Lister Residence

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Residents in Lister are first year students 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-free 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 and Mackenzie Halls!
Lister Residence is a dynamic complex that includes Henday and Mackenzie Halls which are newly renovated and will be reopening in Fall 2021. 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 as well as returning and delayed second year residents (see below).

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
  • Henday Hall (newly renovated)
  • Mackenzie Hall (newly renovated)
  • Thelma Chalifoux Hall (newly opened in 2018)
Unit types

All students will be assigned a private, lockable bedroom (no double occupancy).

Returning and delayed residents (see above) will be prioritized for rooms with private washrooms. Remaining applicants will be assigned to rooms with shared washrooms, with capacity limits in place following guidance by Alberta Health Services.

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.

Second chance at a first-year residence experience

Lister Residence is open to select second year residents (in addition to first year students and student leaders) so you can enjoy your second year of university with a supported, first year residence experience in residence halls.

Returning second year residents

If you were a first year student living in residence this year, you will be prioritized for Schäffer Hall in Fall 2021 if you apply by June 1. You can also choose from any of our other upper year residence buildings on campus.

Delayed residents

Did you delay your arrival to residence for your first year, but signed up for Expedition:Connect? If so, your spot in residence has been saved for you! You will be prioritized for remaining spaces in Schäffer Hall (through a lottery system). A community in another tower (Henday Hall, Mackenzie Hall or Thelma Chalifoux) will also be made available for you to have a first year experience in your second year of university. You would have received an email from Residence Services instructing you how you can indicate your preferences.

Services

  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • The Marina convenience store and food court
  • 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 washroom
New and newly renovated halls: Henday, Mackenzie and Thelma Chalifoux
8 month $10,205 7-day: $5,059 7-day: $15,264
5-day: $4,416 5-day: $14,621
Single unit with private washroom
Schäffer Hall (priority is given to upper year students)
8 month $7,503 7-day: $5,059 7-day: $12,562
5-day: $4,416 5-day: $11,919

*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 first year orientation program. Total contract amount includes a prorated amount for accommodation from August 23-31, 2021.

Room type Contract length Total rent** Meal plan Total contract amount
(room and board)**
Schäffer Hall (single with
private washroom)
8 month $7,118 7-day: $5,260 7-day: $12,378
4 month $3,656 7-day: $2,630 7-day: $6,286

Please note, some buildings, such as Lister dormitory-style residences, are not expected to be open during Winter 2021 due to COVID-19. Additional residence communities may reopen as health and safety protocols continue to be modified by Alberta Health Services and/or the UAlberta’s Public Health Response Team.

*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 first year 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 rooms 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