SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.
At SAIT Residence, we believe in student success and our residence community is built on relationships, education and training.
We work closely with Chinook Lodge to build on the success of our Indigenous residences.
Our residence suites are located in the northeast corner of the main campus with two modern high rises boasting four different floor plans — one-bedroom apartments, four-bedroom shared quads, two-bedroom units and studio suites.
Our suites come fully furnished with utilities and self-contained with individual bedrooms, shared kitchens and bathrooms, study areas and common living spaces.
The Indigenous Students' Alliance and Chinook Lodge will help create a welcoming environment, encouraging you to become proactive in representing yourself through student-based initiatives and allowing you to participate in developing and implementing services and events that will contribute to your academic success.
We also offer accommodation options for parents and guests — upgraded hotel suites at a fraction of the cost — so you can stay close to your loved ones without cramping their style or space.
Smudging in Residence
You are not allowed to smudge in residence. However, you can smudge at Chinook Lodge, which usually takes place in the mornings.
Elders are available to provide cultural teachings and ceremonies in Chinook Lodge.
There are many scholarships available for First Nations, Métis or Inuit students, and Chinook Lodge offers seminars on how to apply as well as finding scholarships that fit your program.
In addition to having communal spaces within SAIT Residence and the quiet of your own room on campus, there are many places to study, including the Reg Erhardt Library and Chinook Lodge, which also offers computers for student use.