Residence makes plans for safe on-campus experience for Fall 2021
May 18, 2021
King’s Residence is accepting incoming students for the Fall 2021 term, with planning in place to provide a safe on-campus experience.
King’s residences, including Alumni Court, Wemple Hall, Epworth Place Houses, the Townhouses, International House and King’s Commons, will continue to offer students a convenient, supportive place to live as they begin their first-year at Kings’, and as they return for upper year residence. The Covid measures, including cleaning protocols, that served residence well in 2020 will be key in the planning for 2021.
“Building on our experiences last year, King’s will continue to ensure that Residence and Campus Life services and protocols are in compliance with the COVID-safety recommendations of local and provincial public health officials,” says Doreen Vautour, Associate Dean of Students. She assures students all residence decisions will keep health and safety in the forefront.
King’s Residence will continue to place all students in single rooms, to reduce density and promote social distancing. Residents can request to live in mixed or single gender units.
“We want to balance safety with an on-campus experience of residence life that is as close to normal as possible. We are planning and working towards in-person experiences in the residences and on campus for students for the fall, as public health will permit,” says Vautour.
Those students who submit their application and make their deposit by June 1 will be guaranteed a spot in residence for the 2021-22 academic year. The deposit is fully refundable until August 31.
In March 2021, King’s Residence froze residence room fees for 2021-2022, in recognition of the challenges students have faced because of COVID-19. The meal plan has increased slightly. King’s residence costs remain an excellent value for students and their families.
Living in residence offers another dimension to the King’s student experience. Living close to the resources at King’s and living with classmates is an excellent way to thrive and transition to university life successfully. The convenience and support of residence allows students to focus on their studies, and their opportunities for involvement on campus.
Residence and Campus Life representatives, will be part of the virtual Applicant Information Panel, on May 19 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. This session will focus on providing future students and their parents/supporters with important updates on Admissions, The Student Experience, Residence, Accessibility, Counselling and Student Development (ACSD), The King’s Promise, International and Student Finances. To register and for more information, please visit the Applicant Information Panel page.