South Residence

Welcome to South Residence! 

South Residence is the largest residence complex in Canada, with three connected sections: Mountain Hall, Prairie Hall, and Maritime Hall. Designed by Australian architect John Andrews, each hall has four wings, with each wing comprised of three six-storey vertical sections called houses. The small alcoves and numerous lounges foster tight-knit communities where students develop close friendships.

Hall Features

  • South Residence is the U of G's largest residence, accommodating 1800+ students and is sub-divided into Mountain, Prairie, and Maritime Halls
  • The buildings are a unique architectural design, with each hall laid out as identical backward "F"'s
  • Each hall is further sub-divided into four wings for a total of 12 wings across South
  • Each wing is divided into "towers," which are numbered. Example: "Woodlands 3” refers to the Woodlands Wing (in Mountain) and Tower #3
  • A common floor called "street level" runs across the entire residence, and each tower is situated both above and below street level
  • Each tower is made up of a series of stacked levels that have students living in groupings of 4 - 10 people in a mix of alcove and long hallway style sections
  • Washroom facilities are located in each alcove
  • Rooms are designed to accommodate one, two or three students, though single rooms are the most common
  • Residence rooms are typically labelled as "alcove" or "corridor" rooms based on location within the tower
  • There are no elevators available for student use in South Residence
  • Student eateries are available in both Mountain and Prairie Halls
  • There are three lounges in each tower, each equipped with a kitchenette
  • The lounge on the 4th floor of each tower is equipped with a microwave
  • A large building lounge, the Eccles Centre, allows for group activities to take place, and can be reserved in advance for a special function
  • South Student Lounges (SSLs), located in Mountain and Prairie, contain big screen TV’s and comfy couches; the Mountain SSL also features a full kitchen
  • Each Hall also sports an additional TV lounge
  • The Games Room, complete with a pool table, is located in Mountain Hall
  • Mountain Hall contains an Academic Drop-in Centre staffed by upper-year students
  • Laundry facilities are located in Mountain and Maritime and are equipped with washers and dryers, free of charge to residence students
  • There is a music practice room also available in Prairie Hall, equipped with a piano
  • The Student Housing Services Administrative Offices are located in Maritime Hall
  • ResNet WiFi is included in all rooms
  • The building is NOT wheelchair accessible
  • For security, South is locked 24 hours/day; the Perimeter Access System allows residents to access the building using their student cards
  • Residents are provided with keys to the building (Student ID Cards), their room (traditional key) and their mailbox (traditional keys)

 

ALCOVE Rooms vs CORRIDOR Rooms

  • Alcove rooms are located within the tower and are divided by a concrete wall
  • Corridor rooms are located between each tower and divided by a plaster wall

 


Video Tours

 

SOUTH RESIDENCE - Single Alcove Room

 

SOUTH RESIDENCE - Double Alcove Room

 

SOUTH RESIDENCE - Single Corridor Room

 

SOUTH RESIDENCE - Triple Room 

 

360 Degree Room Tours

 

360 South Alcove Single

South Alcove Single

360 South Alcove Single

South Alcove Single

South Alcove Single

360 South Alcove Single

South Alcove Single

360 South Corridor Single

South Corridor Single

360 South Alcove Double

South Alcove Double

360 South Alcove Double

South Alcove Double

360 South Alcove Double

South Alcove Double

360 South Alcove Double

South Alcove Double

360 South Triple

South Triple

360 South Triple

South Triple

360 South Triple

South Triple

South Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Floor Plans

 

South Alcove Single

 

South Residence - Alcove Single *

 

South Alcove Double

 

South Residence - Alcove Double *

 

South Triple Room

 

South Residence - Triple Type #1 *

 

South Corridor Single

South Residence - Corridor Single  *

 

South Corridor Double

South Residence - Corridor Double  *

 

* Important Note: The floor plan images above represent a TYPICAL room layout in South Residence. Not all unit layouts and bedrooms are identical.  

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