Apply for Residence

Find details on how we are all working together to keep our community safe in our Covid-19 Residence FAQ.

Residence applications for the 2022/2023 academic year are now open! 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.

Residence spaces for first-year students are guaranteed until March 1, 2022 and after that are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications from returning residents are guaranteed until February 1, 2022.

Have questions about residence life? Check out the King’s Residence Instagram at @ukcresidence or send an email to

We look forward to welcoming you home.

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.

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 are admitted to King’s, please submit your residence application along with the following fees/deposits so that we can process your application:

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

A $400 residence confirmation deposit is required upon acceptance of your residence offer. The first residence offers will go out in Spring 2022.

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). 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.


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 Elisabeth Stones in the Residence Office at, and briefly outlining the reason you are requesting a deferral.

If you defer and have paid Residence Application Fee ($50) and/or Residence Confirmation Deposit ($400) they will be held and applied to the following year, at which time you will need to submit a new residence application.