Nîpisîy House

Nîpisîy House residents have created a friendly, neighbourhood feel in their community. These undergraduate students live in furnished four and six-bedroom units.

Residents have tons of support and services built right into their residence. They enjoy stepping out of their doors into an active community as much as stepping back inside to relax in their own space.

For 2021-22, Nîpisîy House House will also be home to the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering cohort. Build relationships with your faculty while living minutes from classes. Learn more about our engineering cohort.

The meaning of Nîpisîy with Dr. Elder Francis Whiskeyjack

Dr. Elder Francis Whiskeyjack from First Peoples' House shares the meaning and pronunciation of the name for our newest residence building.

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Who lives here

Undergraduate students
Engineering students

Unit types

Furnished 4 and 6-bedroom apartments (bedrooms are rented individually)

Lease types

8 and 4 month contracts


  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking available through Parking Services
  • No time to cook? Consider a Voluntary Meal Plan!

Winter 2022 Rates

Room type Contract length Total contract amount*
4-bedroom 4 months $4,784
6-bedroom 4 months $4,280

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

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.

Units are fully furnished with a bed, dresser and study desk with chair in each bedroom, and a couch, coffee table, tv stand, sofa chairs, dining table and dining chairs in each living area. All kitchens come with a stove/oven and a refrigerator/freezer. You will have to bring your own cooking equipment, linens, etc.

Orientation program

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

Winter Ascent

Join welcome home hangouts and other fun events, and start your new year off right with the Winter Ascent orientation program.

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