Winter Term Move-In

WELCOME HOME!
We are excited to welcome you safely to residence for Winter Term

Queen’s Residence Life and Services has worked with Public Health officials to ensure a safe move-in process for all students, staff, and supporters. Ensuring a safe and secure environment is one of the key priorities during this unprecedented time.

Residences and dining halls remain open. Given that residence is your home, it is expected that once you arrive you will not travel outside of your residence (other than for essential purposes such as to access food, exercise, medical care) for the first 14 days after your arrival.

You received an email to your Queen’s email on Monday, January 18, 2021 with instructions specific to your move-in circumstances. Please log in to the Move-In Time Selection form and confirm your move-in timeline by Sunday, January 24, 2021.

All visitors to campus, including students, must fill out the COVID-19 assessment via the SeQure app prior to arriving on campus. Before you arrive on campus, please download the SeQure app and complete the self-assessment. Anyone assisting you move in (limit of 2 people) must also complete the self-assessment. 

  • Masks are required to be worn in residence at all times during the move-in process
  • A maximum of two helpers are permitted in residence when moving articles into residence rooms.
  • Do not move in if you are sick. Please contact reshouse@queensu.ca to let us that you are ill, and we will delay your arrival date.

Keep reading for more important details about move-in, including what to pack and when to arrive. Make sure to check out our frequently asked questions section for answers to more move-in questions you might have.

Will dining halls and retail outlets will be open during move-in?

To respect physical distancing, retail and dining locations will not be available to those accompanying students during move-in. Students that need to be on campus will have access to the dining halls and select retail locations. All locations are limited to take-out only at this time. For a full list of dining locations and hours please visit the Hospitality Services website.


Were you so busy packing that you missed our move-in webinar? No stress! Click here or watch the recording below.

Did you miss one of our weekly move-in emails? Click on the archived newsletters below.

Move-in newsletter (December 8, 2020).

Move-in newsletter (December 15, 2020).


Information for international students and those travelling from outside Canada

All students arriving from outside Canada are required by the Government of Canada to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.  Residence isolation opens as of January 6th.  International students should have received an email from residences with instructions on filling out the international travel form to arrange quarantine plans for your arrival.  If you did NOT receive the email and ARE an International student, please email reslife@queensu.ca.

Queen’s University Move-In Video

  1. Getting to Residence
  2. Arriving by taxi or transit?
  3. Meal Plans
  4. Packing List
  5. Before Coming to Residence – ResNet System Requirements
  6. Have Questions?

Getting to Residence

Choose to move in at the time that works best for you. If you haven’t already done so, please select your move-in date and time by logging in to the Student Residence and Dining portal.
Please do not arrive on campus to move-in before your designated move-in date and time.

  • Check in at your designated residence front desk to get your keys. Please have your government photo ID ready. 
  • Once you arrive at your residence, you will be directed to park in close proximity to your Residence building. We ask that you move your belongings in as efficiently as possible.
  • Wear your mask whenever you are interacting with staff. We require that you and anyone who is helping you move-in wear masks whenever you enter the building.
  •  After you have moved all of your belongings in, please proceed to the designated parking areas where you can park for up to 3 hours.

 Note: Early move-in is not available and overnight parking around residences is NOT permitted.

Driving Directions – Main Campus

All students moving into buildings on main campus will pick up their keys at Victoria Hall front desk

Victoria Hall on a sunny summer day.

Directions to Victoria Hall

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #615 to Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard
  2. Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd to Johnson Street
  3. Turn left on Johnson Street
  4. Continue on Johnson Street, to University Avenue
  5. Turn right on University Avenue
  6. Turn right on Bader Lane
  7. In front of Victoria Hall (75 Bader Lane), our staff will direct you to an area to pull over. The student will enter Victoria Hall to check in and get their keys. A driver must stay in the vehicle.

Parking Directions

  • Turn right on Albert St.
  • Turn right on Union St.
  • Enter Tindall parking lot
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)

Leonard Dining Hall in summer, view from Albert Street

Directions to Leonard Hall

  • Turn right on to Bader Lane
  • Turn left on to Albert St.
  • Turn right on to King St.
  • Turn right on to Collingwood St.
  • Turn right on to Queen’s Crescent
  • Follow directions of staff to pull over in front of Leonard Hall to park and unload

Parking Directions

  • Turn left on to Albert St.
  • Turn right on to Union St.
  • Enter Tindall parking lot
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)

Directions to Brant House, McNeill House, Morris Hall

  • Turn right on to Bader Lane
  • Turn left on to Albert St.
  • Follow directions of staff to pull over in front of Brant House, McNeill House. or Morris Hall to unload

Parking Directions

  • Continue southbound on Albert St.
  • Turn right on King St.
  • Turn right on Collingwood St.
  • Turn right on Union St.
  • Enter Tindall parking lot
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)

Gordon-Brockington Hall on a sunny summer day.

