Housing & Residence
Knox College is not only home for the theological students of Knox, but also for graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Toronto.
The residence is co – educational, with men living on the 1st and 3rd floors and women on the 2nd and 4th floors. It is a locked residence and is extremely security conscious. There is a laundry room, a games/pool room and a television room located in the basement, as well as two common rooms, the largest of which is used for studying, floor meetings and small parties.
Almost all the rooms in our residence are single occupancy. Some rooms feature a bay window or non-functional fire place. All are furnished with a bed, chest of drawers, desk and bookcase. Bedding is provided and the rooms are cleaned once a week. Each room has a closet or an armoire. Washrooms are shared with approximately eight other persons on the floor.
Each room is equipped with both a telephone and cable jack. It is the responsibility of the student to activate each service. All rooms have adequate wiring for small appliances only, such as a computer, small refrigerator and/or electric kettle.
Since students enroll in the College’s meal plan there are no provisions for meal preparation in the residence. A microwave and a refrigerator are located in the 3rd floor common room and the television room. Smoking is not allowed in any part of the residence including residents’ rooms, the common rooms, the dining hall and the hallways.
The College Library has a large Reading Room which is available to residents for studying purposes. During the Academic Year, it is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 to 10:00 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. In addition, the College’s Chapel is available for use by residents, and a Christian worship service is held there every Tuesday for the whole community.
The residence is open from mid May to mid August for summer occupancy. It houses both students and non-students from around the world.
The residence caters primarily to graduate students. Knox College theological students are given first preference. To be eligible for residence you must be registered as a full-time student. The number of applicants selected depends on the number of rooms that are vacated at the end of the previous academic term. The residence contract begins Labour Day week-end and ends the beginning of May. All residents participate in the college’s meal plan.
Knox Theological Commuter Students
There are a limited number of commuter rooms available for Knox Theological Students. These rooms may be rented on a nightly basis.
During the academic year there are a limited number of guests rooms available to the public for a short-term stay. These rooms are usually available on the week-ends.
In partnership with the University of Toronto, Knox College offers students equal access and opportunity to housing options. To view the accessible housing options on campus, please visit UofT’s Housing Services Web site
The call to God can come at any time in life. This means that students may also have to balance family with their school work. Apartment-style housing options are available through UofT housing to allow for families to stay together while studying at Knox. Visit their Student Family Housing Web site for more information.