On behalf of the Office of Residence Life, welcome to King's College!  Living on campus is a great way to assimilate into your new school, and become involved in the community around you. Please make sure that you have made initial contact with our International Recruitment Office. If you have not yet done so, please visit their website: https://www.kings.edu/admissions/international.

Housing Information
We offer a number of housing options for our students. The options are further explained in our Guide to College Housing. The pricing listed below is for 10 months (mid-August to mid-May). Arrangements can be made for June and July at additional cost. The pricing for those options is listed below. All pricing is for the 2016-2017 academic year, and are subject to change in future years.

Holy Cross Hall (male students only): $3,030 per semester/$758 per month

Esseff Hall (female students only): $3,030 per semester/$758 per month

Luksic Hall: $3,675 per semester/$919 per month

Alumni Hall: $3,870 per semester/$968 per month

Flood Hall: $3,760 per semester/$940 per month

King’s on the Square: $3,760 per semester/$940 per month

O’Hara Hall: $4,005 per semester/$1001 per month

We know that for many of our students, college may be the first time a student is moving away from home. To help make your transition to your new home a little bit easier, we have compiled a list of items that our students find necessary and useful to have when they're living on campus. Some items can be brough from home, while others can be purchased once you arrive in Wilkes-Barre. This list can be downloaded here: International Student Pack List. If you have any questions if specific items are permissible on campus, please don't hesitate to contact us to ask!

Dining Services/Meal Plan Information
King’s Dining Services offers a variety of meal plan options. Students who plan to live in Holy Cross, Esseff or Luksic Halls should be aware that they are required to choose from the 275, 250 or 200 block plans, as the rooms in those buildings do not have private kitchens. Students living in apartments on or off campus are not required to have a meal plan, but may choose to do so, if they desire. Meals can be used at any dining location, except Chick-fil-A. Flex dollars may be used at any dining location, including Chick-fil-A. Please look at the Meal Plan Selection Guide for additional information. The pricing for those options is listed below. All pricing is for the 2016-2017 academic year, and are subject to change in future years.

275 Block of Meals + $200 in Flex: $3,039 per semester/$760 per month

250 Block of Meals + $350 in Flex: $3,039 per semester/$760 per month

200 Block of Meals + $450 in Flex: $2,839 per semester/$710 per month

125 Block of Meals + $400 in Flex: $2,009 per semester/$502 per month

75 Block of Meals + $125 in Flex: $1,009 per plan/$252 per month

25 Block of Meals: $259 per plan/$65 per month

Temporary Housing Accomodations
If you are planning to live off-campus, but will need a temporary place to stay while your new home becomes available, King’s College offers temporary housing on a limited basis at a small cost of $35.00 per night. Additional information is listed in the Temporary International Housing Agreement. All temporary housing arrangements must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the student’s arrival. Students who do not provide advance notice will need to make alternate arrangements. A list of local hotels is also attached to this email. The Office of Residence Life is closed on weekends and national holidays—Memorial Day (May 30) and July 4th. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm during the summer.

Health Center Information
All resident international students are required to electronically submit a health history, immunization data (including a meningitis vaccine or waiver), health insurance verification, and a physical examination performed within one year of starting school at King’s College. Students are also required to take a tuberculosis test during International Orientation. Students must log-on to the student health portal at https://kingscollege.studenthealthportal.com to fulfill these requirements once assigned a King’s user name and password. If you do not receive your letter by the first week of June, please call the health center at 570-208-5852 (if calling from outside the United States, the country code is 001).

Property Insurance Information
As the housing contract notes, the College is not responsible for damage or loss of property due to vandalism, theft, fire, or other causes. Resident students are strongly encouraged to carry their own insurance protection against loss of, or damage to personal property. The Office of Residence Life recommends checking with you insurance carrier to determine if belongings are covered under any currently held insurance policies. If not, companies such as National Student Services, Inc. offer insurance coverage for college students (www.nssi.com). 

Related College Offices
The Office of Residence Life works closely with many departments on campus, in order to ensure that our students are successful and thriving while at King's. Please see the list of offices below. Their contact information is provided. Please know that this is not a full list of all departments on campus, but a short list of those we think would be most useful to you.

International Student Advisor
Office: John Lane, C.S.C. House
Phone: 570-208-5864
Email: studentaffairs@kings.edu
https://www.kings.edu/international-student-advisor

Academic Advisement
Mr. John Kratz, Director
Office: 1st floor, Mulligan
Phone: 570-208-5872
https://www.kings.edu/academics/support/advisement

Academic Skills Center/Tutoring
Mrs. Sheri Yech, Director
Office: 1st floor, Mulligan
Phone: 570-208-5841
https://www.kings.edu/academics/support/skills_center

Business Office
Office: 1st floor, Administration Building
Phone: 570-208-5830
https://www.kings.edu/admissions/financial_aid/business_office

Campus Activities, New Student Orientation and Commuter Life
Mr. Sean Cryan, Director
Office: Campus Activities Suite, 1st floor Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Phone: 570-208-5802
https://www.kings.edu/orientation

Counseling Center
Mr. Brian Cook, Director
Office: 620 Administration Building
Phone: 570-208-5873
Email: counselingcenterstaff@kings.edu
https://www.kings.edu/life_at_kings/resources_for_success/counseling_center

Multicultural and International Student Programs
Ms. Jasmine Tabron, Director
Office: Campus Activities Suite, 1st floor Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Phone: 570-208-5898
https://www.kings.edu/life_at_kings/activities/college_diversity

Student Affairs
Mr. Robert McGonigle, Associate Vice-President and Dean of Students
Office: John Lane, C.S.C. House
Phone: 570-208-5875
Email: studentaffairs@kings.edu
https://www.kings.edu/life_at_kings/office_of_student_affairs

Student Health Center
Mrs. JoAnn Kosik, Director
Office: Andre House
Phone: 570-208-5852
https://www.kings.edu/life_at_kings/resources_for_success/health_center

Student Success and Retention/Academic Affairs
Ms. Teresa Peck, Associate Vice-President
Office: 3rd floor, Administration Building
Phone: 570-208-5895
https://www.kings.edu/life_at_kings/resources_for_success/office_of_student_success