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Big News: At Algoma U You Get a Single Room!

Whether living in our dormitories or in our townhouses, all of Algoma University’s residence options feature a private, single room. A single room provides you with the best learning and study environment, with countless opportunities to get involved or hang out with fellow residents. Our accessible residences are centrally located on our campus and are within a two-minute walk to classes, computer labs, the George Leach Centre, the Speakeasy, cafeteria, and major transit routes.

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Rose Linklater

Coordinator of Housing

705-949-2301, ext.4215

Office: Housing Office

rose.linklater@algomau.ca

There’s Plenty of Rooms to Grow Into

Algoma U students have plenty of options in regards to residence. The Algoma Dormitory, Spirit Village International Dormitory, and Spirit Village Townhouses are centrally located on campus, each unit a single room with access to laundry, common rooms, kitchens, and much more.

Algoma Dormitory

The Algoma Dormitory opened its doors in September of 2012, and is a large, clean, secure 96-bed student residence. Algoma Dormitory provides a comfortable, safe, and convenient on-campus residence for first-year, direct from high school students. Algoma Dormitory includes:

  • Fully-furnished bedroom with a single bed, desk, and wardrobe
  • Bathroom shared with only one other student
  • High-speed wireless Internet connection
  • Local phone service (in the common room)
  • Security features and 24-hour video surveillance in common areas
  • Weekly cleaning service in all bathrooms and common areas
  • Dormitory common rooms with entertainment centre and microwave
  • Study space
  • Elevator access
  • Laundry facility
  • Mailroom
  • Parking*
  • Meal plan**
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Spirit Village Dormitory

The Spirit Village Dormitory provides a comfortable, safe, and convenient on-campus residence for Canadian and international students. The Spirit Village Dormitory is a large, clean, secure 45-bed student residence. Students can enjoy access to a shared kitchen space, allowing them to prepare their own meals. Many of our international students live here, allowing you the chance to embrace diversity and maybe take your taste buds on a cultural adventure! The Spirit Village Dormitory includes:

  • Fully-furnished bedroom with a single bed, desk, and wardrobe
  • Bathroom shared with only one other student
  • High-speed wireless Internet connection
  • Local phone service  (in the common room)
  • Security features and 24-hour video surveillance in common areas
  • Weekly cleaning service in all bathrooms and common areas
  • Dormitory common rooms with entertainment centre
  • Shared kitchen space
  • Study space
  • Laundry facility
  • Mailroom
  • Parking*
  • Meal plan**
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Spirit Village Townhouses

The Spirit Village Townhouses provide convenient and affordable on-campus housing for Algoma University students. Each unit contains five private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a common living room, and a kitchen. The townhouses include:

  • Private bedroom with a single bed, desk, and dresser
  • Fully-furnished kitchen and living room spaces with a kitchen table and chairs, sofa, television, refrigerator, and oven
  • High-speed wireless Internet connection
  • Local phone service included
  • Study space
  • Laundry facility
  • Mailroom
  • Parking*
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*Please note that students have access to parking at Algoma University; however, there is a $5.00 park fee upon each exit. Students can purchase a parking pass from the Cashier’s Counter in the Main Office (Room SH312) for $100 a semester. Fees are subject to change.

**A meal plan is required in both the Algoma Dormitory and Spirit Village International Dormitory. For more information on the cost of meal plans, please visit our Residence Fees and Meal Plans page.

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Learn more about our residence application process. Ready to apply? Be sure to have your AlgomaU student number and email address handy.

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Residence Fees & Meal Plans

What does it cost to live on campus at AlgomaU? Access a full outline of associated residence and meal plan fees.

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Anishinaabe Student Residence

Algoma University is very pleased to offer two designated Anishinaabe Student Residence options on campus for single students.

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  • Pens and pencils
  • Binders
  • Notepads
  • Computer and computer accessories including cords
  • Printer and printer accessories including cords
  • Student card (if you’ve already received it)
  • Sticky notes
  • Microwaveable dishes
  • Cutlery and cups
  • Bar fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker and/or kettle (must have automatic shut off)
  • Microwaveable dishes
  • Cutlery and cups
  • Bar fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker and/or kettle (optional, and must have automatic shut off)
  • Toaster
  • Toaster Oven
  • Crockpot
  • Toiletries (soap, conditioner, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, etc.)
  • Flip flops for bathroom
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Towels and face clothes
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, bounce sheets)
  • Laundry hamper or bag
  • Rolls of quarters and loonies for the washer and drier
  • Hangers
  • Pillows and linen for a single bed
  • Extra blankets and bedspreads
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothing
  • Warm winter clothing (including a warm jacket, wool socks, mittens, hat, and boots)
  • Dress clothes for job interviews and special events
  • Stereo and CDs
  • Calling card
  • Camera and camera accessories including cords
  • Cheque book and banking information
  • Flashlight
  • Passport (if you plan on crossing the border)
  • Umbrella
  • Health card and proof of health coverage if applicable
  • Picture frames of family and friends
  • Candles or incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heaters or heat lamps
  • Air conditioner
  • Cooking appliances (nothing with a heating element, including hot plates, toasters, rice cookers, crock pots, etc. are permitted in dormitories)
  • Your own furniture
  • Pets
  • Illegal substances or materials
  • Weapons