SPRING AND SUMMER HOUSING

ASPEN AND MAPLE HOUSE • INTERNATIONAL HOUSE • PINECREST AND TAMARACK HOUSE • NÎPISÎY HOUSE

ApplicationS NOW OPEN

 

Spring AND summer housing

To apply for spring and summer housing, you must be an active UAlberta student.

If you have any questions, contact us at housing@ualberta.ca.

Your building options

We offer four community options for Spring and Summer students: Aspen and Maple House, International House, Pinecrest and Tamarack House and Nîpisîy House.

Your contract includes heat, water, power, and wireless internet.

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Aspen & Maple House

Aspen and Maple House residents have created a friendly, neighbourhood feel in their community. They enjoy stepping out of their doors into an active community as much as stepping back inside to relax in their own space.

  • Furnished 2 or 4 bedroom units rented by the room
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Pinecrest and Tamarack House

Students living in Pinecrest and Tamarack House live in a modern residence and are excited to make the buildings feel like home. They are connected to first-rate resources, including lounge and study spaces, and are within walking distance to the vibrant 109th Street area.

  • Furnished 2 or 4 bedroom units rented by the room
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International House

I-House is composed of residents from around the world and from right here in Canada who are excited to live in this purpose-built community. Students living in I-House love to celebrate community by sharing food, experiences, and stories about themselves and their culture.

  • Single rooms with private washrooms, each furnished with a single bed, dresser, bookshelf, desk, chair, and mini-refrigerator
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Nîpisîy House

Students living in Nîpisîy House live in a modern residence and are excited to make the building feel like home. They are connected to first-rate resources, including lounge and study spaces, and are within walking distance to the vibrant 109th Street area.

  • Furnished 4 or 6 bedroom units rented by the room

 

Frequently asked questions

What residence options are available for Spring and Summer?
Pinecrest and Tamarack House, Nîpisîy House and Aspen and Maple House have similar apartment styles, with comparable rent for Spring and Summer. International House offers more traditional dormitory-style options with a shared kitchen on each floor.
Do I have to move out of HUB, PLH or Lister?

PLH and Lister will not be available for the Spring and Summer terms.

HUB will be partially closed in Spring and Summer terms due to maintenance and deep cleaning projects, with continued occupancy for students in studios, 1-bedroom units and shared unfurnished units.

What is the latest date I have to move out of HUB, PLH or Lister?

Transfers will be scheduled for May 6–8, but reach out to us if you need an alternate date. Current residents can remain in their Winter 2022 rooms until their transfer date.

Can I keep my roommate(s)?
YES. Roommate requests are accepted and prioritized. Ensure all roommates request each other and complete a residence application for the same residence and unit type.
Will my rates increase?

Pinecrest & Tamarack House and Aspen & Maple House offer reduced rates for Spring and Summer terms. Please see all Spring and Summer rates here.

Residents on month-to-month contracts in HUB will continue to pay their usual rate while those applying to remain in shared unfurnished units will be able to pay Spring and Summer term rates.

Can I transfer to a different unit in HUB?
Please contact housing@ualberta.ca so Residence Services can work with you directly.
Do I have to clean my room when I leave and will I get my residence deposit back?
You must remove all of your possessions from your unit and ensure your room and common areas are clean before you return your keys. Your residence deposit will not be refunded to you as it was applied to your first Spring/Summer rent charge.
What are the COVID protocols likely to be over the summer?
Please visit the Living in Residence During COVID-19 webpages to learn more.
If a student requests to remain isolated with no roommates for a health concern, would that be allowed?

We strive to accommodate special needs and concerns to the best of our ability. If you have a condition that affects mobility, vision, hearing, learning or physical or mental health, please contact the Academic Success Centre. They will provide us with a recommendation so we can best assist you. There are also single rooms with private washrooms available in International House.

For any other special requirements, please contact us at housing@ualberta.ca before you submit an application.

If I leave for Spring and Summer but return for Fall 2022, can I leave my things in my apartment?
No. All items must be removed from your suite if you are not living there. Any belongings left behind after keys are returned will be donated or disposed of by Residence Services.
Can I return to HUB, PLH or Lister in Fall 2022?

YES. Subject to availability, all units will be available Fall 2022. You are also welcome to remain in your Spring and Summer term residence at the published Fall 2022 rate. If you have not yet applied, applications are now available through your residence account.

Will unfurnished units in HUB be available for Fall 2022/Winter 2023?

