FAQ

Amenities 

1. Do I need to bring my own bedding?
2. Are rooms already furnished?
3. Is there anything that I am not allowed to bring?
4. Do I have to bring my own cleaning supplies?
5. How do I do my laundry in residence?
6. Is there free Wi-Fi in residence? If so, are there any limits to how much each person can use?
7. Is there air conditioning/heating in residence?
8. Is there space to park my car if I live in residence?
9. Do I need to bring my own printer?
10. How do I receive letters and packages and care packages, if I live in residence?
11. What kind of security is there on campus?

Residence Application 

12. Can I contact my roommates before Move-In Day?
13. How are roommates selected? Can I request a roommate?
14. Can I be on a quiet floor?
15. Are floors co-ed or are they separated according to gender?
16. When is the best time to apply for residence?
17. Who do I contact if I have questions about residence or the residence application?

Residence Life 

18. Is there a curfew for students living in residence?
19. Who takes care of residence students?
20. Who do I contact if I’m having problems with my roommate?
21. Can I have guests stay overnight in residence with me?
22. What kinds of activities are there for residence students?
23. What kinds of jobs are offered on campus?

Food and Dietary Concerns 

24. Where do I eat if I live on campus?
25. I have severe food allergies. How can I make sure there is food available for me to eat?

Holiday Housing 

26. If I can’t go home, can I stay at King’s during the Christmas break?
27. Can I stay in residence during the summer? 

Amenities

1. Do I have to bring my own bedding?
Yes. It is important to note that all mattresses in residence are twin-sized:

  • Tower rooms and Apartments: mattresses are standard twin-sized beds, measuring 75 inches by 39 inches. The height is approximately 12 inches (30.5cm).
  • Tower suites: mattresses in are extra-long twin sized beds, measuring 80 inches by 39 inches. The height is approximately 12 inches (30.5cm).

2. Are rooms already furnished?
Yes.

Tower rooms, double occupancy (1st year students):

  • 2 twin-sized bed frames with built-in drawers
  • 2 twin-sized mattresses
  • 2 large desks with built-in drawers
  • 2 large wardrobes with shelving
  • 2 half-sized bookshelves
  • Window coverings

Tower suites (2nd year and transfer students)

  • Common space:
    • Full-sized refrigerator
    • Convection microwave oven
    • Induction stove-top
    • Set of pots and pans (compatible with an induction stove)
    • Dining table with four chairs
    • 1 large, leather sectional couch
    • Small coffee table
    • Window coverings
  • Bedroom (2 Bedrooms in each suite):
    • 3 twin-sized bed frames (which can be adjusted to different heights)
    • 3 twin-sized mattresses
    • 3 wardrobes with shelving and drawers
    • 3 half-sized dressers (3 drawers each)
    • 3 desks with drawers
    • 3 small filing cabinets (2 drawers each)
    • 2 lounge chairs
    • Window coverings

Apartments (3rd/4th year and mature students)

  • Common space
    • Full-sized refrigerator
    • Stove and oven
    • Dining table with 6 chairs
    • 2 stools
    • 1 large, leather sectional couch OR 2 small, leather couches
    • 2 side tables
    • Window coverings
  • Bedroom (6 bedrooms in each apartment):
    • 1 twin-sized bed frame with storage space underneath
    • 1 large wardrobe with shelving
    • 1 built-in desk
    • 1 desk chair
    • 1 small shelving unit (hanging on the wall)
    • Window coverings

3. Is there anything that I am not allowed to bring?
There are several items that are banned from residence. These items include:

  • Hot plates
  • Pets (fish are allowed if they are in a bowl)
  • Alcohol
  • Space heaters
  • Halogen lights
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Gasoline, kerosene, and other flammable fuels
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (hookas, bongs, shisha pipes, etc.)
  • Weapons or gun-like objects (i.e. airsoft, paintball guns, etc.)
  • Bicycles (bicycles must be stored on an exterior rack and may not be stored in resident rooms, stairwells, common rooms, or hallways)
  • Amplified music without headphones (including guitar, keyboard, drums, DJ equipment, etc.)

