Covid-19 and the Residence and Campus Life Office

The Residence and Campus Life Office is open Monday - Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm. We can also be reached through email Residence@kings.uwo.ca, or by phone (519-433-3491, x. 4700).
Residence applications are now open for September-April 2022-23. 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 and 2022-23. We remain committed the health and safety of our residence community in the Covid-19 environment.

2022-23 Residence and Covid Prevention Measures

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 will be assigned to double rooms in Wemple, Alumni Court, and Townhouses. 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.

Currently, full vaccination is required for all students, employees and guest on campus. We encourage residents to prepare to meet those requirements, should they continue to be required in 2022-23. An exemption application process for those with recognized needs to remain unvaccinated will be announced later in the summer.

The requirement to be vaccinated, as with all Covid-related safety strategies on campus, will be reviewed in the coming months and adjusted as circumstances dictate.

We know that residents and their families are considering many factors in the decision to live on campus. We also know that King’s Residence and Campus Life Office is committed to providing the best residence experience possible for all residents, in keeping with evolving Covid-19 safety precautions. We are excited about our plans for September and can’t wait to welcome new and returning residents this fall.

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. Individuals must be considered fully vaccinated by October 12, 2021.

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. At this point the booster shot is not required. We will continue to monitor public health vaccination standards. Residents will be advised of any changes to the campus vaccination policy.

Will staff working in residence also be vaccinated?

Live-in staff (i.e.RAs and House Coordinators) will be required to be vaccinated unless granted an accommodation, as their living arrangements form part of their contractual duties. As part of our multi-layered Covid response plan, Residence Staff will be provided with appropriate PPE, be expected to follow health & safety protocols, and will receive additional safety training related to COVID.

Can I still move in if my first vaccine appointment is booked after the move-in date?

Western will provide a vaccination centre on campus this fall and expects to have a sufficient number of vaccines available for students needing one – including King’s students. You can still move in as long as you are vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination within two weeks after you move in. However, we strongly encourage students to get their first dose prior to arrival at King’s to maximize the effectiveness of the vaccine and to avoid supply shortages, or other complications.

How do I submit a request for an accommodation?

Only in rare circumstances may individuals be granted an exemption for medical reasons and grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Exemption requests can be made using the following fillable forms:

  • Employee or student Medical Exemption Form
  • Student Statement of Creed/ Religious Form

Completed student forms can be sent to vaxinfo@uwo.ca.

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. New information will be shared as it becomes available. Residents and parents are encouraged to monitor King's Residence Website for the latest information on residence Covid and vaccination protocols.

With the vaccination requirement, can I still withdraw from residence and receive refund of the prepayment?

As previously announced, King’s Residence will refund the $600 residence deposits in full until August 31.  If your plans change and you wish to withdraw your application email residence@kings.uwo.ca .

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 all students are encouraged to take responsibility for their health and well-being by following public health immunization recommendations and ensuring their 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 starting to live in residence, or receive the vaccine within two weeks following their move-in date.

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!

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.