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Residence Services

Associate Director: Randy Maus

Living the Residence experience at the University of Calgary helps students connect to one another in a community where people matter. It provides easier access to campus resources and opportunities, and support for students academically as they work toward their degree. Residence is open to all full-time students, and includes accommodations that meet a variety of needs from first year to graduate to students with families. To apply or find out more about the residence experience, facilities and services, please visit

Single Student Housing

Single student housing is located on the southwest corner of the University Campus and consists of ten buildings offering a variety of accommodation styles. Housing options transition with students as they progress through their university experience. All buildings have an academic lounge where students can study or attend tutoring sessions and a recreational lounge to relax with friends.

First-year students coming directly from high school live in traditional dormitory-style residence in the Rundle and Kananaskis Halls. Accommodating approximately 720 students in double and single rooms, housing in these buildings consists of single-gender and co-ed wings or floors to best meet the needs of individual students. Laundry facilities, recreational lounges and academic lounges are all available for student use. To ease the transition to university, students living in these buildings purchase a meal plan. More information on meal plans can be found at

Second year students experience hybrid living in furnished 2- and 3-bedroom suite-style apartments in Yamnuska Hall, the newest residence on campus. Equipped with a kitchenette, not a full kitchen, students in Yamnuska Hall need to purchase a meal plan so that they can have at least one hot, prepared meal every day. The in-suite kitchenettes are used to prepare small meals and snacks.

Upper-year, international and transfer students live more independently in furnished studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartments with full kitchens in Cascade Hall, Norquay Hall, Brewster Hall and Olympus Hall. They can also choose to live in the suite-style apartments in Yamnuska Hall and Global Village.

Glacier Hall and Castle Hall are designated graduate student apartment buildings.

Many building offer Living-Learning Communities (LLC). Students can choose to live in an LLC with other students who share a common interest. Global Village is focused on developing multicultural, global, and local awareness as well as leadership development. The Scholars’ Advantage community is focused on academic success and excellence and available to students accepted under the SUCCESS Program. The Business Living Learning Community is for students studying in the Haskayne School of Business at the university. The Kananaskis Leadership Community fosters leadership development and academic and career success, both individually and collaboratively as a community. The Civic Engagement Living Learning Community helps students develop the practical skills, experiences, and resources to help them influence change.

Each building has trained staff of Community Advisors and Residence Life Co-ordinators who are available 24 hours a day to assist students with the challenges faced in university. They are specifically trained in responding to personal crisis, directing students to appropriate university resources, academic learning strategies, and community building.

Students with specific accessibility, mobility or medical needs are asked to indicate these needs when applying. Residence Services works with students to meet their specific needs wherever possible.

Applications can be found online at Students applying directly from high school (or who are under the age of 21 by September 1) are offered the Multi-year Residence Guarantee. Applying by April 30, will guarantee a place in residence for both first and second year.

All new students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as demand for residence is high, and student housing assignments are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available each year in December.

Telephone: 403.220.3210
Location: Dining Centre 01

Student Family Housing

Student Family Housing consists of 250 townhouses, arranged in a garden court setting specially designed for students with families. In addition to the facilities offered, Residence Education Staff facilitate programs and services to meet all family members' needs, including community barbecues, summer camps, ESL conversation groups, and the Jenna Chang Children's Resource Library.

To apply online or to learn more about student family housing, please contact us.

Telephone: 403.220.7227
Location: 3735 - 32 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3B 2X1