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Use King's recording studio to bring your ideas to life! Record your podcast using industry standard audio equipment, film your presentation in front of a green screen to add motion graphics and compelling visuals, and cut your project together using industry standard creative software on a modern work station.
Textbooks, lab equipment, and course materials can be purchased from our seasonal Textbook Store, open during the first few weeks of each semester. Looking for swag and merchandise? Visit our online shop.
A safe and quiet space for prayer, devotion, and reflection. This room is perfect for close discussion with a small group of friends or personal faith development, and is home to frequent morning prayer sessions and bible study gatherings. To book the room in advance, contact [content:52].
During the winter semester, the south field is transformed into a beautiful ice rink lined with hay bales and illuminated by string lights.
This fully naturalized area of campus is particularly beautiful in the summer and fall. It's not huge, but the swale is a great example of the benefits of ecological restoration and preservation.
Thinking of biking to King's? No problem– the bike storage allows for a safe place to park your bike while on campus.
Looking to try your hand at growing your own food this year? Book a plot in the community garden and start growing! It’s tucked away near the Apartment residence and is fully equipped so that students, alumni, and members of the surrounding community have everything they need to plant and harvest. This is also where students living in residence can go for composting options on campus.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
We do our best to support environmentally friendly and energy efficient endeavors which is why a free electric vehicle charging station is available in the visitor parking lot.
By improving our campus heating system with an EndoTherm unit, King’s reduces up to 15% of natural gas usage each year.
Welcome to King's! If you need directions, or have a question and don’t know who to ask, the reception desk is your place for answers! This is also where students can hand in hard copies of their assignments, check the lost and found, or pick up mail if they live on campus.
Solar Heat Curtains
The North Academic Building boasts enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the space with natural light. The solar heat curtains allow us to retain the same amount of light while blocking up to 85% of solar heat when it gets too warm. These curtains automatically rise or lower depending on the temperature of the room.
At King’s we want our students to thrive in all areas, not just academics. The wellness room is a safe retreat from life’s stresses and anxieties, and is full of mental health resources. This is also where students can meet for peer support to speak with other students who have been trained in stress and crisis management.
Future Centre for Excellence in the Sciences
As our student body grows, we are always seeking new ways to expand and improve our campus. A new facility for science labs and programming will greatly improve education, research, and collaboration within the natural, social, and health sciences at King’s.
Student Commons & Alumni lounge
Floor-to-ceiling windows, couches, and study tables make this campus gem for students looking to settle down and get some work done, meet friends for lunch, or catch a quick nap.
Student Publications Office
Visit the work space of your peers who edit King's student publications. The Chronicle is our student newspaper, and Ballyhoo is our arts publication. Want to contribute? The Chronicle pays for articles and Ballyhoo offers prizes for submissions in every category, from visual arts, photography, poetry, short stories, and more! Of course if you're interested, you can join the publishing team behind these publications.
Some of our largest classrooms are also the best equipped for special presentations and highly visual courses. With large projector screens and outlets built into the desks, you don’t have to worry about running out of battery part-way through a lecture. Theater-style rooms like these are scattered throughout campus so we can maintain small class sizes and a modern learning environment at the same time.
(N110, N119, etc.)
This little room is the centre of student government. Pop by during office hours to learn more about student advocacy, upcoming events, health benefits, clubs, and more!
Whether you’re a lifelong athlete or hoping to try out the gym for the first time, the Workout Centre has everything you need. All of King's machines are well-maintained and new equipment is added every year. It’s the perfect spot for a full workout after classes or a quick run during a free period.
Admissions staff work with students who are getting ready to start their studies at King’s! They can answer questions about applying, programs, university in general, and are always delighted to arrange campus tours or help new students choose their courses. Contact the Admissions Office to book an appointment or feel free to stop by for a chat.
(C - 105)
Registry and Student Finance Office
The registration and student finance team is here for new and current students alike. They can help you make tuition payments, answer questions about scholarships and student loans, and help current students with course registration.
(C - 110)
Welcome to the heart of campus! This is King’s central meeting place for weekly chapel, Sunday church services, Open House and orientation events, guest speakers, fun campus events, and more.
Drama Production Studio
Backstage, behind heavy velvet drapes, the planning, prep, and production of each performance is carefully orchestrated and choreographed before unveiling to a waiting audience. With a costume room and workshop for set design, the production studio is a fully equipped rehearsal space that can also be converted into an intimate venue for smaller performances.
Whether you’re living on campus or commuting from somewhere in the city, the cafeteria is the perfect spot for snacks and meals. There’s tons of space to settle down solo or with a group and our menu is always growing to accommodate dietary restrictions and local ingredients. Students living on-campus get most of their meals here through their residence meal plans.
Both our largest lecture hall and our drama performance space, the lecture theatre has hosted many eager students, sold-out shows, and guest speakers. This is where you could discover your new favourite professor or play!
Elementary Education Classroom
This room imitates the playful learning spaces of classrooms in elementary schools, so that our students are familiar with the environment they will be teaching in one day. Here, Elementary Education students prepare for their careers through modular courses and hands-on learning.
Fine Arts Studio
Natural light is the key to any artistic endeavor. From illustration to mixed-media, our fine arts studio is the ultimate visual arts workspace and is where all the learning and preparation takes place for our student art exhibits.
Learn to chart with atlases, maps, weather charts, barometers, anemometers, and more! This is where you’ll prepare for off-site field trips and data collection before analyzing and interpreting geographical data.
Gerry Segger Heritage Collection (Archives)
King’s library is home to an archival collection focused on Dutch-Canadian history. Collecting and safely keeping primary source material such as letters, postcards, diaries, photographs, and rare Dutch and German books (such as a Holy Bible from 1718) in a temperature- and humidity-controlled vault is our way of doing the work of Christian historians: preserving the intimate details of real lives, the stories of real people.
