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Resources for Families and Supports

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


  • Early July: Recommended deadline for OSAP application to ensure funding is available in September
  • July 2: Canada Day observed (university is closed)
  • July 3: Summer Term classes begin (July-August Session)
  • July 3: Application opens for Arts and Science Online for Fall Term
  • July 6: Residence cancellation deadline for partial refund
  • July 9: Last date to add/drop Summer Term (July-August) classes without financial penalty
  • July 15: First date to apply to graduate for Fall 2018
  • July 16: Fall-Winter course selection period begins
  • July 30: Last date to drop Summer Term (July-August classes) without academic penalty
  • July 31-August 3: Exam period (May-July classes)
  • July 31: Deadline to apply to the Upper-Year Program at the BISC for Fall Term


  • August 6: Civic Holiday (university is closed)
  • August 11: All awards posted to student accounts in SOLUS
  • August 15: APA requests due for students not paying fall tuition and SAL in full by Sept. 1
  • August 13: Summer Term classes end (July-August Session)
  • August 15-16: Exam Period (July-August Session)
  • August 22: Open Enrolment begins. (Not applicable to all students; see Guide to Registration and Fees)
  • August 26: Recommended deadline for fall tuition to ensure it is received by Sept. 1
  • August 27-September 13: Student ID Card validation open
  • Late August: Fall term residence fees posted in SOLUS

For incoming first-year undergraduates:

More resources:

 Next Steps – monthly checklists to help you prepare for September

 Summer Webinar Series – to help support your transition to life at Queen’s

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:

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: 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

Program-specific Information:

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