Directions to Gordon Brockington House

  • Turn right on to Bader Lane
  • Turn left on to Albert St.
  • Turn right on to King St.
  • Turn right on to Collingwood St.
  • Follow directions of staff to pull over in front of Gordon Brockington House to park and unload

Parking Directions

  • Continue northbound on Collingwood
  • Turn right on Union St.
  • Enter Tindall parking lot
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)

Chown Hall

Directions to Chown Hall

  • Turn left on to Bader Lane
  • Turn right on to University
  • Turn right on to Stuart St.
  • Follow directions of staff to pull over in front of Chown Hall to park and unload

Parking Directions

  • Continue northbound on Collingwood
  • Turn right on Albert St.
  • Turn right on Union St.
  • Enter Tindall parking lot
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)


Watts Hall

Directions to Watts Hall

  • Turn left on to Bader Lane
  • Turn right on to University
  • Turn right on to Stuart St.
  • Turn right on to Albert St
  • Follow directions of staff to pull over in front of Watts Hall to park and unload

Parking Directions

  • Continue northbound on Albert St.
  • Turn right on Union St.
  • Enter Tindall parking lot
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)

Directions to Leggett Hall

  • Turn left on to Bader Lane
  • Turn right on to University
  • Turn right on to Stuart St.
  • Turn left into the parking lot for the University Club to unload

Parking Directions

  • Exit via the service lane on to Albert St. Turn left.
  • Turn right on King St.
  • Turn right on Collingwood St.
  • Turn right on Union
  • Enter Tindall parking lot
  • Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)


Driving Directions – Jean Royce Hall

Students moving into Jean Royce Hall will receive their keys at the Jean Royce Hall front desk.

Jean Royce Hall

  1. From Highway 401, take exit #615 to Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard
  2. Continue south on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard to Union Street
  3. Turn RIGHT on Union Street
  4. Continue on Union Street to Jean Royce Hall
  5. Turn right at the Jean Royce Hall entrance

Parking Directions

• Volunteers will direct you to parking at the back of the building
• Park your vehicle (3 hours MAXIMUM)


 Arriving by taxi or public transit

 If you are arriving by taxi or public transit, when prompted when you are selecting your move-in time, please let us know how you are arriving. You will be given information regarding the proper building to go to pick up your keys before going to your Residence room.


Meal Plans

Queen’s University Hospitality Services provides students living in residence with a hearty meal plan that suits the varying appetites of our student body. Upon acceptance of your residence offer, you will automatically be enrolled in the residence meal plan. The cost will be automatically included in your residence fees.

Your meal plan includes:

  • 19 meals per week – 19 all-you-care-to-eat meals per week in your choice of 3 different dining halls.
  • 200 Trade a Meals (TAM) – Our Trade a Meal option allows you to “trade-in” one of your dining hall meals for a designated Trade a Meal specials in retail! Simply look for the TAM logo in any of our PARTICIPATING retail locations on campus and let the cashier know you would like to use your meal plan TAM for that meal!
  • 150 Flex $ – You receive $150 Flex $ on top of your dining hall meals to start off the semester. Your Flex $ are on your student card and work like cash. You can use these on snack items in retail like drinks, baked goods or Fresh to Go items. You can also use them on top of a TAM meal if you want to add something extra like dessert or a piece of fruit! Don’t worry about running out of Flex $, you can add more at any time! Read the meal plan Terms & Conditions.

    To respect physical distancing, retail and dining locations will not be available to those accompanying students during move-in. Students that need to be on campus will have access to the dining halls and select retail locations. All locations are limited to take-out only at this time. For a full list of dining locations and hours please visit the Hospitality Services website.

 Important information 

As the COVID-19 pandemic response continues to evolve on campus, please refer to the Hospitality COVID-19 webpage and the Ontario COVID-19 response framework for further information on how we are keeping you safe in our dining locations. 

Please bring your student identification card with you to available dining halls and retail food locations. Your student ID card is your Meal Card and is your payment method for your food purchases on campus. Without it, you will have to use another form of payment. 

Please wear your mask and follow the directional arrows and physical distancing floor markers. Our dining halls have separate entrances and exits. 

To access Leonard Dining Hall enter through the Gord-Brockington tunnel. To access the Ban Righ Dining Hall use the West end door. Entrance signage will be provided.  

Stay the recommended 2 meters apart from others, even with students who are in your household. 

Students are required to use the Queen’s SeQure App for self-screening and show green status before lining-up to collect their take-out order. 

