Student Residence

Prairie’s residential program supports the educational mandate of the institute, through a safe and exciting environment where students are challenged to live out their Christian faith on a day-to-day basis. With the help of a caring and knowledgeable staff, residential students are challenged to grow in every area of life, including the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual dimensions.

In light of this, we require all single students who are under the age of 21 or who are first or second-year students to live in residence (dorms). Exceptions include local students living at home or those taking 2 courses (6 credit hours) or less within a semester.

For information about living in residence please review the Residence Handbook.

For suggestions of what to bring, see our what to bring to college list.

For residence fees, please check out the individual program pages as fees vary by program due to program length.

Campus Dining

Prairie College offers a meal plan for all students living in residence.  This service is provided by Chartwells Canada.

Enjoy tasty and healthy food, served in our spacious dining room, buffet style.  Daily offerings includes soup, salad bar, make your own sandwich bar, regular pizza options, as well as a meat and vegetarian hot option, desserts and a variety of drink options.

There is an option of a 7 day plan or a 5 day plan (Sunday supper through Friday lunch) for commuting students.

The dining hall is very accommodating to the dietary needs of students with allergies or special dietary restrictions.

Meal Times are:
Monday to Friday

  • Breakfast – 7:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Lunch – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Supper – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

  • Breakfast – 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Lunch – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Supper – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Off Campus students are welcome to eat in the dining room as well, at a very reasonable cash price.

Student Family Housing

Prairie-owned campus housing is available on a first come, first served basis. Priority is given to student families, or full-time students (9 credits or more) and staff, over single and part-time students.

Those interested in applying for Prairie Student housing should submit an Off Campus Housing Request Form.

Please note that students must be accepted into a program and must have paid their tuition deposit in order to be considered for housing. Once you have been accepted and paid the required deposit, please complete the following forms. If you have any questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor.