Get connected to campus-wide WiFi, phone and mail services. Find out where to do laundry, take out your recyclables or watch TV. Discover what services you’re entitled to as a King’s student.
King’s and Dal campus share a wireless network that you can connect to with your NetID. If you are new to King’s, your NetID is the username you set up when you registered for a Dalhousie email account. For example, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, your NetID is my583319. If you haven’t got your NetID set up yet, please see setting up your NetID.
ResNet is the service used in the residences to access the internet. ResNet Service includes both wireless and ethernet connection. Your network cable can be found in your room at your desk, and you can use any type of device to connect wirelessly, as long as you have your NetID.
Instructions for various other operating systems and devices are available at https://wireless.dal.ca.
If you have any difficulties, please contact the Dalhousie Computer Help Desk.
Please note: Wireless routers and other network devices are not permitted in residence because they interfere with the signal of the Dalhousie Wireless Network. Printers must have wireless printing functionality disabled at all times as they are not compatible with the university’s network.
ResNet users are prohibited from using their computer as a server, or from extending the campus network through the use of routers, hubs, or wireless networks.
All ResNet users must agree to abide by Dalhousie’s acceptable use policy.
Computer labs, which are linked to the ResNet high-speed internet system, are available for use in the King’s Library and in the lower level of Alexandra Hall. Printing is available from each of these computer labs for a nominal fee.
If you live in residence, you can also print to the Alex Hall front desk from your residence room. The instructions are noted below
Student mailboxes for those living in Alexandra Hall and the bays are located at the front desk of Alexandra Hall. If you live in the Roost, pick up your mail at the reception desk in the A&A Building. Packages can be picked up at the reception area in the A&A Building. The closest mailbox for outgoing mail is located at the entrance to Lord Dalhousie Drive on Coburg Road, less than a one-minute walk from the King’s campus.
Your address while in residence:
Room Number and Residence Building
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS B3H 2A1
Each residence student is provided with a phone for room-to-room communication, free local service, and voice mail. Outside callers can contact students in residence by dialing 902.422.6011, and then a four-digit extension number. Long distance cards are available for purchase at the King’s Co-op Bookstore, or at many retail outlets.
Information is provided in your room next to your phone explaining how to set up and use voice mail. You can also consult these instructions. Please remember to do so upon moving in. If you have any further concerns or questions, or if your phone is not working, please contact the front desk of Alexandra Hall.
Laundry machines are located in the basement of Alex Hall, Middle Bay and Cochran Bay. To use them, you need a prepaid laundry card from the Alex Hall front desk. You can put money on the laundry card using your debit or credit card at the load station in the basement of the A&A Building. Each load of washing/drying costs $1.25. Please consider using unscented laundry products.
If you become ill or experience any health-related difficulties during the academic year, feel free to talk with your don. We will do our best to support and accommodate your needs. The dons can arrange for sick trays to be brought to you from the dining hall.
The Facilities staff at King’s are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our residence buildings. Any maintenance requests relating to your residence room should be directed to the front desk of Alex Hall at ext. 132. Larger maintenance issues should be directed to your don.
Students are responsible for the general upkeep of their rooms. You can obtain cleaning supplies from the front desk of Alexandra Hall. Common areas of the university are cleaned by our cleaning contractor who use “green” cleaning supplies and products. Any cleaning requests can be submitted to the front desk of Alexandra Hall. Ongoing complaints or concerns should be directed to your don.
Bins are provided for garbage and for recycling (plastic and glass drinking containers and paper) in Alexandra Hall, Cochran Bay, Angels’ Roost, and under Middle, Chapel, and Radical bays. Please regularly empty the garbage can in your room into one of main garbage bins in one of those locations.
Common rooms with televisions, which are for the general use of all students, are located in Alexandra Hall. The rooms in Alexandra Hall can be booked for group use through the front desk of Alexandra Hall.
The DalCard is your student identification card, Library card, and it provides you with access to Prince Hall (the dining hall). You will also need to show it when you use your university bus pass on Metro Transit. You can get your DalCard at any time during the year by going to the DalCard office, which is located in Howe Hall at 6230 Coburg Rd. (on the Dalhousie campus), a five-minute walk from the King’s quad.
Unfortunately, King’s is not able to provide any storage space for personal belongings. Hockey and athletic equipment can be stored in the locker rooms in the gym. The key for this room is available from the front desk of Alexandra Hall.
There are numerous bike racks located throughout the campus for bike storage. Bicycles which are secured to railings, trees or buildings will be removed and placed in storage for one week, after which they will be donated to charity.
The university has taken a number of measures to ensure the safety of the campus community at King’s:
DIAL 9-911 FROM ANY CAMPUS PHONE TO SPEAK WITH EMERGENCY PERSONNEL (ambulance, police, etc). You should also call extension 132 to alert the front desk. If you cannot contact the front desk yourself, send a friend or bystander.
The Dean’s Office issues safety memos throughout the year in the event that there are particular safety issues you should know about. Read these notices, please! You will find them in your Dalhousie email account and posted on your don’s bulletin board in your residence.