Living on-campus in Langley
Last Updated: August 19, 2022
Trinity Western’s Langley campus is home to nearly 1000 students (August – April) in a mix of single and double occupancy dorm, suite-style and apartment housing. Health and safety of residents, their guests and TWU staff is our priority and includes preventing the spread of communicable diseases like COVID-19.
Current Public Health Measures
The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) strongly encourages students living in post-secondary housing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as it is the best layer of protection available for preventing infection and serious illness caused by the virus. TWU residents are not required to provide proof of vaccination to qualify for a place in housing.
Regular cleaning of residence halls, including dorm bathrooms and common spaces, is done daily by our Campus Services Team. Extra cleaning supplies are accessible through Community Life for isolating students living in dorms or suite-style shared housing.
The BCCDC recommends masks be worn when inside public spaces – in residence halls this would be common spaces outside of individual apartments or dorms – although they are currently not required to be worn by residents or their guests.
Common Spaces & Social Gatherings
Residence Halls have lounges and common spaces accessed by residents and their guests for informal socializing and formal events. Users of these shared spaces are expected to follow any/all posted guidelines and/or signage.
Planning a TWU event? All hosts must review the TWU Safe Event Standards for which they are responsible. Large events of >150 people are still reviewed for health and safety by the TWU Public Health Team; hosts should email CommunityWellness@twu.ca at least 2 weeks ahead of their planned event date.
Residents on meal plans primarily access the Main Cafeteria. Other options include the Bookstore Café, Rooted, the Lower Cafeteria and Starbucks. Details on all TWU food services can be found on Sodexo’s TWU website.
Residents in isolation can arrange to pick up their meals from the Main Cafeteria. See the below Isolation Guidelines for more information.
Living on-campus is an amazing opportunity to build relationships with your peers. Every resident is responsible for contributing to a healthy, safe, and respectful community. As part of the Resident Agreement, all students living in housing commit to abiding by all public health orders in place. Failure to meet these expectations and others articulated in the Student Handbook may involve accountability which includes a graduated sanctions process.
Not feeling well?
The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) has an excellent online resource to help you navigate what to do if you have any symptoms of illness. Based on your symptoms, you will receive recommendations around if you need to self-isolate, get tested or seek further health care provider follow-up.