8.5 Residence Life
Life in residence can be one of the most memorable aspects of a university education. Lifelong friendships, a memory bank full of wonderful experiences, and the day-to-day convenience of living on campus are only some of the benefits of residence life. Living in residence rounds out one’s education, stimulating growth in all areas of life: personal values, attitudes, social, and leadership skills.
At Concordia University of Edmonton, the residence life coordinator and residence assistants provide a wide range of services and programs for residents. Planned activities often include movie nights, sporting events, intramurals, bowling, weekend trips, events in the neighbourhood and cultural events like the symphony, ballet, and the theatre.
The purpose of Concordia University of Edmonton’s residence life program is to provide a “total” education. The expectation is that students will be enthusiastic about learning and living in a close community, and will demonstrate the respect, cooperation, and concern for others which make such a community possible. For more information visit http://concordia.ab.ca/student-services/residence/.
The men’s and women’s residences provide the convenience of living close to Concordia University of Edmonton’s classrooms. Residence rooms are usually shared with another student, and are furnished with desks, beds, and dressers. Students soon imprint their personalities on their rooms, making the residence “home.”
The campus cafeteria offers a varied menu of hot and cold meals, snacks, fruits, and salads at reasonable prices. Resident students are required to subscribe to a declining balance meal plan.
8.5.2 Application to Campus Residence
Students apply to campus residence separately from academic admission. On-campus accommodation is limited and is granted on a contract basis for the full academic year or by semester. Specific information regarding residence life and applications for campus residence are available online at http://residence.concordia.ab.ca; interested applicants may also contact the Residence Office at 780-479-9349. Information regarding residence fees can be found in Student Residence, section 5.6.