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. 

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!)

Live at SAIT and make friendships that last a lifetime.

New students

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 positive. Wondering what to pack and bring with you — we're here to help!

Things to bring:

  • For your bedroom: bed linens (queen sheets work great), mattress cover, hangers, alarm clock
  • For your bathroom: towels, toilet paper, kleenex, bathroom carpet, bath mat, toiletries, hairdryer, shower curtain and rings
  • For your kitchen: towels, pots and pans, utensils, plates, bowls, glasses and mugs, kettle, electric grill, toaster or toaster oven
  • Don't forget: cleaning supplies, garbage can and bags, laundry basket, laundry supplies, detergent (liquid), photos of loved ones and wall decor (will be hung on the walls using only sticky tack).

Things to leave at home:

  • pets (including fish)
  • weapons, firearms
  • dartboards
  • drugs and paraphernalia
  • halogen lights
  • upholstered furniture
  • BBQs and grills
  • major appliances
  • candles and incense
  • loud musical instruments (drums, amps, etc.)

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 programs focusing on personal development while discussing health and wellness, academic success, employability, and financial literacy.

For information on programs and events at SAIT Residence, follow us!

Staying safe while on campus

At SAIT, ensuring our students' safety is our priority, and we take it 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 are taken to SAIT security for holding
  • on-site Residence staff who perform rounds of the Residence buildings at night and deal with any issues.

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 passionate about 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 Vaidehi Mangrola.

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 ensure 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 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 said, you cannot move the furniture from your unit to another person's unit or from shared 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 (those taking nine or more course credits each semester) 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 can host guests with permission from 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 want 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. SAIT has designated a single smoking area for students living on campus for residents only. Smoking is otherwise prohibited on campus property.

See our Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products policy and procedure.

Additional resources

Student Residence Agreement 2024-2025 Residence Community Living Standards 2024-2025 Student engagment Self-help tools and resources Crisis support Injury or illness on campus Health Clinic Sexual assault and violence Lamb Learner Success Centre Reg Erhardt Library Career advising Trojans Athletics and Recreation Technical support and resources Office of Community Conduct Office of the Ombudsperson

Contact us

SAIT Residence

151 Carpenter Circle NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3G1

403.284.8013 (ext. 1) residence@sait.ca

24 hours