Residence FAQ

All you wanted to know about residence living, but were afraid to ask is in our FAQ.
If you still have questions, please contact us:
For Lloydminster, call toll-free: 1 800 661 6490 ext. 5414, or email:
For Vermilion, call toll-free 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8543 or e-mail

What should I bring?
Settling into residence requires you bring things to make the room your own and to add to your personal comfort. Here are needed and optional items.

You’ll need:
  • bedding [Twin flat and fitted sheets, blankets, pillow]
  • wash clothes, bath towels and bath mat
  • soap--for bathing, laundry, and dishes
  • toilet paper
  • cleaning supplies for bathroom
  • cooking equipment [pots/pans, toaster, dishes, cutlery]
  • dish clothes and towels
  • alarm clock
  • telephone
  • desk lamp
  • padlock/combo lock
  • clothes hangers wastepaper basket
  • laundry bag/hamper
  • posters—to decorate your room
  • recreation equipment--swim suit (your student fees get you into the pool), squash, badminton or racquetball racquet, ball glove, cards, board games

Optional items
  • steam iron--ironing boards provided in dorm laundry rooms
  • foamy--for your bed if you prefer a softer mattress
  • small fan is a good idea for fall and spring as rooms are not air-conditioned
  • small stereo/computer/TV/DVD/VCR are okay to bring but please check into personal insurance
  • headphones for your stereo or computer
  • electric power bar with surge protection for your computer
Note: No additional furniture is allowed in the residences without permission of the residence office. You are not allowed to disassemble college furniture or take it outside.
What not to bring?
  • Illegal substances such as drugs.
  • Firearms of any type aren’t permitted in residence—and leave the ammunition at home, too. This includes paintball and pellet guns, bows/arrows, hunting knives and explosive/flammable devices.
  • Small cooking appliances, microwaves, and freezers are not permitted in your room. Microwaves and full size fridges are provided in the common kitchens. Small appliances can be used in the dorm kitchens, but there is limited room. Note: mini-fridges are provided in the main dorm rooms on the Vermilion Campus
  • Pets and fish are not allowed on residence grounds or in residence buildings. This includes stock dogs or projects from the small animal clinic, or riding your horse through the residence grounds.
  • Room heating devices  such as small heaters. This is a safety precaution because of the fire potential. You can adjust the heat in your room.
  • Your horse—unless you’ve already made arrangements to board it
  • Candles, incense, fireworks and sparklers. If you have to light it—then don’t bring it. And remember there’s no smoking anywhere inside residence buildings.
  • ATVs and other off-road vehicles such as snowmobiles aren’t allowed on the main campus.

Will I share a bathroom?

In Lloydminster, spinwheels have two levels with four bedrooms and a bathroom on each level. So 4 people share.

In Vermilion:
  • maximum number of people who share a bathroom is 4 in a double-double suite arrangement.
  • single rooms share with an adjoining double room (3 per bathroom).
  • 2 people share in a self-contained double.
  • bathrooms are also shared in the dorm townhouses (4 people). The washing machine and dryer are also part of the bathroom.
  • in Delta, 2 people share a bathroom.
Where will I eat?
While you can cook at residence in a communal cooking area, you might not always want to. If this is the case, you can drop in for a breakfast or lunch at the LC Cafe.
Where will I park?
Good news – parking fees are included in your res fees. Passes are for scramble parking anywhere in the specific residence lots.
Where do I get a residence application?
Once you are accepted in your program, you will receive a link to our new online residence application. 

First you will need to "Update your Credentials" and log in using your new account information. Complete the online application and make your payment of $550 -- $50 non-refundable application fee and $500 security deposit. This payment can be made through your online banking provider and details can be found on the last page of your application.

Family housing applicants only pay the application fee until they are assigned a house. Their security deposit of one month's rent is due at that time.

If you change your mind about living in residence, as long as you give us two weeks-notice before you move in, your complete deposit is returned to you.

Social, studious, alcohol-free, mature – what do those mean on the application form?
You can choose what type of dorm environment you'd like to live in.

During the application process, you'll see alcohol free, social, and academic. Choose the right atmosphere for you.

The alcohol-free dorm doesn't permit alcohol anywhere inside the dorm. People may consume alcohol elsewhere and then return to the dorm

In Vermilion, we have a mature dorm option. The mature dorm is intended for anyone who wants a slightly quieter and more study-focused environment. Generally, students in the mature dorm are 21 years old or older.

Where can I do laundry?
More good news. You don’t need quarters to do your laundry.

In the main Vermilion dorms, laundry facilities are in the basement. In the dorm townhouses, your washer and dryer are in the bathroom. In the Delta townhouse, laundry units are at the end of each building (yes, you do have to go outside).

In Lloydminster, washers and dryers located in the Prairies building.

What’s an RA?
You can think of your residence assistant (RA) as your activity director, mentor, confidante, team member, shoulder to cry on, counsellor, and dorm authority all wrapped up into one. RAs are there to help you settle into residence, have fun, and meet new people while making sure rules are being followed.
They can also assist you if you have locked yourself out of your dorm or bedroom. Make sure to add the RA on-call number to your cellphone when you arrive in Residence Village.

What does co-ed mean?
All of our Vermilion residence buildings are co-ed. Males and females live in the same building. In the dorms only the same gender share a bathroom.

What is my mailing address?
Lloydminster Campus
First ​name | Last name
2602 59 Avenue
Lakeland College
Lloydminster, AB
T9V 3N7
Vermilion Campus 
First name | Last name 
5707 College Drive
Lakeland College
Vermilion, AB
T9X 1K5
All mail will arrive at the residence office for sorting. You will receive an email from the residence office when a parcel arrives in your name. However, you are responsible for checking for any letter mail you may be expecting while living on campus.

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