YES. All unit types in HUB will be available for Fall 2022 at their published rates. If you have not yet applied, applications are now available through your residence account.

Can I stay in my Spring and Summer residence for Fall 2022?

YES. All units will be available Fall 2022 at the published rate. If you have not yet applied, applications are now available through your residence account.

What to bring

Storage in residences is very limited - please only bring essential items. Residence Services does not accept responsibility for items in storage.

Lister residents: Some single rooms with shared washrooms will have two sets of furniture. Extra furniture must remain in your assigned room.

Personal parcels and luggage will NOT be accepted by Residence Services prior to your arrival as storage and security for these items cannot be guaranteed. Items that arrive before you move in will be returned to sender.

Necessities

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Health Care Card and all medications
  • Copies of your prescriptions (e.g. medications, glasses, contacts, etc.)
  • Contact information for family and friends

Bathroom supplies

  • Shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Toiletry items, including hair dryer/curling iron that operates on 110V/60Hz and fits into standard Canadian power outlets
  • Flip flops or shower shoes
  • Bathrobe and towels

Bedroom supplies

  • Pillows, pillowcases, blankets, and sheets
    (Graduate Residence, Pinecrest House and Tamarack House are furnished with double beds. All other furnished residences have single beds - we recommend XL Twin sheets)
  • Laundry bag or basket and laundry detergent
  • Electric power bar with surge protection—to protect your electronics
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Clothing for all seasons that you can layer
  • Study lamp that does not have a combustible or plastic cover
  • Power adapter
  • Fan
  • A small or handheld vacuum

Kitchen supplies

  • Dishes, pots, pans, cutlery (recommended for apartment-style residences or residences with no meal plan only). Not recommended for Peter Lougheed Hall or Lister residents as there will be no kitchen facilities available.
  • Small cooking appliances*

* IMPORTANT: Cooking and heating appliances such as microwaves, coffee makers, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fryers, rice cookers and pressure cookers are fire hazards and are NOT allowed in dorm rooms. You may bring them for use in common kitchen areas and apartments.

Other things to consider

  • Mini-fridge no larger than four cubic feet (Lister and Nîpisîy House residents)
  • Headphones for your computer
  • Earplugs
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Items to personalize your room such as posters, plants and pictures
  • Removable adhesive for mounting photos and posters on your walls
  • Vacuum and/or toilet plunger. You may wish to bring one or plan to purchase one after you arrive if you feel it is needed.
  • Students moving into unfurnished apartments will need to provide their own bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture
What not to bring

Storage in residences is very limited - please only bring items that you know you will have space for. Residence Services does not accept responsibility for items in storage.

Lister residents: some single rooms with shared washrooms will have two sets of furniture. Extra furniture must remain in your assigned room.

Personal parcels and luggage will NOT be accepted by Residence Services prior to your arrival as storage and security for these items cannot be guaranteed. Items that arrive before you move in will be returned to sender.

These items are not permitted, so please do not bring them with you! If you have questions about a particular item, please contact our office at housing@ualberta.ca.

  • Furniture (unless you are moving into an unfurnished apartment)
  • Speaker systems
  • Cooking and heating appliances such as microwaves, coffee makers, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fryers, rice cookers and pressure cookers are not permitted in dorm rooms. These items are fire hazards, and it would be considered a breach of your Residence Agreement to have one in your room. They may be brought for use in apartments or common kitchens.
  • Candles, incense, fireworks, sparklers, etc.
  • Guns, knives, weapons, or replica weapons, including air guns, paintball guns, and ammunition
  • Room heating devices or alcohol lamps
  • Air conditioners
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Extension cords over six feet in length
  • Pets
  • Illegal substances

You are responsible for the provided furniture in your room (including your mattress) from the time that you receive your room keys. Do not move existing furniture within or out of your room. Items removed from the room and placed in storage remain your responsibility. If items are damaged or removed from storage without being returned to your room, you will be responsible for all charges.

Learn more about Community Expectations and why items aren’t permitted.

 

More information

  • As there is no air conditioning in our residence buildings, we recommend that you bring or purchase a fan.
  • Smoking of any substance is NOT permitted in any of our residences. Anyone caught smoking may be subject to immediate eviction.
  • Parking arrangements can be made through Parking Services.
  • You will need to bring your own blankets, pillows, sheets and towels, etc. as no linen or room service is provided. Pinecrest and Tamarack House have double beds while all others have twin beds. Laundry facilities are available in all residences.