Information for Transfer Students
Welcome to Residence Life at King’s! We are thrilled that you have chosen to live here at King’s, and we hope that this page will answer most of the questions you have about living on campus as a transfer student. First-year students, please see the page dedicated specifically to your needs by using the sidebar at left. After you read through the information provided below, you can also check out some additional ResLife FAQs, as well as some of the housing options available to you as you move through your time at King’s.
Departmental Contact Information
Office of Residence Life
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
8:30a-4:30p (academic year)
Housing Application and Sign-Up Process
New transfer students will receive a packet in the mail from our office once we receive word that they have submitted their deposit to the Office of Admission. Students will need to follow the instructions in the packet and return the required forms, as well as a $150.00 housing deposit, as soon as possible.
Roommate Assignment Process
Transfer students will need to fill out all of the paperwork in the packet, and return it to the Office of Residence Life. When working to house transfer students, we try to look at the student's age, as well as the student's experience at their prior institution. We work with the student, and any potential roommates, to find a housing placement that will be positive for all students. Once a placement is determined, the student will receive a letter to their kings.edu email address. This letter will include the student’s building and room assignment, as well as their roommate’s name and contact information. Information on all of our housing locations can be found here.
What to Bring
Here is a document that can help you start to think about items to bring with you to campus. This is not a comprehensive list but can help you start thinking about what to pack. As you’re packing, please reference your housing contract for items that are or are not permitted, as well as the maximum sizes for some electronic items. Be sure to also leave behind those items that are not permitted on campus, particularly items that are a fire hazard (toaster ovens, candles, space heaters, etc) and pets that are not Service Animals or approved Emotional Support Animals.
Transfer Students All transfer students not arriving early for participation in a fall sport can move in to their assigned residence hall beginning Thursday, August 22nd. Please note that this day is also the date assigned for all new first-year students to move in. If a transfer student does not wish to move-in on Thursday, they can choose to arrive Friday, August 23rd; Saturday, August 24th; or Sunday, August 25th. Students will check-in at the Office of Residence Life during regular business hours. If a student needs to check in outside of regular business hours, all room keys will be available for pick-up at the Switchboard, which is open 24/7 and is located on the 1st floor of the Library. Residence Life will be open limited hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Fall Sport Student Athletes Students participating in Fall sports will move in prior to the rest of the student body. Check in dates and locations for specific teams are listed below, and additional information will be provided to students by their respective coaches. If a student needs to check in outside of regular business hours, all room keys will be available for pick-up at the Switchboard, which is open 24/7 and is located on the 1st floor of the Library.
Residence Life Staff
The Residence Life Staff is comprised of 52 individuals who are ready to serve the students they live with. Please check out our staff website to get a sense of who we are, and what we do!
Student Mailing Address
All students are assigned a 4-digit mailbox with a unique combination to open the box. All mailboxes are in the student’s residence hall. Students will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office at the start of the second week of classes, detailing their unique 4-digit box number and combination. Once the student receives their mailbox number, they should provide that to friends and family to be added to the formal address. In the meantime, if a student needs to have a package sent to campus, please use the following address:
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
When packages arrive on campus, students will receive an email from the College’s Post Office, notifying them that they have a package that needs to be claimed. Students will have to show their student ID card at the Post Office and sign for their package.
If you are interested in renting a microfridge unit instead of purchasing one on your own, King’s partners with a company called MyMicrofridge. Units will be delivered to a student’s room prior to their arrival on campus and will be picked up after a student moves out in May.
King’s College is not responsible for a student’s belongings in the residence halls. We recommend that all students have renter’s insurance in event of any damage. Many students are covered under their parent’s homeowner’s insurance, so we recommend checking with your insurance company first. If you are interested in purchasing a policy, please visit National Student Services, INC.
Health Information Requirement
Students who live on campus must submit health paperwork and proof of insurance to the Student Health Center, through the Student Health Portal. This information is required and must be submitted for a student to be permitted to move into their campus housing assignment. Any questions can be directed to the Student Health Center at 570-208-5852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-year students are permitted to have cars on campus, but all cars must be registered through the Office of Campus Safety and Security through the purchase of a parking hang tag. Please visit the Security website for additional information. They can be reached at 570-208-5926 or email@example.com.
Medical Housing Accommodations
Students who require specific accommodation due to medical diagnosis should first speak with Mrs. Sheri Yech, Director of the Academic Skills Center and Disability Services Coordinator. Mrs. Yech will work with the students on obtaining any necessary paperwork to confirm the need for an accommodation and will also coordinate with the Office of Residence Life to implement any approved accommodations. Mrs. Yech can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-208-5841.
Important Upcoming Dates
Below are a few upcoming dates resident students should be aware of. Please reference the College’s Academic Calendar for additional information.
|first-year student move-in day/Orientation begins
first day of classes
last day to add classes
open roommate change period begins
open roommate change period ends/last day to change meal plan
residence halls close for fall break
Get Involved on Campus!
There’s a lot to do here at King’s, and here are just a couple ways to get out and meet new people.
Floor Programs: Your Resident Assistant (RA) will be planning a multitude of events throughout the year for your floor and building. Be sure to attend a few and get to know someone new.
Clubs and Organizations Fair: Held on September 6th, you can check out all the clubs that King’s has to offer and join any that you might share some interests with. If you don’t see the club for you, stop in to Campus Activities and learn how to start one!
Volunteer Fair: Service is an important part of life at King’s. Stop by the Volunteer Fair on September 11th to learn about some of the organizations we work with and serve.