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.
- December 1: Major Admission Awards applications due for students applying to Queen's for 2017-18
- December 1: Early admission offers are sent out. Applications will be assessed until mid-May
- December 1: Upper-year Residence Applications open
- December 1: First date to apply to graduate for Spring 2017
- December 3-7: Fall Term pre-examination study period
- December 6: Commemoration Day (academics cancelled)
- December 7-22: Exam period. Please note: Students must leave residences within 24 hours of last exam.
- December 15: APA requests due for students not paying winter tuition and SAL by January 10
- December 26: University closed for holiday season
- January 9: Winter Term classes begin
- January 10: Winter Term tuition and Student Assistance Levy due in full
- January 13: Deadline to apply for 2017-2018 Exchange Programs
- January 20: Last day to add or drop Winter Term classes without financial penalty
- January 24: Career Services Summer Job Fair
- January 25: Engineering and Technology Career Fair
- January 31: Winter Term Residence fees due
- 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:
- Detailed information can be found in the 2016-2017 Guide to Registration and Fees.
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- Academic support Counselling, learning strategies and skills workshops are available through Student Academic Success Services (SASS).
- Academic accommodations Students with disabilities must register with Accessibility Services. Visit the Accessibility Hub for other helpful resources and information.
- Student employment Deadlines for Residence jobs throughout January. (Apply to be a Don by Jan. 6). Check out Career Services for listings, career fairs and other resources.
- Food options on campus Learn all about our meal plans and nutrition resources available while dining on campus.
- Supports for students with severe allergies What you need to know about food allergies and how to identify allergy-related needs when applying to residence.
- Your student travelling to and from Kingston Learn more about the Tricolour Express.
- Student health Learn about the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Visit the Student Health Services website and subscribe to a monthly health-related web magazine for parents of university students.
- Student safety See all Student Safety resources and our Safety and Security page for Emergency Service Listings.
- Residence living Sign up for Campus Connection, a monthly newsletter for parents on what's happening at Queen’s Residences.
- Off-campus housing Learn how the Student Community Relations Office can support students. Queen's Community Housing manages university-owned rental properties and operates a service where landlords can list available student accommodations. See the City of Kingston website for information on garbage, recycling, parking and property-related services and rules.
- Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources: A program to help ease the transition of new students and their families
- Undergraduate Admissions: Webinars for incoming students
- Residence Application
- Meal Plans, support for food allergies, and nutritional guidance for students
- First-Year Student Resources from Student Affairs
- Orientation Week (or "Frosh Week")
- Registrar Office: FAQs for Parents
- Getting around Kingston
- Traveling to and from Queen's on the Tricolour Express
- Queen's University International Centre (QUIC): Information on arriving in Canada, living in Kingston, Canadian taxes, health insurance, English language support and more
- Ways to Study at Queen's, including Exchange Opportunities and Queen's School of English
- Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux
- NEWTS Orientation for incoming exchange, international, castle and transfer students
- Acculturation and Transition to Life and Academic Success (ATLAS): Orientation sessions for first year international undergraduate students to help ease the transition to Canada and Kingston
- Financial Assistance for International and U.S. Students and other Funding Resources to study at Queen's or abroad
- Required Documents (for Undergraduate Admission)
- Writing Centre for International Students
- Undergraduate Admission: Information on applying and transferring to Queen's
- Office of the Registrar: Information for Parents and Guardians, including fees, schedules, sessional dates and Parent FAQs
- Next Steps: A website for incoming undergraduate students (updated from May - September)
- Academic Calendars: Course descriptions, regulations and key dates
- Financial assistance/student awards
- Income tax forms
- Health and dental insurance
- Submit your Family Contact Form
- 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
- Students in Crisis Service Listing
- Queen's Emergency Service Listing
- The Student Affairs website has information on Student Safety and Sexual Assault Resources
- Health Services: A division of Student Wellness Services
- Counselling Services provides Information for Parents and Transition Support
- Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) offers a number of supports for students with disabilities
- Student Health 101: The "Parent Perspective" - a monthly publication from Student Wellness Services
- Student Academic Success Services: Academic support and skills development
- Q Success: A transition program for students entering first year
- Bounce Back for first-year undergraduate students in need of academic support
- Queen's Learning Commons: Support services and meeting place located within Stauffer Library
- Accessibility Services: Academic accommodations for students with disabilities
- How Can I Help My Student? – Information on student development for parents and guardians
- Academic Integrity: Policies and information related to Academic Integrity at Queen's
- See also: The Parent's Guide to Queen's Engineering
(available from the Engineering and Applied Science Prospective Student site)