The original King’s campus in Windsor housed students in traditional Oxford-style residences called bays. When the college moved to Halifax in the 1920s, the residences were reproduced in the same style. Each bay consists of a central staircase with the don’s suite located on the first floor, single rooms on the top floor (reserved for upper-year students) and four double rooms and a washroom leading off each stairway landing.
Located on the southeast corner of campus, next to the gym, Chapel Bay was so named in 1842 because the college chapel was established within its quarters on the original campus in Windsor. The laundry room and vending machines for the bays are located beneath Middle Bay. Please consider using unscented laundry products.
Rooms: Both single and double suites, housing 24 co-ed students with shared washrooms.
Middle Bay was named for its location, which is sandwiched between Chapel and Radical Bays. It carries over its door a statue of Aeneas fleeing Troy, taking his father, his son and the household gods with him.
Rooms: Both single and double suites, housing 24 male students with shared washrooms.
Radical Bay is located on the southwest corner of the campus, adjacent to North Pole Bay and attached to Middle Bay. It gets its name from its former occupants on the Windsor campus: it often housed divinity students, who acquired the nickname of ‘radical’ in jest of their apparently good behaviour.
Rooms: Both single and double-suites, housing 24 co-ed students with shared washrooms.
Attached to the left side of the A&A Building, North Pole Bay was the highest spot on the original Windsor campus, and so was aptly named. It houses a common room and kitchen, generally reserved for upper-year students. The building was completely renovated in 2016.
Rooms: Housing 20 co-ed students, both single and double suites open on a common corridor with shared washrooms.
Attached to the right side of the A&A Building, Cochran Bay is named after the first president of the college, William Cochran. Before Alexandra Hall was built in the 1960s, it also served as the women’s residence.
Rooms: Both single and double-suites, housing 20 co-ed students with shared washrooms.