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 >>
We believe that a campus visit is one of the most important aspects of selecting a university that is right for you. Most students and their families plan to visit King's during a week when classes are in session. This means that you can not only meet with an admissions officer and have a guided tour of campus, but sit in on a Foundation Year Programme lecture, too. 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 that you are coming at least one week in advance by filling out a tour form. If you would like to tour Dalhousie University on the same visit, you can arrange your tour by visiting the Dalhousie website.
Please note the following:
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 from 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.
Upcoming Open Houses for the 2013-2014 school year:
Friday, 14 February 2014
Friday and Saturday, 8-9 August 2014
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.