Park Hall Community
A CO-LIVING COMMUNITY SHARING LIFE TOGETHER IN THE BIG YELLOW HOUSE
Artist attribution: Strauss, Joel. "Park Hall." 2023, St. Stephen, NB: joelstrauss.com/paintings
DISCOVER / PARK HALL COMMUNITY
A co-living community in small town New Brunswick, sharing life together in the creative tension between art and spirituality.
St. Stephen's University is in the process of forming a new co-living community of mature and independent adults who value learning and personal growth. As a small, tight-knit University since our inception and throughout our history, a learning community has always been at the heart of who we are and what we do.
The vision for this community is for a core group of residents, inspired by SSU's mission that centers on "justice, beauty and compassion" to keep this vision alive in Park Hall. We are currently welcoming those interested in taking part for various lengths of time. Community members (and all residents) are invited to take part in the various community events that will continue in the building such as the School of Contemplation and occasional public speakers and other envisioned events.
To register your interest or to request more information, please use the form below. We hope to hear from you soon!
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES & PUBLIC LECTURES
Participating in learning sessions and attending public lectures that are held at Park Hall can be a great way to expand your knowledge, gain new perspectives, and connect with like-minded individuals at various waypoints on our intersecting pilgrimages. It is also an opportunity to engage with academia and have deeper discussions on subjects and themes that interest you and others in the community.
SPIRITUAL & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Living in a co-living community can be an immersive experience for a creative writing, artistic, or spiritual retreat. It can provide people with an opportunity to focus on their creative pursuits in a supportive and inspiring environment. A retreat at Park Hall might involve a short- or longer-term period, away from the typical distractions of everyday life. Further, SSU's School of Contemplation has been a feature of life at St. Stephen's University since 2018 and continues on Wednesdays (everyone welcome) @ 12:45pm.
COMMUNITY MEALS & EVENTS
Community events and meals in a co-living community are a way for residents to come together, socialize, and build a sense of community. Co-living encourages belonging and connectedness.
MONTHLY CO-LIVING FEES
$575 / month (12 months a year) includes the following:
Private room to yourself
Shared bathroom and common spaces (including the kitchen and dining hall)
Utilities, internet, and parking
Full access to community and learning events
There are also opportunities to coordinate shared meals as a meaningful way to live together in community.
Living in a co-living community means more than renting — it is about sharing your life with others. It includes sharing responsibilities as a team, such as meal preparation and cleaning common spaces. Co-living residents also take part in decision-making for the community.
PARK HALL CO-LIVING APPLICATION
St. Stephen’s University and the Park Hall Community are located on the homeland of the Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) people. We are grateful for their welcome and friendship, and we are always seeking ways in which we can develop our relationship in mutually respectful ways, including our conversations with Chief Hugh Akagi and others about our Reconciliation Studies program. It is a privilege that we are able to locate some of our program on the Peskotomuhkati Nation’s Camp Chiputneticook (15 minutes north of St. Stephen’s University).
We respect the intentions of the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, while acknowledging the many ways in which governments and others have failed to honour their part of those agreements. It is our desire to live up to the responsibility of being “treaty relatives.”