The Residence Experience


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 with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, values and interests from you.

You’ll be invited to participate in a variety of social activities, cultural events and educational programs. We encourage you to try new things and to find the right balance to support your personal and social interests and your health and well-being, as well as your academic goals.


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Queen’s Residence Life believes in providing an environment where you can feel a sense of belonging, have diverse opportunities to build resiliency, and where you can access support toward achieving academic success.

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Learn more about the services we offer in residence

Residence Application Process and Information

Applications for the 2020/2021 academic year are now closed.


How to apply in 4 steps

If you are planning to live in residence, and have been offered admission to Queen’s, please complete the application process and submit your deposit by 4:00 p.m. EDT., June 8, 2020.

Step 1: Accept your offer of admission to Queen’s on the Ontario University Application Centre.

Step 2: Login to the NetID profile manager webpage and activate your NetID account using the 8 digit student ID number provided to you at the time of your Queen’s application.

Step 3: Complete your residence application.

Step 4: Pay your $525 (CDN) residence deposit.


Residence Fees

The $525 residence deposit is due with the residence application on June 8, 2021. The remainder of your residence fees will be split in two. The first half is due by September 30, 2021, and the second half is due by January 31, 2022.

Residence applications will not be processed until your deposit is received

Learn more about our residence fee schedule, deposits, information and refund policy here.


Living Learning communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are floors or clusters of rooms where students with similar interests and values live together and engage in creative, social, and educational programming related to the topic of their specific community. 

Academic Faculty-Based Floors

  • Computer Science Floor
  • Nursing Floor
  • Science Floor

Interest-Based Floors

  • Active Living Floor
  • Bimaadiziwin Ka’nikonhriyo (Indigenous & Allies) Floor
  • Creative Arts Floor
  • Eco-Friendly Floor
  • Leadership Floor

Read about our communities.

LLCs provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Meet like-minded friends
  • Connect with a variety of Queen’s Faculty outside of the classroom
  • Share goals, projects, and challenges
  • Benefit from peer and professionally-led events created with students’ interests and development in mind

Core LLC Experiences

  • Learning Lunches: Shared lunches with faculty or staff members
  • Bi-Weekly Community Meetings: Led by LLC Don where current programs and events are discussed
  • Leadership Skill-Building Workshops: All members of the LLCs come together to improve leadership skills and network
  • LLC Legacy Project: A year-long project that each LLC will pass on to the incoming LLC students

Click here to see the Living-Learning Communities Viewbook


Lifestyle Based communities

Study Floor

Open to:  students who are interested in a study-focused environment. Our study floor, featuring 22 hours of quiet each day, is ideal for students looking for a quiet living atmosphere within residence. Residents and their guests both agree to abide by the principles of this floor by maintaining low noise levels

Alcohol & Cannabis not preferred community

Open to:  students who are willing to make an affirmative commitment to maintaining a living environment free from alcohol, cannabis and other drugs.  Led by their Don, students in this community will be asked to take an active role in creating a community agreement that outlines community expectations, norms and desires.  You may be interested in this community if you:

  • have made a conscious choice not to engage in substance use (alcohol, cannabis or other drugs)
  • make this choice based on personal or family history with substance abuse, or addiction, personal or faith-based convictions or for any other reason.

In this community, students will find less peer pressure to use substances and more support in choosing not to consume.


Accommodations

If you require specific accommodations, either health or non-health related as part of your residence application, submit your request using our required Residence Health/non-Health accommodation forms.  These forms are due by the June 8 deadline, along with your application. For more information and to access the forms, please visit the accommodation page link here.


Roommate matching

You are able to request a specific roommate on the residence application. Students wanting to room together will need to choose a group leader.  The group leader will need to click the “create group” button on the application and invite others to join the group.  The student(s) invited will then be responsible for accepting or declining the invitation.  Students must accept or decline by the June 8 application deadline.  The group leader will be able to check the status of who has accepted or declined.

Please keep in mind the following when requesting a roommate(s)

  • You cannot choose roommates in single plus rooms – these are not shared rooms.
  • The leader must know all of the potential roommates’ full name(s) in Solus and eight-digit student ID number(s)
  • Any changes to the group and all acceptances must be completed by June 8, 2020.
  • Be sure to discuss your building preferences with your roommate(s) in advance of the self-selection week in July. Whichever roommate has the earliest self-selection window will be responsible for choosing the room for the group.

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee roommate matches.


Frequently Asked Questions

I’m having trouble connecting with my health care provider to get my accommodation form filled out. What should I do?

Some health care providers are doing phone appointments to fill out the accommodation forms.  If your regular Health Care Provider is unable to do this you could ask  another health care provider (specialist) who has knowledge of your health condition.  Keep in mind that the forms are not due until June 8th so depending on the evolving COVID-19 situation, you may be able to have your form filled out at a later date while still meeting our deadline.  If you are unable to have your form filled out by mid-May, please contact reshouse@queensu.ca and the Admissions Manager can discuss some other options.

I have more questions – who can I contact?

Please email reshouse@queensu.ca and someone from our team will be happy to assist you.