Campus Visit FAQs
Scheduling a Visit
Like a proud parent with a wallet full of photos, we love to talk about King’s. Our staff, faculty, and students are eager to meet with you and help you discover King’s for yourself. The easiest way to schedule a visit is to check our upcoming events and register online. You can also call our office at 780.465.8334 or 1.800.661.8582 for more information.
How far in advance should you make our plans?
We all love surprises on our birthdays, but when it comes to campus visits, the more notice you give us the better prepared we can be to make sure you get the most out of your time on campus.
A three-day courtesy is appreciated when requesting a personal visit to meet with an Admissions Counsellor. Most of our scheduled events have a registration cut-off one week prior to the event date. For groups of six or more we request at least two week’s notice. While every effort will be made to accommodate same day or walk-in visits, high volume means we cannot guarantee availability without an appointment.
Requests to sit in on a class or to meet with athletics staff or faculty members can generally be arranged with at least three days notice.
Please contact Admissions to book your appointment.
What is the best time to visit campus?
While we do offer personal appointments with an Admission Counsellor, the very best time to visit is during one of our King’s View Fridays (KVF) or King’s Encounter Weekends (KEW). Visits during these events allow you to get the most comprehensive view of what life will be like while attending King’s. Open House is also a great way to discover what King's has to offer.
I can only attend part of a visit event. Is that a problem?
Like a trip to Mexico, these events have been designed as all inclusive packages that encourage full participation from guests. If you can't attend the whole event we'd love to book a personal appointment with you to meet and chat.
What should I bring with me?
Overnight visitors should be prepared to sleep on the floor of their host's bedroom and to share their bathroom. Be sure to pack a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, personal items, a couple changes of clothes, and anything you would normally need for an overnight stay.
The King’s Encounter Weekend is free to attend; however, if you are attending the optional off campus activity, you may want some spending money. Lunch will not be provided on Saturday. Transportation will be provided.
Purchasing King's Gear
King's themed clothing and souvenirs are sold in the King's Bookstore, which is just north of our main entrance. Once you enter the building turn left and you'll see it.
Visiting campus during the summer
Our office is open year-round for your convenience. If you are unable to attend one of our scheduled events during the academic year, please contact Admissions to book an appointment or campus tour.
Is housing available for campus guests?
Absolutely! During our scheduled campus visit events, high school students can stay on campus and will be housed with a current student in our Tower Residence. Our rooms do not come equipped with extra beds, so please come prepared with your own sleeping bag, pillow, and maybe an air mattress. But you can leave your other camping gear at home – a tent will just get in the way.
Please keep in mind that on-campus accommodations are limited and only available during scheduled KVF and KEW events. Occasionally we may have dorm rooms that are available for rent. Please contact Admissions for details. Parents visiting King’s can contact us for information about off-campus accommodations or room rentals.
I know a current student at King's. Can I stay with them?
We have an team of enthusiastic Ambassadors who love to share their home away from home with you for a night or two. If you would prefer to stay with someone you already know on campus, we can help. Just let us know the student's full name on the registration form for the event you are planning to attend.
Visiting campus outside of a scheduled KVF or KEW event? Just let us know that you'll be making arrangements directly with the student. Privacy guidelines do not allow us to share information about our students, including information on where they live or how they may be contacted.
If I visit from out of town, is transportation provided?
Yes it is. Transportation is available to and from the Edmonton International Airport or Greyhound Bus Station. We are unable to accommodate transportation to or from any other locations.
Reimbursement for Travel Costs
If you are travelling a minimum distance of 100 km or more (1-way), we would be happy to subsidize your travel costs! Check out our Travel Subsidy page for more information.
Does it cost to attend one of these events?
We know what you're thinking: for this much value you'd be willing to pay tons of cash! But with this exclusive deal you can attend any of our events absolutely free. That's not all - many of our events include other free stuff like t-shirts, prize draws, and a free application for admission. All you need to do is register for the event of your choice and we'll take care of the rest.
Can I meet with a coach from one of King's athletic teams?
King’s coaching staff are happy to meet with interested prospective student athletes. Just let us know that you’re a soccer, basketball, volleyball, or badminton athlete and we can schedule a meeting with an athletics staff member.
Due to the high volume of inquiries, it may not be possible to accommodate all individual requests. Our coaches will give priority to meeting requests from those who have completed the recruitment steps as outlined on their team website. For personal visits or other inquiries please refer to the athlete recruitment page.
I'd like to talk to someone about financial aid?
You sure can. Our Manager of Financial Aid loves to help students find ways to get free money or figure out the world of student loans. We have arranged a financial aid session as part of the KVF and KEW programs. Any questions you have can be asked at that time. If you are booking an individual visit, let us know you’d also like to speak to someone about financial aid.
To book an appointment to meet with the Manager of Financial Aid during your campus visit, or if you just have some questions you need answered, contact Meredith Wiersma, Manager of Financial Aid. In the mean time, take a look at our scholarships page.
Can I leave campus during an event?
During the KEW, there is a scheduled trip to West Edmonton Mall, where students are able to leave campus if they wish. Otherwise we ask students to stay on campus for the entire visit event to have a full King's experience. If they have friends or family in town they want to visit, written permission must be submitted by a parent or guardian ahead of time. Please contact Admissions for more information regarding this policy.