From 2015 to 2018, The College is located on the upper floor(s) of the new Crowsnest Hall graduate residence. The facilities include:
- The College Common Room, situated on the 11th floor of Crowsnest Hall and open to all College members.
- Accommodation for resident Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholars of The College is in the form of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites, each with cooking facilities.
- Accommodation for one senior member of the College in the form of a two-bedroom suite.
Please visit the Crowsnest Hall webpage for floorplans, features and rates.
As The College is in its pilot project phase, the programs that its members will lead and participate in are still under development.Nonetheless, the overall structure of these programs falls into two general categories:
1. Programs for The College Members
As a community of scholars, The College exists both as a physical establishment on the top floor(s) of Crowsnest Hall and as a community defined by the programs and initiatives in which its members participate. On the simplest level, these programs include informal interactions between The College members (as facilitated by The College Common Room), informal meals for The College members, and formal The College Dinners, which are held on a monthly basis.
One initiative in the College, the Academic Exchange, partners each College Scholar with a Scholar in a different field, to spend time learning in more depth about research and scholarship in other fields. Other internal programs continue to be developed through the Graduate College Steering Committee and through the membership of The College pilot project.
2. External Programs Led by The College Members
The College will initiate programs based on its vision for the benefit of the broader University of Calgary or City of Calgary communities and will be academic or service in nature. The external programs will be led by its members and will be allowed to develop naturally as the pilot project matures.
Each year, The College will have a Grand Challenge theme about which its external programming will be developed. In 2015-16, a highlight College Event was a public talk and discussion by Elder Casey Eaglespeaker entitled "Knowledge".
3. College Scholar Community Executive
The Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars at The College have their own organizational structure to facilitate the creation and operation of internal and external events organized by and for the Scholars. This structure is centered around an annually-elected College Scholar Community Executive, whose members are charged with a range of responsibilities associated with their portfolios on the committee and are lead by a pair of co-Chairs, who lead the executive and work with the Graduate College Steering Committee to ensure success of The College for its members.