Residence Rules & Regulations

Everyone – students, faculty, and staff members – has a role to play in making the King’s campus a positive experience for all. The Dean’s Office has a responsibility to the King’s community to respond if students disregard the College Code of Conduct, the General Regulations, the Residence Guidelines and/or the Residence Reopening Plan outlined in the Covid-19 Residence FAQ.

All residents are responsible for fully informing themselves of the residence rules and policies, which are provided below. In general, if you are considerate of the people with whom you live, and are aware of your actions, you will have no shortage of good times.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to speak with your don or the dean.

The following are some of our frequently-cited policies, which many find helpful. For a full list of the residence polices, please consult the Academic Calendar.

Important Dates

Move-in/out dates 2023/24

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

Move-in/out dates 2024/25

Fall 2024 Move In: Sunday, September 1 at 10 a.m.*
Fall 2024 Move Out: 24 hours after your last exam/paper

Winter 2025 Move In: Sunday, January 5 at 10 a.m.
Winter 2025 Move Out: 24 hours after your last exam/paper

*Students will be advised of their designated move-in time via email from the residence team. When these move-in appointment times have been set, they can be found in your eRez profile.

Staying late in residence

Students are required to leave 24 hours after their last academic commitment. Please do not make travel plans until your exam schedule is known. Should you need to stay in residence beyond the 24-hour allowance (either for winter holidays or at the end of the year), you must submit the Request for Extension form in the Residence Portal.

All extension requests are granted at the discretion of the dean.

Theft and damage

The university is not responsible for the theft or loss of personal property due to fire, water, or any other cause. Please store your valuables in a safe location and keep your doors and windows closed and locked whenever you are not in your room. Please insure your belongings against loss or damage. You may be covered under your parents’ home policy – please check the terms of their policy.

Damage to residence rooms

In the event of damage to a residence room, a charge will be issued based on this Residence Damages Cost List [PDF]. The costs listed here are baseline prices and subject to increase based on the severity of the damage.


Parking is in short supply at King’s and we are unable to offer parking to residence students. If you bring your car, you will be responsible for finding alternate parking off campus.

Moving out during term

Students living in residence are expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year. It is sometimes necessary for a student to leave residence during the academic year. If this applies to you, here are a few steps to ensure a smooth transition. Remember any student who wishes to leave residence during term will be held responsible for residence fees for the full academic year, or until a replacement, acceptable to the college, is found.

Step 1

Make sure that you complete the F008 withdrawal form, which is available in the Residence Portal. If you are also withdrawing from your studies, you must also connect with the Registrar’s Office and, if you are a FYP student, the Associate Director of the Foundation Year Program.

Step 2

Empty and clean your fridge, clean your room and empty your garbage. Ensure that all personal belongings are removed from your room. Any remaining items will be discarded.

Step 3

Return your academic gown and room key/access card to the front desk of Alexandra Hall before you leave. Otherwise, you will be charged for replacements.

Step 4

Please be advised that Facilities Management will inspect your room after you depart to ensure that it is in the same condition identified by on the Residence Room Assessment Form you filled out when you arrived.

Step 5

Contact the Student Accounts Office ( to settle your account. Please allow 5 business days after departure for administrative processing.

Step 6

If you will remain a King’s student, be sure to update your local address on Dal Online under Personal Information.