Upper year residence applications now open
December 2, 2020
Applications for a limited number of upper year residence spots in Epworth Place and King’s Commons are open for students studying in second year or above at King’s. Students choosing Upper Year Residence at King’s enjoy the perks of living and studying in a safe and convenient environment with major advantages over other off-campus housing options very near campus. These perks include an eight-month agreement, residence staff and security support, Wi-Fi, refundable deposits, and a strong community. Meal plans are optional for Upper Year Residence. Light housekeeping and access to Physical Plant requests (to complete repairs) are provided for both locations.
In addition, a price freeze on the 2020 rates is in place now in these two upper year residence locations starting Fall 2021. Once students have been accepted to residence, they still have the ability to withdraw due to changes in the spread of COVID-19 and governments’ responses to the pandemic.
Leases are eight months in length, with extensions available.
"Living in upper year residence is convenient in the sense that you have easy access to King's supports. For example, if we have any problems we can go to a Residence Assistant You're really close to your classes as well as the Student Life Centre which is nice to have. It's also nice to have certain amenities such as some kitchen supplies, a chair, desk, etc.," says third year student Blythe Service.
"Upper year residence provides all the conveniences of residence life: furnished accommodations, proximity to campus, in-house laundry, housekeeping and physical plant services, the support of residence staff, and an optional meal. This, plus the experience of living in a house or apartment with other students, is a winning combination for students," says Doreen Vautour, Associate Dean of Students.
As opposed to living in off-campus apartments or housing, upper year students will know their landlords, the King’s Residence department who are accessible for questions, concerns and advice. Both locations are steps from King’s campus for easy and safe access to campus, when students can gather together again.
King’s Commons has sixteen furnished apartments and three to five private bedrooms, each equipped with a single bed. There are two shared washrooms, a laundry, lounge space and a kitchen.
Each of the six Epworth Place condos has four residents per house. There is a total of 24 private bedrooms rooms, each is fully furnished with a double bed, and every condo has a kitchen, laundry, lounge space, and two or three fully-equipped shared washrooms.
For more information or to start your application, email Residence.