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Founded in 1954, King's University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world class university. King's students enjoy "The Best of Both Worlds" — small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences of being part of a comprehensive university. King's students have complete access to all the facilities and services at Western University and graduate with a Western degree. As a Catholic university, King's emphasizes the value of each individual and the importance of social justice. Students from all faiths and backgrounds are most welcome. Respect for the human person is behind our commitment to diversity, accessibility, social justice and to building the common good. An inclusive, supportive community is one of King's greatest strengths.

King's is recognized, both nationally and internationally, for its excellent academic programs, generous scholarships and comprehensive student services. Offering degree programs in the arts, social sciences, management and social work [both BSW (honours) and MSW], King's is home to approximately 3,500 full and part time students from across Canada as well as 35 other countries.

Areas of Expertise

King's University College is a liberal arts, university college with disciplines in the Arts, Social Science, and Social Work (both BSW and MSW). We also offer specialized degrees in Catholic Studies for Teachers, Childhood and Social Institutions, Finance and Wealth Management, Social Justice and Peace Studies, Disability Studies, Thanatology as well as Management and Organizational Studies with specializations in Accounting, Finance, Global Commerce and Human Resources.

The Common First Year

Your first year in Arts, Social Science, Childhood and Social Institutions and Social Justice and Peace Studies will provide you with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of disciplines. You will take introductory courses and gain broad knowledge while meeting new friends with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. By the end of this year, you will be able to make an informed decision about choosing your major based on your academic strengths and interests.

The Degree Structure

There are four possible modules of study, which may be entered after your first year:
- Honours Specialization (9.0 or more specified principal courses)
- Specialization (9.0 or more specified principal courses)
- Major (6.0 to 7.0 specified principal courses)
- Minor (4.0 to 5.0 specified principal courses)

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:400 bedsLowest: $11,092Highest: $11,492

Residence is guaranteed to all new-to-King's students who submit their residence application by the guarantee deadline.

There are approximately 400 residence spaces available in a range of options as single rooms or double rooms in single and mixed gender units. Upper year housing is also available for students. The cost for residence listed includes the meal plan. https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/student-affairs/residence/.

Off Campus Housing

Off campus housing is available for students within the city of London. Western University's Off-Campus Housing Service provides a variety of housing options with over 5,000 listings annually. https://offcampus.uwo.ca/.

Many students choose to move off campus after their first year at King's; however, upper year housing is now available in the King's Commons and Epworth Place Houses: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/student-affairs/residence/.

Incoming Students

Programs for students in their first year include individual appointments with a learning skills strategist, peer learning coaches, individual academic counselling, free math, writing and English as a second language tutoring, an academic peer guide program, an off-campus peer guide program, orientation (academic and social program), and residence based transition programs.

Career Planning

King's Career Connect is a service offered to students providing individual counselling to help them clarify career goals, job search assistance, and access to personality and interest testing. Students will have access to a range of events like job fairs, workshops for resume building and professionalism, as well as career days to explore employment possibilities after graduation. Students also have access to the Student Development Centre at Western University's campus.

Sports

There are 36 varsity teams at at Western University which King's University College students can participate on. This academic year, 160 Western varsity athletes, from a wide range of sports, are registered as students at King's. For those not interested in varsity level sports, there is an extensive intramural program. Using your Western Student OneCard, you will have access to the Western Fitness Centre on the main campus or you can choose to work out in the Fitness Area in The King Centre.

Activities

The King Student Life Centre is the hub of student life at King's University College. Housing a 450 seat theatre, students can listen to community speakers, catch a special screening of film, or enjoy one of the annual theatre productions hosted by our own student theatre club, the King's Players. Adjacent to the Cardinal Carter library, students have a welcoming space to hang out and grab a coffee at Cafe 54, buy King's branded swag items at The King's Connection, study in any of the study rooms, relax or take a yoga or meditation class in the reflection room.

Alternatively, you can hop on one of the many shuttle buses operating between King's and Western and explore the many opportunities available to you as a student.

