December 2022 Study Hall

Last day of classes: December 8
Study day: December 9
First day of exams: December 10
Last day of exams: December 22
Classes resume: January 9, 2023

Good luck everyone! Please see below for details of the King Student Life Centre, the Library, food service hours, shuttle buses and study rooms during this exam season.

Policies for King Student Life Centre use during exam period

  • The King Centre is open 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. from December 8 - December 21.
  • The King Centre is open for QUIET study from midnight – 2 a.m.
  • A security guard will be stationed in the King Centre from midnight to 2 a.m. starting at 12:01 a.m. on December 8.
  • Keep your Western ONECard with you as you may be required to show it to security during extended hours (midnight – 2 a.m.).
  • Use of rooms in the King Centre is permitted on a first-come basis, unless a room is booked for a meeting. We expect King’s students to be reasonable in the amount of time they use the rooms and to share the space.
  • Student use of rooms in the King Centre can be terminated if rooms are not kept clear of garbage at the end of each study session or if the space is being used inappropriately.
  • Students are not allowed to leave bags, books, clothing in rooms when not in use for study purposes.
  • Those sleeping in the King Centre will be wakened and advised to go home.
  • Any abuse of the use of the rooms in the King Centre will result in the rooms being locked and available only by booking.
  • Fitness centre closes at midnight daily.

Library Hours - December 9 - 22

  • Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • Thursday, December 22 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Closed December 23, 2022 - January 3, 2023 (inclusive) - Christmas break
  • Lidded beverages are permitted. 

The Write Place Hours - hybrid hours range from Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • To make an online tutoring appointment, visit You can also find the most up-to-date schedule there.
  • The Write Place will not provide feedback on tests, quizzes, or exams (including midterm, take-home, or comprehensive exams).

Study Room Availability in the King Centre

Silent Study Rooms
  • KC004 – December 9 - 6 a.m. – midnight

                    December 10 -  6 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – midnight

                    December 11 – 22, 6 a.m. – midnight

  • KC005 – December 9 – 13, 6 a.m. – midnight

                    December 14 – 16, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                    December 17 – 22, 6 a.m. – midnight

  • KC006 – December 9 - 6 a.m. – midnight

                    December 10 -  6 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – midnight

                    December 11 – 22, 6 a.m. – midnight

Mental Health and Wellness

The exam period can be a stressful time for students. King's provides a number of resources to students, staff and faculty year round that can be accessed to help maintain overall health and well-being. For information on services, check out our Mental Health and Wellness page. 

Personal counselling will be available Monday-Friday from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Wemple 151 or by appointment.

The Reflection Room and the Fitness Room will be open 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. from December 8-21.

There will be free parking in lots 2 and 3 during the exam period. 

Getting Home Safely

  • If you are studying late during exams, a free taxi service is available to commute between King’s, Western and Brescia campuses from December 9-22 between 10:30 p.m. - 8 a.m. 
    • Chits are available at King's Security. Please call 519-521-6215. 
    • Once you have your chit, call Yellow London Taxi at 519-657-1111.
    • A maximum of $11 is covered and you pay the rest.
  • Western Foot Patrol will provide a co-ed escort to your car, bus stop, or other buildings on King’s and Western campus, as well as some off-campus locations from December 9 - 15 from 8 p.m. -  midnight. Please call 519-661-3650 or download the Western Foot Patrol app available on both app stores. 
  • King’s security guards and campus police will be patrolling the campus to ensure your safety.

King's/Brescia Shuttle Bus - December 9-22

Every day (including weekends) from December 9-22 the exam shuttle bus will leave King’s from 7:45 a.m. - 11:10 p.m. Buses will leave every 30 minutes (with breaks at 9:40 a.m., 2:10 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.).  The exam shuttle route stops at the same bus pick-up and drop-off sites as the King’s/Brescia shuttles. 

Times and routes can be found here. You can find Western's evening shuttle schedule here.

    Thames Market Hours of Operation for Exams - December 8-22

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Closed on December 22 for Christmas break. Will re-open on January 9, 2023.

    **Please note: hours of operations are subject to change

    Café '54 Hours of Operation for Exams - December 8-22

    Hours of operation TBD.
    Will re-open on January 9, 2023.

    **Please note: hours of operations are subject to change

    Subway Operation of Hours for Exams - December 8-22

    Hours of operation TBD. 
    Will re-open on January 9, 2023.

    **Please note: hours of operations are subject to change

    Good luck on your exams!

    Vending machines are available in Labatt Hall (LH) and South Annex (SA).