaranteed. Items that arrive before you move in will be returned to sender.

Necessities

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Health Care Card and all medications
  • Copies of your prescriptions (e.g. medications, glasses, contacts, etc.)
  • Contact information for family and friends

Bathroom supplies

  • Shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Toiletry items, including hair dryer/curling iron that operates on 110V/60Hz and fits into standard Canadian power outlets
  • Flip flops or shower shoes
  • Bathrobe and towels

Bedroom supplies

  • Pillows, pillowcases, blankets, and sheets
    (Graduate Residence, Pinecrest House and Tamarack House are furnished with double beds. All other furnished residences have single beds - we recommend XL Twin sheets)
  • Laundry bag or basket and laundry detergent
  • Electric power bar with surge protection—to protect your electronics
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Clothing for all seasons that you can layer
  • Study lamp that does not have a combustible or plastic cover
  • Power adapter
  • Fan
  • A small or handheld vacuum

Kitchen supplies

  • Dishes, pots, pans, cutlery (recommended for apartment-style residences or residences with no meal plan only). Not recommended for Peter Lougheed Hall or Lister residents as there will be no kitchen facilities available.
  • Small cooking appliances*

* IMPORTANT: Cooking and heating appliances such as microwaves, coffee makers, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fryers, rice cookers and pressure cookers are fire hazards and are NOT allowed in dorm rooms. You may bring them for use in common kitchen areas and apartments.

Other things to consider

  • Mini-fridge no larger than four cubic feet (Lister and Nîpisîy House residents)
  • Headphones for your computer
  • Earplugs
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Items to personalize your room such as posters, plants and pictures
  • Removable adhesive for mounting photos and posters on your walls
  • Vacuum and/or toilet plunger. You may wish to bring one or plan to purchase one after you arrive if you feel it is needed.
  • Students moving into unfurnished apartments will need to provide their own bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture
What not to bring

Storage in residences is very limited - please only bring items that you know you will have space for. Residence Services does not accept responsibility for items in storage.

Lister residents: some single rooms with shared washrooms will have two sets of furniture. Extra furniture must remain in your assigned room.

Personal parcels and luggage will NOT be accepted by Residence Services prior to your arrival as storage and security for these items cannot be guaranteed. Items that arrive before you move in will be returned to sender.

These items are not permitted, so please do not bring them with you! If you have questions about a particular item, please contact our office at housing@ualberta.ca.

  • Furniture (unless you are moving into an unfurnished apartment)
  • Speaker systems
  • Cooking and heating appliances such as microwaves, coffee makers, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fryers, rice cookers and pressure cookers are not permitted in dorm rooms. These items are fire hazards, and it would be considered a breach of your Residence Agreement to have one in your room. They may be brought for use in apartments or common kitchens.
  • Candles, incense, fireworks, sparklers, etc.
  • Guns, knives, weapons, or replica weapons, including air guns, paintball guns, and ammunition
  • Room heating devices or alcohol lamps
  • Air conditioners
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Extension cords over six feet in length
  • Pets
  • Illegal substances

You are responsible for the provided furniture in your room (including your mattress) from the time that you receive your room keys. Do not move existing furniture within or out of your room. Items removed from the room and placed in storage remain your responsibility. If items are damaged or removed from storage without being returned to your room, you will be responsible for all charges.

Learn more about Community Expectations and why items aren’t permitted.

Orientation program

Winter Ascent

Join welcome home hangouts and other fun events, and start your new year off right with the Winter Ascent orientation program.

More information coming soon.

Please be sure to read all of the emails that we send (add housing@ualberta.ca to your email contacts) to ensure you don't miss any important move in details.