Clubs

With over 200 clubs available to you between King's and Western, as well as a range of cultural and athletic activities, you will most definitely find something that interests you! Students interested in participating in student government are able to participate either on the King's University College Students' Council (KUCSC) or on Western's University Students' Council (USC). If you are interested in media, you can get involved with the university radio or television station or, if writing is your preference, The Regis is a student-run magazine offered through King's, and The Western Gazette is Canada's only daily student newspaper.

Information Technology

King's University College Information Technology Services provides computing and data infrastructure services for teaching, learning and administrative systems while providing support to students, staff and faculty. The King's campus is wireless and all students receive a Western student email account. This account provides secure access to the internet, online courses, computer labs and is the primary way in which King's and Western will communicate with you.

Cultural

There are a range of cultural opportunities and events to engage with throughout the school year. One of the favourites is the King's Cultural Festival which is the biggest annual multicultural event on campus attended by many students, staff, faculty and residents from across Western and the City of London. Performances showcasing various cultural traditions may include: dance, singing, poetry, story-telling and country presentations. King's Campus Ministry hosts the Veritas Series for Faith and Culture endeavors to foster learning and dialogue by gathering our community together, as we seek to live lives of faith and justice. This annual speaker series invites international speakers to engage the community on relevant and topical issues. With the wide range of interests, perspectives, religious and ethnic backgrounds of our community, there are a multitude of activities for you to explore.

Special Services

King's provides a range of services to help students successfully transition to post-secondary and provide support throughout their studies to graduation. Academic advising and and accessibility services, personal, spiritual and financial counselling, learning skills support and academic mentoring are all available to help you make the most of your studies. Student groups with special needs, such as Indigenous, Mature and international students can find a variety of services that have been customized to their specific interests. Our Residence offers countless opportunities to enhance your university learning and to share your university experience with other students. Our Residence team is there to offer support and guidance as needed. As you are working through your degree and thinking about life beyond King's, your Career Connect services will be able to help you find your way and prepare yourself for future employment goals. https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/student-affairs/.

Affiliated Institutions

King's University College is affiliated with St. Peter's Seminary (Seminary of Roman Catholic Diocese of London).

International Involvement

King's University College is committed to internationalization and intercultural learning. King's has exchange agreements with over 50 universities in 25 countries. Through King's University College partnerships, students have studied in China, Japan, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Brazil, Australia and other countries. Students can study for a term or an academic year while earning academic credits towards their degree and paying your tuition to King's. They can also participate in summer programs. Studying abroad benefits students academically, professionally and personally.

Western International's new certificate program recognizes students' global and intercultural experience in both academic and extracurricular activities at King's, Western, in the community, elsewhere in Canada, or in another country. Students accumulate points and attend an intercultural workshop. Once completed, the Honor will appear on your Official Academic Record and complement your Western degree with an added intercultural and global element. https://www.kings.uwo.ca/kings/assets/File/currentStudents/international/Exchanges/out/GlobalHonor.pdf.

Campus Tour

Book a Campus Tour! We would love to show you around our beautiful campus! Tours are offered through the week from 9:00 - 3:00 pm and can be booked online: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/future-students/campus-tours/.

You can also join us at one of our Open Houses and meet with faculty from programs you are interested in, administration and student support staff, as well as our many current student volunteers and ambassadors who would love to tell you why they chose King's! https://www.kings.uwo.ca/future-students/open-house/.

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Life in London, Ontario, Canada

Welcome to the Forest City! King's is located in London, Ontario, the 11th largest city in Canada and home to approximately 495,000 people. It is conveniently located in Southwestern Ontario just a two hour drive from Toronto and the U.S. border at Detroit Michigan or Buffalo New York.

London has over 40 public parks and over 100 km of walking and biking trails throughout the city. it houses a rich Arts and Culture community with many festivals throughout the year. There is a vibrant music and sports entertainment scene through Budweiser Gardens the 10,000 seat area and for those outdoor enthusiasts; enjoy the many golfing, skiing, mountain biking and skating opportunities at venues throughout the city. Check out www.london.ca and www.londontourism.ca.

Modified on March 24, 2020

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