Student Handbook

Our student handbook does not come in a paper format. Find all the relevant information and links to typical handbook information here. If there is something you need to know pertaining to your role as a student you can find the necessary information here.

Prairie College endeavors to provide a safe learning environment that supports fair treatment of all member of its community and is conducive to relationships based on biblical teaching, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding. For more information and links please go to our Campus Safety Page.

  • Campus Security  403.443.3033
  • Campus Safety (Switchboard)  403.443.5511
  • Fire or Police Department  911
  • Three Hills Hospital  403.443.2444
  • Poison Control  1.800.332.1414

For more and further detail on Emergency Information please visit the Campus Safety Page.

For the sake of fulfilling the community’s purposes, its members voluntarily enter into a covenant. We understand this covenant to be a commitment to one another during the time we are involved in the Prairie Community. Click here for more information.

Please click here for the Academic Guide, or go to the Registrar’s Page.

Student Success is available to all students who wish to improve their academic experience, allowing them to achieve greater academic performance and personal fulfillment. For more information please visit the Student Success Page.

Please click here to view the Statement of Faith.

Please visit the Restorative Community Page for more information.

Please visit the Spiritual Development Page for more information.

Please visit the Restorative Community Page for more information.

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

Please visit the Quick Links or get in contact with our IT department: or 403-443-5511 x 866.

Please visit the Facility Rentals Page for more information.

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.

On the rare occasion, a student may require an exemption to the meal plan.  To begin the application process, please talk to the Food Services Director.

Foundational Principles for Meal Plan & Residence Policy
Living in residence requires students to purchase the meal plan in the Dining Hall from Prairie College’s Food Service Provider (FSP)

1. Community Interaction and Development:

Students have a rare opportunity to experience shared life and a new dynamic of relationship with those in the broader family of Christ at this time in residence. We desire to counter the individualistic trend of our culture with legitimate communal existence. A shared meal experience also provides a measure of accountability for healthy diet and nutritional choices.

2. Health and Safety:

Alberta’s Health Department does not allow more than the equivalent of 8 full-time users of a single kitchen in a rental accommodation. This is why kitchens are generally casual use only. This is also why a very few individuals on any given floor could ever be given full-time kitchen user status, as the kitchen is shared with a larger number of students.

3. Mutual Financial Benefit:

The buying power that a Food Service Provider has when purchasing for 300 plus students is far better than any individual can have. Alternatively having a functioning Food Service that produces some profit allows the College to keep its rent and other costs lower.

4. Responsibility:

Equitable treatment of students and reasonable flexibility provide a basis for Prairie College and their Food Service Provider’s decisions regarding exceptions provided the first two foundational principles are not violated.

Exceptions Allowable in the Meal Plan for Residence Students

1. Dietary Restrictions:

If a student’s dietary restrictions (food allergy, sensitivity) cannot be accommodated for via Prairie College’s FSP but could be provided by that individual for themselves in one of our residence kitchens then an exception may be allowed.

  • If neither the FSP nor the individual can provide this then further discussion will be required to determine if a solution can be discovered

2. Program Requirements:

Any student whose program responsibilities restrict him or her from being available when the FSP is open for service may be allowed an alternative meal plan that makes accommodation for this.

APPLY HERE for meal plan exception.