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Student Experiences

Student Experience is a significant aspect in students lives that happens outside the classroom, guiding them through parts of their academic career to achieve personal success and a sense of wellbeing. Explore various aspects of Algoma U that strive to provide our students an active university experience!


As we respond and adapt to the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, we understand that student life is a little different than usual right now. Algoma University is committed to providing uninterrupted services, supports, and events to our students.

Looking for Student Life’s events and workshops? We’ve moved online, so now you’ve got fantastic content right at your fingertips! From online workouts to career chats, to resources that help you adapt to this “new normal”, you’ll find just what you need to stay motivated, focused and connected. Learn how to connect with us.

For the most up-to-date information regarding Algoma University’s response to COVID-19, visit

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Clubs & Associations

Get more from your degree by getting involved on campus! A variety of student clubs and associations are offered year-round which allow students to meet others with common interests, share talents, relieve stress, and make a difference.

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Varsity & Intramurals

Healthy bodies are linked to healthy minds and regular participation in sports is a great way to improve your health, fitness and well-being. We offer diverse opportunities in inclusive environments for students to engage in.

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Students have ample opportunities to develop solid research skills in a very supportive, dynamic and creative environment that make a difference in our community and beyond.

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Residence Life

All of Algoma University’s centrally located residence options feature a private, single room! You’ll be able to develop your own routine without having to worry about interfering with someone else’s.

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Ski, S’mores & More

Come enjoy what Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma University have to offer in the north. Spend the day at a local ski hill with several outdoor and indoor activities including; skiing, snowboarding, axe throwing, snowshoeing and so much s’more!

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George Leach Centre

Students can get physical at the George Leach Centre (GLC), Algoma U’s athletics complex. The gymnasium or field house features three regulation court surfaces, which accommodates a wide range of athletic activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. One court has been specially designed with a dimple surface for better tennis play. The gym area is surrounded by a 1/9th mile indoor walking and jogging track. Did you know that access to the GLC is included in your tuition? Avoid the freshman fifteen by getting fit and having fun.

Algoma University Bookstore

Find your course materials, books, apparel, merchandise and gifts!

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Student Leadership Development Conference

The Student Leadership Development Conference consists of keynote speakers and workshops that have been chosen by your Student Success team. This conference’s objective is to engage students in informational and hands-on sessions to strengthen your skills and abilities. Utilise the tools presented for your future and continue to enrich your Algoma U experience.