Campus Life and Services
As a student at St. Peter's College, you have many opportunities for an exciting and active college life. Filling your social calendar is easy. There are dances, sporting events, movie nights, literary readings and lectures. You can choose from the variety of clubs available on campus such as the drama or movie club or the many intramural or competitive sports offered such as Soccer, Basketball or Volleyball.
You also have access to the various facilities that are available, such as a brand new fitness facility, the newly renovated gymnasium, the natural ice indoor hockey arena, student lounge or multimedia room. If you are interested in social justice, community volunteering or spiritual development, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in campus ministry. Your involvement does not need to stop at the College. A wide range of opportunities are also available in the nearby communities of Muenster and Humboldt.
If you need a place for studying or relaxing, there are many spaces for quiet time, such as the library, the beautiful grounds and trails, or the chapel.
St. Peter's College Student Government is one way for you to become involved with serving the needs of your fellow students. Working closely with faculty and staff, the student government plays a key role in enhancing the campus experience. The student government is responsible for organizing events, fundraisers and projects. The government also serves as a liaison to St. Peter's College Academic Council and the University of Saskatchewan Council.
Each year, the government completes a Legacy Project which will benefit the students in years to come. Past year’s projects have included the development of the student TV lounge as well as purchasing leather furniture for the lobby area. Student government also works hard to increase each student’s awareness of their social responsibilities through recruiting and fundraising for non-profit organizations and charities and is active in organizing sports, intramural games, dances, and educational and social events.
The center is named after Father James Gray, OSB, a Benedictine priest, well known for his 38 years of teaching the virtue of excellence in all things through the study of English literature. Father James mentored writers, students, the novitiate, and others who sought his guidance.
ACE is also home to St. Peter's journal, the Society. The Society is a literary, arts journal that celebrates excellence in all forms of writing and the visual arts by students, faculty, and contributors from across Canada.
St. Peter's College students have access to a brand new fitness centre located inside the Sports Complex. The fitness centre has the latest professional quality fitness equipment and a dual purpose racquetball/squash court.
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There are 25 workout stations in the facility. The cardio section features equipment such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, a recumbent bike, a cross training bike, stepper and rowing machine. The strength training section includes specific equipment to train all muscle groups. The machines are micro-adjustable so that therapeutic exercise for those with injuries is possible. The fitness centre also has free weights, medicine balls, mats and a bosu ball.
For those who enjoy the speed and agility of racquetball and squash, our beautiful court offers you a great game. The court contains adjustable wall, providing the correct size for both sports. You can book your games up to a week in advance. Racquets and squash racquets are available.
Change rooms with shower and a washroom are also included in the facility.
Health And Wellness
The health and wellbeing of our students is very important. While we are committed to providing you academic excellence to improve your mind, we are also committed to providing you opportunities that will help you physically and spiritually.
The Humboldt District Health Complex houses the hospital along with community health services including therapies, mental health and addiction services, lab and X-ray facilities, and an emergency unit. The complex is located at 514 14th Ave. in Humboldt. The Humboldt Medical Clinic provides patient examinations and medical services Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The clinic is located at 637 9th St. in Humboldt. You can reach the Clinic by phone at (306) 682-2618. For ambulance or emergency services, dial 911.
University can be a stressful experience for anyone. It is important to keep yourself in shape and eat healthily to make it through the long hours of studying and reading! Below are some tips to help you stay fit during your time at St. Peter's College and for the rest of your university career.
- Eat often, especially whole grain foods and fruit. Your body digests these foods more slowly, releasing energy more evenly and preventing your body from crashing. This helps to maintain your energy level.
- Try to plan meals and work them into your studying schedule. Forgetting to eat or skipping meals will only decrease your ability to concentrate. Planning your meals also helps to control how much and what you are eating
- Make sure to sweat for a half hour every day. Physical activity will help to restore your concentration and will make you feel better. Go for a walk on the grounds, run up and down the stairs a few times or perform several jumping jacks as a study break.
- Sleep is extremely important. Not only does it help to maintain your metabolism, it ensures you have energy and concentration for studying. Taking a 20 minute nap is a good way to staying alert, but is no substitute for a solid 8 hours of sleep a night.
- Caffeine provides a very short burst of energy, but makes you prone to crashing and increased level of stress. Minimize your caffeine intake by limiting your consumption of coffee, pop and energy drinks. Taking a short, brisk walk is a more effective way of raising your alertness.
- Use the fitness facilities at St. Peter's to release your stress. Training is provided for the equipment in the fitness centre to prevent injury. Never work your body to exhaustion unless you are properly trained!
Good luck, and remember that keeping fit means ensuring your body is taken care of in a holistic manner.
St. Peter's College is open to students of all faiths. If you need to speak to someone about matters of a spiritual nature, you may contact one of our campus ministry members.
Campus Ministry, dubbed the "digging deeper" team, provides spiritual guidance and fosters community and faith at St. Peters College. Some duties may include counselling students, organizing group activities and overseeing administrative tasks. Contact Student Services for more information.