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Why I moved out of residence after my first year

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 I moved into residence with the excitement of a naïve first-year student. I thought to myself, “this is the place that I am going to call home for the next eight months.” And it was — I spent my first year in residence. But I eventually decided it was no…

Residence move-in day sets new record for first-year students

By Scott Strasser, September 5 2016 — Nearly 2,000 new and returning students moved into residence at the University of Calgary on September 4. The annual move-in day saw approximately 850 first-year students settle into their new homes on campus — a U of C record. “It is obviously a crazy high number, 850 first-years,”…

Frosh 2016: Residence, a place to call home

By Melanie Woods — For most students, moving into residence marks the first tentative steps out of their parents’ home and into the real world. It’s like purgatory — not the heaven of living rent free with a fridge full of food, but also not the hell of paying electric bills and deciding if a…

Residence Services offers students $500 through referral program

By Scott Strasser, July 14 2016 — University of Calgary Residence Services will offer a $500 credit to students who can successfully refer a friend to live in residence. The referral program — a limited time offer that expires July 30 — comes with several conditions. Applicants must be upper-year students who live in Cascade,…

University increases residence fees while rent falls in Calgary

By Fabian Mayer, January 12 2015 — The University of Calgary Board of Governors approved residence fee increases ranging from 0.25–5.75 per cent at their December meeting. The decision comes as residential rent prices in Calgary continue to fall as a result of the province’s economic downturn. The largest increases will affect roughly 205 single…

Residence students hunt campus rabbits after dining centre price hike

By Melanie Woods, October 6 2015 – Campus Security responded to reports of an organized group of residence students hunting rabbits on campus last week . Roughly two dozen students were gathered around a small campfire behind the Olympic Oval. Campus security found them roasting the rabbits on a spit and tearing into the cooked…

First-year roommates already locked in inevitable passive-aggressive spiral

By Melanie Woods, September 10 2015 — Less than two weeks after moving into their room in Kananaskis Hall, first-year roommates Kelsey Cunningham and Lauren Potter have already entered a passive-aggressive battle of wills. Cunningham said it all started when she noticed how Potter would leave her coat on the hook on the opposite side…

Security changes needed in residence

By Melanie Woods, March 12 2015 — On Friday, March 6, I received an email security alert from Residence Services. It said an unknown intruder had broken into the apartment of three female students and left behind dozens of pairs of used underwear stolen from them and others.  One room in particular contained 75 pairs…

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