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College Residence

The dorm community is an integral aspect of the student experience and is a highlight for many of our students. The dorms provide a unique opportunity to build close relationships, be part of a community focused on discipleship, and have a ton of fun!

Each dorm has a paid staff member, a Residence Director (RD), that provides a pastoral presence in the dorm.

The RD works alongside Residence Assistants (RA),  student leaders, in each hall to support and encourage students’ growth and success.

FAQ

  • What do RD and RA mean?
    • Residence Directors (RD) are full-time Student Development staff who are responsible for overseeing of a certain number of residences (typically 1-2). They also oversee and direct the teams of student dorm leaders under their care. Residence Assistants (RA) are mature students who live in the dorm and help lead their peers. They are students who have both a heart for God and a desire to serve their fellow students. 



  • Will I have internet access in my room?
    • There is free wifi available throughout the campus and you'll be able to be able to access it in your dorm room. 



  • Where can I do my laundry?
    • You'll have access to free laundry facilities in each dorm as well as the community coin-operated laundromat on campus.  



  • Are there kitchens available in the dorm?
    • Most dorms have at least one kitchen available (see individual dorm profiles for more specifics).



  • Can I have appliances in my room?
  • Is there storage space in the dorm?
    • All the dorms have designated storage space available in them. This space is typically left open during the school year and secured during the summer months (so returning students can leave items in storage over the summer).



  • What if I don't like my roommate?
    • mmates. Learning how to tolerate, respect, and consider the needs of others are valuable life lessons that can be learned in a community-focused living environment. Having said this, there is dorm leadership in place to help students work through more difficult situations. Approach your RD immediately should you encounter something unusual or extreme.



  • Can I bring my TV? What about video games?
    • You're welcome to bring a TV or computer monitor under 32". Large screens dominate a small dorm room, so we ask that larger screens be left at home. Video games are restricted to non-offensive games and should not dominate your time. You can read more about this in the Residence Life Code.



  • Do I need to bring my own bedding?
    • There are good quality twin-size mattresses in each dorm room. You must supply your own bedding (sheets, comforters, pillows) and are required to have a mattress pad on the bed at all times. The school will provide a mattress pad; you just need to pay for it and will receive it once you arrive on campus.



  • Is there a curfew for dorm students? What about other rules?
    • The curfew for students in their 1st and 2nd year is midnight. This is to help students develop good habits and help achieve student success. Check out our Residence Life Code for all kinds of helpful information.



  • Can I talk to my roommate before I come to college?
    • Unfortunately, privacy of information regulations do not permit us to give out the name or contact information of an unknown roommate in advance.



  • How do I get in a room with my friend?
    • There is a section on your application form that allows you to request a particular roommate by name. Please refrain from asking to room with a particular student unless you have talked to them about it and they have agreed to the suggestion.



  • When do I find out which dorm I'm in, and how are requests to live in specific dorms processed?
    • Normally students find out what dorm they are in when they arrive on campus. Requests to be placed in specific dorms are processed in order of the date of deposit. So, the earlier you finalize your application process and pay your deposit, the better chance you have of getting into the residence of your choice.



  • What should I bring to decorate my room?
  • Can I bring my pet?
    • The only pets allowed in the dorm are fish in a moderately sized aquarium (maximum 10 gallon/45 litre tank).



  • Can I store my bike somewhere?
    • There are bike racks located outside of most residences, but there is no in-dorm storage of bikes allowed.



  • Can people visit me in the dorm?
    • You are welcome to have friends of the same gender visit and/or stay with you in your dorm room. If a guest is staying overnight in the dorm, your RD must be informed in advance and you should discuss it with your roommate. There is no charge for the first three nights of the visit, but each night after that there is a $5/night fee (visits of more than one week are discouraged). All guests must abide by the rules of the dorm.



  • Do students have to live in the dorm?
    • All single students are required to live in the dorms unless they have been approved to live in community housing based on one of the following criteria:

      • Live with immediate family on campus or in the vicinity
      • Plan to commute to school from a pre-established residence in Moose Jaw or surrounding area (minimum of one year prior to application)
      • Are 23 years of age or older at the beginning of the semester requested
      • Are in their 4th year and have spent at least six semesters living in dorm

      Please note that all Community Housing (CH) students are required to meet regularly with a mentor. The mentoring self-report form can be found here.

      Submit these forms to the Student Development Office;  studentdevelopment@briercrest.ca

       



I have learned so much beyond the classroom and been shaped by the school and staff. I have had faculty point out skills and characteristics that I possess and help me enhance them for better self-development and future career opportunities.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015