Student Experience is a significant aspect in students lives that happens outside the classroom, guiding them through parts of their academic career to achieve personal success and a sense of wellbeing. Explore various aspects of Algoma U that strive to provide our students an active university experience!
As we respond and adapt to the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, we understand that student life is a little different than usual right now. Algoma University is committed to providing uninterrupted services, supports, and events to our students.
Looking for Student Life’s events and workshops? We’ve moved online, so now you’ve got fantastic content right at your fingertips! From online workouts to career chats, to resources that help you adapt to this “new normal”, you’ll find just what you need to stay motivated, focused and connected. Learn how to connect with us.
For the most up-to-date information regarding Algoma University’s response to COVID-19, visit www.algomau.ca/COVID19
Clubs & Associations
Get more from your degree by getting involved on campus! A variety of student clubs and associations are offered year-round which allow students to meet others with common interests, share talents, relieve stress, and make a difference.Learn more
Varsity & Intramurals
Healthy bodies are linked to healthy minds and regular participation in sports is a great way to improve your health, fitness and well-being. We offer diverse opportunities in inclusive environments for students to engage in.Learn more
Students have ample opportunities to develop solid research skills in a very supportive, dynamic and creative environment that make a difference in our community and beyond.Learn more
All of Algoma University’s centrally located residence options feature a private, single room! You’ll be able to develop your own routine without having to worry about interfering with someone else’s.Learn more
Ski, S’mores & More
Come enjoy what Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma University have to offer in the north. Spend the day at a local ski hill with several outdoor and indoor activities including; skiing, snowboarding, axe throwing, snowshoeing and so much s’more!
George Leach Centre
Students can get physical at the George Leach Centre (GLC), Algoma U’s athletics complex. The gymnasium or field house features three regulation court surfaces, which accommodates a wide range of athletic activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. One court has been specially designed with a dimple surface for better tennis play. The gym area is surrounded by a 1/9th mile indoor walking and jogging track. Did you know that access to the GLC is included in your tuition? Avoid the freshman fifteen by getting fit and having fun.
Student Leadership Development Conference
The Student Leadership Development Conference consists of keynote speakers and workshops that have been chosen by your Student Success team. This conference’s objective is to engage students in informational and hands-on sessions to strengthen your skills and abilities. Utilise the tools presented for your future and continue to enrich your Algoma U experience.
“My time at AU has been spent in continuous motion- from varsity athletics, working in residence, student government, campus campaigns, and adventures in the outdoors. I’ve had opportunities to leave a positive mark on Algoma and make a real impact, which has had a profound effect on myself as a student, social activist, and person.”
social work, 2019
“I am a major nature enthusiast, which is what initially drew me to the town of Sault Ste. Marie. Biology is an intensive program so I have spent the past two years working non-stop, but the wonderful professors made the experience easy and interesting. I volunteered for the soil ecology lab, worked on my thesis observing dual mycorrhizal status in conifer tree species, and even joined the WUSC club. There’s plenty of options for students to explore a hobby, job, or club that meets their interest. ”
Biology and minor in Psychology, 2020
“While the student life on campus was great, I wanted to experience new things, and Algoma U gave me the opportunity to do just that through their study abroad options. I’ve had the opportunity to study abroad in England for my second year. Not only did this experience allow me to grow as an individual, but also as a student and young professional.”
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Participate in Nature-based Mindfulness Study
Posted Aug 26, 2020