Living in Residence

COVID-19 Update

As King’s makes plans for returning to campus in the Fall, we’re pleased to announce that residences and Prince Hall will be open at a greater capacity than they were this year. We hope to provide more details to students and prospective students who have applied to residence for the upcoming year in the near future. COVID-19 Residence FAQ

A transformative experience. The King’s experience.

Your residence is an integral part of the University of King’s College’s living and learning community. You’ll quickly catch on that learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom.

"The kinds of conversations that contribute to [students] learning happen in the cafeteria and while sitting on the window ledge in their dorm room."

Katie Merwin
Katie Merwin

Dean of Students, University of King's College

University of King's College

What’s in your room?

Each residence room contains: 

  • a twin-size bed
  • closet
  • mirror
  • book shelf
  • dresser
  • desk
  • chair
  • lamp
  • small fridge
  • phone with local service and voice mail
  • long distance calling (available with the purchase of a calling card)
  • high-speed ethernet connection port and wireless connection.

Floor Plans

Drawings not to scale.


Alexandra Hall Double Room

  • Many of the beds in Alexandra Hall are platform beds with attached drawers underneath, while other beds are frame beds.
  • Drawer size, if applicable: 18.5 inches x 13.5 inches x 5 inches
  • Space between the bottom of the bed and the floor, if applicable: 13 inches
  • Dresser dimensions: 25.5 inches x 14.5 inches x 7 inches
  • Mattress size: Regular twin
  • Closet space in Alexandra Hall changes with every room. However, they are quite substantial and normally larger than the closets in the Bay rooms.

Bay Double Room

  • Closet dimensions: 34.5 inches x 35.5 inches x 8 feet
  • Space between the bottom of the bed and the floor: 13 inches
  • Dresser dimensions: 3 feet x 2 feet x 10 inches
  • Mattress size: Regular twin

A limited number of single rooms are also available. (Not pictured here.)

Join our residential community

Apply for residence

Residence Leadership 

Residence life involves more than the students living on campus; the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean, residence staff called dons, and student patrol staff are all important members of the residence community. These people work to keep you safe, support you whether you need personal or academic help, and create a positive environment for both your academic endeavours and social engagements.

A residence don lives on each floor of Alexandra Hall and in each Bay. Dons are usually graduate or post-graduate students or young working professionals. The Dean of Students supervises the dons as well as the overall residence system.

Junior Dons

Junior Dons are upper year students who are a vital part of the residence life team. They encourage their peers to take an active responsibility in caring for our unique community. As students themselves, they know the nature of our campus community, and are therefore uniquely positioned to be an encouraging and effective source of peer support for campus life.

Residence Buildings

If you live in residence, you must also have a meal plan. We offer flexible plans that fit your needs. Find out more.