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Top 10 Residences at Athabasca University

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Jennie Bachman
Athabasca University does not provide on-campus housing given that all of its courses are offered online or by distance education. But there are off-campus options for those that need to live near the institution. These are the top residences around AU.

1. St. James Place

St. James Place

Address: 3110 - 33 St W, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L 6K4

Each suite within the residence includes a fridge, stove, dishwasher, and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. Some suites have an air-conditioning and a balcony or patio. St. James Place is a clean, quiet and well-maintained family building that features on-site laundry facilities located on the main floor of each building. The building is close to bus routes, schools, Confederation Park Mall, Superstore and all amenities.

2. Wildwood Ways B

Wildwood Ways B>

Address: 111B Tait Cres, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 5K9

Wildwood Ways B features suites with a fridge, stove, dishwasher, air conditioning, washer/dryer, a balcony or patio, and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. There are also exercise facilities and green space within the residence. Wildwood Ways B is conveniently located close to shopping, schools, bus routes, a public swimming pool and library at Lakewood Civic Centre, and a golf course.

3. Lawson Village

Lawson Village

Address: 186 Pinehouse Dr., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 5H7

The Lawson Village features beautiful and modern suites that come with a fridge, stove and dishwasher, air conditioning, ensuite storage, and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. The upper-level suites have balconies. Communal features include on-site laundry facilities located on the main floor of each building and a security entrance with an intercom. Lawson Village is close to the major roadways of Russell Road and Lenore Drive. Shopping and services are available at Lawson Heights Shopping Mall and both Catholic and public schools are nearby.

4. Stonebridge Townhomes II

the side view of the building

Address: Reid Rd, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 2W5

Each townhouse suite includes a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer, 1 1/2 bathrooms, ensuite storage, and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. Some units have a balcony or patio. The building features a playground on-site and is close to shopping, and bus routes. It is within walking distance of Extra Foods, restaurants, and a bank.

5. Palace Gates

trees in front of the dorms

Address: Russell Rd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 7H1

Located close to bus routes, schools, parks and all amenities, Palace Gates is a clean, quiet and well-maintained family complex featuring a sauna, exercise room, and recreation room. Each suite includes a fridge, stove, dishwasher, air conditioning, balcony or patio, washer/dryer, ensuite storage, and SaskTel maxTV and Internet.

6. Carlton Tower

Carlton Tower

Address: 325 - 5 Ave N, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 2P7

The Carlton Tower offers suites for rent to students and civilians. The suites include a fridge, stove, central air conditioning, balcony and ensuite storage and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. Some of the suites have dishwashers. Shared amenities include onsite laundry facilities on each floor, a sundeck, recreation room, and party room. Carlton Tower is close to downtown, bus routes, the library, the University of Saskatchewan and other amenities.

7. Penthouse Apartments

Penthouse Apartments

Address: 212 - 10 St. E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 2T6

The Penthouse Apartments features well-furnished suites with a fridge, stove, large balcony, air conditioning, in-suite storage and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. The building lies on a clean, quiet and well-maintained environment and is equipped with an elevator and several on-site laundry facilities. The building also features a sauna, fitness centre and a games room with a pool table.

8. Stonebridge Townhomes I

Stonebridge Townhomes I

Address: Reid Rd, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 3C1

Stonebridge features furnished townhomes for rent. Each townhouse suite includes a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 1 1/2 bathrooms, balcony or patio, ensuite storage, and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. The townhouses are clean and well-maintained feature a playground on-site. The houses are close to schools, shopping, bus routes and within walking distance of Extra Foods, restaurants, and a bank.

9. Dorchester Tower

Dorchester Tower

Address: 337 - 6 Ave N, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 2S4

Dorchester Tower features one and two bedroom suites for rent. Each suite includes a fridge, stove, central air conditioning, balcony and ensuite storage and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. The two-bedroom suites have dishwashers. Dorchester Tower also features on-site laundry facilities on each floor and an exercise room. Downtown, bus routes, the library, hospital are minutes away from the building.

10. Regal Tower II

the building from the ground view

Address: 425 - 3 Ave N, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 5C4

Regal Tower II features beautiful and spacious suites for rent. Each suite includes a fridge, stove, air conditioning, balcony, ensuite storage and SaskTel maxTV and Internet. Regal Towers also offers on-site laundry facilities, elevators and a games room with ping pong and pool tables and exercise equipment. Regal Towers is conveniently located in downtown Saskatoon. It is near schools, bus routes, parks, and hospitals.

Here is your Move-In Day Packing List at Athabasca University

1. Room Basics

A student Room - Towel - Wastebasket - Closet organizer - Shoe Rack - Desk lamp - Sheets, blankets, comforter and mattress pad - Full-length mirror - Posters - Toiletries - Hangers - Plants

2. Food and Snacks

Food and Snacks - Beverages (coffee, tea, Chocolate) - Juice - Biscuits - East-to-cook food (pasta, spaghetti etc.) - Fruits

3. Tech and Entertainment

Radio -  Bluetooth speakers - Laptop - Game console - Music player - TV - Headphones - Radio

4. School Supplies

Stationary - Notebooks - Exercise books - Pens and Pencils - Sticker notes - Marker pens - Paper clips

5. Cleaning Up and Organizing

A lady cleaning a table - Mop/Broom - Hangers - Storage containers - Bucket - Dustbin

6. Campus Gears

  t-shirt on a stand - Campus branded clothes (T-shirts, shirts, hoodies, and jackets) - Bag pack - Umbrella - Walking shoes - Sunscreen

7. Items You Should Ask First Before Bringing

Ask first - Pets - Furniture - Refrigerators - Halogen lamps - Hoverboard  

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