King's University College

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Founded in 1954 as Christ the King College (1954-1966), King's University College is a co-educational, liberal arts university college, affiliated with The University of Western Ontario (UWO). Through its association with Western, students can enjoy the resources of a world-class university, while belonging to a small community where classes are moderately sized and individual attention is a priority. King's courses are taught by highly qualified and dedicated faculty and are supported by an excellent library. As an institution of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, King's University College emphasizes social justice and the value of each person. Students from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome as members of the college community.

Areas of Expertise

King's University College is a liberal arts college with disciplines in the arts, social science, and social work. We also offer specialized degrees in administrative and commercial studies, childhood and family relations, and social justice and peace studies.

On Campus Housing

There are 370 residence spaces available for men only and for women only.

Incoming Students

Programs for students in their first year include a learning skills workshop series, 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

The King's University College career services offer students individual counselling to help them clarify career goals, job search assistance, and access to personality and interest testing. The Cardinal Carter Library has the resources to help students plan their career development. Students will also have access to the Student Development Centre at The University of Western Ontario Campus.

Sports

There are 24 varsity teams at King's University College through Western as well as a very large intramural program.

Activities

The University Community Centre is the hub of student life at King's University College. There is a pool, a squash court, two gyms, a weight room, two cafeterias, a restaurant, a Music Listening Lounge, and the new student pub, the Wave.

Clubs

Over 200 clubs are available at King's and Western, as well as a range of cultural and athletic activities. These include the Business and Economics Club, the Centre for Social Concern, Clubs Week, the Debating Society, the "Entre Amis" French Club, intramural sports, the Italian Club, the J.M.S. Careless History Club, King's Choir, King's College Students' Council (elected and appointed positions), King's Fashion Show, King's Kids, King's Life Club, King's Literary Society, King's Residence Council, King's Players Drama Club, the Modern Languages Club, the Off-Campus Council, the Orientation Outdoors Society, the Part-time and Mature Students' Association, the Political Science Club, the Psychology Club, Regalia (yearbook), the Religious Studies Club, the Round Table Society, the Social Work Students' Association, the Sociology Club, Students for Social Justice, and The Regis (newspaper).

Information Technology

There is now wireless Internet at the Cardinal Carter Library and the cafeteria. Students can get accounts on University computers with full Internet and e-mail access. All residences are wired. Library catalogues are available online.

Cultural

A small recital hall with a proscenium arch stage and a grand piano is located at King's. Information on more facilities can be found by contacting UWO.

Special Services

Academic accommodation, computer facilities, auxiliary devices, counselling, and a support network are provided for students with disabilities. The counselling and student development area provides service and support for other student groups with special needs, such as First Nations and international students.

Affiliated Institutions

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

International Involvement

King's students have access to all exchange programs offered by King's and UWO. Third year study abroad programs include Nice, Minsk, Seoul, Kyoto, Melbourne, London, and St. Andrews. Fourth year social work students have access to exchange programs with the University of Mexico.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are arranged at the convenience of the students. Special visit days and open houses are also planned each year. Students, parents, and friends are welcome.

Other

King's provides a variety of student services offered by the Office of the Dean of Students. Services are offered in the following areas: individual counselling, support/counselling groups, information/career counselling, learning skills workshops, academic accommodations, and assistive devices for students with disabilities. These services are available to all King's students including first year and upper level mature, international, and First Nation's students.

Modified on August 28, 2013