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 washrooms, 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
  • NEW! Upper-year students for Fall 2022

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Lease types

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

Buildings

Lister Residence consists of:

  • Schäffer Hall (upper-year undergraduate students only)
  • Henday Hall (newly renovated)
  • Kelsey Hall (newly renovated)
  • Mackenzie Hall (newly renovated)
  • Thelma Chalifoux Hall (newly opened in 2018)
Unit types
  • Single unit with shared washrooms
  • Double unit with shared washrooms
  • Single unit with private washroom (Schäffer Hall)
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.

Services

  • 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

Rates*

Room type Contract length Total rent Meal plan Total contract amount
(room and board)
Single unit with shared washrooms
Henday Hall, Kelsey Hall, Mackenzie Hall and Thelma Chalifoux Hall
8 month $10,478 7-day: $5,211 7-day: $15,689
5-day: $4,548 5-day: $15,026
Double unit with shared washrooms
Henday Hall, Kelsey Hall, Mackenzie Hall and Thelma Chalifoux Hall
8 month $8,697 7-day: $5,211 7-day: $13,908
5-day: $4,548 5-day: $13,245
Single unit with private washroom
Schäffer Hall
8 month $7,698 7-day: $5,211 7-day: $12,909
5-day: $4,548 5-day: $12,246

Please note, all 2022-2023 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.

Wireless internet, heat, water and power are included with rent as well as the orientation program. 

Room type Contract length Total rent* Meal plan Total contract amount
(room and board)**
Single unit with shared washrooms
New and newly renovated halls: Henday Hall, Kelsey Hall, Mackenzie Hall and Thelma Chalifoux Hall
4 month $4,924.00 7-day: $2,529.50 7-day: $7,453.50
5-day: $2,208.00 5-day: $7,132.00
Single unit with private washrooms
Schäffer Hall
4 month $3,840.00 7-day: $2,529.50 7-day: $6,369.50
5-day: $2,208.00 5-day: $6,048.00

*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.

**Wireless internet, heat, water and power are included with rent as well as the orientation program. 

Units are furnished with a bed frame with a twin mattress (XL) and drawers underneath, desk, closet (for each student), desk chair, wastebasket and mirror. Single rooms also contain a dresser. Units in Schäffer Hall also have a private washroom with a toilet, sink and shower. Note: some residents may be assigned a single unit designed for double occupancy

Orientation programs

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

BaseCamp

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