Alder House and Linden House

Located in a scenic neighbourhood on the university's campus, Alder House and Linden House provide on-campus housing in an inclusive, close-knit community.

Residents enjoy the friendships and supports of a first-year community balanced with independent living. Each offers modern, fully-furnished rooms and semi-private bathrooms along with a community kitchen and living space where you will spend time with your neighbours.

Who lives here

First-year undergraduate students and student leaders

Unit types

Private, furnished, single bedrooms with shared bathrooms, communal kitchen and living space

Lease types

4 and 8-month contracts


  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Communal kitchen and living space
  • One individual bathroom for every two residents
  • Laundry facilities
  • No time to cook? Consider a Voluntary Meal Plan!


Rates include wireless internet, heat, water and power as well as the orientation program.

1Please note, all 2023-2024 rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted as soon as possible. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

2Contract includes accommodation for August 28 to 31, 2023.

Orientation programs

The best part of residence is the community, and it all starts with orientation.


BaseCamp is the University of Alberta’s first year residence orientation program designed to provide new students living in residence early access to resources, experiences and learning opportunities to help them transition into university.

Learn more