Frequently Asked Questions about Living on Campus

Frequently Asked Questions about Living on Campus

1. HOW DO I SHIP MY BELONGINGS TO BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE?
If you’re going to be living in residence at Booth University College, it is easiest to ship your personal belongings through services such as Greyhound Shipping Services or Canada Post Parcel Services. Both of these services offer Door-to-door delivery so that you don’t need to worry about collecting you parcel from their depot or post office.
For information regarding the Greyhound Shipping Services, click here to visit their website.
For information regarding Canada Post Parcel Services, click here to visit their website.

2. IS STORAGE AVAILABLE at booth university college?
Storage is available for our residence students in the sub-basement level of Booth University College. Residents can request a storage cupboard to use during the academic school year (September through April), but you must provide your own lock and key. If you are returning to Booth University College the following September, your personal belongings can be kept here during the summer months at no charge.

3. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED IN RESIDENCE LIFE?
Residence life here at Booth University College is full of fun events and opportunities to get involved in. Information about activities and events are shared via email and posted throughout the residence halls throughout the year. Our live-in residence assistants will get to know you personally and will often seek you out with opportunities for you to get involved – but if you are interested in something specific, do not hesitate to reach out to them and volunteer!

4. WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Download this Booth UC Residence – What to Bring list!

5. WHAT IS CAMPUS LIVING REALLY LIKE?
Living on campus is sure to be one of the greatest experience of your life! Living with others helps you to learn more about people and how you interact with them. It helps to teach you about yourself and the boundaries that you have, and how to communicate them to others. Being a part of a community also encourages accountability among friends. It is a great chance to grow and learn more about yourself.

Campus living can also be very challenging as many people come together from different cultures, backgrounds, and upbringings. It requires flexibility and understanding. There will be many opportunities where you may become uncomfortable with situations involving other residents, but remember – you have a live-in resident assistant on your floor to help out whenever you need support or assistance.

7. IS THERE A PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS?
Here at Booth University College we offer housing incentives to those students who are interested in living on campus. These include:

  1. Booth University College provides some free tickets and some reduced-priced tickets to events throughout the year, including to Winnipeg Blue Bomber football games, Royal Winnipeg Ballet tickets, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre productions, and much more! These events are opportunities for students to build relationships with one another while taking in the culture and community of downtown Winnipeg!
  2. Salvationist student are eligible to receive a $1000 bursary ($500 per semester) toward their housing costs. For further information on this housing incentive, please contact Admissions.

8. WHERE DO I DO MY LAUNDRY?
We have a full laundry facility here at Booth University College which is located on the third floor. Each student will be provided with a loadable card that can be loaded at the students leisure during their duration in residence. This card can then be used in both the washing machine and the dryer. Each load (wash and dry) costs approximately $5.00.

9. MAY I RETURN TO CAMPUS EARLY AFTER BREAKS OR STAY LATER THAN RESIDENCE HALL CLOSURES?
The dates listed in the Residence Handbook are the dates that are the closing and opening of residence halls. Any dates that a student needs to stay in the building before or after opening or closing will be charged a room fee, much like any guest that would stay on campus. For further information, please contact the Dean of Students.

10. WHERE WILL I RECEIVE MAIL AND WHAT ADDRESS SHOULD BE USED?
Residence students each receive a mailbox upon arrival to campus. Mail will be placed in student mailboxes as it comes in. Please note that our school receptionist does not have the authority to hand out mail personally from the front reception desk..
Booth University College’s mailing address:
447 Webb Place
Winnipeg MB
R3B 2P2

11.  MAY I LIVE OFF CAMPUS?
Yes!

12. IS SUMMER HOUSING AVAILABLE?
Summer housing is typically available here during the months of May to August, but on a first-come, first-served basis. You must fill out a separate application if you wish to stay in residence during this time.