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Why be a Don?
Being a Residence Don provides a rewarding experience, not only in impacting the student experience on-campus, but also in receiving opportunities to develop and hone a wide array of transferable life and career skills. The Residence Life Department is committed to providing a supportive, safe and positive environment, where both our residents and staff members can learn and grow.

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Wondering what a Don is? Wondering what a Don does?  

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Please read The Residence Don Job Summary  and the Residence Don Job Contract 2015-2016 Residence Don job Contract to learn more about the position of a don. The appendix for the Senior Don, Shared Don Appointment, Living Learning Community Don, and Single Don appointment with shared accommodations are also available if applying for those positions. Please note, that the 2016-2017 contract dates will soon be published.

Also, you can check out this video:

What’s a Don?

*Don Applications are now open. You can apply to be a Don for the 2016-2017 school year via the eResLife website at and creating an account. Applications are due by Friday, January 8th, 2016 at Noon. 

If you currently do not have a Queen’s email and you wish to apply to for the upcoming year (plan to be a Queen’s student in September 2016), please e-mail with your name and email.

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For additional information and to meet some of our current staff team, please attend one of our upcoming Don Information Sessions.

Don Information Sessions

  • November 25, 8:00 pm Victoria Hall Upper Common Room
  • November 26, 12:00 pm Stauffer Library Rm 121
  • December 1, 5:00 pm Stauffer Library Rm 121
  • December 2, 8:00 pm West Campus Jean Royce Hall Rm C116
  • December 9, 12:00 pm Victoria Hall Upper Common Room


Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information to some common questions.

Further questions can be directed to