August Events, Updates And News from Alma

August Events, Updates And News from Alma

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Building Updates

Monthly Fire Alarm Testing

Our monthly fire test 🧯will be taking place on Wednesday August 9th at 10am. You will hear the fire alarm going off while they are in the building as the system will be on test.
*If you hear the fire alarm going off consistently at any time, it is imperative that you leave the building.

Maintenance Requests

All maintenance requests are now submitted through your Entrarta Resident portal. If have yet to register, please email us as soon as possible.

Garbage Room

The garbage room is located on the main floor by the North elevator - in the hallway of the 100 level units. Please ensure you take your garbage down to the garbage room daily. ♻️ You'll notice we have Green bins, recycling bins and garbage bins. The Green Bins are not for your garbage. If you are unfamiliar with what goes where, you can download the Guelph waste app in the App Store or Google Play.


Please remember that the kitchen is a shared space and the fridges and freezer in the community kitchen are shared amongst all residents. Please be respectful of the space by using the shared fridges and freezer for items that do not fit your mini fridge. Reminder, all cooking supplies including pots and pans, are to be stored in your units.


The BBQs are for the ALMA community and we ask that you clean them after each use. The red valve behind each BBQ is used to turn the gas line on and off. Please do remember to turn the gas line off when you are done using the BBQ. If you are unsure how to work the BBQ, please feel free to pop by the office and we can show you.

Bike Room

Bike racks have now been installed in the bike room 🚲 and are accessible using your fob. The bike shelter will be built this fall.


U of G News


Don't forget your Undergraduate Registration deposit of $200 is due on August 11, 2023.

The Linc

Your one-stop shop for all things related to Admission, Enrolment, Finances, Records, and more can be found at The Linc on Campus.

Experience Guelph

Whether you are looking for a coop position, work study position, or an on-campus job.


This Is My Alma

Tag us @thisismyalma or use #thisismyalma for your chance to be featured in our next newsletter. Meet Yattich, a resident at Alma who won two tickets to Hillside. Check us out on social.


City Spotlight

Red Brick Cafe - Live Acoustic Music

Enjoy specialty coffee, delicious food and a warm atmosphere at the Red Brick Cafe; located in the heart of downtown. On August 4th, they will be hosting some live acoustic music from 7-11pm.


Royal City Improv Jam

Thursday, August 24 from 7:30PM-9:00PM.
Royal City Improv Jam is a night for of laughter and spontaneous comedy the Royal City Brewing Company for a night of laughter and spontaneous comedy. "All are welcome! The improve jam is a supportive space for creative collaboration. Whether you're a veteran improviser or this is your very first time, come ready to let loose and laugh!"


Ghost Hunt

A unique chance to participate in a paranormal investigation of the Guelph Correctional Centre Grounds at Night, every Saturday in August from 9:30pm to 11:30pm. Book online now.


Sunday Brews & Brunch

Sunday, August 13 from 11:30am-4pm.
Sunday Funday ALERT! Live music from NEFE with Sweet and Savoury Waffles - reserve your spot today.


Upcoming Events



Wednesday August 9th @ 7pm

Wind down your day to Wellness 🧘🏾. Finish your day feeling relaxed and focused with a 45 min Yoga session in our Fitness Centre.


GAMES night

August 16th @ 8:00pm
Join other ALMA residents in our dining hall across from the Kitchen at 8pm to play board games. Our board games are currently located in the media unit in our Games and Arcade room. We've added a few more new games which are located in the media unit in meeting room 2. All those that attend, will have their name entered to win two tickets 🎟️ to homecoming.


Smores Night

Wednesday August 23rd at 8pm

RAINCHECK - Our smores night was cancelled in July due to rain. Hang out with other ALMA residents on our brand new patio and enjoy a Canadian staple.

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