Residence and Campus Life
The Residence and Campus Life Office, which is to the right of the main entrance of Alumni Court, is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also reach us by email or by phone at (519) 433-3491 x. 4700.
Residence applications are now open for September-April 2022-23. If you are applying directly from high school, you will receive a residence offer with your academic offer. Other students can contact email@example.com for the application link.
2022-23 Residence and COVID Prevention Measures
We will continue to consult with public health officials to determine the necessary precautions required in our residence operations for 2022-23. We remain committed the health and safety of our residence community in the COVID-19 environment. For more COVID-19 information, visit the COVID-19 Student FAQs.
If you are unable to receive a vaccine and require an accommodation as the result of a medical condition or other grounds protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, you will be accommodated to the point of undue hardship.
Proof of vaccination or accommodation
Before mid-August, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof that you have been granted an accommodation. We will be providing more specific information about the required proof of vaccination or accommodation in the coming weeks. In the meantime, make sure you have a copy of your vaccination receipt or record in preparation for your arrival on campus.
King’s Residence prioritizes the health and safety of our residents. We will continue to work closely with public health officials to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and to ensure our residence practices are in keeping with the evolving COVID situation. We will keep students and families informed about changes and decisions as those are finalized over the summer months.
Residents placed in Wemple, Alumni Court, and Townhouses will be assigned to double room, in most cases. Those who require single room consideration for COVID-related or other needs can submit a single room request form through the Online Residence Application system.
What proof of vaccination will be needed? What’s the deadline to provide that?
The COVID-19 vaccination receipt you were emailed from the Ontario Ministry of Health will serve as proof of vaccination - typically two vaccination doses. Individuals must be considered fully vaccinated before you move into Residence.
Does the type of vaccine matter? Will a foreign vaccination certificate be accepted?
Students living in residence can receive any approved vaccine by Health Canada. A World Health Organization-approved vaccine for international students will also be accepted. Vaccination documentation will be required for all students.
Do I just need the double vaccination, or is the booster shot required as well?
King’s students currently require a double vaccination, with a booster (third dose) by January 9, 2023. We will continue to monitor public health vaccination standards. Residents will be advised of any changes to the residence vaccination policy.
How do I submit a request for an accommodation?
The process will be confirmed in the coming weeks, and residents will be sent an email to your Western email account with the details.
Will King’s be testing students for COVID-19 upon arrival in residence?
At this time, King’s is not planning to test students upon arrival in residence. We will share new information as it becomes available. Residents and parents are encouraged to monitor the King's Residence website for the latest information on residence COVID and vaccination protocols.
Does King’s require proof of any other vaccinations for students in residence?
King’s does not require students living in residence to verify proof of vaccination for other illnesses; however, you are encouraged to take responsibility for your health and well-being by following public health immunization recommendations and ensuring your immunizations are up to date before beginning university studies.
Is the vaccine requirement being enforced at Western and other affiliated university college campus residences too?
Yes. Any student living in a residence operated by Western, Brescia, Huron, and King's must have received their first dose before moving into residence.
RESIDENCE FOOD SERVICE
Residence food service will operate as fully as possible under provincial guidelines. Our goal is to continue to provide exceptional dining service while respecting recommended COVID-19 safety practices for food service.
RESIDENCE LIFE PROGRAMMING
While restrictions may require us to limit interaction in physical spaces, our team will design an exceptional experience for you. This may mean that we interact more in smaller groups, one on one and virtually. We are committed to showing you what a community looks like – even in the most challenging times!
What changes to the Rules of Residence are in place for 2022-23?
King’s Residence King’s will follow preventative measures to increase COVID-related safety in our community. Residence is a community that looks out for each other. That care for each other is more important now than ever.
Residence life, and the Rules of Residence, may be a little different this year. These changes are in place for the good of the community. As the COVID-19 situation on campus and in the London community changes, residence rules also may be adjusted to reflect the current situation.
The COVID-related Rules of Residence will be finalized over the summer. We will send updates to your Western email from the Residence and Campus Life Office as plans finalize.
Campus COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Decisions on campus precautionary measures will be finalized over the summer and you will be advised of these decisions. King’s residence will also be subject to these campus-wide measures, in addition to measures specific to the communal living needs of residence.
Live in the heart of the King's University experience and apply for residence!
Living in residence offers another dimension to your King’s experience. Living close to all the resources at King’s and living with classmates is an excellent way to thrive academically. Living in residence places you next door to campus resources and facilities, but more importantly, it is a supportive learning environment. We know that your first-year experience is an important time of transition and we are here to help you achieve your goals. And we know upper year students often want to continue living in the supportive residence environment that the Epworth Houses and King's Commons can offer. In addition to the full-time staff in the Residence and Campus Life Office, Residence Assistants, Residence House Coordinators, Residence Sophs, and King’s Academic Peer Mentors are all here to offer peer support.
We are proud of the diversity of our residence students. Students from many backgrounds and many countries make their home with us. Diversity is celebrated and respected in the residence community.
Benefits of Residence Life
- Residence Guide
- Residence Handbook
- Make lifelong friends in a caring community
- Fastest commute to class - ever!
- Enjoy your meals in the three food services locations at King's, which offer a wide selection of food choices.
- Student lounges and study lounges are available in most building styles
- There are laundry facilities on each floor in Wemple and Alumni Court and in each townhouse, as well as in each house and apartment.