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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.

[Parent Information Nights]

For parents of first-year students:

You are invited to attend one of our Parent Information Nights to learn about supporting your student's transition to life at Queen's.

  • October 18: Calgary
  • October 19: Vancouver
  • October 26: Greater Toronto Area

Important Dates


  • October 3: Winter term residence fees posted to SOLUS
  • October 10: Thanksgiving Day (university is closed)
  • October 15: Last date to apply in SOLUS to graduate for Fall 2016. For more, please see: Applying for Graduation
  • October 16: University Day (Queen's 175th anniversary!)
  • October 30: Deadline for reserving Convocation guest seating. See faculty-specific dates.
  • October 31: Deadline to apply for a General Bursary


  • November 4: Last date to drop classes for partial refund
  • November 5 & 19: Fall Preview – applicants and families are invited to come and learn about Queen's!
  • November 7: Last day to report an exam conflict
  • November 7: Last day to register for special exam arrangements
  • November 15: Last day to apply for admission to the Upper-Year Program at the Bader International Study Centre for Winter Term
  • November 15-17: Fall Convocation

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