What is the Day Students’ Society?
We’re a society at King’s that aims to provide day students with resources, services, and events that make life at King’s easier and more fun. Our main focus is making sure first year day students have the resources they need to have a successful and fulfilling first year at King’s.
Who is a day student?
A day student is any King’s student who lives off campus–this could be 500 metres from campus on Larch St., or an hour long commute from Tantallon.
What **exactly** does the DSS do?
We hold events on campus, including but not limited to a Christmas/Holiday Soiree, Maritime Night, trivia nights, and weekly life chats with free tea; we also do field trips to places like Sugar Moon Farm and Moosehead hockey games. We provide free things like lockers and formal meal tickets to day students who would otherwise have to pay for them, and take care of the pool table in the Wardroom. Check out our “Resources and Services” section for more!
How do I join the DSS?
If you are a King’s day student, you’re automatically a member! Huzzah!
How can I get involved in the DSS?
We have weekly and monthly events on campus which you can attend!! Our weekly life chats are a great way to get to know other day students and get the ear of the DSS exec. If you’re interested in becoming an executive member, we will be looking for a first year representative in September, and will hold general elections some time in March.
Where does the DSS get its money?
$10 of your tuition/fees each semester goes to the DSS if you are a day student. In other words, for every day student at King’s, the DSS gets $10 per semester, or $20 per academic year.
What do you do with my money?
We hold events like the Christmas/Holiday Soiree, Maritime Night, and monthly trivia, as well as provide services like formal meal tickets, the Orientation Week van, and lockers. We also buy lots of snacks for day students. Keep your eye out for snacks!
In addition, some of this money goes into a bursary fund, which was established by the DSS in 1992. Every year a selected day student (preference given to NS students) will receive a $600 bursary for financial aid. The DSS does not select the student, but the process is undertaken by the Advancement Office, who deals with all student bursaries.
Our budget and monthly financial statements will be made available throughout the year.
How can I contact the DSS or find out more?