Marlie Snider Collegia Program

A Home Away from Home

Being involved in community, both personally and professionally, is key to student success. Initially, visitors of the Collegiums are attracted to the warm ambiance, convenient access to computers and academic resources, and subsidized food. However, it is the richness of interaction with professors and peers in these campus hubs that leaves a memorable imprint on the student experience at TWU. Each year, student leaders facilitate the collegiums by hosting the lounges, organizing commuter events, and taking initiative on new opportunities to connect students to each other.

Marlie Snider Collegium

The Marlie Snider Collegium (The "Marlie") is known for its natural features that make transitioning between quiet study and socializing a breeze. Students spanning a range of faculties (including Natural and Applied Sciences, School of Arts, Media and Culture, and the School of Nursing) enjoy frequenting the lounge because of its convenient proximity to the Fine Arts, Science, Communications, and Education buildings.


"I first discovered the Collegium right after the Covid years. I found that the pillar of Collegia program is practically aligned with what Jesus wants us to do. The Collegium Assistants set the example of hospitality by making sure that everyone walking in was seen, heard and loved - even if they didn't seem to need it at times. It was beautiful to observe how God puts the right person, at the right time, in certain spaces, allowing incredible conversations to happen that allow us to grow in community. I found the conversations life-giving and spiritually fulfilling. The Collegium was there for various people from various backgrounds, requiring nothing from the commuters but themselves, just like how God loves us."

- Jessica S., Nursing student

West Coast Collegium

Brushed stainless steel appliances, a cozy fire place and stuffed leather couches help make this space a comfortable home for commuters from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education, School of Human Kinetics, and the School of Business. In addition to the rich ambiance, students benefit from regular updates about campus life.

Graduate Collegium

The Graduate Collegium is designed to meet the needs of the commuting graduate student. During the day, you can usually find students connecting with program directors, faculty, and peers. With a blend of lounge and office spaces, the Graduate Collegium is equipped with study rooms, specialized software programs, beautiful lounge areas and various other amenities to help you thrive.


"When I first moved to Canada, the Collegium was the only place that provided serenity and sense of belongingness. It rid me of my homesickness really quickly as it gave me new friendships and relationships plus the free cup of coffee always gets me through my day, and for some reason it just tastes better than any other coffee on campus!"

- Hadayatullah M., MBA student

"The Collegium provides me with a place where I can study alone in any of the study rooms, hold effective group discussions, print materials, eat hot meals & interact with the globe, all in one place! …I call it AMAZING!!"

- Adesola A., MA Leadership student

"For me, the Collegium is a place where I get to meet a lot of new people and make impactful relationships. I enjoy making new friends and widening my network which I consider to be the most wonderful experience in my University life.. also, the coffee and snacks are always the cherry on top!"

- Jocin M., MA Leadership student