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Resources for Parents and Guardians of Students

At Queen's, our welcoming living and learning environments offer students the programs and services needed to be successful. Of course, students still look to their parents or guardians for guidance.

This page is designed to provide you, Queen's parents and guardians, with information and resources to empower your student to succeed, both academically and personally, at Queen's.

Important Dates


  • April 1: Last date to apply for a Dual Degree (Summer Term)
  • April 7: Winter Term classes end
  • April 8-12: Pre-exam study period
  • April 11: Last day to apply to Continuing and Distance Studies for Summer Term (May-June/May-July sessions)
  • April 13-27: Exam period. Please note: To maintain a quiet study environment, students are required to move out of residences within 24 hours of their last exam.
  • April 14: Good Friday (university is closed)
  • April 30: Deadline for required documents for all applicants
  • April 30: Deadline for apply to graduate for Spring 2017 and to reserve Convocation guest tickets.


  • May 1: Deadline for response to offers of admission for students not attending high school in Ontario. *Check your offer carefully for response date.
  • May 1: Summer Term classes begin
  • May 1: Tuition due for Summer Term (May-June/May-July)
  • May 5: Last day to add/drop classes (May-June/May-July)
  • May 12: Last day to drop Summer Term classes without financial penalty (May-July)
  • May 12: Release date for Winter 2017 grades
  • May 20: Admission decisions complete and posted on SOLUS
  • May 22: Victoria Day (university is closed)
  • May 25-June 9: Spring 2017 Convocation
  • May 26: Last day to drop classes for May-June sessions
  • May 31: Deadline to apply for the Summer General Bursary

Sessional dates:

  • When making travel plans, be sure to check the sessional dates specific to your student's faculty/school.
  • Academic calendars provide additional information on regulations, policies, programs, courses and degree requirements; or visit your student's faculty site for more details.

Fees and deadlines:

Other important and timely updates are available in the monthly newsletters sent to students by the Registrar's Office. (See also: Information for Parents and Guardians.)

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Parents of First-Year Students
Parents of International Students
The Paperwork
Housing and Residence
  • Subscribe to Campus Connection – a newsletter for parents by Queen's Residences, and visit the Parents section of their website
  • About meal plans: For students living both on and off campus
  • Queen's Community Housing manages university-owned off-campus student rental properties and operates a service where local landlords list available student rental units.
  • Student-Community Relations (formerly "Town Gown"): Bringing students and community together, providing guidance and fostering a spirit of community
  • City of Kingston: Information for residents including garbage, recycling, parking and property-related services and rules
Health, Wellness and Safety
Learning Support