Residence Information

Living in residence is possibly one of the most incredible opportunities that you can experience in your time at Providence. The experience of community in a residence hall is full of possibilities for friendships, growth, character formation, learning and personal development. However, transformational experiences in residence halls do not just happen. They are the fruit of intentional leadership and ministry, as well as clear expectations and responsibilities. In this section you will find all of the information that you need to apply to residence, as well as how to be a contributing member of our on-campus community. For more information, email our Residence Life Director.

Appliances

Each residence hall is equipped with at least one microwave, one refrigerator and one set of a washing machine and dryer for student use. Appliances, cooking or otherwise, with enclosed heat sources may be permitted in residence hall lounges and rooms. Examples include a kettle and rice cooker. Appliances that are not to be used in residence halls include but are not limited to hot plates, grills, toasters, toaster ovens, electric frying pans, deep fryers, coffee makers, and space heaters/air conditioners. All appliances and electrical equipment used in residence must be approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). If you have a question about an appliance that you would like to use please consult the Residence Life Director.

Room Furnishings

Each student is provided with a single bed, desk, desk chair, storage, blinds or curtains, and waste-basket. These furnishings are the property of Providence and may not be remodeled, removed, or stored outside of the room. Any movement of furniture that causes damage will be charged to the student’s account.

Lounges

Each residence has a sublounge or common area that are intended to encourage and accommodate the shared living experience of residence. They are all equipped with a kitchenette that includes a full-sized refrigerator, sink, microwave and some limited storage space for dishes. Each sublounge also has couches, coffee tables, tables and chairs for eating, studying and relaxing with your residence mates.

There are two main lounge areas on campus. The first is in Eichhorst, where there are couches, tables and vending machines. The second is in Taylor, and is known as the Hub. The Hub consists of much of the entire bottom floor of Taylor and includes a full kitchen that anyone can use, large lounge and study spaces, a classroom and a worship space known as the Sanctuary.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located in the Reimer Student Life Centre, in the Eichhorst main lounge, in the Hub in Taylor and in the Hanna Centre lobby.

Supplies

Toilet paper and replacement light bulbs are available at no charge to residence students and are regularly stocked in the residence buildings. If supplies run out, please fill out a Maintenance Request Form.

If you require maintenance assistance, please fill out a Maintenance Request Form. For maintenance emergencies during the day or after hours call the Maintenance On-Call at 204-746-4297.

Parking

Free non-electrical parking is available in two lots on campus to all students in residence. Electrical parking is also available for a fee.

For more information, see Parking.

Each residence wing, led by their Resident Assistant, will meet weekly on Monday evenings at 9:30PM to spend time together and do a variety of events. These events are organized through a four-theme structure, as outlined below:

Service

Biblical Foundation: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)

Ideas: Child care, Bear Clan, YFC, Operation Christmas Child, Baking for Otterburne residents, Serving at Providence, Clothing drives, Bake Sales, Sparkle Notes, Care Packages

Faith

Biblical Foundation: “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

Ideas: Worship around the fire, Testimonies, Bible Study, Guest speaker, Prayer & Soaking

Solo

Biblical Foundation: “And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Ideas: Icebreaker/Get-to-know-you games, Spa Night, Study time, Decorate residence, Baking at RD’s apartment, Pizza night, Games night, Movie night, Painting night, Christmas Decorating, Baby Picture Guessing Game, Fondue night, Pumpkin Carving, Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator, Theme party, Glow Bowling

Recreation

Biblical Foundation: “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11)

Ideas: Bake-off, Clothing swap, Movie night, Nerf War, Video games night, Entertainment night/talent show, Cultural Night, Gym night/tournament, Board games night, RA Hunt Brainstorming, Minute-to-Win-It, Capture the Flag, Family Feud

Cundy

This is a two-story building and the smaller men’s residence for older/mature students. The building has a total of 15 rooms. Bathrooms are shared between 3-4 bedrooms, each with a toilet, shower/bathtub, and sink.

Eichhorst

This is a two-story building and the main male residence. The building is split into four wings, with a total of 31 double-occupancy rooms. Bathrooms are shared between two bedrooms, each with separate toilet and shower/bathtub stalls, double sinks, and a storage closet.

Kindred

This is a two-story building and a smaller women’s residence building for older/mature students. The building has a total of 15 rooms. Bathrooms are shared between 3-4 bedrooms, each with a toilet, shower/bathtub, and sink.

Muriel Taylor Hall

This is a three-story building and the main women’s residence which is fully accessible. The building is split into four wings, with a total of 30 double-occupancy rooms. Bathrooms are shared between two wings, each with 6 separate toilet and 7 shower stalls, as well as sinks and storage space.

Pearce

This is a two-story building and a smaller women’s residence for older/mature students. The building has a total of 15 rooms. Bathrooms are shared between 3-4 bedrooms, each with a toilet, shower/bathtub, and sink.

Sweet

This is a two-story building and a smaller women’s residence for older/mature students. The building has a total of 15 rooms. Bathrooms are shared between 3-4 bedrooms, each with a toilet, shower/bathtub, and sink.

*5-day or 7-day meal plan required when living in residence.

No storage is available in the residence halls. If summer storage is required, residence students may store personal items in the storage room in the Hanna Centre. Access to the storage room can be obtained through the Student Life department. All items must be clearly labeled (labels are available for purchase from the Business Office) with your name, home address, and date. Items are stored at your own risk. Unclaimed, unmarked, or unapproved items will be disposed of periodically. Guidelines regarding storage are:

  1. The Providence Storage Room is available for residence students and will be available during scheduled times. Students are responsible for bringing items to the storage room.
  2. Payment for storage services ($20/container) is due before items may be placed in the storage room and should be made at the Business Office in the form of cash or cheque (payable to Providence). In addition, $20 is also required for a refundable security deposit (to receive your $20 security deposit refund, please return your item labels to the Business Office once the items have been removed from storage).
  3. All items should be stored in plastic Rubbermaid-style containers with lids. A proper label must be completely filled out and attached to the side of each container. PLEASE NOTE: Suitcases, plastic bags, and cardboard boxes can be accepted in place of plastic containers, but Providence is not liable for any damage to items while in storage.
  4. If the student is unable to retrieve items from storage they must contact the Student Life Office before the term of storage has expired and make arrangements for shipping and handling. Notice must be given 48 hours in advance if you want to remove items from storage during the middle of the storage contract.
  5. Items that are left in storage for more than a month past the agreed expiration date, without notice from the student, will be shipped COD to the student and late charges of $10 per month will apply.

For more information, contact the Residence Life Director.

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