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, all students are challenged to grow in every area of life, including the spiritual, social, emotional, physical and intellectual dimensions.
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.
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
Saturday & Holidays
Off Campus students are welcome to eat in the dining room as well, at a very reasonable cash price.
Prairie-owned campus housing is available on a first come, first served basis. Priority is given to student families, full-time senior students (3rd & 4th year taking 9 credits or more) and Prairie staff, over single and part-time students. Those interested in applying for Prairie off-campus 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 submit the Off Campus Housing Request form. If you have any questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor.
Campus Rental Listings
There is a limited supply of rental homes and apartments in Three Hills for those students eligible to live off campus. Owners are welcome to post their housing availability here.
Applications for Fall 2023 (September start), Winter 2024 (January start) and Online Education (start anytime) are open.
Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below.
If you are applying for the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education and need more information visit the program page.
In 2022 we launched a 5-year, $100 million dollar Capital Campaign. This ambitious campaign includes a major overhaul to Prairie’s facilities in various areas on campus. It is a long-term investment to equip Prairie to expand our reach and impact students to meet the greatest needs of the world for God’s glory.
Encourage inmates in three institutions across Alberta to discover or reconnect with Jesus Christ. This fund assists the students studying the Certificate in Bible program with scholarships, resources for classes, and instruction.
Invest in the next generation of world changers for God’s Kingdom. Your gift to this fund reduces the burden of students’ tuition and allows more students to receive scholarships and bursaries each year.
Prairie College celebrates 100 years of encouraging a Biblical foundation for life and career. This fund contributes towards the general operating expenses of the College during the 5-year Capital Campaign: Expanding for Greater Impact.
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