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Residence Life

The Residence Life Program at SAIT is what makes us stand out from other housing options available for students. Our Resident Advisors, Residence Life Coordinator and Manager of Residence Life offer support for those transitioning from high school as well as mature students and apprentices. Live at SAIT and make friendships that last a lifetime!

Studies show that students who live on campus are more successful in school and are more likely to complete their program (and we have the Valedictorians to prove it!)

Your place for community

Through our distinct programming model, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming community that will make your time at SAIT a positive experience. Our Resident Advisors develop community programs that focus on personal development while discussing topics such as health and wellness, academic success, employability, and financial literacy.

For information on programs and events at SAIT Residence, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

New student?

Leaving home and living on campus can be overwhelming, but we're here to provide you with all the information you need to make your stay at SAIT a positive one. Wondering what to pack and bring with you — we're here to help!

Things to bring Things to bring home
  • Bedroom - bed linens (queen sheets work great), mattress cover, hangers, alarm clock
  • Bathroom - towels, toilet paper, kleenex, bathroom carpet and bath mat, toiletries (hairdryer), shower curtain and rings
  • Kitchen - kitchen supplies, towels, pots and pans, utensils, plates, bowls, glasses and mugs, kettle, electric grill, toaster or toaster oven.
  • Other- cleaning supplies, garbage can and bags, laundry basket, laundry supplies, detergent (liquid), photos of loved ones and wall decor (only to be hung on the walls with sticky tack).
  • pets (including fish)
  • weapons, firearms
  • dartboards
  • drugs and paraphernalia
  • halogen lights
  • upholstered furniture
  • BBQs and grills
  • major appliances
  • candles and incense
  • obnoxious instruments (drums, amps etc.)

Discover resources, clubs and activities

We offer a variety of campus resources and support to help make the most of your time at SAIT. Get involved with a club or honour society, meet with an academic coach for study tips or get support when you feel overwhelmed. 

Student life

Staying safe while on campus

At SAIT ensuring students' safety is our first priority, and we take safety and security on campus very seriously. The SAIT Residence team works closely with campus security to create a safe and secure living environment so our students can succeed.

SAIT Residence and campus security work together to provide:

  • 24/7 emergency response to alarms, accidents and unusual activity
  • monitored security cameras
  • daily and nightly security patrols
  • all items that are found at SAIT Residence is taken to SAIT security for holding
  • on-site Residence staff who perform rounds of the Residence buildings at night and deal with any issues that may arise.

Take advantage of our Campus Safewalk program

Saitsa Campus Safewalk is a free, volunteer-based service dedicated to ensuring the peace of mind of all SAIT staff, students and visitors when travelling on or near SAIT's main campus.

Volunteers will walk you to your car, the C-Train or anywhere within a 10-block radius of campus.

Community resources

Health, wellness and safety:


  • Fire, Police, Ambulance: 911
  • Poison Centre (24 hours): 403.944.1414

Clinics and hospitals:

Online tools:

Additional resources:

Student Development and Counselling

Need extra spending money?

Get information on our employment opportunities both in residence and on campus, or become a mentor as a Resident Advisor. We are looking for mentors with a passion for contributing to the growth and development of SAIT students.

Enhance your leadership skills, use your talents, share your expertise and contribute to student success through meaningful mentorship relationships.

If interested, contact Courtney Dundas, Jacob Zahn, or Elsie Makini.

Frequently asked questions

We encourage our students to drop by the office, located in Begin Tower. You can email us at residence@sait.ca or call us at 403.284.8013 (ext. 1) to speak with a staff member. 

SAIT Residence recognizes a student's need for privacy and will only enter a unit in specific situations:

  • To perform maintenance work following a work order.
  • If a Residence staff member has reason to believe that a wellness check is needed to assure a resident is safe.
  • To assess a unit for cleaning and maintenance requirements when another student has moved out.
  • To deliver urgent notices or information.

If access is required to a unit for other reasons, the Residence Office will attempt to give appropriate 24-hour advance notice if possible.

In addition, all bedrooms are private with locks. Students in shared accommodations still have their own space and can lock their individual bedroom doors.

Yes, you can move the furniture within your unit, this is your home and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

That being said, you cannot move the furniture from your unit to another person's unit or from common spaces. Furniture should only be moved during the daytime to avoid noise during evening hours.

Students that are currently living in Residence and would like to come back for the next academic year must apply and you will receive an email reminder when the applications are available.

Throughout the academic year, only full-time students are accepted into SAIT Residence. If your status drops below full-time status, you will be asked to leave. 

We ask that you and your friend email us requesting that you both want to room together. We cannot guarantee that you will be roommates but we will do our best to arrange roommates who want to live together.

Yes, you have the privilege of hosting guests only if you have permission from all of your roommates. A resident's right to privacy takes precedence over a roommate's right to host a guest.

Each resident may only have overnight guests for a maximum of five nights per month if all roommates agree.

Your guests are your responsibility, and if they should do anything that warrants disciplinary action, you are personally responsible and will receive a fine or discipline. Guests must always be accompanied by their host and not left alone in residence.

Yes, although you may be asked to move from your current location to one that is set aside for summer residents.

If you would like more information, call us at 403.284.8013 (ext. 1) or drop by the office in the Begin Tower. You will receive an email when we start accepting summer applications.

SAIT is a smoke-free campus, effective Aug. 31, 2020. For students living on campus, SAIT has designated a single smoking area for residents only. Smoking is otherwise prohibited on campus property.

See our Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products policy and procedure

Contact us

SAIT Residence

151 Carpenter Circle NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3G1

403.284.8013 (ext. 1) residence@sait.ca

24 hours