Q. Where is the school located?
A. Our campus is located at 780 Argyle St., in the northern end of the beautiful city of Peterborough. Immediately behind the College is a huge park. We are surrounded by a residential area and it's a short walk to the city's downtown core where there are buses for transit that also connect to a greyhound terminal which now also includes GO bus services to Toronto.
the best way to find a place to live?
How can I find a roommate?
A. Your best option is living right on campus with most of the other students that are attending Master's. Living in dorms is unlike any other experience you could have while attending a post secondary institution and it will help you grow socially and spiritually while living there.
For more info contact our 2012/2013 Student Assistants:
Q. What are in standard residence rooms? What should I bring for my residence room?
A. Each residence room has 2 desks, 2 dressers, 2 wardrobes, 2 chairs and 2 beds. What you will want to bring is bedding, pillows, towels/face cloths and personal items to make your room "homey". Some students bring a small fridge and TV/DVD (however, each floor of the residence is equipped with a large flat screen TV in the common area so bringing your own is not really necessary)
Q. What am I NOT allowed to have in my room?
A. You are NOT allowed to have a microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster/toaster oven or hot plate (or anything like any of these things). The common area (kitchenette) will have a kettle and microwave you can use.
Q. Is the transit system understandable,
safe and reliable? What will it cost me?
A. The system is easy to understand but the bus routes will require you to look at a map since they are not grid style like most major cities. Bus fare costs a low $2.25 a trip or you can purchase a monthly pass for $55. The most convenient way to get around Peterborough is busing if you don't have a vehicle. The buses run about every 40 minutes so you need to make sure you are at the bus stop on time.
A list of schedules can be found on their sight:
Q. What activities are there at
A. With a full gymnasium available for use and a beautiful park right in the back, there will be many sports events going on. Not into sports? Well there are also great events that we do every year. These include 2 all year events, class events, movie nights, Male and Female events, Chapels, Retreat, BBQ's, and more. Not to mention while youíre in Peterborough there are beautiful parks, bike paths, and a free zoo a short walk from the downtown core. All in all there's lots to do while living on Campus.
Q. What is there to do in Peterborough?
A. The easiest way to answer this is by showing you some of the attractions that are in Peterborough. Peterborough is home to the largest hydraulic lift locks in the world. Partner that with the Trent Severn waterway and the trail that accompanies it and you will have a long beautiful walk. There are also 3 malls in Peterborough. The campus is close to a bowling alley, movie theater, restaurants, boutiques and more.
Q. How often should I expect to
be at the school for classes? How much
of my time will be spent on homework?
A. If youíre a full time student you can expect to be at the school at least 3-4 days a week. Part time students may only be at the school 1-2 days a week.
The rule of thumb for homework is this: for every one hour you spend in class, you should expect to spend about two hours doing homework. Get started on assignments and readings right away. If you donít, you will get bogged down towards the end of the semester. Good time management is essential. Good study habits are important as well. Donít be afraid to ask for help from fellow students, faculty, the librarian and the Academic Success Centre.
Q. How do I connect with a church
Ask other students for their advice.
Q. Am I able to access computers
at the school? Should I buy a personal
computer or a laptop?
A. The majority of students purchase a lap top and find this most beneficial for taking notes. Once youíve registered as a student, you will receive a D2L username and password to be used at the school. (Youíll also get an email account.)
there anyone I can talk to throughout the year about school/mentoring/life in Peterborough/problems?
A. There are plenty people around the school to talk with; youíll find staff and faculty members are always ready to talk with you. More specifically, the Male Assistant, Tristin Haines, and the Female Assistant, Katie Finlay, are more than willing to helpóthatís what they are here for. And for more wise advice, Sue James is the woman to see!
Q. Can I work at all while
I’m at the school?
A. The answer depends on your workload and what you can handle. Many of our students have part time jobs and work on the weekends. Others do not have a job so they can focus on their studies throughout the semester. This is a time management question.
does the school have Chapel?
For further information contact Sue James,
Director of Student Development:
A. Chapels are held every Tuesday morning at 11:30 am, and Thursday at 11:30 following the morning class.