CHOC FAQ

Each room will have a double bed, mattress, mattress protector, 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.

Centennial Village has double beds. Some of the mattresses are longer so it might be best to bring unfitted sheets.

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. Students can also sign out a cleaning kit at our front desk free of charge for a single use.  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.

Students are encouraged to make their space their own by adding items such as a throw rug, poster, photographs or miscellaneous decor. Any tacking to walls is discouraged unless small finishing nails are used. A minimal amount of finishing nail holes are okay, but 3M hanging strips are no longer allowed. No painting or permanent changes may be made to the room. Furniture is affixed to the wall and may not be moved. Students are permitted to bring their own mini fridge or microwave for your bedroom if you choose. However, fridges must be newer than 5 years old and have an amp usage of no more than 3.5 amps. Microwaves can be no larger than 700 watts and have an amp usage of no more than 6 amps. If you are unsure if a certain item is allowed, please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to review your request.

There is a bike rack at the south end of the building which students can lock their bike for free at their own risk (students must provide their own lock).

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.

Pets are not allowed in Residence.

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.

Offer letters will be emailed out confirming your room placement.

Meal plans are mandatory if you are staying in Centennial Village. Meal plans are optional for College Courts residents.  Please contact Olds College, Student Services for information regarding their meal plans.

The Elements Dining Hall is located in the Frank Grisdale Hall, directly north of Centennial Village.

When applying online, please note if you prefer a quiet living area. Our placement team will do our best to accommodate your request.  We also have areas designated for mature students.

Neighbours can be requested and we will do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee neighbor placement.

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.

Absolutely! Complete a Residence Application making sure to indicate the dates of your course.

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.

There are over 60 security cameras in and around Centennial Village. Access to student rooms is by secured card access and campus security does rounds in and around residence buildings.

20 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.

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.

There is no curfew, students can come and go as you please, however quiet hours are from 10pm – 8am Sunday through Thursday and 12pm – 8am on Friday, Saturday. So if you are coming home late please be respectful of your neighbors.

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.

College Courts Townhouses are fully furnished.

The mattresses in the Townhouses are double beds and some are extra-long. Unfitted sheets or deep pocket, fitted sheets may be your best option.

Students will be responsible to bring their own linens (sheets, pillows, and blankets), towels, shower mat, waste baskets and laundry hamper. 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 in Centennial Village to store items which may endure heavy debris such as work boots, coveralls, etc.

Students staying in the Townhouses are responsible for their own dishes, utensils as well as pots and pans. Other items that may make your stay more comfortable include your personal electronics, head phones, hangers, and power bars.

Students are encouraged to make their space their own by adding items such as a throw rug, poster, photographs or miscellaneous decor. Any tacking to walls is discouraged unless small finishing nails are used. A minimal amount of finishing nail holes are okay, but 3M hanging strips are no longer allowed. No painting or permanent changes may be made to the room. The Townhouses have fridges but you are welcome to bring a small fridge or microwave for your bedroom if you choose. Fridges must be newer than 5 years old and have an amp usage of no more than 3.5 amps. Microwaves can be no larger than 700 watts and have an amp usage of no more than 6 amps. If you are unsure if a certain item is allowed, please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to review your request.

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.

Pets are not allowed in Townhouses.

Internet is included in your weekly fees. This is a fiber internet, offering 1 GB upload and download capabilities. Students will need to contact O-Net directly to subscribe to telephone or cable services and can do so via www.o-net.ca.

Offer letters will be emailed for College Courts confirming room placement.

Meal plans are optional for College Courts residents.

Students on meal plans will dine in the Elements Dining Hall located in Frank Grisdale Hall.

You can request roommates when requesting a townhouse in the College Courts residence. If you apply with less than 3 roommates, we will assign a single applicant to fill the townhouse.

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.

A central townhouse has been converted into a laundry facility for College Courts students.  You will also have access to the laundry room in Centennial Village. There are 20 laundry sets available throughout the Centennial Building which 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.

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.

There are lockers available for rent. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

There is no curfew, students can come and go as you please, however quiet hours are from 10pm – 8am on Sunday through Thursday and 12pm – 8am on Friday and Saturday. So if you are coming home late please be respectful of your neighbors and roommates.

All guests must be registered through StarRez. You are permitted to have a visitor stay in your Townhouse. 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.

Each Centennial Village room will have a double bed, mattress, mattress cover, night stand, desk, chair, closet shelving system as well as a vanity cabinet in the washroom. If you are staying in the College Courts townhouses, the beds are double beds and the units are fully furnished. Supply amenities requirements including linens can be arranged with your conference coordinator. Please let us know how we can accommodate your needs!

For any issues related to conference guests, please contact the coordinator working with your group. The coordinator will help find solutions for any and all issues that come up during your group’s stay. In addition, conference guests can always approach the front desk with card or building access issues.

Please express any space requests desired for the length of your stay and the coordinator will work with you to reserve spaces adequate for your needs.

Yes, there are a number of catering options with menus designed to fit your specific needs including any dietary restrictions.

Yes, there is wireless internet throughout the building. You’ll be given information on how to access the internet upon check-in.

Yes, all conference guests may use the fitness facilities. Any guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult group representative.

Overnight guests are not permitted in the residence. Guests are permitted from 8am-10pm. All guests must leave by 10 pm.

If requested by the conference group, the summer conference program will try to accommodate your early arrival request. Due to space and time constraints, however, we are not always able to guarantee an early arrival.

Typically check in is 3pm and check out is 10am, but can be adjusted to the needs of your program. Please let the summer conference program know of these adjustments at least two weeks prior to arrival.

At check in, all conference participants will receive a key or card. Centennial Village is a keyless building.

Centennial Village is building 23 on the Olds College Campus Map, found online.

Parking spaces for purchase are subject to availability. For more information, please contact the conference program when submitting your contract.

Yes, the Olds Hospital and Care Centre is the closest facility to the Olds College campus. Further details can be found online.