Residence life involves more than the students living on campus; the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean, Residence and residence staff made up of dons and junior dons, are essential members of the residence community. These King’s community members work to keep you safe, support you whether you need personal or academic help, and create a positive environment to help you to fulfill your potential and build friendships within the community.
Junior Dons and Dons
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. Junior dons are upper-year students who are a vital part of the residence life team. They encourage their peers to take 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.
Collectively, the residence life team is committing to helping you thrive on campus. They will offer events, one-on-one check-ins, and are available on a drop-in basis if you need someone to talk to or aren’t sure about what resources on campus or at Dalhousie. The dons and junior dons eat meals in Prince Hall and are on duty every night of the week. The Alex Hall Front Desk is your first stop if you need help from a don or junior don in the evening or throughout the weekends. The Assistant Dean, Residence supervises the dons and the junior dons and the overall residence system. The Assistant Dean, Residence’s office is just off the Manning Room in Alex Hall, and you can stop by during office hours or reach out via email. We are all here to support you during your time at King’s.