Housing and Transportation

Where you live and how you get to your classes are important parts of university life.

Algoma provides the information you need to help decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, information about public transportation options and parking services are also available to help you with your commute.


On Campus

If you live in residence at Algoma, you can choose one of the following options:

  • Traditional-style residences with a bathroom shared between you and your roommate.
  • Townhouse-style accommodations that fit up to 5 roommates and come with a fully furnished kitchen and common area.

If you want to live on campus, be sure to apply for residence online after you receive your offer of admission from Algoma.

Residence Life

Residence life is about more than where you live; it is also about where you will find a welcoming community of support, led by a senior student mentor, to guide you through your first year.

You will participate in exciting programming that builds on what you are learning inside the classroom and meet other first-year students.

Find out more information about residence life at Algoma.

Meal Plans

Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is easy with Algoma’s meal plans, which give you access to both on- and off-campus vendors.

View Algoma’s meal plans and prices.

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Public Transportation

Algoma is located in a quiet, residential area on the outskirts of downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

Public transportation is available on campus. Downtown is a short, 5-minute bus ride or a 30-minute walk.

Find out more about transportation options around Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma.

Parking Services

Parking at Algoma is available in the main parking lot on campus. There are also spaces in the upper lot for those with accessible parking permits.

If you use a bicycle, you are not required to pay parking fees, but you must park your bike in the bicycle racks provided on campus.

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