The online residence application is made available in January for the upcoming school year. Space is limited! Students entering their first year of studies are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as they have been admitted to King’s, to secure a place in residence. Residence is NOT GUARANTEED at any time and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. First-year students who wait until the May 15th acceptance deadline will only receive a room if space is available at that time. Returning students who apply are generally guaranteed a single-room placement, and should apply as soon as possible.
The online application enables you to state your lifestyle preferences (e.g. study habits, sleep habits, etc.), request a preferred living environment (e.g. co-ed, male or female), and gives you a blank form where you can tell us a bit about yourself. All residence placements and roommate matches are made on an individual basis by the Dean of Residence, so please provide us with as much detail as you can.
In order to ensure your application is processed, you must be sure to pay the following fees:
Please note: If you are planning to pay for admission and residence fees by cheque, only one cheque is required.
First-year King’s students must also pay a $200 Admissions Deposit, as requested by the Registrar’s Office, before a residence room can be assigned.
Once you have submitted an online application and paid all the necessary deposits, you will be notified of your residence status via your Dalhousie email account. Please check this email address frequently, as it is the College's only official means of communication. If you haven’t yet set up this account, learn how here.
If you have medical conditions of which you think we should be aware, be sure to click the appropriate button for medical documentation in the online residence application. A medical documentation form will be emailed to your Dalhousie email address, which must be completed by a medical professional and returned to King’s in a timely fashion. Students with documented medical conditions may be allocated a single room; however, it cannot be guaranteed.
Roommates are assigned on an individual basis through personal selection by the Dean of Residence. It is very normal to be anxious about having a roommate, but as soon as a roommate match is made, contact the Residence Office. If your roommate has given permission, we’ll send you one another’s contact information, and you can begin corresponding over the summer and get to know one another. In many cases, the roommate relationship results in a life-long friendship.
Students in the One-Year Bachelor of Journalism program are encouraged to apply to live in residence, and are generally housed in the Angels’ Roost, conveniently located one floor above the School of Journalism. It is a unique and closely-knit community, and the students in this demanding program appreciate the convenience afforded by living in the Roost.
Students not registered at King’s are invited to apply to live at King’s residence using the same online application. You will have the same privileges and access to facilities as registered King’s students. Please contact the Residence Office before beginning the online application process.
All cancellations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be clear as to whether your are withdrawing from King’s altogether, or are simply canceling your residence application. Both residence deposits (the $50 application fee and $400 residence deposit) are non-refundable.