New Student FAQ
*Last updated June 10, 2021
How do I contact Admissions?
We are available to book inquiry appointments via Zoom, phone or outdoors on-campus between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. At this time, we are not accepting walk-in appointments to the Admissions Office.
Am I still allowed to visit campus?
While campus is open, we are still trying to limit the number of people on campus. As such, the Admissions Office is currently not accepting walk-in appointments. We would be happy to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment with you though! You can find our contact information in the “How do I contact Admissions?” FAQ.
As provincial restrictions change over the next few months, we anticipate individual on-campus visits and tours will be possible shortly!
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 Fall – do I need to be vaccinated to come to campus?
We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated, but King’s will not require proof of vaccination for students. Similarly, we will not require those living in residence to present proof of vaccination. If you are unable to get vaccinated for medical reasons and you do not feel safe being on campus to attend classes, you should contact Kristin Lemke, Student Support and Accessibility Coordinator so we can support and accommodate you. Medical documentation will be required to support the accommodation.
Will screening and masking continue on campus?
We will continue to follow all provincial and City of Edmonton health guidelines. We anticipate these will change throughout the year. At this point, you are required to wear a mask and must fill out the online screening tool each time you arrive on campus to show to the staff at the door.
If I am fully vaccinated, do I still need to screen, mask and stay home when sick?
Alberta Health Services has not released detailed information about what safety measures will be in place in September. We fully expect distancing rules will be relaxed but have not received further details about screening and masks. We do anticipate that people will be expected to stay at home when they feel sick for the coming year.
Will courses be taught online, in person, or hybrid?
The plan is to see students in class as usual. We expect that all in-person classes and labs will run according to the academic schedule available on Crossroad. We hope to utilize some of the technology we’ve incorporated over the past year to enhance learning, but we anticipate classes will in take place in-person.
Will keeping a safe distance mean our classes will be smaller and make it harder to build a schedule?
If you’ve paid your Tuition Deposit, you can register in classes. Class sizes have been accounted for on the Crossroad course schedule, so you can expect that the classes you register for now will run as they appear.
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.
Is Residence be open? Will extra precautions will be taken?
Our residence will be open! Please see our Residence Relaunch webpage. Apply to live in the tower residence by June 25 to be entered to win a $500 discount on your fees for the year. Students who have applied to live in residence should expect to receive communication about move-in schedules as well as any extra precautions that may be in place by late July. All precautions will be informed by the provincial health restrictions. Cleaning remains a high priority, as well as masking and hand washing when entering and exiting residence areas.
Will Student Services be available?
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 fall! 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. For now, outdoor activities will be prioritized. Residence lounges will only be open to students living in Residence for the Fall term. Otherwise, students can anticipate that all Student Life services will be in full operation, and there will be many opportunities to get involved.