First Year Student Residence Application

For the 2023-24 academic year, Queen’s University will guarantee a residence space for incoming first-year students. You are guaranteed a space in residence when you submit your residence application and pay the $525 deposit by June 8, 2023, at 4:00 pm ET.

The first-year guarantee is for a space in residence, and not for a particular room type or building. We have a range of room types and washroom configurations across our residence buildings. The residence contract and associated fees are for the full academic year (i.e., both Fall and Winter terms). Specific dates are outlined on the Fees page.

Students and families should be reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic still has the potential to disrupt residence operations. If we are required to reduce occupancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic this will impact our ability to offer the first-year residence guarantee for the 2023-24 year.

If you have questions about residence or are interested in living in residence for the 2023-24 academic year, please contact us at or via LiveChat on our website during business hours, Monday to Friday.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

March 8 - June 8, 2023 - Residence Application open.

June 8, 2023   - Residence deposit due by 4:00 pm ET.

June 8, 2023 - Last day to make changes to your Residence Application. Changes are due by 4:00 pm ET.

June 8, 2023 - Deadline to submit Accommodation Form. The form must be submitted by 4:00 pm ET.




If you require specific accommodations, as part of your residence application, you must use our accommodation forms found on the Student Residence and Dining Portal. The deadline for applying for accommodations is June 8, 2023, at 4:00 pm ET. While we will consider late submissions, we may be limited in what accommodations we can provide after the deadline. 

Visit our accommodations page to learn more! 

Preferred Roommate Group

On your residence application, you will have the opportunity to create a preferred roommate group. This selection will allow you to identify roommates you would like to live within multi-occupancy room types (ie. double, loft double, triple, or quad). If you choose to create a preferred roommate group you are committing to living in a multioccupancy room with your identified roommate(s). Single plus rooms are not considered to be multioccupancy rooms and you will not be able to choose a single plus room type if you have a preferred roommate group. A lottery will determine each group member's self-selection date and time. The preferred roommate group can choose a multioccupancy room during any of the time slots assigned to the group members. The first member of the group to choose a room will pull the rest of the group members into the room. 

Living Learning and Preferred Communities

A Living Learning Community (LLC) is a unique residence community that offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in a common interest or field of study while living alongside like-minded peers. The interest-based Living and Learning Communities are Active Living, Creative Arts and Leadership. The faculty-based communities are Computer Science, Engineering, Science, Nursing and Social Science.

The eight LLC communities are in Smith House, Brant House, and Leonard Hall, with single-plus, single, double and loft double room types.

Unique communities are dedicated sections of a building for students who are interested in a specific community type. Our unique communities are: study floor, alcohol and cannabis not preferred, all female-identified, and pet friendly.

The Study floor is in Leonard Hall, Waldron Tower, and Endaayaan – Tkanónsote, Alcohol and Cannabis Not Preferred is in Victoria Hall and Leggett Hall, and All Female Identified communities are in Adelaide and Ban Righ Halls, while the Pet-Friendly community is located in Jean Royce Hall. Single, double, loft double and triple room types are available.

We will meet all requests to live in the Study floor and Alcohol and Cannabis Not Preferred communities.

Students selected to live in an LLC or unique community with complex health accommodations may need to be manually placed in a specific room type by the Residence Admissions team to ensure your accommodation is met.

Visit our Living Learning and Preferred Communities page


The $525 residence deposit and residence application are both due on June 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm ET.  
The remainder of your residence fees will be split into two payments. 

  • The first half of your residence fees are due on September 1, 2023 
  • The second half of your residence fees are due on January 10, 2024  

How to Pay your Deposit 

You can pay your residence deposit through online and telephone banking, or by wire transfer. We do not accept cheques or credit cards as forms of payment. To be considered for a space in residence, you must complete your application and submit your deposit before the June 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm ET, deadline. We encourage you to pay your deposit early as it can take 3-5 business days for your deposit to process.  

For more information on how to pay your fees visit our Residence Fees Page

View the 2023-2024 Residence Fees

Room Self Selection

Self-selection allows you to choose your own residence room and building based on availability during your self-selection date and time. Your self-selection date and time is based on a lottery system. Students with lower lottery numbers will have the option to pick first (more options of buildings and room types); students with higher lottery numbers will pick later/last in the selection process and will select from the remaining options. Your self-selection time slot will be sent to your Queen’s email in early July and self-selection will take place from mid to end of July. Reminder: The first-year guarantee is for a space in residence, and not for a particular room type or building.

If you are unable to select during your designated time, you will automatically go into the next self-selection group and so on until everyone has been given the chance to self-select. If you have not chosen a room when self-selection closes, the Residence Admissions team will place you based on the remaining room inventory. 

Learn more about the self-selection process