We believe that a campus visit is one of the most important aspects of selecting the university that's right for you. Most students and their families plan to visit King's during the week when classes are in session. This means that in addition to meeting with an admissions officer and having a guided tour of campus, you also sit in on the Foundation Year Programme Lecture of the day. We also invite you to enjoy a complementary lunch in our meal hall.
We are happy to provide personalized tours for you, your family and friends. Please let us know you are coming at least one week in advance by filling out a tour form.
Students will often elect to tour Dalhousie University along with King's. You may arrange a Dalhousie tour by visiting the university's website here.
Please note the following:
We are able to offer a modified tour experience consisting of a student guided tour of campus on the following dates:
Please note that the university is closed on the following dates:
Coming to King's for a visit? Why not check out our current events listing here?
King’s invites school groups to visit the campus Monday through Friday. Our recruitment team would be delighted to arrange a program for your group that includes a presentation given by a member of our staff, a tour of the campus and an opportunity to connect with our faculty.
Contact our recruitment team at 902.422.1271 ext. 263.
Open Houses provide another opportunity for prospective students to see what King's is like, both inside and outside the classroom. These day-long events include presentations and Q&As, a mock FYP lecture, guided tours of campus, complementary lunch in Prince Hall, a School of Journalism information session (for those interested) and a student forum.
We will be holding three undergraduate open houses during the 2012-2013 school year:
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, February 15, 2013
Friday and Saturday, August 9 - 10, 2013
RSVP using this form.
We will be holding two open houses specifically addressing our one-year post-graduate Bachelor of Journalism and our Master of Journalism program during the 2012-2013 school year:
Saturday, December 10, 2012
Saturday, January 19, 2012
RSVP using this form.
By car, the most popular route to King's College is from the north and from the Halifax International Airport, along Route 102 (Bicentennial Drive), which brings you into downtown Halifax via Bayers Road. If you're coming from the United States, you can reach Nova Scotia by driving through New Brunswick.
Flying times to Halifax:
Halifax International Airport has daily arrivals from many North American and European cities. The airport is approximately a 30-minute drive from the King's campus but please allow extra time for inclement weather, peak traffic times and parking.
Accommodations for out-of-town guests are available at a preferred rate at the Lord Nelson Hotel, located about a 10-minute walk from campus and in close proximity to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, local attractions and bus stops. This hotel is also a destination for the airport shuttle bus service. Contact the hotel and ask for the University of King's College room rate. And please view information on other accommodations, services, attractions and maps.
Please check with our receptionist, Stephanie Boudreau, concerning availability of temporary parking passes for on-campus parking. Call just prior to your arrival (902.422.1271), or visit the reception desk in-person, located inside the front door of the Arts and Administration Building. If on-campus parking is unavailable, you may park on the streets surrounding the campus.
Before visiting us, let our students show you around campus, sharing what a day at King's really looks like. More >>
The college keeps a busy schedule of public lectures and talks that are open to the community at large. This means you, too. Check our events listings for upcoming lectures. More >>