COVID-19 Residence FAQ

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.

What is the plan for students moving into Residence in September?

King’s is currently working on a plan to reopen campus, including residences. This plan is being developed to ensure compliance with public health requirements. The number of students that can be welcomed into residence depends on the evolving public health situation. These requirements will likely mean that we will have to limit the number of students in residence to ensure the safety of everyone.

When will I know if I have a room in residence? Will I have a roommate?

Room assignments will be communicated to students in July. At this time, it is expected that all rooms will be single occupancy. Stay tuned for more information about efforts to continue the tradition of “roommate” pairing in the times of COVID-19!

I haven’t applied yet. Should I still apply?

If you are interested in living in residence, please apply. If the number of students that can safely live on campus is limited, the Residence Office will reach out to you. Please monitor your @dal.ca email as we will be contacting you directly with updates.

What will happen if space is limited in residence? Will I get my $400 deposit back?

If we cannot accommodate you in residence, you will be put on a waitlist. Students who cannot be accommodated in residence due to reduced capacity but who are still planning on attending King’s will have their $400 deposit credited to your student account.

What happens if my plans have changed?

Email residence@ukings.ca by June 15 if you no longer want to live in residence. If you are still planning on attending King’s, your $400 residence deposit will be credited to your student account.

If you are unable to attend King’s or choose to take a gap year for the term specified, you may be eligible to defer your acceptance to King’s to a future term. Please contact Tara Wigglesworth-Hines for more information.

Thank you for your continued patience. We look forward to welcoming you, in-person or otherwise, to the King’s community.