What furniture will my room have?
Each room will have a double bed and mattress, night stand, desk, chair, closet shelving system (1 foot of long hanging, 2 feet of double hanging and 1 foot of shelves) as well as a vanity cabinet in the washroom. No outside furniture is permitted in Centennial Village.
What size are the mattresses?
Centennial Village has double beds. Some of the mattresses are longer so it might be best to bring unfitted sheets.
What do I need to bring to outfit my room?
Students will be responsible to bring their own linens (sheets, pillows, and blankets), towels, shower mat, waste baskets and laundry hamper. We recommend purchasing a few canvas or plastic cube storage bins. These fit perfectly in the wire shelving in the closets and are handy storage for clothing or other items. The shower has a glass door so no shower curtain is required. Students should also bring a plunger and cleaning supplies (eg: broom, dust pan, cleaning cloths, window cleaner, bathroom cleaners, shower squeegee, swiffer wet mop, garbage bags) to keep their rooms tidy. CHOC encourages students to rent a locker to store items which may endure heavy debris such as work boots, coveralls, etc. Other items that may make your stay more comfortable include your personal electronics, head phones, hangers, and power bars.
Can I decorate my room?
Is there storage for my bike?
There is a bike rack at the north end of the building which students can lock their bike for free at their own risk (students must provide their own lock).
Anything that I should leave at home?
Any weapons are strictly prohibited; candles, incense or any other items that are flammable are also not allowed. Other banned items include bulk alcohol (ie., kegs, texas mickey’s, pony kegs, etc.) or beer bottles.
Can I bring a pet?
Pets are not allowed in Residence.
Is internet included?
Internet is included in your weekly fees. This is a fiber internet, offering 1 GB upload and download capabilities. There is also wifi in every resident room, in corridors as well as in social spaces. There is an equipment box in each room as well if you wish to obtain a personal telephone or cable package. Students will need to contact O-Net directly to subscribe to telephone or cable services and can do so via www.o-net.ca.
How do I know if I've been accepted into the Centennial Village or College Courts residence?
Offer letters will be emailed out requesting a $495 reservation deposit.
Am I required to purchase a meal plan if I live in Centennial Village?
Meal plans are mandatory if you are staying in Centennial Village. Meal plans are optional for College Courts residents.
Where will food services be located?
Students on meal plans will dine in the Elements Dining Hall located in the Frank Grisdale Hall.
Will there be quiet floors in Centennial Village?
On your housing application form, please note if you prefer a quiet living area. Our placement team will do our best to create a quiet wing or floor and accommodate your request.
Can I request a specific neighbour?
Neighbours can be requested, however we can make no guarantees of this accommodation.
Do I have to pay rent for my entire stay at one time?
Fees are payable each semester and are due by your 1st Friday on campus. While you are encouraged to pay for the full semester, fee payment agreements can be arranged through Olds College. A $150 fee is applicable for payment plans.
My course is only 8 weeks long. Can I still live in Residence?
Absolutely! Complete a Residence Application making sure to indicate the dates of your course.
Is there air conditioning in Centennial Village rooms?
There is air conditioning in the lobby and student lounge, but not in the student rooms. Room windows do open if you wish to have additional fresh air.
Is there security in Centennial Village?
There are over 60 security cameras in and around Centennial Village. There are security guards present in the building.
Is there a laundry facility in the dorm?
25 laundry sets are available throughout the Centennial Building, and are available also to those living in the College Courts townhouses. These laundry facilities will employ a smartcard system with an onsite loading terminal. Students will receive a free smart card when they arrive. At the terminal they can load their card with an amount of their choice. They can pay at the terminal with debit or credit card.
Lost cards must be replaced at the cost of the student, and can be done at the onsite terminal.
Students can login remotely to view machine availability.
Is there student parking available?
Yes, please see Student Services at Olds College to purchase a parking permit for your vehicle. Find more information about student parking on their website.
Is there a curfew?
There is no curfew, students can come and go as you please, however quiet hours are from 10pm – 8am on weekdays and 12pm - 8am on weekends. So if you are coming home late please be respectful of your neighbors and roommates.
Can I have a guest stay with me while I’m living on campus?
All guests must be registered through StarRez. You are permitted to have a visitor stay in your room. A guest may not stay more than three consecutive nights in a row and to a maximum of 4 nights per month. This is subject to change if guidelines are abused.