First Year Student Residence Application

For the 2022-23 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 the June 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm ET, deadline.

We have a range of room types and washroom configurations across our residence buildings. The first-year guarantee is for a space in residence, and not for a particular room type or building.
This guarantee is provided in anticipation of a return to full occupancy across our residence system, and the continuation of our close collaboration with the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health Unit on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If the status of the pandemic changes significantly, and we are required to reduce occupancy in residence, this would impact the first-year guarantee.

Queen’s is committed to providing our residence community with a safe and healthy environment. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s has been working closely with provincial and local public health experts with the primary objectives of protecting the health and safety of our community and preserve the ability of our healthcare system to serve the local community. The Ontario Government has now lifted most public health measures. 

If the situation changes and measures are reimposed provincially or locally, residence-specific health and safety protocols may be implemented. These could include reduced residence capacity (which would affect the first-year guarantee), the closure of certain residence spaces, restrictions on guests, and vaccination, masking, physical distancing, self-isolation and testing requirements. Measures could also include COVID-related restrictions in campus dining hall and retail food service operations, which would impact the delivery of meal plan services.  

If you have questions about residence or are interested in living in residence for the 2022-23 academic year, please contact us at or via LiveChat on our website during business hours, Monday to Friday.



Important Dates & Deadlines

March 1 - June 8, 2022 - Residence Application open.

June 8, 2022   - Residence deposit due by 4:00 pm ET.

June 8, 2022 - Last day to make changes to your Residence Application. Changes are due by 4:00 pm ET.

June 8, 2022 - Deadline to submit Health and Non-Health Accommodation Form. The form must be submitted by 4:00 pm ET.




If you require specific accommodations – either health or non-health related, as part of your residence application, you must use our Residence Health/non-Health accommodation forms found on the Student Residence and Dining Portal. The deadline for applying for accommodations is June 8, 2022, 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! 

Roommate Groups

On your residence application, you will have the opportunity to create a roommate group. This selection will allow you to identify roommates you would like to live with in multi-occupancy room types (ie.  double, loft double, triple, or quad). The group members can choose their 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 Brant House and McNeill House, with single-plus, single, double and loft double room types. 

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

The Study floor is in Leonard Hall, Alcohol and Cannabis not preferred is in Victoria Hall, and All Female Identified communities are in Adelaide and Ban Righ Halls. Single, double, loft double and triple room types are available. 

Students selected to live in an LLC or Preferred 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, 2022 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, 2022 
  • The second half of your residence fees are due on January 10, 2023  

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, 2022 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 2022-2023 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 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