Tower rooms additionally are prohibited from having:

  • Microwaves
  • Toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, and any other cooking appliances with exposed elements or flames
  • Rice cookers, slow-cookers and other kitchen appliances (plug-in kettles, coffee makers, Tassimos, Keurigs, and mini-fridges are allowed)

4. Do I have to bring my own cleaning supplies?
Yes. Vacuums are the only cleaning supplies made available to students. However, vacuums are shared and students may want to bring their own.

5. How do I do my laundry in residence?
Laundry facilities are available on floors two, three, five, and six of the Tower and on all floors of the Apartments. Washing machines and dryers are operated using a laundry card, which works like a reloadable debit card. Laundry cards are bought at the King’s Bookstore for $6, and then filled with money in the Tower or in the Apartments. Detergent is not supplied.

6. Is there free Wi-Fi in residence? If so, are there any limits to how much each person can use?
There is free Wi-Fi in residence and there are no limits to how much each person can use. There are also cable TV hook-ups available in the Apartments. However, students must pay for cable TV.

7. Is there air conditioning/heating in residence?
There is air conditioning and heating in residence.

8. Is there space to park my car if I live in residence?
Free parking is available for all students in the parking lot behind the King’s building. If students want a reserved, plug-in stall, it can be rented for $87/semester. There are a limited number of plug-in, which are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. There is also a significant amount of free street parking available.

9. Do I need to bring my own printer?
No, you do not need to bring your own printer. There are printers located in the Tower Study Lounge (7:01) and in the Apartment Lounge. Printers in these lounges can be used at any time during the day or night. Printers in the computer labs and the library can be used by students during building hours (7:00am - 11:00pm).

10. How do I receive letters and packages if I live in residence?
Receiving letters and packages at King’s is straightforward. Include the student’s name, room number, and King’s mailing address:

        Student’s Name
        Room Number
        The King's University
        9125 - 50 St NW
        Edmonton, AB
        T6B 2H3 Canada

Tower room numbers should be written in the following format:

  • T(room number), i.e. T601

Apartment room numbers should be written in the following format:

  • V(apartment number, room number), i.e. V10.1

11. What kind of security is there on campus?
Each individual tower room, tower suite, and apartment requires both a key and a key card to be accessed. The main entrances to the tower and the apartments also requires a key card to be accessed.

Between the hours of 5:00pm and 11:00pm, there are security personnel on duty. These security personnel can be found in the main campus building.

After 11:00pm, all external doors to the main campus are locked and internal gates, which close off external hallways of the building, are also locked. There is one secure entrance that allows students to access the Tower after 11:00pm (because there is no curfew). This entrance requires a key card. Overnight security personnel are available by phone after 11:00pm Residence Assistants (RAs) and the Coordinator of Residence Life, who live on campus, are also available 24/7 if there are any problems.

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Residence Application

12. Can I contact my roommates before Move-In Day?
Residence Life strives to send out roommate assignments for incoming fall students in late summer. Students who apply after roommate assignments have been sent out will not receive their roommate assignment before Move-In Day. Winter term incoming students will receive their roommate assignments on move in day.

13. How are roommates selected? Can I request a roommate?
The residence application contains a series of questions on your personal preferences and interests (i.e. sleeping schedule, music tolerance, etc.). Students are paired with roommates who have expressed similar preferences and interests on their residence applications.

You can also request a particular roommate. There is a section in the residence application that allows you fill in the name of your preferred roommate. However, it is very important that your selected roommate has also requested you in their Residence Application. If they have not requested you, your request will not go through.

14. Can I be on a quiet floor?
Students are paired with roommates who have expressed similar preferences and interests in their residence applications. This means you will likely be matched with a roommate who has similar noise preferences. However, residence does not have a designated quiet floor and we cannot guarantee that you will be on a floor with other quiet people.

15. Are floors co-ed or are they separated according to gender?
Floors in both the tower and the apartments are co-ed. However, individual rooms/suites/apartments are single gender.

