Student Services

Campus Facilities & Services

Campus Location and Hours of Operation

The College is situated directly south of the Archdiocese of Edmonton’s Pastoral and Administration office and north of St. Joseph Seminary. The facility was constructed in 2010 and consists of a library, bookstore, 12 offices, 4 classrooms (largest room capacity is 65 people), a media room, chapel, kitchen and gathering area. If you have a building related maintenance issue please contact reception at reception@newman.edu or 780-392-2450 and your concern will forwarded to Building services.

Regular building hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The doors will lock automatically at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise arranged. The building will open for evening classes a half hour before the start time and remain open for 15 minutes after the class start time. Students who arrive before or after this time can ring the doorbell or make arrangements with their instructor to have the door opened for them. Facility after hours must be arranged for in advance.

NOTE: Students and members of the public are not permitted to be in the College building outside of business hours except for events and activities previously organized or approved by the College. Unauthorized persons in the building after hours will be asked to leave. Refusal to cooperate with a request by staff to leave the building may result in security being called or in being banned from the College premises.

Facility Emergency Response Plan

A hardcopy of the Emergency Response Plan is located in the College main hallway on the wall next to the glass entry / exit doors. Familiarize yourself with the plan. If needed you obtain a soft copy by contacting Building Services (Lorraine Kasha at reception@newman.edu or 780-392-2450) It is prohibited to pull a fire alarm as a prank. It is also prohibited to disassemble, mishandle, cover or tamper with smoke detectors, heat sensor, exit signs, fire extinguishers, alarms or sprinklers.

An evacuation drill will be conducted yearly, typically in September. If the fire alarm is activated, exit the building immediately and do not re-enter unless the fire department or an appropriate designate grants permission.

Security

In order to provide a safe and secure environment your cooperation is needed in the following ways:

  • Report thefts or suspicious persons or incidents to Lorraine Kasha at reception@newman.edu or 780-392-2450. If the situation is life threatening call 911 immediately. Refer to the Emergency Response Plan.
  • Use a lock on your computer to deter theft or use a locker
  • Do not prop open fire doors or any locked door.
  • Weapons of any sort are prohibited on the grounds or in the facility.
Reception

Reception is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is located at the north entrance on the main floor in Student Services.  All visitors and guests are required to report to Reception to be directed to the appropriate department/person.

Accounts

Students may pay their tuition fees and inquire about their student account at Reception located in the Student Services area of the College. They may also phone in their payment to the Receptionist at (780) 392-2450.

Payment options in person include: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Interac/Debit, cheque, money order, and cash. Telephone payments may only be made with Visa, Master Card, or American Express. Payment by E-transfer is not available at this time.

Faxes

Faxing is available for local transmission at a charge of $.50 per page at Student Services.

First Aid

First aid kits are available at Reception and the First Aid/AED Station is located adjacent to the elevator on the first floor.

Lockers

Lockers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis each semester. Students are to provide their own locks. Lockers are to be cleaned out and locks are to be removed at the end of each semester. Locks left on lockers after the semester ends will be cut off so that housekeeping can do their regular cleaning of the lockers.

Lost & Found

Items forgotten in classrooms, washrooms, the student lounge or any other part of the building will be turned into the Reception. If you have lost something, please check with the Receptionist on the main floor in Student Services.

Computer Access

Computers and wireless network are available for students in the Library. For more information, or if you are experiencing computer problems, please contact Joel Smith at 780-809-2402 or Buddy Lirag at 780-809-2404, or email ithelpdesk@caedm.ca.

Chapel

The chapel is located on the first floor at the South end of the building. Students are welcome to use the chapel for personal prayer and to attend weekday liturgies at 11:30 am.

(Liturgy Schedule varies and is posted by the chapel and on the NTC website.)

Guidelines for Kitchen and Gathering Area

Due to COVID -19, the coffee and tea station will be closed until further notice to ensure the safety of the students. Students are asked to sanitize their hands before and after the use of the microwave, fridge, water cooler, and vending machines

Kitchen – General

When you are finished with your mug/cutlery/dishes, please rinse and place in kitchen sink, not in the dishwasher, as the dishes in the dishwasher may already have been put through a cleaning cycle, but not removed yet.

Microwave Ovens

There are two microwave ovens available in the Gathering Area next to the coffee machine. Please ensure the ovens are left clean after use, and any spatter removed.

