The dorm program at BCA provides an amazing additional opportunity for students to be part of a close-knit community and form solid friendships outside of the classroom. Living in dorm provides students with unique learning and growth opportunities they live in close community and journey together as followers of Jesus.
There is a caring and competent team of Student Development staff that give care to the students and oversight to the dorm program. Within each dorm, there are multiple layers of leadership in place to support, mentor, disciple, and care for the high school students in the dorm. A residence director (RD) provides a pastoral presence in the dorm and oversees the residence assistants (RAs) and “livers.” RAs are college students who live in the high school dorm whose role is similar to being a youth leader. “Livers” are also college students who live in dorm who take on a big brother/sister role with the high school students.
About 45% of our student body is part of our dorm program. Most students are in grades 10–12, but there are cases where grade 9 students are accepted into the dorm program as well. There are generally two students in each room, each student having a twin bed, desk with, drawers, and closet on their side of the room. Each floor has a communal bathroom that students share with one another.
Dorm residence life code
Our dorm residence life code contains the expectations of living in dorm, policies, and other information you’ll need to know if you’re thinking about being part of our dorm program. Take a look through it and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
What to pack
It’s important to know what you’ll need to bring if you’re living on campus for the school year. We’ve provided a list of items we think are valuable for students living in dorm to have. Check out our what to pack list.