Residence Life – Living on Campus

Residence Living
Food Services
Residence Application Process

Residence Living

The East Wing Residence is the main residence building and it can house up to 103 students. When additional rooms are needed, male students are housed in the West Wing Residence in rooms that are leased from the Village on Argyle, the owner of the building. With the exception of one single room on each floor, the rooms are designed for double occupancy with a twin-size bed, desk, chair, mirror, window covering and a wardrobe. There is also a study room, laundry room and a kitchenette/lounge area, which has a microwave and a TV, available on each floor. All first year full-time students under 25 years old attending the Peterborough campus are required to live in residence, unless they are married or they live at home.

Residence living provides great opportunities for students to develop life-long friendships within a close knit community and to focus more on their studies, rather than preparing meals or doing laundry. Getting to class on time, as well as having easy access to the gym for sports and the library for research, are other benefits of living in residence.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upper class students who have been chosen based on their spiritual maturity, leadership potential, academic achievement and their commitment to serve. They work closely with the Director of Student Lifeto ensure that students living in residence have an enjoyable and rewarding experience, that opportunities are provided for spiritual interactions, either in small groups or one-on-one, and that community standards are followed. When residence students have any questions or concerns, need someone to pray or to talk with or have an event idea they want to share, they are encouraged to connect with their RA.

To assist students to live together in harmony, some community guidelines have been established. Students living in residence are expected to show mutual respect to one another and to maintain standards of Christian conduct. First year students in the certificate, diploma and Bachelor of Theology programs who live in residence must follow the Curfew Policy (some exceptions apply). See the Residence Life Handbook for a copy of the Curfew Policy, as well as additional details about living in residence.

All-Residence Meetings
The Director of Student Life, along with the RAs, plan two “All-Residence” meetings per semester to discuss issues that arise from time to time as the result of living in residence. During these meetings, students are provided with an opportunity to discuss their concerns. Unless otherwise indicated, separate meetings will be held for males and females. Attendance at these meetings is compulsory for all residence students.

All-Floor or “Wing” Meetings
In addition to the all-residence meetings, RAs also plan separate all-floor or, as they are more commonly referred to, “wing meetings”, which are designed to create a sense of community among the residents on a floor.  Though not compulsory, students are encouraged to attend the “wing meetings” to participate in activities such as sports, socials, Bible study or prayer.

Food Services

Master’s is committed to ensuring that students have healthy, nutritious, well-balanced meals. All full-time students who live in residence are required to be on the meal plan. The meal plan, which is included in the residence fee, provides 20 meals per week (i.e. three meals per day Sunday – Friday and two meals on Saturday (i.e. brunch and supper). Any student who wants to opt out of the meal plan must contact the Director of Student Services and be able to provide the necessary documentation (e.g. doctor’s note for medical reasons) prior to opting out of the meal plan.

Commuter students, staff, faculty and visitors can purchase their meals at the cafeteria. Prices are posted in the cafeteria.


Cafeteria Hours of Operation
Sunday Monday – Friday Saturday
Breakfast 9:00am – 10:00am 7:00am – 7:00pm
Lunch Noon – 1:00pm 11:00am – 1:00pm (brunch)
Dinner 5:00pm – 6:00pm 5:00pm – 6:00pm