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Move-in Day is Sunday, September 4th!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • We will be assigning you a move-in time with your room assignment at the end of August – given the number of students moving in on September 4th we ask that you respect your assigned move-in time to help with the flow of traffic and lineups for elevators, etc.- thanks!
  • Your room will be ready the morning of move-in day. Early move-in or storage of your items is not available.  If you require accommodations/storage in Kingston prior to that date, be sure to book accommodations early as local hotels/motels book up quickly. Make sure you plan well in advance for your arrival, as we do not provide early arrival/storage exceptions. Students who arrive early will be required to wait until 8:00 a.m. on September 4th. Building doors are locked until 8:00 a.m. that day.
  • Wondering which way to go? Download our Move-In Residences and Parking Map
  • There are a few carts available – but you may want to bring a portable luggage cart if you have one (note: not all buildings have elevators).
  • Stop, drop and park: you’ll be directed to drop zones near your residence where you can stop (not park!) and drop your student with their belongings – we’ll then ask you to move your car and park in designated areas and return on foot to help your student. Volunteers will be available to help unpack your car.

Stop, drop and park infographic

  • Some retail food outlets will be open but you may also want to bring snacks and water with you as well. Come prepared for lineups — it’s a busy day!
  • If someone is helping you move in, consider asking them to take boxes and extra items home with them, as there is no storage in residence.
  • Volunteers will be available to help you by opening doors, offering advice, helping unpack cars etc., but cannot move your belongings in for you – if you need specific assistance moving in, please contact us in advance at : 613-533-2550.
  • Please don’t bring the family pet – residences are animal-free (except for service animals).
  • Don’t forget that Orientation is ‘dry’ – no alcohol is allowed in any of our residences (even for students 19 +) until September 12th.
  • To help everyone settle into our Residence community, guests are also not permitted in Residence during Orientation Week.

Wondering what to bring to Res? Get some tips from our students…

What to bring to Residences


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