Coffee Machine

An effort is made to ensure at least two pots of coffee are put on in the morning. Out of courtesy, if a pot is emptied, please put on the next pot (for instructions on using the coffee maker, please see Reception).

Please do not use dish soap to rinse/clean the coffee pots, only water.

Extra coffee supplies (coffee packets, sugar/sugar twin, stir sticks, paper cups, napkins) are located in the bottom cupboard adjacent to the pull out bin marked “recycling”. Coffee creamers are available in the fridge in the Gathering Area. If you do not see certain coffee supplies that you need, please see Reception.

Hot water for tea is available at the Culligan cold/hot water dispenser located next to the fridge in the Gathering Area. Alternately there is a hot water dispensing spout located on the front of the coffee machine but do not use this if there is coffee currently brewing.

Refrigerators

There are two refrigerators, one located in the kitchen and the other in the Gathering Area. Please keep the interiors of the fridges clean, including wiping any spills immediately. Please do not store items for extended periods of time. Any items left will be discarded.

Parking

Parking on the campus is limited. Students may park in the General parking area which can be found South of the College between St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College. Please do not park in any of the reserved spaces including fire lanes, staff parking, loading areas or handicapped parking (unless you have a valid handicapped parking placard displayed). Handicapped parking is available for students in the three spaces reserved in the General parking lot and two spaces reserved in the Staff Parking lot directly east of the building. Bicycle parking is available on the northeast and southwest corners of the building by the Staff Parking.

A parking map is located here.

Bus Routes

The Edmonton Transit System provides bus service to the College. Students are encouraged to take public transportation. The bus routes that drop students off near the college are:

  • Route # 85 (Capilano) departs Southbound from bus stop #2492 at 84 Street/101 Avenue
  • Route # 85 (Downtown) departs Northbound from Bus stop # 2439 at 84 Street/98 Avenue and also Bus stop # 2587 at 84 Street/101 Avenue departing Eastbound.

For more information about evening routes, schedules and fares and for information on how to plan your trip, go to the ETS website at www.takeets.com or call 311.

Bookstore

Newman Theological Bookstore carries course textbooks, resource material, bibles, reference materials, theological books on a wide variety of topics, teacher resources, as well as books/bibles for youth and children. It is located on the main floor next to the library and the student lounge area.

The hours of operation are posted on the door.

For the first two weeks of the fall and winter sessions the bookstore is open Monday to Friday 9:15-12:00; 12:30-3:45. Otherwise it is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only at the same hours. The bookstore is open before the first session of evening and weekend classes if the text books are available.

We accept debit, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, cheque, or cash as payment.

For orders that are shipped out we accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, or cheque as payment.

To put books on hold or for other inquiries call 780-392-2457. We do ship out books. We do special order books. Contact the bookstore if you need to make special arrangements to pick up your books.

Student Counselling Services

Confidential student counselling services are available for eligible NTC students through Catholic Social Services (CSS) at the following locations, Edmonton, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Lloydminster, Vermillion and Red Deer.

Eligible students include part-time and full-time NTC students of any denomination or faith tradition who are enrolled in the M.Th. M.Div., M.T.S., B.Th., Dip.Th., C.Th or B.A. programs. Students in the M.R.E. program who are not sponsored by their school divisions are also eligible. Up to five counselling sessions are sponsored by NTC. Beginning with the sixth session, services will be at the student’s expense. Students may set up an appointment with Mercy Counselling by emailing mercy@cssalberta.ca or by filling out an online form found at https://www.cssalberta.ca/Contact-Us or by phoning the CSS intake line at (780) 391-3233, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All emails and calls are returned within 24 hours during regular business hours. The intake worker will gather your information and work with you to set up an appointment in the location nearest you. The addresses for Mercy Counselling offices can be found on the Catholic Social Services website https://www.cssalberta.ca/Contact-Us

Bus Passes: Edmonton Transit Post-Secondary Discount

Full-time Newman Theological College students are eligible to receive the Edmonton Transit Services Post Secondary Discount.

    • Students from post-secondary institutions can purchase their discounted Post Secondary Pass at the ETS Customer Service Centre (located at the Churchill LRT station).
      Students must present their photo ID and proof of registration (which they can obtain from the Registrar) at time of purchase or they will not be given a discount.
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