Student Life

Student Life

Student Life

Student Life

Res Life

 

Live in Community

"Life in the dorm has been enlightening, inspiring, and encouraging."

 

Living on campus puts you in the centre of Columbia's community. You'll be able to roll out of bed and make it to class in five minutes. And everything you need — room, dining, classes, library, fitness centre — is all right here. Super practical!

But the best part of living on campus goes beyond all that: you'll have the opportunity to engage in the ultimate experience of community. Living on a floor with a group of girls or guys, sharing space with fellow students from all over BC, Canada, and even the world, you'll make incredible friends and have an amazing time (late night pizza runs!). You'll also learn how to encourage and be encouraged and grow into an all-around better human being.

 

 

 

The May 31 Guarantee

 

We're so committed to the importance of living in community that we ask all new students under the age of 20 to live in residence for their first academic year. (Unless you'll be living with immediate family.)

This is why we guarantee new students a spot in residence for Fall 2018 if you finalize your application and room deposit before May 31, 2018. After May 31, residence rooms will be made available to continuing students.

 

 

 

 

 

Redekop Hall
Redekop Hall Redekop Hall

 

Redekop

About Redekop

 

* A mix of Junior & Senior Housing floors

* Three-room pods

* Each pod is home to 3 - 6 students

* Each pod has their own bathroom

* Most pods have one triple room, one double room, and a study space

* A limited number of single rooms are available, most in Senior Housing

* Two lounges per floor

* Shared kitchenettes

* Key-cards required to access building and floors

* Laundry room in the basement

* Ladies Fitness Room in the basement

 

Typical Junior Housing Floor Plan  |  Senior Housing Floor Plan  
Senior Housing Floor Plan - Double

Redekop Room

 

Redekop Room

 

 

 

Columbia Hall
Columbia Hall Columbia Room
Redekop

 

About Columbia Hall

 

* Three-storey building

* Men's Junior Housing

* Double Rooms

* Each room shares a bathroom with the guys next door

* Two desks per room

* Lounges on second & third floors

* Shared fridges on each floor

* Key-cards required to access building and floors

* Laundry room

 

Columbia Hall Typical Room Layout

Columbia Room

 

Columbia Room

 

Junior or Senior Housing?

 

Columbia Hall Dorm

Junior Housing

 

  • Students range in age from 17 - 22
  • Will usually share a room
  • Purchase a meal plan
  • Enjoy meals in Dining Hall

 

Best for you if:

  • If this is your first time on your own
  • You don't know anyone at Columbia
  • You will be in Year 1 at Columbia
  • You want to be connected and engaged
  • You don't want to worry about groceries/cooking
  • You want the 'classic' college experience

Senior Housing

 

  • Open to students age 20+
  • Share a full kitchen with 2-3 other rooms
  • Cook most of their own meals
  • Purchase the Senior Housing Meal Plan
  • Live in Redekop Hall

 

Best for you if:

  • You have lived on your own before
  • You like to prepare your own meals
  • You want to focus on your studies
  • You are in Year 2/3/4 at Columbia
  • Have a busy life off-campus (internship, part-time job, church, etc.)

 

How to Apply for Senior Housing

It's important to know that a limited number of Senior Housing spots are available. If you feel you're a great fit for Seniour Housing, submit your student application as early as you can, indicating on the app form that you'd prefer a Sr. Housing placement. Once you're accepted to Columbia, make sure to get your room deposit in early, as this helps us determine priority.

A few more things to know: priority is given to returning Columbia students in Years 3 and 4. Next priority is given to mature, older first-year students.

 Senior Housing - Items You'll Need

  • Everything on the 'What to Bring List' in the 'Res Life Details' section below, plus:
  • A set of dishes & cutlery
  • Spices & basic pantry items (coffee, tea, sugar, condiments, cooking oil)
  • Dishsoap, scrubber, tea towel
  • Basic cooking utensils & pots
  • Keep in mind your suite-mates will be able to pitch in, so it's not a bad idea to wait until you arrive so you can pool your resources for things like a coffee-maker or blender (if you're into smoothies!) There are great thrift shops nearby, where you'll be able to pick up what you need.

Res Life Details

 

Meet John
Meet Candace

 

WELCOME TO COMMUNITY

John Sherk and Candace Fergurson are staff residence directors. They live on-campus and oversee junior & senior housing.

When you live in residence, you will be part of a unit. Units are led by student resident leaders (RLs), who will help you settle into life in res and stay connected with you all year. Your first unit meeting will be during O-Week.

Good to Know

 

GOOD TO KNOW

  Things to Bring

  • Bedding for a twin/single bed
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry hamper/bag
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Hangers
  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet (optional - computers are available in the library)
  • Printer (optional - printing available in the library at $0.10 per copy)
  • 1 semi-formal outfit for Christmas Banquet
  • Workout clothes (all students have access to the on-campus fitness facility)
  • Electric kettle (for late night tea/Kraft Dinner!)

 

 Move-In Day!

 

Your official move-in date is printed on your acceptance letter. For students starting in Fall, move-in starts early afternoon on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend.

 

 Laundry

 

Each residence building includes a laundry room equipped with card-activated washers and dryers. You'll be able to load money onto your student card to do your laundry (no quarters or loonies to worry about!) Rates are $1.50/wash and $1.50/dry. Don't forget your laundry detergent and fabric softener!

 

 How to Be a Great Roommate

More Info

 

MORE INFO

A few links you might find helpful:

Parking Info

Dining Services

Student Discounts