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Building Updates

Monthly Fire Alarm Testing

Our monthly fire test 🧯will be taking place on Wednesday, February 14th, 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

Submit all maintenance requests through your Entrata Resident portal. This would include things such as your Grata lock informing you that your battery is low, your thermostat battery is low or anything else you need us to have a look at and fix/replace. Please do not use your Grata app.

Garbage Room

Garbage room has been rearranged - please do not just open the door and throw your garbage bags on the floor. ♻️ 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 freezers in the community kitchen are shared amongst all residents. Please be respectful of the space by using the shared fridges and freezers for items that do not fit your mini fridge. We will be incorporating a biweekly clean, with more details to come in the new year.

Pool Table

Please take care of the pool table and pool cues.



U of G News

The Linc

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Experience Guelph

Whether you are looking for a co-op position, work study position, or an on-campus job, the Experience Guelph website is your gateway to employability.


Stay up-to-date with all news surrounding UofG.


This Is My Alma

Tag us @thisismyalma or use #thisismyalma for your chance to be featured in our next newsletter. In January, ALMA solved a murder mystery! Check us out on social


City Spotlight

Exams - Good Luck

A Month of Markets

Take your mind off of school with a trip to one of the many markets this month! Click on the links for more information, and treat yourself to some handcrafted goods from the vendors below:


Multi-Faith Community Dinner 🍽️

Every Wednesday 5:30 - 7 pm

Enjoy a warm, home-cooked meal on campus at the weekly Raithby House community dinner, free of charge. The community dinner is open to people from any background, vegan and gluten-free options available.


Take a Paws 🐶

Every Tuesday and Thursday 5 - 6 pm

Are you missing your pet from home? Take a Paws gives you an opportunity to take a break from the stress of school to meet therapy dogs from St. Johns Ambulance. This event runs everyTuesday and Thursday on campus, and it open to all students. Just make sure you reserve your spot ahead of time!


Poker Night Every Friday ♣️

A fan favourite, join other residents at ALMA for a night of poker every Friday night in February. This event will not be run by the ALMA team but more so for all of you to connect and play some poker.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Tree Decorating

The Champagne Murder: A Murder Mystery Night 🔎

Tuesday, February 6th @ 7:30 pm - Games Room

Join fellow residents in the second murder mystery puzzling ALMA this year! Immerse yourself in an evening of suspense, where every guest is a suspect and every clue leads to thrilling revelations. Uncover secrets, solve the crime, and experience an unforgettable night of mystery and mayhem! 🕵️


Holiday Tree Decorating

Super Bowl Watch Party 🏈

Sunday, February 11th @ 6 pm - Games Room

Get ready for the ultimate Super Bowl showdown! Join us for a game day extravaganza filled with free pizza, big screens, and bigger cheers! Leave the party planning to us and show up to root for your favourite team. Please fill out the survey linked here to help us get a head count! 🍕


Hot Apple Cider and Donuts

Valentine's Day Candy Grams ♥️

February 1st to the 13th - Front Lobby

Surprise your friends with a personalized candy treat delivered right to their door this Valentine's Day! Simply fill out one of the Valentines in the lobby near the coffee machine, put it in the box, and wait for your message to be delivered on February 14th! Just be sure to include their room number! 💌


Gingerbread House

Hot Chocolate Bar + Games Night ☕️

Wednesday, February 28th @ 7pm - Dining Hall

Treat yourself to a warm beverage from our hot chocolate bar! Bring Your Own Mug (BYOM) and garnish your hot chocolate with whip cream, marshmallows, and other seasonal toppings. Then, stay and hang out with your friends while playing a board/card game! 🎲

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