Lister Residence

Residents in Lister are from Canada and around the world and are supported by student staff members in upper years of study. Some live on specialty floors with students in their faculty or with others who prefer quiet or substance-aware floors. These residents play campus intramurals, learn to write papers, watch movies in floor lounges and grab meals together—all right in their residence home!

Lister students are immersed in a community atmosphere sharing their day-to-day lives and connecting to others with the same interests, classes or program. They quickly make friends that become a family and can last a lifetime. 

Welcome to the new Henday, Kelsey and Mackenzie Halls!
Lister Residence is a dynamic complex that includes Henday, Kelsey and Mackenzie Halls which are newly renovated. The renewal encompasses a complete overhaul of the interior with new mechanical and electrical systems, new bathrooms, new flooring, lighting and furniture for the common areas and student rooms. The exterior will be regraded with new windows, solar panels and roofing.

Who lives here

  • First-year undergraduate students and student leaders

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Lease types

8-month contracts matching the academic term schedule. The meal plan is included in contract fees.

Unit types

Furnished Double and Single units in Thelma Chalifoux Hall, Alexander Mackenzie Hall, Anthony Henday Hall, Henry Kelsey Hall, rented by bed.

Furnished Suite units available in Mary Schäffer Hall, rented individually.

Learn about unit types

Double (Henday, Mackenzie, Kelsey)
Double (Chalifoux)
Suite (Schäffer)

Cohort and lifestyle floors

Interested in customizing your residence experience? You can apply to live on a themed, academic cohort or lifestyle floor in Lister.


  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Lister Dining Hall (meal plan)
  • Study libraries
  • Communal kitchens
  • Laundry facilities
  • Exercise facilities
  • Music room
  • Gymnasium
  • TV lounges


* Please note, all 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.

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