Why Live On Campus?
On-Campus Living Makes Sense.
Living on-campus is an easy way to make friends, become involved in extracurricular activities, and live an unforgettable experience.
You're only steps away from team practice and athletics offices, not to mention the library, computer labs, classes, students activities. Recreational programming, fitness center, and aquatic center...all at your front step! Enjoy healthy, prepared meals, with no shopping, cooking, or clean up.
The friendships built while in student housing, can last a lifetime. Living in student housing makes it easy to meet people and make new friends. Each floor offers a variety of programs and activities to enhance your educational and social experience.
The new continuous dining meal plans in the main cafeteria allow you convience and flexibility. There is a wide selection of of healthy food options throughout the day.
Well Rounded College Experience
Studies have shown that students who live on campus have a more well rounded college experience. They meet different kinds of people, which helps broaden both their educational and social horizons.
Higher Success Rates
Research suggests that students who live on campus do signifcantly better academically than those students who commute or live off campus. They are also more likely to complete their college educaiton, participate in activities, and adjust to new social situations.
24 Hour Assistance and support
Residence offers an invaluable built-in network of supports, experience, and encouragement to help students succeed while at Olds College. Student housing provides security and 24 hour assistance and support.
The Student Housing staff work closely with the college nurse to provide a strong network of supports for individual and community development. The residence life Life Team consists of 12 - 14 students who are hired as Resident Assistants (RA's) to help students with any housing or interpersonal problems they may have. The RA's exist for the benefit of the student and they assume a role of leadership in all aspects of residence living. They have a variety of job duties including organzier, security, social planner, resource person, confidant, and friend.