First year students traditionally reside in two facilities: Esseff Hall for women, and Holy Cross Hall for men. First year students live side-by-side with students of all class years. The majority of the rooms available are double occupancy, but students can apply for single rooms if they are available. Residence Life and the Academic Skills Center will work with students who require specialized housing due to need. Residence hall rooms come fully furnished, and offer wireless internet access and cable television.
Besides Esseff and Holy Cross, upperclass students have several on-campus housing facilities to choose from. Luksic Hall offers co-ed residence hall living, primarily in single rooms with semi-private bathrooms. Alumni Hall, O'Hara Hall, the Alley Center for Health Sciences and Flood Hall offer apartment-style living for 3-4 people per apartment. Preference for placement in an apartment is given based on the student's class year.
Many of our residence halls and apartment buildings have 24-hour computer labs, and each building offers laundry services. The common-space lounges in the buildings offer a comfortable place to hang out with friends or a spot to finish homework and study. Each King's student is assigned a campus mailbox, located in their residence hall. All residential students are offered a number of services, including: wireless internet, cable TV, and microfridge rentals.
All of our residential facilities and amenities are detailed further in our Guide to College Housing. The Office of Residence Life offers incoming first year students a variety of resources and support to make the transition to college life easier.