Algoma University

Learn about services for students at Algoma University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.

General Information

Algoma University serves over 1,200 students in Northern Ontario at its Sault Ste. Marie location. In addition, Algoma University has campuses in Brampton and Timmins.  Algoma University offers more than 20 programs, including courses in:

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science

The address for Algoma University campus is:

Sault Ste. Marie Campus:
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  P6A 2G4
(705) 949-2301; 1-888-ALGOMA-U (1-888-254-6628)

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At Algoma University, the office supporting students with accessibility is called The Learning Centre and Accessibility Services. It is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.


Transition Programs

Algoma University offers a transition program for all local high school graduates called Strategies, Technology and Resources (STAR). The transition program is open to all students, however it is specifically recommended for students with learning disabilities.


Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Algoma University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Algoma University’s Accessibility Plan.


Documentation Requirements

In order to access accommodations at Algoma University, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.

Support Services Available

Health Services

Algoma University provides Student Health Services for all students. This includes access to a physician, counsellor, and dental hygienist. 


Academic Support

The Learning Centre offers a range of academic support services to Algoma University students including: the Writing Labpeer tutoring, and student success workshop.


Library Services

The Arthur A. Wishart Library at Algoma University offers various resources for students including books, journal articles, and e-books. The library also provides services for students such as borrowing services, citation guides, inter-library loans, and writing tutorials.


Academic Advising

Academic Advisors at Algoma University offer orientation sessions, drop-in times, and appointments to help students learn about degree program requirements, support services, registering for classes, paying fees, and more. 


Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Algoma University’s Financial Aid offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Algoma University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Algoma University’s Residence Life offers traditional and townhouse-style residence buildings. All first year students are guaranteed private rooms with a shared bathroom if they complete their residence application by the given deadline. Traditional style rooms include a private bedroom and a shared washroom. Townhouse-style units include 4 bedrooms, a shared washroom, shared common space, and a shared kitchen. All building amenities include:

  • Common rooms
  • Common study areas
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

Rooms in all buildings come furnished and include internet access and local telephone service. Residence rates vary depending on building choice and room style. Mandatory meal plans are an additional cost and come in a variety of options. Payment plans are available for residence fees.

Barrier-free rooms are available for students with special accommodation needs by providing proper documentation during the residence application process. Contact the Residence Coordinator for more information. 


Off-Campus Housing

Algoma University's Residence Life produces an Off-Campus Housing Guide to help students living off-campus to understand their rights and responsibilities, and connect them with on-campus resources. 

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

There are currently no campus maps available online for Algoma University. In person campus tours as well as virtual tours are available.


Sault Ste. Marie Transit

Sault Ste. Marie Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Algoma University are eligible for a discounted semester pass. Sault Ste. Marie Transit provides bus routes and schedules for every transit route they offer.


Courtesy seating is provided at the front of the bus for persons with disabilities. The Parabus Transit is a curb-to-curb service for persons with physical disabilities, who due to their disability are unable to use the conventional transit. More information about Parabus Transit and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Academic Programs

Algoma University offers many academic programs on the main Sault Ste. Marie Campus.

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