Residence

Residence is much more than a roof over your head or a place to hang your hat. The following form the principles and purposes of the residence:

The residence provides an economical, healthy and safe living environment.
The residence supports the academic journey of students.
The residence offers a context of Christian community.
The residence fosters the process of Christian Development.

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

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

Off Campus Housing

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. 

Off-Campus Rental Listing

Submit Off-Campus Rental Opportunities

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 – 12:00 pm 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.

Canada & United States Application

Fall 2024 (September start), Winter 2025 (January start), and Online Education (start anytime) applications are open. 

International Student Application

Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below. 

Master's Application

If you are applying for the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education and need more information visit the program page. 

Information Request

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Here are key opportunities you can partner with Prairie

We have launched our Campaign for Greater Impact to provide students with the very best learning opportunities and campus facilities for the decades ahead. 

In Phase One of this Campaign, we plan to invest in much-needed campus renewal, including: upgraded Infrastructure, a new Student Residence, Cafeteria, Worship Auditorium, and expanded Aviation Training Centre. A modern campus requires an investment that is bold, and even expensive, but each Campaign Project is strategic, and designed to enhance Prairie’s campus and student life experience.

Expansion of Prairie Aviation Training Centre

This expansion of PATC’s facility is a key project of Prairie’s Campaign for Greater Impact. It will increase the College’s capacity to train a new generation of Christian aviators to serve God in missions, and also address the growing need for trained pilots in the commercial aviation sector.

Scholarships & Education Fund

Invest in the next generation of missional professionals. Each year Prairie College distributes over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students. We are grateful for each gift that reduces the burden of students’ tuition and allows students to fulfill their God-given professions.

Prison Bible Encounter Program

Encourage inmates in five 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. 

General Ministries

Prairie College is educating students to pursue a Biblical foundation for life and career.  Your contribution to this fund assists in minimizing the College’s general operating expenses.  

To allocate your gift, please select one of the donation buttons below.