Apply for Residence

Residence applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open! Applications will be processed on a first come first served basis, and we recommend applying as early as possible. We welcome Non King’s students to apply, but first priority for residence rooms will be King’s students due to limited availability.

Have questions about residence life? Check out our frequently asked questions below, visit the King’s Residence Instagram page at @ukcresidence or send an email to

We look forward to welcoming you home.

FAQ/General Information

Room Assignments

When you apply for residence you’ll be able to share important details about your lifestyle preferences (like study habits and sleep habits), request a preferred living environment (gender-neutral or same-gender) and tell us a bit about yourself. We spend a lot of time thinking about room assignments, and we consider a lot of factors to get the best fit.

What is it like to live in residence?

You can find out about what rooms are like, who lives on campus and the culture of residence life on our living in residence page.

When can I apply for residence?

You can submit an application to residence at any time after you have been accepted to study at King’s, and have activated your NetID.

Returning students can apply for the following year as soon as applications open on October 15. Applications for the current year remain open through the school year, though there may be limited availability.

Non-King’s Students: Please contact the Residence Office at to set up an account on our residence portal.

What are the steps for applying to residence?

  1. If you have been accepted to King’s and activated your NetID, or if you are a returning King’s student, you can apply right away.

    Note: If you have just accepted your offer of admission or activated your NetID, it could take up to 24 hours before your account is fully activated and you are able to proceed.
    Non-King’s Students: Please contact the Residence Office at to set up an account on our portal before proceeding. This process can take about a week.
  1. Log in to our Residence Portal. Click “Sign in with your school account” and log in using your NetID and password.
  2. Under “Housing” on the navigation bar, select “Housing Overview” to see the residence applications available to you. Select the residence application for the year for which you intend to apply. (Applications for the current year remain open through the school year, though availability may be limited.)
  3. Complete the application form and all required fields.
  4. After submitting your residence application form, pay the $50 Application Fee, following the instructions in our Payments Guide.
  5. Monitor your university email regularly for updates about the status of your residence application, your room assignment and other important information.

How will I receive notice about the status of my application?

Remember to set up your Dalhousie Net ID and email and check it frequently! (Non-King’s students, keep an eye on the email address used to set up your residence portal account.) Notification about the status of all residence applications and room offers is made using this address.

Your paid application fee and deposits will be noted on your profile on the Residence Portal as the Residence Office is informed of confirmed payments and processes your application. This can take 3-4 business days after payment of the fee.

What fees/deposits are required to confirm my place in residence?

Once you have been offered admission to King’s, please submit your residence application along with the following fee so that we can process your application:

  • $50 residence application fee (this fee activates your residence application);
  • $200 admission deposit will be required to confirm your admission but is not required to confirm a space in residence;
  • $400 residence confirmation deposit is required upon acceptance of your residence offer. The first residence offers will go out in Spring/Summer 2024.

Please note:  The admission deposit, residence application fee and residence confirmation deposit are non-refundable.

If you are planning to pay for the above admission and residence fees by cheque, only one cheque is required.

Pay for Residence (once you have received your offer of admission to the University of King's College*)

  1. Go to Student Accounts.
  2. Enter the student number provided on your letter of acceptance (B0#######) along with the other requested information.
  3. Click “Next.”
  4. From the Fee category dropdown menu, select “University of King’s College – All Deposits.”
  5. Click “Continue.”
  6. Select the required residence fee (Application Fee or Residence Confirmation Deposit). Click “Submit fee.”
  7. Click “Next.”
  8. Enter the required information and click “Next.”

You will receive a receipt number. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process your payment.

Note : King’s and Dalhousie universities do not accept payment by credit card for tuition and residence fees. King’s students applying for Canada Student Loans and Provincial Loans must have the loans made out to The University of King’s College as the official institution. Students will forfeit their full deposit if they decide to cancel their residence admission to the university.

Trouble logging in

If you are having basic trouble, please try a new browser.

1.If you have having trouble logging in your NetID may not be activated yet. Remember, it may take up to 24 hours for it to be activated, and then you may apply.

2. If are still having issues, make sure you are logging on, in the correct location.

3. Re-set your password and make sure you are logging in using your Dalhousie NetID, or the Email on your account for Non-King’s student’s.

4.Your Net ID may be expired. To re-activate your Net ID, you may need to contact Dal IT for support.

If you continue to have issues and are unable to log in, please contact the residence office at

Residence status notification

Once you have received admission*, submitted an online residence application and paid all the necessary deposits, you will be notified of your residence status via your university email account (Setting up your email account). You will also be able to check that your fees and deposits have been recorded by viewing your profile on the residence portal.

*If you are a student from another university applying to residence at King’s (e.g. a NSCAD student), and you do not have a Dalhousie/King’s Banner ID number, please contact the Residence Office at and we will request a Banner ID for you. The Banner ID will be emailed to you as soon as it is assigned (note that this can take over a week), and we will create an account for you on the residence portal, after which you will be able to submit an application and pay the application fee.

Medical Needs

If you have medical conditions that you think we should know about, there is a section on the residence application where you can give us that information. In cases where documentation would be helpful (for instance, to support your request for a single room on medical grounds) you will be able to download a documentation form during the application process and upload it once completed by a medical professional. You are able to save your application at any time and return to it before formally submitting it. We make every effort to accommodate those who request a single room on medical grounds; however, it cannot be guaranteed due to the limited number of single rooms.

You can also download the Medical Documentation Form for King’s Residence.


Roommates at King’s often go on to have life-long friendships. Getting to know your future roommate is easy! After you have been assigned a roommate, you will be able to contact them at their university email address so you can get in touch over the summer and get to know one another before arriving on campus.

One-Year Bachelor of Journalism Students

These students are generally housed in the Angels’ Roost, conveniently located one floor above the School of Journalism. It is a unique and closely-knit community, and the students in this demanding program appreciate the convenience of living in the Roost.

Non-King's Students

Students who are not registered at King’s can live in residence using the same online application form.


All cancellations must be emailed to Please indicate clearly whether you are withdrawing from King’s altogether, or are simply canceling your residence application. Both residence deposits (the $50 application fee and $400 residence deposit) are non-refundable.

Request a deferral of residence

If you have received a housing offer from King’s Residence, you may be eligible to defer your space to a future term. Request a deferral by emailing the Residence Office at, and briefly outlining the reason you are requesting a deferral.

If you defer your offer and have paid your Residence Confirmation Deposit ($400), it will be held over to the following year. The Residence Application Fee ($50), however, has to be paid each year that you apply to residence.