Plant life makes any room better! The green wall is a gorgeous display of well-cared-for greenery that acts as a natural air filter. It was a grad gift started by the graduating class of 2016 and funded by students, alumni, and the King’s community.
Home of The King’s University Eagles! Bring your team spirit and come support our athletes during home games, or shoot hoops and run laps in your downtime.
Knoppers Recital Hall
Our music performance space features a nine-foot Yamaha concert grand piano previously owned by renowned Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, a harpsichord, and a Létourneau organ designed by the same folks behind the impressive pipes at the Winspear Centre. Knoppers was built with great acoustics in mind and is equipped with a state of the art LED lighting package to help set the stage. The hall hosts multiple professional musicians each year.
Level Coffee House
For students, by students, this coffeehouse is owned and operated by the Student’s Association! It’s the perfect spot for studying or socializing. Grab a tasty drink for the road or settle down in one of our comfy lounge chairs or bright window seats. The menu has seasonal specials, and if you meet here for a chat with a prof, you get your drink for free!
With over 85,000 resources on-site and access to millions more online and throughout the city, the Simona Maaskant Library has everything you need to get your research and assignments completed. Bring your own laptop or settle down at one of the desktop computers provided and enjoy the natural daylight or hushed night-time atmosphere of our academic hub.
Spectroscopy studies the interaction between matter and light or other radiation. Our NMR, or nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, allows chemistry students and faculty to observe the magnetic fields around atomic nuclei.
Learn the inner workings of God’s creation at the molecular level. Our labs are fully equipped so that each student can work at a station of their own with the same provided instruments for the whole semester. Fume hoods allow our students to begin safely working with flammable or toxic materials in their first year so they quickly become familiar with industry standard tools.
Lush grass, picnic tables, and a fire pit make this the best outdoor spot on campus. Read in the sunlight or gather friends for food and an evening fire – and don’t forget to attend Student Life events for BBQs and s’mores!
We’re proud of the natural light that graces our private practice suites. Plus, each one has either an upright or grand piano already waiting for you. You can book these rooms as part of a regular schedule or for one-off rehearsals regardless of whether or not you’re a student in the music program. They’re also great for practicing class presentations or taking a break from coursework to play the piano casually.
(F-103, F-104, F-105, F-110, F-11)
Our soccer teams reign here! This lowered pitch measures 100 by 65 yards and is considered to be one of the nicest soccer fields in the ACAC league. Join us before while the weather is nice to cheer on our Eagles!
This hallway is the HQ of all community and social student supports. Come here for counselling appointments, check in with the commuter program office, residence coordinator, international student office, career centre, and more.
Truth and Reconciliation Garden
This courtyard garden and bench were commemorated by Commissioner Chief Littlechild in August 2015 as a reminder of the commitments that King’s has made towards reconciliation with the survivors, communities, and others affected by the Residential School system in Canada.
Academic Enrichment Centre (AEC)
Connected directly to the library, King's Academic Enrichment Centre is your one-stop shop for all academic supports. Academic writing support, accessibility services, testing assistance, and tutoring are some of the services offered here.
Computer Science Lab
A state-of-the-art computing science program requires state-of-the-art computing power. Located in King's natural science building, this lab has capacity to handle the most demanding programs and algorithms senior students can throw at it.
Small class sizes are the best class sizes! That's why we do our best to keep the average course section at a comfortable size—particularly in upper level courses.
Living in residence places you at the heart of King's campus and is great way to make life-long friendships. Learn more about living in our Tower Rooms or Tower Suites.
Observe hidden camera footage of animals in their natural habitats, study tree rings, plant samples, and inspect stool samples in the ecology laboratory.
Molecular Biology Research Laboratory
This laboratory is the hub of student and faculty research for the biology department. All students in the sciences at King’s complete a major research project at the end of their degree and this lab provides our senior students with invaluable hands-on research experience. Included in this lab are PCR machines, which analyze DNA, centrifuges, which separate samples according to density, incubators, which allow controlled growth of bacterial and fungal cultures, and more.
Zebra Fish Research Room
This room is home to tiny zebra fish, whose eyes are remarkably similar to human eyes in terms of protein content. Zebra fish have the extraordinary ability to naturally heal their own cataracts, and the research that takes place here hopes to one day apply this natural feat to human science.
This hidden gem is nestled in the corner of the science wing and is the perfect sunny, temperature regulated space for studying and cultivating life. Students conduct hands-on research by nurturing seedlings and observing genetic variation and plant reproduction.
The Apartments allow you to live on campus but with a little more independence. These suites have private bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen so you can experience campus living and renting with roommates at the same time.
King’s biology laboratories are hubs of hands-on learning. Students become familiar with industry-standard equipment while studying the growth and structure of living organisms through collection, observation, and dissection.
(S-204, S-209, S-201)
Centre for Visualization in Science
A hidden gem tucked away among offices, the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science develops scientific models and interactive tools to aid in grade school education and introduce the curious, but perhaps non-scientific, public to complex phenomena.
Take in temporary and permanent art displays and settle down in comfortable couches and armchairs to get some work done. This is where music and science students can often be found adding the finishing touches to their performances and projects.
Did you know that part of our campus energy comes from solar power? We hope to continue to increase the percentage of clean energy used on campus, but the solar array on top of the library is already making a difference in how King's consumes energy.
Secondary Education Room
This room imitates the learning space of a modern Alberta high school classroom so that students are familiar with the environment they will be teaching in one day. This is where Secondary Education students develop classroom management skills, learn how to plan and deliver lessons, study learning theories and teaching methods, and more.
Friendly and cozy, this room has enough space for groups, instructors, and accompanists so students can develop their skills as a solo performers and as part of ensembles.