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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


  • September 1: Fall Tuition and SAL due in full. (See Payment Methods
  • September 1: Fall Term begins
  • September 5: Labour Day (university is closed)
  • September 4: Move-in Day for incoming students. (Check your assigned time from Residence. Attend a Parent Information Session)
  • September 4-11: Orientation Week
  • September 12: Fall Term classes begin
  • September 23: Last date to add/drop classes without financial penalty
  • September 30: Total student account balance due (Fall Residence, Student Activity Fees, UHIP)
  • September 30: AMS opt out period ends for Student Activity Fees and Health and Dental Coverage


  • 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

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.)

You Might be Thinking About...

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