NOTICE: Due to technical difficulties, the first round of Fall 2017 Room Offers will not be sent until the week of May 24.


Residents in Lister are first year students from Canada and around the world and are supported by student staff members in upper years of study. Some live on specialty floors with students in their faculty or with others who prefer a quiet or alcohol-free floors. These residents play campus intramurals, learn to write papers, watch movies in floor lounges and grab meals together - all right in their residence home!

Lister students are immersed in a community atmosphere sharing their day-to-day lives and connecting to others with the same interests, classes or program. They quickly make friends that become a family and can last a lifetime.





Lister is our traditional first-year dormitory residence with four towers branching off the central building.

WHO LIVES HERE: First-year undergraduate students and student leaders.
Schäffer Hall also houses second-year undergrads.

UNIT TYPES: Classic Lister towers (Kelsey, Mackenzie, Henday) offer furnished single (Floor Plan | 360° Panorama) and double (Floor Plan | 360° Panorama) dormitory style units with shared washrooms. Schäffer Hall offers single furnished units with a private washroom (Floor Plan | 360° Panorama).

LEASE TYPE: Term leases matching academic term schedule (8 month Sept-April).
The mandatory Meal plan is included in contract fees.

2017-2018 RATES:

Room Type Rate* Meal Plan Total
Lister Single $5058 /8 month contract $4782 $9840
$4317 $9375
Lister Double $3344 /8 month contract $4782 $8126
$4317 $7661
Schäffer Single w/ private washroom $6116 /8 month contract $4782 $10898
$4317 $10433

*Internet service, heat, water and power are included in the rent.

Please note, all rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted immediately. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • The Marina convenience store and food court
  • Dining Hall and Lister Market
  • Study libraries
  • Communal kitchens
  • Laundry facilities
  • Exercise facilities
  • Music room
  • Gymnasium
  • TV lounges
  • Parking available through Parking Services

Lister Centre is located at 87 Avenue and 116 Street in the Southwest section of UAlberta's North Campus. It connects four residence towers: Henday Hall, Mackenzie Hall, Kelsey Hall and Schäffer Hall.

The UAlberta Campus Map has detailed information and interior floor plans for Lister Centre.

BaseCamp is Residence Services first-year student Orientation program specifically designed for students living in Lister Residence and Résidence Saint Jean and runs from August 28 to September 1.

BaseCamp provides residents with early access to resources, experiences, and learning opportunities to ease the transition into University. Throughout the four-day program, participants will have the opportunity to develop peer connections, and become better oriented to the Edmonton community and UAlberta campus prior to the start of Fall Term Classes.


Each unit in Classic Lister Residence is furnished with a bed frame with a twin mattress (XL) and drawers underneath, desk with hutch, closet (for each student), desk chair, wastebasket and mirror. Single rooms also contain a dresser. Units in Schäffer Hall also have a private washroom with a toilet, sink and shower.


At the University of Alberta, we offer a variety of on-campus housing experiences in our residences – 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.


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