Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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[Smith House]

Living in Residence

Residence

Residence is more than just a place to stay while you attend university. Here, you’ll meet incredible people from around the world and learn some amazing things about yourself and others. Welcome to your home away from home!

Why Queen's Res?

  • We’ve got great social activities to keep you involved – from beach volleyball and charity fundraisers to free yoga classes.
  • The people you meet on your floor and in your building are a huge part of your university experience – you’ll build relationships that can last a lifetime.
  • Our dining halls have something for everyone, including students with allergies and special diets.
  • Residence life programming provides you with learning opportunities beyond the classroom, including workshops on budgeting, study tips, wellness and more.
  • Our student and professional staff are there for you – with a smile, advice, or a helping hand when you need it most.

Your room assignment: We use a computerized lottery process to assign students to a single, double, triple or quad room on main or west campus. Our buildings range from small buildings housing 68 students to larger halls with nearly 800 students – each one has its own unique characteristics and sense of community!

Your meal plan, included in your residence fee, allows you to eat in the dining halls or at one of our 21 retail locations on campus.

Our dining halls feature all-you-care-to-eat service, with a wide selection of gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other options at every meal.

Food allergies? Contact us for a private consultation with our Dietician and Wellness Manager – we’re here to help you make safe food choices.
Visit our hospitality services website at: dining.queensu.ca

By the numbers

More than 90% of first-year students choose residence!

Our 17 unique residence buildings accommodate:

  • more than 4,500 students from ~ 90 countries
  • more than 180 live-in student staff
  • 3 dining halls
  • 21 retail food outlets, including 3 coffee lounges in residence

[Photo by Garrett Elliott]

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