First Year Student Residence Application

Residence Commitment

The First-Year Student Residence Application is for undergraduate students entering the first year of a full-time, direct entry, on-campus degree program.

Queen’s will guarantee a space in residence for:

  • Students who receive an offer of admission to Queen’s on or before April 15, 2024 
  • International students who receive an offer of admission to Queen’s on or before June 1, 2024
  • Indigenous students who receive an offer of admission to Queen’s on or before June 1, 2024

It is anticipated that 90%+ of all offers of admission will include a residence guarantee.

To remain eligible for the guarantee, you must apply for residence and pay the deposit by the application deadline of June 3, 2024, at 4 pm ET.

Apply to Residence

If you receive an offer of admission after April 15, 2024, that does not contain a residence guarantee, and you apply for residence and pay the deposit by the deadline of June 3, 2024, at 4 pm ET, then you will be placed in a lottery for access to residence. You will be notified by June 6 whether you have a residence space.

If you receive an offer of admission after June 3, 2024, you may apply to the residence waitlist.

Residence offers will continue to be made, as spaces become available over the summer.

Please refer to your offer letter from Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment if you are not sure if residence is guaranteed for you.

Important Dates & Deadlines

March 6 - June 3, 2024 - Residence application open.

June 3, 2024 - Residence deposit and application due by 4:00 pm ET.

June 3, 2024 - Last day to make changes to your Residence Application. Changes are due by 4:00 pm ET.

June 3, 2024 - Deadline to submit Residence Accommodation Forms (health/non-health). Forms must be submitted by 4:00 pm ET.

Health and Non-Health Accommodations

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 3, 2024, at 4:00 pm ET. Forms received after this date will be reviewed on an ongoing basis but room availability may be limited, and late accommodation requests may not be able to be resolved prior to self-selection or move-in.

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 with in multi-occupancy room types (i.e., 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 Unique Communities

Living Learning 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
  • Leadership
  • Women in STEM

The faculty-based communities are:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Concurrent Education

If you wish to be in an LLC you must apply as part of the residence application.

Unique Communities

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 (ACNP)
  • Woman identified
  • Pet friendly

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

More information about the location of the LLCs and Unique Communities will be provided prior to self-selection.  

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 Unique Communities page


The $525 residence deposit and residence application are both due on June 3, 2024 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, 2024 (please note dates are subject to change)
  • The second half of your residence fees are due on January 6, 2025 (please note dates are subject to change) 

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 3, 2024 at 4:00 pm ET, deadline.

If payment is made less than five (5) business days before the fee deadline, it is likely that your payment will not be posted to SOLUS by that date. Consequently, we strongly 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 2024-2025 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. 

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