Flora Cowan Hall

Welcome to Flora Cowan Hall!

Gender Inclusivity

We at Brandon University Residence strive to affirm all genders while remaining transparent about what we can offer with our current infrastructure. We recognize that gender is a galaxy, and that the language we use to define gender may have different meanings to different people. Students are encouraged to speak to Derek Booth, the Residence Manager at boothd@brandonu.ca to address any concerns or questions regarding gender inclusion in residence. Part of his role at Brandon University is to ensure a safe environment for all students living in residence.

Students can self-declare their gender on the residence application with no identification required.

Flora Cowan Hall – Women Inclusive

With its communal washroom spaces, Flora Cowan was as a single-gendered hall for women. In our mission to provide an affirming environment for all students, Flora Cowan Hall is now inclusive of the following genders:

  • Cisgender Women
  • Trans Women
  • Non-Binary
  • Two Spirit

The communal washroom spaces have toilets that are stalled-type, with stall walls and doors and individually enclosed showers with partition walls and an entrance curtain. There are 2 washrooms per floor, one on each wing, with the exception of the basement. Due to the communal nature of this building, you may be seen walking to and from the washroom. Students have privacy within the shower by a partition stall.

There is one washroom on the main floor with accessibility access. There is also one accessibility suite that may be available if required.

For more information on the layout of Flora Cowan Hall, contact the Residence Manager at boothd@brandonu.ca.

Your room

Your room includes all the furniture you will need:

  • bed (twin XL)
  • built-in closet/dresser
  • bookshelf
  • chair
  • night table
  • desk
  • desk lamp (available on a sign-out basis)

(Double and Standard Single room dimensions)

Standard single rooms will likely have 2 sets of furniture. We encourage students to use them to their advantage for extra storage space and pushing the beds together to make a larger bed!

All rooms have internet access via Wi-Fi.

Room Types

  • Double Room – A spacious room that houses two students. Shared communal washroom. (Not available 2023-2024)
  • Economy Single Room – A cozy room that houses one student. Shared communal washroom. (Not available 2023-2024)
  • Standard Single Room – A spacious room that houses one student. Shared communal washroom.

Your hall

Rooms are approximately 180 square feet in size, with economy rooms being slightly smaller. Floors 1 through 3 in Flora Cowan Hall have two large communal washrooms. The lower level has one central washroom.

You’ll have access to two cozy, comfortable lounges that also serve as  TV rooms.

The basement holds a laundry room for resident students’ use.

Flora Cowan Hall residents are noted for their enthusiasm in organizing and participating in a multitude of events each year. From walking clubs to movie nights, floor decorating contests to supporting the Christmas Cheer Board, the residents of Flora Cowan Hall contribute to residence life in a way that sets the standard for all.


Residence Resources

Have more questions about BU Residence? Take a look at our Residence Resources page!