Do residents have their own room?
Yes - residents will have their own private room within their suite.
How many people share each unit?
The new women’s residence has three different unit types: one, two, and four bedroom suites. Each room within the suite can be locked although all suitemates share the unit bathroom(s) and kitchenette.
How long is the lease?
The women’s residence has two different lease options: an 8-month lease and a 12-month lease.
What does it cost?
The lease costs for 2015-16 are as follows:
- 1 Bedroom Suites: 12 month is $9,714.96 and 8 month is $6,476.64
- 2 Bedroom Suites: 12 month is $7,329.48 and 8 month is $4,886.32
- 4 Bedroom Suites: 12 month is $5,314.80 and 8 month is $3,543.20
Will my suitemates be in the same year of school as me? If not, what kind of age difference might there be?
There might be some year of school/age difference between the residents within a suite, but the College will try to place suitemates together in a manner that is the most beneficial to its residents.
Are some floors designated as "quiet " floors, "social" floors, etc?
When placing residents, the College will take into consideration the needs of their residents to ensure that they get the greatest benefit from their stay in the residence. The room matching will do its best to ensure that there is a healthy balance between the academic, social, and spiritual well being of the students.
Can I choose my own roommate?
Yes - you will have an opportunity to request specific roommates. To become roommates though, all roommates must make the same request to room together.
How will roommates be assigned?
Room assignments will be based on the application. Our application forms allow the applicant the chance to indicate which room situations they prefer. Preference is given to senior 3-4th year and graduate students for the 1 and 2 bedroom units, while first year students will more then likely be placed in four bedroom units. In the end, St. Joseph’s College will do everything we can to accommodate your request.
How are the rooms furnished? Is bedding provided? What kind of home furnishings can I bring?
Each bedroom will have a captain’s bed (with storage underneath), a desk, and some closet space. There will be no bedding provided for the units so the resident will have to provide and clean their own bedding. The Director of Residence must approve all extra home furnishings before being brought into the residence.
Is there a meal plan? How much is it? Is it mandatory to purchase?
A limited number of lunch meal plans will be available on a first come first serve basis with priority given to first year students. If you are interested in the meal plan, please indicate as much on your application form. The cost of the meal plan will be $220 a month.
What kind of cooking facilities does the unit have? Are the kitchens fully stocked with pots, pans, plates, etc?
The kitchenettes are equipped with chairs, a common area table, fridge, stove, and microwave. The residents are expected to provide all their extra kitchen materials (pots, pans, utensils, etc).
How far is the nearest grocery store?
There are two grocery stores within 20 minutes of the new Facility, Sobey’s on 112 Street and 83 Avenue and Safeway located at 109 Street and 82 Avenue
Is there free Wi-Fi?
There is free University Wireless Services (UWS) Wi-Fi available to all students in residence.
Is there a TV in each unit?
No – but there will be TV’s in the common area lounges.
Are men allowed in the rooms to visit? Can they stay overnight?
Men are allowed to visit within prescribed hours and not overnight. In order to access the residence areas, a resident must accompany them, and they must sign in when they arrive and sign out when they leave.
Do you offer student parking?
No – St. Joseph’s College will have a small parking lot but it will be for staff only unless for days where special exceptions are made (move-in/move-out days). Please go to the Parking Services website to find parking on campus: http://www.asinfo.ualberta.ca/parkingservices.aspx.
Do you have to attend church?
Church attendance is not mandatory although those wishing to attend church services are more then welcome to do so. We will have two chapels available to students and the general public. Kateri Chapel is located in the lobby of the Women’s residence and the main St. Joseph’s Chapel is located on the west end of the main building on the ground floor.