In residence at the College, you'll have more than an alma mater in common with your neighbours—you'll have the same reading list, deadlines, academic schedule, and challenges to overcome. When you have a paper due, your roommate will, too. When you have a midterm to study for, so will your whole floor. And when an author, thinker or passage has you brimming with questions or confusion, the student across the hall, Quad, or dining table will probably have the same book in hand.
The King's experience, especially when lived through Alexandra Hall or The Bays, is a shared one. The majority of students in residence are taking the Foundation Year Programme while others, who have completed FYP, are available to provide insight and advice. A common bond is created between students as they study together, and this bond is enhanced by living in a small residence community.
Beyond the advantage of a shared experience, the pattern of residence life and its programming are designed to support academic study, particularly for those in the Foundation Year Programme. We try to ensure that the scheduling of events rarely conflicts with deadlines and workshops, and seminars are well timed to benefit students when they may need the extra support.
The chance conversations and spontaneous gatherings fostered by living in residence will fuel both your studies and your friendships—as you live, study and have fun together, ties of friendship will form and moments, experiences and memories worth savoring will emerge. More >>
Much like the Foundation Year Programme morning lectures, delivered to the entire class in our beautiful Alumni Hall, dining at King's is housed under one roof. Students (with frequent visits from faculty and staff) come at their leisure to Prince Hall for their meals, a beautiful space that the College also uses for alumni receptions and other gatherings of the King's community. Day students are also encouraged to join their peers in the Hall, and special meal plans (and events) have been put in place. More >>
Prince Hall is also home to the monthly Formal Meal, an etiquette-graced meal that has all residence students sitting to eat together at the same time. The event, which requires the students dress is in their academic robes, is accompanied by both guest speakers and College traditions. More >>
King's calls Halifax home, and we hope you will, too. Recently touted as the quintessential college town by The Globe and Mail, Halifax has found that sweet spot between thriving metropolis and intimate small town, and it's this perfect blend that often keeps our large student population long past graduation. More>>