Moving In

Move-in Day is Saturday, August 31st, 2019!
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!

Getting to Residence

Once you get your residence assignment*, you will be designated a move in time based on your building. There are four possible move-in times: 8:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm. Please do not arrive on campus to move-in before your designated move-in time.

Each building will be assigned to a colour zone with a coded map so that you can easily navigate to your residence. Follow the directions associated with your zone on the map we provide; do not use google maps or another GPS system as there will be street closures and re-routes not accounted for on these systems.

Once you arrive at your residence, we have a STOP, DROP and GO PARK policy. You will be directed to a drop zone near your building. Students will be dropped off along with their belongings, while the driver stays with the vehicle and then proceeds to their designated parking areas where they can park for up to 3 hours.

Stop, Drop and Go Park image

*Your specified move in time will be sent to your Queen’s email address.

Residence is more than just a place to stay while you attend university. Here, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to meet and make friends with students who have diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, values and interests from you.

Your Room Assignment

We use a computerized lottery process to assign our rooms. You are randomly assigned a lottery number, and may be assigned to a single, single plus, double, loft double, triple or quad room depending on your lottery number and the availability of your preferred room type.

The room assignment process takes some time as we work through separate lotteries to manage assignments. Some examples of these lotteries include: health and non-health accommodations, preferred roommate requests and living learning communities. We’ll be sending room assignments to students on a staggered schedule in the months of July and August.

Residence Fee Schedule

ResNetSeptember 30th
Student CouncilSeptember 30th
Residence & Meal Plan50% September 30th
50% January 31st

Fees include a mandatory meal plan. More information about meal plans can be found at

Packing List

An accessible version of the packing list can be found here.

We provide infographic for 2019

Leave these items at home infographic for 2019

Packing List infographic for 2019

Note: If you are interested in purchasing bed linens, pillows, bath packages and other personal items to be delivered directly to your residence room, please contact Campus Linens at: For Leggett Hall, Watts Hall, Brant House, & David C. Smith House, please order linen packages 4A or 4B. Packages 1A to 3B will work for all other residences.

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.

Please read the New Student IT Guide before coming to residences

Families and Supports

Subscribe to Campus Connection, our monthly newsletter for families of students in residence:

What’s open on Move-In Day?

Please visit the websites for the following locations for information about their hours of operation on Move-In Day:

Have questions? Call us!

Residence Admissions
Tel: 613-533-2550

Residence Life Office
Tel: 613-533-6790