New Student FAQ
*Last updated October 14, 2021
How do I contact Admissions?
We are available to book inquiry appointments via Zoom, phone, or in person between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please note that all visitors to campus must meet the Restrictions Exemption Program as outlined by the Alberta government.
Am I still allowed to visit campus?
Campus is open, and we are once again welcoming prospective students to campus. While we will do our best to accommodate walk in inquiries, we always recommend that you call ahead to book an appointment to ensure that an Admissions Counsellor will be available to meet with you.
Please note that all visitors to campus must meet the Restrictions Exemption Program requirements as outline by the Alberta government: either proof of double vaccination or negative COVID rapid test from the last 72 hours. For guests who are unable to meet the exemption requirements, we would be happy to schedule a Zoom appointment as an alternative.
Will Admissions be hosting Events?
Yes. We love connecting with you and introducing you to all that King’s has to offer. We’ve learned a lot over the past year about what works well online, but there’s nothing quite like an on-campus visit. Check our Visit page for details.
I’m coming to King’s in the Winter – do I need to be vaccinated to come to campus?
King’s is committed to adhering to all of the restrictions outlined by the government of Alberta. We require for all students, staff, and guests on campus to adhere to the Restrictions Exemption Program that was announced in mid-September. As such, you will need to provide proof of double vaccination or negative rapid COVID test from the last 72 hours.
Will masking continue on campus?
Yes. Masking is currently a mandate from both the government of Alberta and the city of Edmonton.
Will courses be taught online, in person, or hybrid?
With the current Restrictions Exemption Program, we have been able to return to in-person learning! We do understand that some students have documented medical reasons for not being eligible for the vaccine, and accommodations are being made for those students. If you are a student who falls into this category, please contact Admissions so that we can help you through the process of requesting accommodation.
If I am exhibiting symptoms or need to quarantine and can’t come to class, what accommodations will be made for me? Will my class be available online? What about an exam day?
If you feel sick and are staying at home, it will be your responsibility to contact your instructors ahead of time and make arrangements. Instructors have many ways to help you keep up with the courses, and you can work with them to find what works best for each particular case. Midterm exam accommodations should be made with your instructor. Final exam accommodations will be made through the Registry.
Are Student Services available on campus?
There will be access to in-person services for students, and we will continue the parts of our online experience that made our services better. You can expect that counselling services will be available both in person and virtually. The Level and Cafeteria will be available to all students and staff. The Library will return to normal operating hours. We will provide safe spaces where students can gather together again.
What about the fun stuff?
There will be on-campus activities in the Winter! We know the time spent with fellow students on campus is as important as time spent in the classroom. We will likely start slowly and increase activities as we become more comfortable with being back in person. Students can anticipate that all Student Life services will be in full operation, and there will be many opportunities to get involved.