November Events, Updates And News from Alma

November 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 November 8th 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

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. We've also noticed many of you leaving food, spices and other kitchen items in the drawers - please do not leave any items in the kitchen, this includes inside the drawers.


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.

TVs in the Common Spaces

All TVs have subscriptions to Disney, Netflix, Crave, Sportsnet and TSN. Accessing these is simple and easy - just search for the appropriate app and enjoy. If for some reason it is not working on a specific TV, email us and we will get that added.


U of G News

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, 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. Poker Night Recap Check us out on social.


City Spotlight

Guelph Film Festival

November 3-11
Buy your tickets today, before they are all sold out.


Sugo on Surrey St

One of the best restaurants in Guelph.


Fair November

Fair November is a craft show and sale that allows you to shop Canada's talented artisans and designers for unique Canadian Handmade items.


Upcoming Events


Yoga and Smoothie

Thursday November 9th (7pm) - Fitness Centre and Kitchen
Relax your mind and stretch those muscles after a long midterm season. After your yoga session, make a protein smoothie with other residents in the kitchen.


Cookie making and board games

Tuesday, November 14th - 7pm
Make your own cookies and play board games with other residents.


ALMA Arena

Thursday, November 23rd - 7pm
Do you have what it takes to be the Champion in the ALMA arena? Join other residents in a variety of challenges to see who is crowned champ. Top 3 participants receive ALMA swag with the winner also receiving a gift card. Details regarding the different challenges to come

Zen Zone

Wednesday, November 29th - 8pm
With exams around the corner, drop by anytime between 8pm and 9pm to make your own self care kit.

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