Get Ready for SOAR this July!

Move toward feeling more comfortable with your transition to university life! Register for Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR). The SOAR program runs throughout the month of July. Programming varies depending on your faculty/program, so make sure you register for the correct day. Please note that Arts & Science also includes students in Concurrent Education, Computing, and Kinesiology and Physical Education. Students heading to the Bader International Study Centre in the fall should register for one of the BISC days, and not for Arts & Science.

Registration fees for SOAR 2016 are $45 +HST for student tickets and $30 +HST for guest tickets. There is a maximum of 2 guest tickets per student. The fee includes all programming, light refreshments upon your arrival in the morning, an all-you-can-eat lunch, and a parking permit for your program day.

Transition Tip of the Week!

Now that everyone’s applications and deposits are in, moving your student into residence is quickly becoming a reality! Soon, your student will begin their journey at Queen’s and starting a new adventure. Over the next few months, transition tips for parents and students will be posted periodically to help you prepare for residence – from Move In Day to Move Out.

This week’s Tip of the Week is all about Encouragement.

Encourage your student to contact us with any questions. Privacy laws prohibit us from discussing their residence agreement with you unless they provide us with written consent.  By asking their own questions, they’ll begin the transition to a more independent lifestyle – and they’ll feel that much more comfortable asking questions while in residence.

If you or your student would like to attend information sessions, find opportunities to connect with upper-year students, faculty and staff, get some extra preparation for new academic expectations, and be introduced to on-campus resources and support services, why not register for our Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)? 

Submit Your Application & Deposit

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Your application & deposit must be submitted by today (June 8th) at 4pm EST!


  • Telephone/online banking payments can take up to 5 business days to reach us.
  • Your application will not be processed until your deposit is received.
  • You can pay your deposit online, by telephone banking or by wire transfer. We do not accept cheques or credit cards.
  • Late applicants will be placed on a waiting list for residence.
  • $325.00 of your $525.00 deposit is refundable if you cancel in writing to Residence Admissions at by July 3, 2016.
  • Half of the balance of your residence fees are due September 30, 2016; the remainder is due January 31, 2017.


Next Steps:

While you’re applying for residence (or if you’ve done so already), why not register for SOAR? Queen’s Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) is a one-day program for incoming first-year students and their families that is designed to help ease the transition to university life. Information sessions, and opportunities to connect with upper-year students, faculty and staff, will prepare students for new academic expectations, answer their questions, and introduce them to on-campus resources and support services.


*Deadline not applicable to Exchange Students, who have until July 1st. 

Discover Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are floors or clusters of rooms where students with similar interests and values live together. This allows students to:

  • share goals, projects, and challenges – and make like-minded friends!
  • benefit from peer- and professionally-led support, created with the students’ interests and development in mind

Did you indicate whether you wanted to live in an LLC on your residence application? Read the Queen’s LLC Guide Book to learn more.