After a disastrous fire in the 1920s, King's College moved from Windsor, NS, to Halifax and into association with Dalhousie University, with whom we've shared a campus for 85 years. The resources of the first-rate College of Arts & Science at Dalhousie, combined with the unified interdisciplinary work pioneered at King's, offers students a relevance and richness found nowhere else in Canada. These two universities with differing national reputations provide unsurpassed excellence and opportunity for students.
Joint Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Science allow students to select seamlessly from more than 3,600 classes and a myriad of programme options. The institutions share a single student information system and King's and Dalhousie students may switch their enrolment to the other university at any time, up to and included the last day to register for a term. Along with shared classes, students enrolled at King's have complete access to the student services and the library system of Dalhousie, to Dalplex, Dal's full-service athletic complex, and to many of the university's student clubs and societies.
There are a few differences: each university has separate scholarship, bursary, student employment and athletic programs; and the institution's intramural programs and residences tend to be only for their respective student bodies. Further, although Dalhousie students can't take the Foundation Year Programme, they can take any of the courses offered at King's in the Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies and History of Science and Technology programmes, as well as many of the courses in the School of Journalism.
Kings and Dalhousie provide two communities for students to choose from: the one small and intense; the other large and diverse. Both share a common academic excellence and students are free to move back and forth between the two, according to their changing needs and goals. The joint aim of both universities is to offer Arts & Science students the best of both worlds and easy access to either.