May 2024 Events, Updates And News From Alma

May 2024 Events, Updates And News From Alma

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Building Updates

Generator Testing  

On May 13th between 9am and 11am we will be testing the generators. There may be disruptions to the internet during this time.

Monthly Fire Alarm Testing

Our monthly fire test 🧯will be taking place on Wednesday, May 8th, at 10am. You will hear the fire alarm going off while they are in the building as the system will be tested.
*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. The next cleaning will be on May 9th.

Pool Table

Please take care of the pool table and pool cues.



U of G News

Protect Your Eyes During the Solar Eclipse on April 8th

The University reminds its community members that it is dangerous to look directly at the Sun at any time, even during an eclipse. For more information from UofG, please read this article.


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 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

This Is My Alma

Tag us @thisismyalma or use #thisismyalma for your chance to be featured in our next newsletter. In April, ALMA residents studied hard and finished the semester strong with the help of some delicious donuts! Due to the weather, they also enjoyed a patio party indoors. Check us out on social


City Spotlight

Improv Showcase

Spring Cleaning for a Cause 🌷

Saturday, May 4th from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
182 Clairfields Dr E (free)
Get involved in donation drives, securely shred old documents with Shred-It, dispose of unwanted items in the dumpster bin, and enjoy a savoury BBQ lunch, with proceeds going to The Guelph Food Bank & Hope House. This event is a perfect opportunity to declutter, contribute to a good cause and enjoy community spirit. For details on participating or volunteering, visit Realty Partners Spring Clean Event.

City of Guelph Recreation Job and Volunteer Information Fair

City of Guelph Recreation Job and Volunteer Information Fair

Tuesday, May 7th from 3 - 5 pm
Victoria Road Recreation Centre
Check out all the amazing opportunities and speak with City of Guelph staff for information on the job and volunteer opportunities available with the Recreation team.


CSA Presents: Animal Boy

Meadows Music Festival

Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st
Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (550 Belsyde Ave. E, Fergus)
Need something to do on the weekend? How about venturing out to Fergus for the annual Meadows Music Festival featuring Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, July Talk, Half Moon Run, The Trews and more! For more information and ticket pricing, visit the website here.

Upcoming Events

ALMA Patio Party!

Slime Making 🍯

Monday, May 6th from 4 - 5 pm
ALMA Dining Hall

Join us for a hands-on experience where you can mix, stretch, and squish your very own homemade slime! Will you make glittering galaxies, neon explosions, or crunchy concoctions? Let your imagination run wild and leave with your very own custom slime creation!


Study Sweets!

Table Games Tournament 🏓

Friday, May 17th from 6 - 8pm
ALMA Games Room
Get ready to serve up some serious competition at our Table Games Tournament! Participate in Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool to see who will be crowned the ALMA Champion! Snacks and refreshments will be provided for participants and spectators.


Paper Mache Crafts

Glass Painting 🍷

Wednesday, May 22nd from 4 - 5 pm
ALMA Dining Hall
Have you ever wanted to design your own custom glass? This is your chance! Join ALMA residents in creating your own painted wine glass (regular or stemless).

ALMA Patio Party

ALMA Patio Party! (Part 2!) 🍔

Thursday, May 30th from 5 - 7 pm
ALMA Patio
Join us for the second patio party of the season, this time with good weather! Invite your friends and enjoy some outdoor games, tunes, and frozen treats!


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