Moving in and out

University of King's College

Move-in/out dates 2023/2024

Fall 2023 Move In: Sunday, September 3 at 10 a.m.*
Fall 2023 Move Out: 24 hours after your last exam/paper

Winter 2024 Move In: Sunday, January 7 at 10 a.m.
Winter 2024 Move Out: 24 hours after your last exam/paper

*Students are requested to move in at the designated time sent in an email from the residence team. This move-in appointment can also be found on your eRez profile.

University of King's College

Residence Opens / Move-in Day 2023

King’s residences open on September 3, 2023, and Orientation Week begins. Please see the full schedule of events. We are excited to welcome new students to their home in residence, and returning students back to the Quad.


Checking in

On Move-In Day, you will receive a residence Welcome Package that contains your access card and room keys. You can also pick up your King’s student ID card (also known as DalCard), if you have submitted your photo ahead of time. Remember to bring a piece of government-issued photo ID with you.

Orientation Week (O-Week) begins on Move-In Day! You can register for O-Week with the King’s Student Union (second-year students are welcome, too!).

Items already in your room

  • a bed
  • a desk and chair
  • a fridge
  • a book shelf
  • a closet
  • table lamp
  • WIFI and Ethernet port (please bring your own cable if desired)
  • a dresser with drawers
  • curtains
  • a garbage can

What you should bring

Here’s a printable list [PDF]:

  • bedding (twin or twin XL bed sheets*), blankets and pillows
  • towels and shower shoes
  • computer, if you have one, and an ethernet cable
  • extension cords
  • some dishes, cups/mugs and cutlery, and dish detergent
  • kettle, with automatic shut off
  • pictures of family and friends and decorations to personalize your room
  • area rug, if you are in Alex Hall and your floor is tiled (2′ x 3′ approximately)
  • closet hangers
  • extra toilet paper and tissues
  • toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.
  • shower caddy
  • small fan
  • sealable plastic storage containers to keep food safe and fresh
  • small broom or swiffer
  • unscented laundry products
  • rain and winter gear

* Check with the residence office at about what size to bring for your bed.

What NOT to bring

Here’s a printable list [PDF]

  • subwoofers for computers or stereos; students with such items will be asked to dismantle and remove them
  • open element appliances such as hot plates, grills/panini press, toasters or toaster ovens
  • microwaves
  • furniture such as used arm chairs, loveseats, etc.
  • fridges
  • mattresses
  • desks
  • pets
  • candles
  • any decorations that require nails
  • brewery equipment for home brew or wine
  • scented products such as incense

Sending us luggage

Unfortunately, we cannot accept boxes, packages or trunks prior to your arrival, so please don’t send your belongings to the college before you arrive. We also cannot store items over the summer because our residence buildings are operated as conference space and hotel accommodations from May until August.

Early drop-off

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate early drop-offs.


Unfortunately, we do not have any storage space available on campus, so please pack accordingly.

Moving Out

Information about moving out of residence can be found on the Residence Rules & Regulations page.