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Move in

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

2022 FALL Term Move In

Move In Day 2022 is Monday, August 22!

What is my move-in time?

North Campus

Lister Residence (including Schäffer Hall), International House, Graduate Residence, HUB Mall, Aspen and Maple House, Peter Lougheed Hall, Pinecrest and Tamarack House, Alder and Linden House, Nîpisîy House, Aboriginal House, and Marge’s House

Your last name
Your move in time
A–B 9–10 am
C–E 10–11 am
F–H 11 am–12 noon
I–L 12 noon–1 pm
M–O 1–2 pm
P–S 2–3 pm
T–X 3–4 pm
Y–Z 4–5 pm

 

Résidence Saint-Jean

  • August 21 and 22: 1–4 pm and 6–8 pm
Where do I go when I get to campus?

International House, Graduate Residence, HUB Mall, Aspen and Maple House, Peter Lougheed Hall, Pinecrest and Tamarack House, Alder and Linden House, Nîpisîy House, Aboriginal House and Marge’s House

  • Your move-in location is at East Campus Commons at the intersection of 89 Avenue and 111 Street NW (map)

Lister Residence (including Schäffer Hall)

  • Your move-in location is at Lister Centre at the intersection of 87 Avenue and 116 Street NW (map)

Résidence Saint-Jean

  • Your move-in location is at Campus Saint-Jean at 8406 91 Street (map)

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

What if I'm moving in after August 22?

More move-in times are available if you're arriving after our move-in event on August 22!

Date and Time
Lister Residence
East Campus*
Résidence Saint-Jean
August 22

7–10 pm

Student and Guest Services, Lister Centre

After hours to be confirmed

Residence Services Office, International House

1–4 pm and 6–8 pm

Residence Services Office, Résidence Saint-Jean

August 23–26

8 am–10 pm

Student and Guest Services, Lister Centre

8 am–4 pm

Residence Services Office, International House

1–5 pm (by appointment only)

Residence Services Office, Résidence Saint-Jean

August 27–28

8 am–10 pm

Student and Guest Services, Lister Centre

8 am–10 pm

Student and Guest Services, Lister Centre

1–5 pm (by appointment only)

Residence Services Office, Résidence Saint-Jean

August 29–31

8 am–10 pm

Student and Guest Services, Lister Centre

8 am–4 pm

Residence Services Office, International House

1–5 pm (by appointment only)

Residence Services Office, Résidence Saint-Jean

* International House, Graduate Residence, HUB Mall, Aspen and Maple House, Peter Lougheed Hall, Pinecrest and Tamarack House, Alder and Linden House, Nîpisîy House, Aboriginal House and Marge’s House

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Travel isolation support

The University of Alberta continues to support new and returning international students’ isolation needs. For more information, visit Travel and Isolation Information for International Students.

For information about isolation and travel in residence, visit the Residence Isolation Support webpage.

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).

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.

Residents of Lister Residence can pick up their ONEcard at the move-in event on August 22.

New students and residents of International House, Graduate Residence, HUB Mall, Aspen and Maple House, Peter Lougheed Hall, Pinecrest and Tamarack House, Alder and Linden House, Nîpisîy House, Aboriginal House or Residence Saint-Jean can pick up their ONEcard at a distribution event starting August 23.

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, so always keep your keys with you.

Insurance

The university has partnered with Marsh Canada Ltd. to offer tenant insurance for all students living in residence. The program provides up to $10,000 in contents coverage and $1,000,000 in personal liability coverage in addition to $2,500 for additional living expenses.

The tenant insurance is part of your lease agreement and comes at no additional cost to you. It covers your personal belongings and protects you against loss or damage you may be liable for.

If you have personal insurance during your time in residence, the coverage provided by this program is primary and any personal policy will sit in excess.

Parking permits

Due to the limited parking space available on campus and the convenience of the U-Pass, bringing a vehicle to campus isn’t encouraged. If you do 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 cannot 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 the 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
  • 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 cannot 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 the sender.

These items are not permitted, so please do not bring them with you! If you have questions about a particular item, please contact 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.

To learn more about why some items aren't permitted, visit Residence Community Expectations.

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

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.