Student Life

Edmonton

The University of Alberta is located in beautiful Edmonton, a large and modern city known for its passion and commitment to culture, festivals, and the arts. Our department has a very friendly and close-knit atmosphere that facilitates a variety of fun activities.

Many graduate students bring their families with them when they come to the U of A; our public and separate (Catholic) school systems are renowned for their diverse educational opportunities for children (including programming in a variety of languages, religions, and nontraditional focuses).

Edmonton is only a few hours away (by car) from the Rocky Mountains, which provide a second-to-none experience of skiing, nature, hiking, and hot springs. Our city is known as the “City of Champions” because of our passion for, and excellence in, sports and athletics.

Housing

The University of Alberta offers a variety residences for students. Whether you are new to university life or in your upper years of study, if you are a student couple or have a family, we have a community for you!