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Information for students moving out of residences

After it was confirmed that there will be no in-person exams this semester, Queen’s University has requested that all students who are able, move out of residence by noon on Sunday, March 22, and complete the remainder of their program requirements remotely.

 In order to move out of residence, students are required to:

  • Remove all belongings from their room
  • Take garbage and recycling to their building’s garbage room
  • Lock the door and ensure windows are closed
  • Hand residence keys in at the Victoria Hall front desk or the Jean Royce Hall front desk (open 24 hours)
For up-to-date information, visit the Queen's Coronavirus COVID-19 Information website.

For additional information regarding move-out procedures and storage options visit the move-out page.

Students in residence completing their move-out by March 22, according to the above expectations, will receive a fees refund, credited to their student account, in the amount of $1150.  In addition, $700 flex dollars will be added to their student card for use in campus food locations in the next academic year.  These amounts were determined on the basis of average room rates across all types and approximate values of the food portion of your room and board overall fees. Note that students in loft doubles will receive a refund of $575 to their student account and $700 flex.  

Students who have left residence but still need to return to remove their belongings, and are unable to do so by March 22, should email reslife@queensu.ca to describe the circumstances.  If students need to leave belongings beyond March 22, they will not be eligible for the room portion of the refund, however they will still receive the $700 flex dollars, provided that their belongings are claimed by May 1.  Unclaimed items left in rooms after May 1 will be considered abandoned, and will be disposed of.

The university understands that some students are unable to leave residence at this time and want them to know that they will continue to be welcome here and food will continue to be available. Students who need to remain in residence past March 22 must register and receive confirmation to stay.  Please fill out the Residence Stayover Form on the Student Housing Gateway at https://studentweb.housing.queensu.ca/; you will receive a confirmation email from the Residence Life Office indicating approval based on residence conduct history.  Please note that you may be required to relocate to a different residence space to accommodate operational needs and social distancing guidelines from Public Health.  Dining halls and front desks will remain operational, though hours of operation may change and will be communicated via the linked websites.