University is a time for growth and new experiences. You’re an adult (or almost and adult) and you want to experience independence and do something new in order to find who you are and what it is you want to be doing for the rest of your life. Often, the biggest step a university student takes before they start their studies is to move out and live on their own. It’s a scary thing to do something like that but it can also be extremely rewarding.
The University of Lethbridge offers its students a ton of wonderful options to live on campus throughout their studies. There’s no better place to call home than campus residence. You’d be very close to the campus, be able to make new friends that go to the same university as you and possibly even the same program.
The University of Lethbridge has got residence right on campus and they offer two types of student Residences based on your student status: whether you are a new university student or a continuing, transfer or mature student.
- For new University students
If you’re a new university student, coming straight from applying right after high school, you’ve got a few different residence housing options available for you at University of Lethbridge.
This residence is reserved specially for students coming directly from high school. To be eligible to stay at University Hall, you must also be a full-time student.
This residence is reserved specially for students coming directly from high school. To be eligible to stay at Kainai House, you must also be a full-time student.
This residence is reserved specially for students coming directly from high school or students who have taken time off after high school but do not have any post-secondary credits. To be eligible to stay at Piikani House, you must also be a full-time student
- For Continuing, Transfer and Mature Students
If you’re a continuing student (2nd year and above at the University of Lethbridge), transfer student (coming from a different university) or a mature student, you’ve got a few different residence housing options available for you at University of Lethbridge.
Siksika & Tsuu T’ina House
This residence is reserved specifically for continuing, transfer and mature students. To be eligible to stay at Siksika & Tsuu T’ina House, you must also be registered as a full-time student.
This residence is reserved specifically for continuing, transfer and mature students who are in their 3rd or 4th year of study. To be eligible to stay at Residence Village, you must also be registered as a full-time student.
Mt. Blakiston House
This residence is reserved specifically for continuing, transfer and mature students. To be eligible to stay at Mt. Blakiston House, you must also be registered as a full-time student.
University of Lethbridge is a university that also has a graduate studies program. So, if you are a graduate student, the campus housing available to you are Mt. Blakiston House or Siksika & Tsuu T’ina House Townhomes!
The residence life sounds absolutely amazing however, we do realize that fees play a huge role on the decision to stay in a campus residence house. The University of Lethbridge ensures that their housing rates are priced fairly by continuously conducting an annual market analysis of the pricing of rental accommodations across the city of Lethbridge. If you want more details as to what the current fees are for University of Lethbridge’s residences, check out the fees page of their Housing services website.
The University of Lethbridge housing services also offers special allocations for students that need it. They have units that accommodate those who have accessibility needs, alcohol-free residences as well as flex rooms. The flex rooms are allocated temporary spaces that students can stay at if they are going through an illness. Your roommate may be uncomfortable with you being sick and around them and so flex rooms are available if you do end up with that nasty seasonal flu.
Of course, if you’re not interested in the available housing spaces on campus, there are choices for you as well off campus. The University of Lethbridge has their own website where you can view property listings for rental spaces that are off-campus but still at a good distance to the university.
On this website, people can list their property, students can list sublets, you can post about finding a roommate, there’s even a special tab for faculty and staff plus, if you’re looking for just short term rentals, you can find them on there as well!
There are plenty of accommodation choices for you to choose from that will suit your needs the most. Take the time to research and contact the university’s housing services to find out where you would fit best. You want to be able to stay in a place that’s comfortable and make you feel at home since this will be where you live for your first year of school and beyond!