Living On Campus: Vermilion

Living on Campus in Vermilion

aerial view of Vermilion residence with buildings namedVermilion's residence village is just steps away from everywhere -- classes, the cafeteria, the bookstore, Spurs, you name it.

First year students will be in a double room, as there are a limited number of singles.
Single rooms are saved for returning students or those who have medical issues.
Bathrooms are shared by no more than four students.
Each building has common TV, kitchen, and free laundry facilities. There's also free Wi-Fi. However, if you are a heavy user - gaming, downloading - you probably should get your own account.

Take a 360°virtual tour and see room styles and the kitchens for yourself!

Residence does have some rules. Check out the list the things you should bring and the things you should leave at home (drop downs below). Also find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the left menu.

Questions? Check the residence FAQ, or contact us - call toll-free 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8543 or e-mail
Or, drop by our office in the Bentley Building, room BB118.
Vermilion residence office hours:
  • Monday - Friday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Single Student Housing
The furniture is the same, but you can make it your own room.

Each dorm room has a built-in desk with a chair, single beds with three large drawers or a dresser, night table, mirror, closet with shelving space, and a mini-fridge for each student who shares the room.

Bathrooms are shared by 2, 3 or 4 students.

Mattress are twin size, so make sure to bring twin sized sheets. 

Common area TV rooms are located in each building. Sorry, no cable TV hook-up available in rooms and satellite dishes are not permitted.
Free Wi-Fi is available. However, if you are a heavy user, you should consider getting your own service.

Note: Due to limited room space, extra furniture isn't permitted..

Take a virtual tour of Vermilion residence. .
Family Housing
Family housing is conveniently located on the east side of campus next to the recreation building. The 15-unit complex includes bungalows and duplexes with two or more bedrooms.

A handicapped accessible playground is part of the family housing complex.
Residence Fees
Application fee: $50

Damage deposit:
  • Single student housing $500
  • Family housing - one month's rent

Room Type
6 weeks  8 weeks  10 weeks 12 weeks
Single Occupancy $159 $954 $1,272 $1,590 $1,908 $2,703
Double Occupancy $132 $792 $1,058 $1,320 $1,584 $2,244
Dorm Townhouse $143 $858 $1,144 $1,430 $1,716 $2,431
Delta Townhouse $159 $954 $1,272 $1,590 $1,908 $2,703

