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Living and Learning: campus life as expression of Providence vision

Campus Enhancements General

Our vision is to be identified among Canada’s foremost Christian universities as a learning community that transforms students into leaders or character, knowledge, and faith to serve Christ in a changing world. Integral to achieving this vision is creating a transformative residence life experience which will distinguish a Providence education from that of other institutions. Community Life Coordinator, Darcy Friesen, explains, “Students attend chapel together; they sing in choirs together; they eat meals together; they support Pilots sports teams together. Being together is the underlying rhythm of the Providence experience.” Read more about that here!

We believe that students who live in vibrant and innovations residence communities, surrounded by caring mentors and engaged roommates and peers, will develop lasting friendships and connections, maximize their academic success, and mature in their own personal character and leadership potential. We want our students to have this experience all while living in Providence’s Living and Learning Centre.

Marlin Reimer is an alumnus of Providence College and Providence Theological Seminary and serves as Associate Vice-President for Student Life.

“In my nearly twenty years of working in Student Life, I have seen the tremendous impact that a residence environment has in creating a thriving campus life. This residence will be an important part of the education that a student receives while at Providence. This space will be a home away from home, where all segments of our diverse community can gather in comfortable, attractive spaces designed to connect our students, staff, and faculty. I am convinced this new project will facilitate and nurture our learning community. I am excited to hear the student stories that come out of our new residence hall which will be home to thousands of students over the decades to come!”