Apply for Residence

COVID-19 Update (May 27, 2020)

We believe that living in King’s residence, even though teaching and learning is happening online, may be a good option for students who believe their technology and other academic needs can be better met by living on campus. COVID-19 Residence FAQ

Use our online residence application to apply for residence, available in late fall for the upcoming school year. Through the online application, you can state your lifestyle preferences (like study habits and sleep habits), request a preferred living environment (gender neutral, male or female) and tell us a bit about yourself. All room assignments are made by the Dean, so the more information we have about you, the better roommate match we can have!

Residence spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

What’s it like to live in residence?

You can find out about what your room is 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.

Residence applications will be processed by the Residence Office after students receive confirmation of their admission to King’s.

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

Once you received admission to King’s, please submit the following fees/deposits to start the processing of your residence application:

  • $200 admission deposit (this deposit confirms your attendance at King’s and is required by all King’s students living off or on campus);
  • $50 residence application fee (this fee activates your residence application); and
  • $400 residence confirmation deposit.

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 (B00_ _ _ _ _ _) along with the other requested information.
  3. Click on the Add to Cart link.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Select King’s College – All Payments and Deposits.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Select the required residence fee (application fee or residence confirmation deposit). Click Continue.
  7. Click Checkout Cart link.
  8. Enter the required information and click Submit.

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.

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.

*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 proceed to fill out the Residence Application, after which the Residence Office 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), after which you will be able to pay your residence fees.

Medical Needs

If you have medical conditions that you think we should know about, be sure to click the appropriate button for medical documentation in the online residence application. A medical documentation form will be emailed to your email address, which must be completed by a medical professional and returned to King’s. Students with documented medical conditions may be allocated a single room; however, it cannot be guaranteed.


Roommates at King’s often go on to have life-long friendships. Getting to know your future roommate is easy. As soon as you’re assigned a roommate, you can contact the Residence Office and if we have permission to do so, we will send you his or her contact information. 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.