Thank you for visiting us and considering us to be a part of your educational journey. Ayamdigut (Ay-am-da-goot) campus is located in Whitehorse (“Kwanlin” in Southern Tutchone) and rests on the traditional and current territories of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. Kwanlin Dün and Ta’an Kwäch’än elders, knowledge keepers and land care takers have nourished and preserved these lands since time immemorial. We acknowledge and honour the lands on which their ancestors persevered, we live and learn, and future generations will one day grow. Surrounded by 97 hectares of undeveloped land, our community is privileged with backyard access to wildlife, vast forests, wetlands, creeks, and an abundance of trails – the perfect outdoor classroom.
We strive to provide a campus experience where students can nurture and strengthen their connections to the land, the community and themselves, leaving with greater knowledge, understanding and appreciation of all three.
Located right next to the University core, our housing buildings are just steps away from classes, campus facilities, activities and student supports. You can’t get closer than that! Explore YukonU’s facilities and campus life.
Living in student housing is a unique experience and one which offers a safe place where students can learn outside the classroom and connect with peers in fun and engaging ways. We are a diverse, yet close-knit community. Campus Housing staff with the Student Success team and fellow occupants all work towards a collective goal of a culturally safe and relevant environment where every student is celebrated.
Our staff are driven by student energies and success. Our small community size not only provides us the opportunity to know all our occupants by name, but also allows our team to personalize or tailor our programming and supports. We are here for you!
All buildings have secured entrances and our Safety & Security team are on campus and available to occupants 24/7. Call or text with questions, safety concerns, lockouts, or safe walk requests. Occupants can keep up-to-date with campus safety matters by downloading the YukonU app.
Perched atop a plateau surrounded by flourishing crocuses, berry bushes and big spruce trees, YukonU’s campus overlooks the Chu Niikwän (today called “Yukon River”) and Whitehorse’s quaint downtown core. Located right next to the Yukon Arts Centre or just a short jaunt down the hill, occupants can easily enjoy local events and cultural activities. Known as the “Wilderness City”, Whitehorse is great for exploration in its own right or as a starting point for adventure in the great Canadian north.
Read about our buildings and amenities and explore all what Campus Housing can offer during your stay.
Read our Campus Housing Handbook to understand our community expectations and related processes.
If you are interested in living in Campus Housing, you can now apply online.