 

Take-out and mobile ordering    

With the rising cases of COVID-19 in our local community, we strongly encourage you to limit your contact with others. As of Dec 26, 2020, Kingston entered lockdown status, meaning that all dining halls and retail locations on campus have moved to take-out only. Use the new Order Food Online tool found in the Student Residence & Dining Portal to order your meals ahead of time from the dining halls. 

Have a few questions concerning your meal plan? Consult our FAQs! If you still have questions, feel free to email dining@queensu.ca.


Packing List

Here’s what to bring:

  • bedding and a favourite pillow*
  • ethernet cable and wireless router*
  • a small fridge* (7cubic feet or smaller)
  • mask
  • ear plugs
  • bathrobe and container for soap, shampoo, etc. shower flip flops
  • laundry basket or bag
  • desk lamp
  • hangers
  • memory foam
  • alarm clock
  • storage boxes for your room
  • favourite books and decorations
  • sticky-tack adhesive for decorations
  • dishware and eating utensils
  • a small first aid kit, thermometer, hand sanitizer flashlight and batteries
  • winter clothing (scarves, hats, coats, etc.)
  • semi-formal wear

*All single plus rooms require queen sheets and all other rooms require twin XL sheets.
When you receive your room assignment, visit our website to check your building page
for details on bedsheet sizes, wired/wireless internet and fridges.

We Provide:

  • a bed (some buildings have singles, others have doubles)
  • a dresser and a mirror
  • a desk and chair
  • a bookshelf and bulletin board
  • a closet or wardrobe
  • internet access in each room
  • laundry facilities and a reloadable laundry card

Some buildings have wired internet access, while others have wireless.
Every building has a common room, microwave, kettle and toaster.

*All floors also have an iron, ironing board and a vacuum.

Please leave at home:

  • beer bottles and drinking games
  • alcohol and illegal drugs
  • hotplates, toaster ovens, microwaves, rice cookers and small cooking appliances
  • candles, fireworks or firecrackers
  • halogen lamps or sunlamps
  • large stereos
  • furniture – rooms come furnished, and you are not permitted to remove any furniture from your room
  • weapons of any type or size (martial arts weapons must be stored outside of residence)
  • pets – with the exception of approved service animals

Leave at home: hotplates/appliances with heating elements and small cooking appliances (deep fryer, rice cooker, microwave ovens, immersion heater, bread makers, etc) if you do choose to bring a kettle or toaster, we ask that you use it only in the common room.

Please note that Queen’s is a smoke and vape-free campus.


Before Coming to Residence – ResNet System Requirements

To be able to connect to Queen’s ResNet system, you must have:

  • A Windows or Mac-based personal computer with a currently supported operating system.
  • A 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet compatible network interface or one available USB port for an external network adapter.
  • If your computer is wireless only, then you will need to install your own wireless router on your ResNet Ethernet connection.

Ensure that you have an Ethernet cable! Whether you connect your computer to the ResNet wall jack directly or use a wireless router, you must ensure that you have an Ethernet cable to plug into the wall jack. Most wireless routers have an Ethernet cable in the package, otherwise, you will need to purchase one.

For more information about internet in residence please visit our internet services page.

Please read the New Student IT Guide before coming to residences.

Have questions? Email us!

reslife@queensu.ca


Move-In FAQs

For information on the implications of the current stay-at-home order in residence, please visit the Current Students page.

Move-In and Pre-Arrival

Are masks required during move-in?

Yes. Masks are required to be worn in residence at all times during the move-in process. We ask that everyone helping students move-in, bring a mask and wear them throughout the entire move-in process, including while interacting with staff inside all residence buildings.

I need help moving my things in. How many helpers can I have to assist me with move-in?

A maximum of two helpers are permitted in residence when moving your articles into your room. Masks are required to be worn by everyone, including your helpers during the move-in process.

I require additional assistance moving in.

If you need specific assistance moving in, please contact us in advance at reslife@queensu.ca.

I’m shopping for residence, what should I bring?

Our handy checklist and move-in video can help you figure out what to bring to residence, and what to leave at home. Bedrooms and furnishings vary from building to building, so review the building pages information (link) when considering buying  bedsheets, fridges and wireless routers.

What if I am sick? Can I still move in?

Do not move in if you are sick. Please contact reslife@queensu.ca to alert us that you are ill, and we will delay your arrival date.

I’m coming from within Canada, but outside of Ontario. Do I have to self-isolate?

Individuals who arrive or return to Ontario during the province wide shutdown period should self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. You can do so in your assigned residence room, only going out to get food from dining halls or for medical appointments or other essential services.

I live outside of Canada. Can I complete my 14-day quarantine in residence?

All students arriving from outside Canada are required by the Government of Canada to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.  Residence isolation opens as of January 6th.  International students should have received an email from residences with instructions on filling out the international travel form to arrange quarantine plans for your arrival.  If you did NOT receive the email and ARE an International student, please email reslife@queensu.ca.