Room 6:01 Student Blog

Room 6:01 is a gathering space in the Tower Residence on campus. Students meet in 6:01 to connect, take a break from their studies, have fun, and share in their struggles. The Room 6:01 Blog is where current student bloggers Bianca, Becky, MarissaMonica and Tara share their campus experiences. They will blog about tips for preparing for university, life on campus, living in residence, athletics and the city of Edmonton.

Meet the Bloggers

Applying for Your Study Permit

Applying for Your Study Permit

Posted on: Mar 17, 2017

Hi International Students! My name is YJ Montalbo. I’m an International Student Assistant (ISA) and I also happen to be an international student myself. I’m originally from the Philippines and I’m…

First Year Foodie

First Year Foodie

Posted on: Mar 14, 2017

Hello future first year foodies! Making food is fun and delicious, but sometimes you don't have access to a full kitchen when living on residence! So to help you fulfill your Freshman 15 cravings, here's…

Study Abroad with Quest Mexico

Study Abroad with Quest Mexico

Posted on: Mar 10, 2017

Hello King's! I am so excited to share this with everyone! Over Reading Week I had the opportunity to go to Mexico for course credit with a group of King's students. The trip was with Quest Mexico through…

#IChoseKings - International Student

#IChoseKings - International Student

Posted on: Mar 03, 2017

Hey there future students, How crazy is that people from all distances, whether its a short car ride or a flight across the world, find their way to King's and come to call it home?! I'm originally…

#IChosekings - Homeschool Student

#IChosekings - Homeschool Student

Posted on: Mar 01, 2017

Hello there future and current King’s students! With King's Spring Open House happening tomorrow, we’ve been highlighting the different reasons why people choose to continue their education at King’s.…

#IChoseKings - Transfer Student

#IChoseKings - Transfer Student

Posted on: Feb 27, 2017

Hey Future King's Students! To continue with our Open House #IChoseKings series, I chatted with a Transfer Student who decided to make the change and transfer to King's. I interviewed my wonderful friend…

#IChoseKings – High School Student

#IChoseKings – High School Student

Posted on: Feb 24, 2017

Hi there future King's students! To celebrate our upcoming Spring Open House on Saturday, March 4th, the Room 6:01 Blog is is featuring an #IChoseKings series. In this installment, I had the pleasure…

#IChoseKings - Gap Year Student

#IChoseKings - Gap Year Student

Posted on: Feb 22, 2017

Hey future King's students!  Today we're chatting with the lovely Heidi Frei, a second year Sociology student, about her Gap Year experience. A lot of students choose to take a Gap Year after high school…

Valentines Day 2017

Valentines Day 2017

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017

Dear Future Students, Happy Valentine’s Day! King's is make a big splash today with special events hosted by King's Students' Association that are focused on learning to love yourself. This got me to…

Why Take a Gap Year?

Why Take a Gap Year?

Posted on: Feb 10, 2017

Hi there future King’s students! It’s a new semester, which means more opportunities and new chances to take! A big welcome to the new students roaming the hallways. It’s always nice to see so many…

Going From Being a Commuter to a Residence Student

Going From Being a Commuter to a Residence Student

Posted on: Feb 06, 2017

Hey King’s! I am really excited to be writing this blog today! For most of my undergraduate degree I have been a commuter student. I have experienced both bussing and carpooling with other students…

How to Stretch Your Student Budget

How to Stretch Your Student Budget

Posted on: Feb 03, 2017

Hey students! Adjusting to life on a student budget can be somewhat stressful – especially if you don’t think ahead about it! But, if you get in the habit of thinking about your money and making strategic…

Why International Students Pick King's

Why International Students Pick King's

Posted on: Jan 27, 2017

Hi International Students! My name is Nardos Yared Negussie and I'm a 3rd year international student in the business program. I'm originally from Ethiopia and I'm an International Student Assistant (ISA).…

Going Dutch on the CHE Exchange (Part 2)

Going Dutch on the CHE Exchange (Part 2)

Posted on: Jan 20, 2017

Hey again future students, It's been almost two weeks since I swapped out the short, cold Edmonton winter days for a Dutch adventure. Last week I wrote a blog explaining the exchange program to CHE…

It's Finals Season. Time to Study Up!

It's Finals Season. Time to Study Up!

Posted on: Jan 16, 2017

Hello future King's students! January is finals month for all you high school students. That means you are all (hopefully) studying for your finals. This can be a stressful time for a lot of students,…

Going Dutch on the CHE Exchange (Part 1)

Going Dutch on the CHE Exchange (Part 1)

Posted on: Jan 13, 2017

Hey there adventurous future students, Have you had enough of the long Canadian winters? Do you crave the excitement of eating foreign food and love learning about far away places? If you said yes to…

Make the Most of Your Degree: Study Abroad!

Make the Most of Your Degree: Study Abroad!

Posted on: Jan 06, 2017

Hello future students! An awesome way to make the most out of your degree is to study abroad! Studying abroad for a semester or a year, or doing an internship abroad, allows you to travel and practical…

New Year's Resolutions Do's and Dont's

New Year's Resolutions Do's and Dont's

Posted on: Jan 01, 2017

Well hello there future and current King’s community! It's January 1st, New Year’s Day. You know what that means – it's time to set some New Year’s Resolutions that you will forget about within…

New Year's Eve Events in Edmonton

New Year's Eve Events in Edmonton

Posted on: Dec 30, 2016

Hello King’s! With Christmas behind us, we're now looking forward to 2017! Because we’re saying goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, we might as well go out with a bang. Whether or not you are spending…

Favourite King's Christmas Memories

Favourite King's Christmas Memories

Posted on: Dec 23, 2016

Hey there future students, Have you wondered what the most wonderful time of the year is at the most wonderful university of Edmonton? King's is a lively and caring community all year round...but there's…