Family Housing
 monthly rent
Bungalow or Duplex

  • Rent includes all utilities, wireless internet, and basic cable to the living room.Telephone isn't included.
  • Parking is included.
  • Each dorm has free laundry in the basement.
  • Each dorm townhouse also has free laundry facilities.
  • All houses are provided with a fridge/stove, washer and dryer. There are no other furnishings.
  • Please note that if you are here from September to April, you will pay per semester for single student housing. Family housing is by month.
Virtual tour
Moving In
If you've applied and paid your damage deposit, residence will send you an email with a link to booking your move-in time in early August.
Appointments will be available every 6 minutes on the Vermilion campus. Times start at 9 am and end at 7 pm on the selected move-in days.
If you've haven't heard from the residence office and have applied & paid, please contact the office:
If you are an apprentice or fire student, move-in is usually the day before your program starts. You will also be notified of the day and times. If you are coming from a long distance or via public transportation, contact the residence office about your arrival time to make special arrangements.
Living in Residence
Wireless internet is supplied to each unit. Please check your modem for account information. If you do a gaming or streaming you may want to go with your own Wi-Fi, at your own expense. Please contact the office for instructions.
Laundry is included in your residence fees! In the traditional dorms, the laundry is located in the basement. In the Delta units, the laundry is located at the end of each unit. Please do not leave your laundry unattended. Lakeland College is not responsible for lost or stolen laundry items.
Garbage and Recycling
The large dumpsters located in the parking lot are allocated for your garbage. You are responsible for keeping the outside of your dorm free of garbage, bottles, cigarette butts and other trash. Bins for cardboard recycling are also located in the parking lot.
Parking is included in your residence fees. A limited number of energized parking stalls are available. Student residence parking tags do not allow you to park in other college lots. Parking is scramble, meaning you do not have an assigned stall. Residence parking is located in lots F, K, N and Q. Guest parking is available in Lots B, C and F in Vermilion.
The red brick road is a time limited loading and unloading zone as well as access for emergency and maintenance vehicles. Vehicles parked for more than 15 minutes on this road will be towed. Absolutely no parking on Harcus Road, grass, sidewalks or fire lanes.
The Municipal Enforcement Peace Officer for the Town of Vermilion has the authority to issue parking tickets to violators parked in reserved stalls, the red brick road, roadways, fire lanes, barrier free locations, grass areas and any other non-parking section. 
Mail is delivered to the residence office and filed by last name. Residence staff will email you if you receive a parcel but you are responsible for checking all letter mail. Please remember to check your mail regularly.
Your mailing address is:
Your Name
Lakeland College Residence
5707 College Drive
Vermilion, AB
T9X 1K5
We recommend a basic tenant's insurance package to cover your personal possessions for lost, stolen or damaged articles and third party liability. Lakeland College is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.
Right of Entrance
Residence Services, Campus Supervision and Lakeland College reserve the right to enter your unit to make necessary repairs, determine issues regarding health and safety, take inventory, assess damages, perform unit inspections, and/or confirm a violation or breach of policy.
Residence Code of Conduct
Residence is a community of students who have a common purpose in educational advancement and personal development.
Lakeland College's residence community standards policy provides all residents with a fair process of resolving incidents of misbehaviour. The residence discipline policy covers behaviour that occurs within residence or the areas adjacent to the residence complex including the residence parking lots.
Living in residence is much more than just occupying a room. It is living in a community that includes individuals with different national, racial, ethnic and social backgrounds. It includes individuals with a broad spectrum of religious and political beliefs and individuals with different sexual orientations and gender identities. Within residence, we believe in mutual respect. By working and living together, we learn from one another and strive toward an atmosphere of positive contact. Every community member has the right to live in an environment free from harassment and unfair treatment. Bigotry has no place within our community and no one has the right to degrade another human being. We are committed to maintaining and promoting a healthy and diverse community. All residents are accountable for their own behaviour. 

Safe-walk Program
We're with you every step of the way!
Our Campus Patrol Officers are available 24/7 to help you safely reach your next destination. Contact our Campus Supervision team and a Campus Patrol Officer will walk with you wherever you're going, whether it's another spot on campus or to your vehicle.
On campus late?
If you're working or studying after 6 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on the weekend, let Campus Supervision know so they can patrol your area. You can also ask a member of Campus Supervision to call you at you dorm after your expected arrival time to make sure your journey was safe.
Vermilion campus: 780.853.3772
Safety Tips:
Take responsibility for your own personal safety. For example:
  • Lock your doors, use the security peephole in the doors.
  • Don't give your keys to others.
  • At night, walk to and from the college with a friend.
  • Don't let strangers into your building.
  • Check in and around your car before you get in.
  • Limit your alcohol consumption.
  • Don't place yourself in a compromising situation.
  • Call for help if parties get out of control (ex. fights).
  • Report all strangers or suspicious activity to the Residence Office, an RA, Campus Supervision or the police.

Moving Out
In order to receive a refund of your damage deposit you ​must notify our office that you will be checking out. Once you have done this, you will be emailed a Check Out form to complete and return to the Residence Office upon checking out.
Move Out Reminders:​
  • Residents are responsible for their own bedrooms, as well as, shared areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and common areas.
  • DO NOT attempt to make repairs yourself as this will result in additional costs fines to yourself.
  • Ensure all personal belongings have been removed from cupboards, drawers, closets and your storage room.
  • As you leave your room for the last time, please ensure that the window is closed and your door is locked.
Residence Services is NOT able to redirect student mail as Canada Post will not accept it from Lakeland College. Any unclaimed mail will be returned to sender if unclaimed within thirty (30) days of your move out date. Please remember to change your mailing address in a timely manner to avoid any delay to your mail services.

What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree