Covid-19 and the Residence and Campus Life Office

The Residence and Campus Life Office is a designated essential service, and is open on weekdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesdays to Saturday evenings from 8 pm to 4 am to support residents. Office hours may change once the residence year closes in May. Staff are also working remotely and can best be reached through email to Residence@kings.uwo.ca. Phone calls and Zoom meetings can be arranged through email.

Residence applications are now open for September-April 2021-22. Students applying directly from high school will receive a residence offer with their academic offer.  Other students can contact residence@kings.uwo.ca for the application link.

We will continue to consult with public health officials to determine the necessary precautions required in our residence operations for 2021-22.  Some of the precautions in place in 2020-21 may remain in place.  These plans will be finalized over the summer.  We are committed to your health and safety, and the health and safety of our entire community in the Covid-19 environment.

Plans for Residence 2021-22:

  • All residence rooms will be single occupancy at the single room rate
  • Washroom facilities may be assigned to each resident. Approximately 2-3 residents will share each washroom amenity.
  • Move-ins will be scheduled and physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • A requirement to wear masks in all indoor shared spaces, physical distancing and capacity limits will be in place in residence and campus common areas (lounges, food service locations, sports areas).
  • Residence community building and social events will include virtual events, and, if provincial regulations and recommendations allow, some small group physically distanced events

Residence planning will evolve and change as campus, municipal, provincial, and federal responses to COVID-19 evolve. 

What will not change:

RESIDENCE SUPPORTS

  • Residence Student Staff support: Residence Assistants and House Coordinators are here to help.
  • The Residence and Campus Life Office Professional Staff.  While more of our services will be online, the office will remain open as usual.
  • Residence Information Desk: students and security staff operate this desk to support you with lockouts, noise concerns and dispatch to the RAs on call.

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 physical distancing guidelines, and 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!

Alumni Court
Wemple Hall
Townhouses
International House
Epworth Place Houses
King's Commons

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 - offering a wide selection of food choices.
  • Student lounges and study lounges available in most building styles
  • Laundry on each floor in Wemple and Alumni Court and in each townhouse. Also in each house and apartment.