Sometimes, there is one all-girls floor in the tower. On the residence application form, you can request an all-girls floor. If enough girls have expressed interest, an all-girls floor will be created.

16. When is the best time to apply for residence?
Residence spots are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that you should apply as soon as possible to ensure that you have a spot in residence. The residence application opens at Fall Open House in October for the following fall intake.

17. Who do I contact if you have questions about residence or the residence application?
You can call the Student Life office at 780.465.3500 ext. 8009 or you can send an e-mail to housing@kingsu.ca.

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Residence Life

18. Is there a curfew for students living in residence?
There is no curfew. However, quiet hours are from 11:00pm to 9:00am. During finals, quiet hours are extended to 24/7. We do ask students living in residence to be considerate of other residents at all time. Therefore, we have implemented 24-hour consideration hours.

19. Who takes care of residence students?
There are several people who work hard to make your residence experience the best that it can be. One residence assistant lives on each floor of the tower and the apartments. It is the job of the residence assistants to organize events, handle relationship disputes, and ultimately, make sure everything is running smoothly on each floor. The residence life coordinator also lives in residence. This person oversees the work of the residence assistants and provides additional support for residence students.

20. Who do I contact if I’m having problems with my roommate?
If you are having problems with your roommate or anyone else on your floor, contact your floor’s residence assistant. If your floor’s residence assistant is unavailable, contact any other residence assistant or contact the residence life coordinator.

21. Can I have guests stay overnight in residence with me?
Yes. Same sex guests are allowed in residence rooms. Please sign in your guest with residence staff by emailing your name, their name, and the dates of their stay to rezguest@kingsu.ca

Family members are also subject to co-ed guest rules, so please plan accordingly.

It is also important to note that guests cannot stay more than three days at a time and no guests are permitted during orientation week.

22. What kinds of activities are there for residence students?
Residence assistants host events most nights of the week. These events vary in location and in kind. Often Residence Assistance will hold nightly events in 6:01 and 5:01. The 6:01 lounge was created to build community. It is equipped with a full kitchen, board games, dining tables, and lounge chairs. Baking nights and board game nights are examples of events that resident assistants may host in 6:01. 5:01 is the media lounge. It is equipped with comfortable seating, a microwave for popcorn, and a large screen TV with Netflix, cable, and Blu-ray/DVD. Residence assistants often hold movie nights in 5:01.

Occasionally, larger residence events are held. An example of a larger residence event is Rez Rumble. During this event, tower and apartment floors compete in various competitions/games for prizes.

Residence students can also participate in a wide range of other campus-wide events hosted by the Students’ Association (see a list of past events).

Residence students can also be part of clubs that are sponsored by the Students’ Association (see a list of King’s clubs).

There are also many student-led events in residence. For example, residents that cannot go home for Thanksgiving often come together and cook Thanksgiving supper together in 6:01. As well, 5:01 is often booked by a group of students for a movie marathon or for popular TV shows.

23. What kinds of jobs are offered on campus?
There are many opportunities to work on campus (see a complete list of on-campus employment opportunities).

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Food and Dietary Concerns

24. Where do I eat if I live on campus?

Those living in the tower rooms are required to buy a meal plan through our Choices Café.
Those living in the tower suites are required to buy a half meal plan.
Those living in the apartments are not required to buy a meal plan.

25. I have severe food allergies. How can I make sure there is food available for me to eat?
If you have allergies or dietary restrictions of any kind, contact our coordinator of residence life. They can do one of two things for you. They can either place you in a tower suite or an apartment so that you can have access to a kitchen to make your own food, or they can arrange for you to sit down with the staff of the Choices Café and develop a meal plan to suit your specific needs.

Read more about food and dietary concerns on our dining at Choices page and dining services FAQ.

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Holiday Housing

26. If I can’t go home, can I stay at King’s during the Christmas break?
Unfortunately, students cannot stay in residence during the Christmas break. We suggest that you make plans to spend the holidays with a friend and their family. More information is available on the important dates page.

27. Can I stay in residence during the summer?
The tower suites are available for rent during the summer. For more information, see spring and summer student housing.

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