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Student Life

The Student Services team at Emmanuel is committed to fostering an environment of intentional, Christ-centred community. As students live out their faith daily, they grow in their understanding of what it means to be a part of the body of Christ. Our hope is that students will identify their gifts, strengths and weaknesses, learn how to resolve conflicts, and how to manage their time, and most of all they will learn what it means to love one another. The safety and intimacy of Emmanuel’s community make it the perfect place to explore the big questions of life, as well as to develop socially.

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On-Campus Living

The goal of the Residence Department is to give students a safe and intentional environment in which they can grow, learn, change and develop in concurrence with their academic studies. Our desire is to see students learn more of what it means to be mature and engaged adults who are able to be active participants in the body of Christ, both here on campus and in the world at large. Ultimately, we want to learn to love one another as believers, as Christ implores us to do in living as He did. In living together, the residence experience is a unique way for us to engage in daily life together, gaining skills that will affect how students choose to live, communicate and engage in relationships for the rest of their lives.

All single, first-year full-time students under age 21 (as of September 1st) must reside in campus residence or in their parents’ home unless permission is granted by the Chief Student Development Officer.

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Residence Team

  • Resident Advisors are leaders who live in the residence halls. They are each assigned a floor and are responsible to get to know their students, provide holistic programming, and seek opportunities for learning and growing relationships. They provide early intervention in student issues, and seek to foster a safe environment for students to learn, grow, and change.

    2017-2018 Residence Advisors
    Josiah Rizzo
    Dawson Metcalfe
    Maddison Doolittle
    Hannah Skirrow

  • The Residence Director is responsible for overseeing Residence Life on our campus. In particular she works with Resident Advisors to develop programming to create a high quality living and learning environment in our Residence Halls.

    Residence Director
    Luke Cotie or 519-894-8900 ext. 271

Off-Campus Living

The commuter experience is unique in that most commuter students are integrating their Emmanuel studies into an already fast-paced life. In this way students are able to learn what it means to live a balanced life, to connect when it is not always convenient, and to intentionally interact in community. In order to meet the needs of commuter students we have provided block scheduling, a Blessing Food Cupboard (connect with Student Council), and microwaves and a fridge in the Campus Center and lounge space. Commuter students can also purchase tickets for meals through the Business Office.

Living in Community

Student life at Emmanuel provides the opportunity for students to live in community together. The community itself is designed to be a safe place to explore the big questions of life, as well as develop social skills. Living in community is a great experience but it can also have it challenges. To ease the process Emmanuel has created a set of expectations and guidelines.

Food Services

Throughout the academic year, Emmanuel offers students a wide selection of options in its Food Services Department. All residence students are required to be on the Emmanuel meal plan that entitles students to eat meals at the Campus Centre Monday through Friday. Residence students are responsible to provide their own meals during weekends, holidays and reading weeks. Commuter students, staff and faculty can purchase meal tickets through the Business Office. As well, individual items of food can be purchased at the Wildcat Café.

WildCat Cafe

The WildCat Cafe is a student-run cafe located in the Sherk Education Centre. Specializing in fair-trade coffee and grab & go snacks, the WildCat Cafe is open to students throughout the academic year.

WildCat Cafe Hours of Operation
Monday 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 6:15pm – 9:15pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 11:00am & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 11:00am & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 11:00am & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 11:00am

Campus Centre Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Lunch 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Brunch 11:30am-12:30pm

Meal Plans

All residence students have a meal plan included with their room & board fee. Students living off-campus can purchase meal cards at the business office.

Meal Prices
10 meals – $108
30 meals – $310
Lunch & Dinner $11.25 per meal

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Student Leadership

The Student Leadership Team (SLT) is comprised of the Student Council, Chapel Team Leaders, Ministry Team Leaders, and Resident Advisors. The team has been given the responsibility of partnering with staff, faculty, and the board in the fulfillment of the mission of the College. 

Early in the winter semester, students are invited to apply for positions on the Student Leadership Team.

Student Council is responsible for representation of the student body. Primarily, the Student Council is concerned with advocacy, and is the voice of the students to administration. It ensures that student needs are being met, and that issues affecting students are raised and addressed. It is also responsible for distributing Student Council funds to student committees. The Executive consists of a President, Vice-President, and Administrative Officer / Finance Officer. Student Council committees can include: Commuter Students, Campus Ministries, Global Missions, Recreation, Regional Ministries, and Special Events. Please contact the Student Council Executive for current opportunities.
Each year, students have the opportunity to join teams that travel to churches and youth groups to provide ministry and encouragement. Our Ministry Team Leaders are mentored and trained by EBC staff members to design a program that may include personal stories of faith, interactive activities, preaching, and other creative elements. These leaders also provide direction and encouragement to the students on their teams, helping them to deepen their relationship with God and to develop and exercise their personal ministry gifts and skills.
Residence Advisors are student leaders who live in the residence halls and give oversight and guidance to the daily happenings on each floor. They are each assigned a floor and are responsible to get to know their students, provide holistic discipleship and opportunities for learning and growing relationships within the community. They provide early intervention in student issues, and seek to foster a safe environment for students to learn, grow, develop, and change.
Each fall, students have the opportunity to audition for the student-led worship teams. Our Chapel Team Leaders are mentored and trained to organize and lead worship during our Chapel services. These leaders have a significant role in helping the campus community to experience God’s presence and to express their love and devotion to God through worship. They also provide direction and encouragement to the students on their teams, helping them to develop and exercise their personal ministry gifts and skills. For more information on being a part of a worship team, contact the Student Services office.


Our Chapel gatherings are the heartbeat of our campus community and serve as vital opportunities for students and staff to unite for Celebration, Connection, Renewal and Transformation. Our Chapel program features a variety of creative worship and growth experiences, along with opportunities to hear from student speakers, staff and faculty, and guest speakers. As we come together for worship, reflection, prayer and Bible teaching, students and staff alike are encouraged to go deeper in the relationship with God and one another, and are equipped for life and ministry.

Chapel is held Tuesday and Thursday 11:25am – 12:15pm in the Ward Shantz Chapel.

Note: During Special Emphasis weeks a third chapel time will be added on Wednesdays.


Emmanuel believes in a holistic approach to life, and students are encouraged to participate in physical activities. The Student Council hosts a variety of intramural activities throughout the year. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate. Along with these activities, EBC is located close to walking trails, Chicopee Ski Hill and Tube Park, bike trails, and multiple parks. Many of our students also have memberships at Local gyms; there are a number of gyms within a 15-20 minute walk from Emmanuel Bible College.

Royal Cup
Imagine 50-100 people on a soccer field, all-trying to score a goal in order to keep the pride of their fellow students intact. Each September, during Orientation, the Royal Cup is held at Idlewood Park, just down the street from EBC. This contest pits the Returning Students against the First Year Students in a battle for the Spectacular (duct-tape covered) Royal Cup. Many tactics are used (including the Flying V) in order to win the game, and the respect of the school. After the match, the Royal Cup Banquet is held in the Campus Centre, where the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess of the Royal Cup are crowned, along with various other prizes.

Ice Hockey
Emmanuel currently participates in a church hockey league and indoor soccer. Contact Student Services or Student Council for more information.

Ball Hockey
Students at Emmanuel have been active in ball hockey on “The Pad” at EBC.