Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
There is a variety of housing accommodation both on and off campus including University residences, student co-operatives, apartments and house rentals.
Prospective students receive an application form for admission to residence. Students are advised to secure accommodation early. In considering living arrangements, note that the academic year begins in September and ends in April. While many leases are 12-month leases, there are various places which have eight-month contracts. Many first year planning students find it financially advantageous to rent accommodation which offers an eight-month lease, since most students will undertake an internship or travel outside Kingston for the summer between first and second year.
For those graduate students who wish to live in residence, Queen's University offers a choice of three residences. Graduate Residence and Harkness Hall are for graduate students. Jean Royce Hall accommodates graduate and undergraduate students. The Science 44 Co-op is a nonprofit organization which provides housing and meals to Queen's University and St. Lawrence College students. It has 18 houses with six to 11 members per house. The Science 44 Co-op has eight-month meal plans and four-month meal plans. The Apartment and Housing Service manages the two University-owned rental apartment complexes, John Orr Tower and An Clachan located in West Campus. However, these have 12-month leases.
The Housing Services office located at 169 University Avenue provides accommodation listings in the Kingston area for students and landlords. Detailed rental units list are updated daily and can be viewed at the office or online. Those who can only find 12-month leases may choose to sublet during the summer if not remaining in Kingston.
The Queen's International Centre can help incoming international students find appropriate housing.
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