Providence Living & Learning Centre

We are excited to present you information regarding the new student residence. As we are in the process of developing our plans for this residence, there might be questions that will still be unanswered. Note that as more details develop, we will share these with you!

**Please Note: Pictures and layouts are only representational. Exterior finishes, colours, interior layouts and furniture will likely change.

Our previous student residence, Bergen Hall, was destroyed in a fire on June 1, 2017. Because we are a residential campus, we need to replace the lost spaces and plan for an increase in student growth.

The new building design will promote a fun and thriving Christ-centered student learning community, with a bright, warm and inviting home-like atmosphere. We describe and label this residence as a ‘Living and Learning Centre’ because we believe that learning also happens outside the classroom and this building was intentionally designed for that purpose. The mission of Providence is that we become people of knowledge and character who lead and serve others. Our vision is that our mission is lived out inside this new student ‘home’ as the spiritual, academic and community life of students is brought together.

  • West of Eichhorst and directly south of the Reimer Student Life Centre
  • Located closer to Eichhorst than where Bergen Hall was located

The Bergen Hall foundation was removed in March of 2018 to make space for the new residence foundation. Digging for the new foundation began in November 2018, and the foundation was laid in January 2019. By July 2019, the super structure was almost completed, and interior framing had begun. Students moved into the new residence January 2020!

  • 60 female students on two floors
  • Two staff/faculty in two staff/faculty apartments
  • The community space can be used by all members of the Providence community
  • Not all residence students will live in the new residence and current residence buildings will still house residence students
  • The building is in the shape of a "T" 
  • 3 stories with an elevator making the building fully accessible
  • 1st floor is community space and staff apartments with a large community lounge & kitchen, prayer/reflection room, group study rooms, seminar meeting room, laundry, etc.
  • The 2nd and 3rd floors will include female residential spaces
  • Each residence floor will have 2 'pods' (wings) with approximately 16 students in each pod, mostly double-occupancy rooms
  • Each residence floor will have lounge and study space