COVID-19 Resource Centre
Information for Future Students

Information for Future Students

The University of King’s College has made changes to help prospective students learn about our academic community, find answers to application questions and submit an application.

Read the latest university updates, including important messages from Dean of Students Katie Merwin (Aug. 14) and President William Lahey (Aug. 7), on the COVID-19 Resources Centre page.

Course delivery

Faculty are preparing to make the Foundation Year Program (FYP) available in the coming academic year as a holistic online experience that incorporates the intense community building that is always at the centre of the FYP experience. This will be to ensure your safety and health and that of our faculty and staff and fellow students.

Read President Lahey’s May 15 message to incoming FYP students.

Residence information

King’s residences will open for Fall 2020. All students living on campus will have their own room. This will reduce the overall residence occupancy by 50% pending further updates from public health. King’s students who have already applied to residence and paid the necessary fees are guaranteed a single room.

Students are reminded that classes at Dalhousie (with limited exceptions) and at King’s will be conducted online this fall. Any students who have not yet completed the residence application process are encouraged to do so right away. New applicants or applicants who have not yet paid all the necessary fees are asked to self-identify on their residence application if they will experience barriers to online education (e.g. limited access to reliable internet, need academic accommodations better met by living on campus, etc.), so their application can be prioritized. Students with questions are encouraged to contact residence@ukings.ca.

Residence Reopening Plan [PDF]

Athletics information

After deliberation, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association in conjunction with the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, has decided to cancel the 2020 season for Fall sports. This is in light of health and safety consideration for its student athletes, coaches and athletics staff. While King’s Athletics will not be competing during the Fall semester, athletic operations will continue in an adjusted capacity.

All Varsity teams will be permitted to resume practices, adhering to the Provincial and University standards for safe sports under Covid-19 protocols. Though nothing is certain, the ACAA is planning for winter teams (Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Badminton) to recommence in January with modified schedules.

General usage of the King’s Gymnasium for students and rental groups will commence in the fall. Updates will be published on the King’s Athletics page, as well as the Blue Devils social media outlets.

We are excited to announce that we are creating new Campus programming during the residential quarantine period, and throughout the semester. These programs will evolve based on the local and provincial health climate. The Athletics Department believes strongly in assisting all students with health and wellness during this unique time and are creating events and opportunities to do so. We will release more information regarding this programming over the next few weeks. Check out the University website and the Blue Devils social media for updates.

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Campus tours & recruitment events

Since a visit to our campus isn’t possible at the moment, we’d love to connect with you for an online campus tour webinar, every Thursday at 2 p.m. ADT (Halifax time).

We’re also hosting online webinars where you can connect with other future King’s students in your region.

Online Tours & Webinars

Applicants affected by Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

We are aware you may have questions and concerns about your application, particularly pertaining to the closure of schools and testing centres. King’s will work with students and institutions as plans emerge for determining final grades. We will continue to be flexible where possible and adapt to changing circumstances with the aim at removing any barriers to completion of the application process.

Undergraduate Applicants Graduate & Advanced Applicants

Registration Dates

The date for undergraduate, first-year registration has been revised and will now take place on Monday, June 15 at 8 a.m. (AST). Consult our Course Selection & Registration section to be prepared to register for courses online.

As always, you can learn about King's on our Future Students page.

Future Students