For Parents

King's and Dalhousie campuses will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23 due to Hurricane Fiona: this closure will remain in effect until at least Sunday morning at 8 a.m. An update will be shared prior to that time on the status of campus operations for Sunday and Monday.

Whether you are a parent, guardian, spouse, or another family member of a King’s student, we recognize everything you’ve done to help your student thrive and succeed. Your support and encouragement brought them to where they are today.

Going to university is a time of transition for you and your student. The resources on this page will help you empower your student with tools to get the most out of their education and access key services.

We would love to keep you informed about news and events at King’s, and ensure that you’re up to date about our community. Sign up to get updates from King’s.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians

What will happen when my student moves to King's?

Move-in day 2022 is on September 4, 2022! King’s Orientation Week (O-Week) will run from September 4-10 and the activities that are planned are designed to fit around students’ academic schedule. O-Week events at King’s are planned and led by the King’s Students’ Union (KSU). For more information and a schedule of events, click here.

Where can students go for health and wellness support?

The Student Health and Wellness Centre, provides multiple services and is staffed by a team of physicians, nurses, counsellors, psychiastrists, and social workers who support the mental and physical health of our students. Read about more health and wellness supports at King’s.

What are the admissions requirements for King’s academic programs?

Consult our undergraduate admissions requirements. Please contact admissions@ukings.ca with any questions you have about the application process.

What scholarships are available to incoming students?

We assess all new students who apply before March 1 for an entrance awards, and students can also fill out a supplemental application to be considered for Major Awards. In-course awards are available for returning students.

Along with scholarships, we encourage students to apply for bursaries. If you have questions about the scholarship or bursary application processes, contact Catherine Read at catherine.read@ukings.ca.

When do academic terms start and end?

Term dates, study breaks, exam periods and dates when the university will be closed for holidays are all provided in our list of Important Dates. Please note that key dates at King’s align with the important dates for Dalhousie’s schedule.

Where can I find tuition and financial aid?

You can see an overview of undergraduate tuition in our finances section, and you can also read more about fees for residence and meal plans. If you have questions about tuition fees or payments, please contact the Student Accounts Officer at accounts@ukings.ca.

How can I make a tuition payment?

Tuition fees for the fall term are due on September 16, 2022; for the winter term they are due on January 20, 2023. For information about obtaining a statement, paying fees, downloading a tuition tax receipt (T2202) and more, visit the Payments Guide.

What precautions is King's taking in response to COVID-19?

The health and safety of King’s students, faculty and staff remain our highest priority, and it is vital we all do our part to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Find the latest information in the COVID-19 resource centre.

Are classes offered online or in-person?

King’s and Dalhousie have returned to in-person classes. For the 2022/23 academic year, the Foundation Year Program (FYP) is offering an arrangement whereby students can complete FYP virtually, but students must still attend any other classes at King’s or Dalhousie in person. To discuss learning arrangements, contact the FYP Office at FYPOffice@ukings.ca.

How do students get in touch with an Academic Advisor?

Students can book an appointment online with an academic advisor, or by emailing registrar@ukings.ca. There are also guides to help students with course selection and registration.

What academic services are available?

King’s, and our associate Dalhousie, offer a wide range of academic services to students. You can read more about academic services, including the Writing Centre, Accessibility Centre, Indigenous Student Centre, and Black Student Advising Centre.

Who can answer my questions about Residence?

This information is available in the residence section. You can also email the Residence Office at residence@ukings.ca.

How can I help my student succeed in their studies at King’s?

The start of university marks a time of significant transition for students. Through the course of university study, students are supported by the King’s community to increasingly become independent, self-directed learners, who are able to set personal and academic goals, monitor their progress, and reflect on their learning to achieve success. Being there for your student when they ask, while also supporting their autonomy, will help them to become successful and independent learners. Rest assured, there are a wide and robust range of supports and resources available to further support your student through their academic journey. We’re invested in your student’s success and are here to help.

What will my student do when they graduate?

The King’s Foundation Year Program is a great starting point for an education that builds students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, analysis, and communications.  Students here can take a wide range of programs through our close association with Dalhousie University to prepare them for their future careers. According to an alumni survey conducted in 2019, most King’s graduates (74%) go to graduate school or get other additional post-secondary education. The most common industries for King’s students are: Education, Government & Public Services, Communications, Journalism, Arts & Culture, and Law. You can read profiles about our amazing alumni community to learn more about their careers and success stories.

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Upcoming events to tell a prospective King’s student about:

Campus Tours

If you’re interested in checking out King’s, there are two ways to tour. We are currently offering in-person tours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. ADT.

 

If you are unable to visit campus in-person, we would love to connect with you during an online campus tour webinar, hosted by a student tour guide and enrolment and admissions officer. Webinars are offered every other Monday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Book a Tour

King’s Future Student Webinars

We’re hosting webinars on a variety of different topics so you can get to know King’s better. If you can’t make it to a live event, no need to worry! You can access the full recordings afterward to discover what life at King’s could be like.

 

Future Student Webinars

“Our family welcomed our daughter back from her FYP experience a month ago. She is hale and hearty, and perhaps even more importantly, she is full to the brim with a new confidence and fresh insights into literature, history, and current events. Despite a fall hurricane, a winter blizzard, and a spring plague, she has had an excellent year.”— Michelle Sanders, Victoria, B.C.