Self-selection is the process we use to determine your residence building and room. The online self-selection platform allows you to log in and view available bed spaces across our 18 residence buildings.
After you have applied and paid your deposit by the June deadline, a lottery process assigns you a number which determines your room self-selection date and time. If you have a lower number, you’ll have an earlier self-selection dates and time, and will be selecting from a larger pool of available buildings and room types. If you have a higher number, your self-selection date and time will be later, meaning there will be less inventory available when you select.
We strongly encourage you to plan ahead and have a list of your preferred buildings and room types (in order), ready to go, when you log in on your self-selection day and time.
You will be able to search available rooms/beds by various attributes, including by building, room type, carpet free, etc. Once you’ve selected your building, you can choose your floor and then you will see the rooms available on that floor. Depending on the available inventory at the time of your selection, you can choose a room close to a lounge, near a bathroom, or an elevator (or not), depending on what is important to you!
Self-Selection Dates for 2023
July 13: We will email you at your Queen’s email address with your self-selection date and time
Week of July 17: Students in Living and Learning Communities, Unique Communities, students with approved accommodations, and students requesting loft doubles will self-select their room
July 26 – 28: All other students will self-select their rooms.
Step 1: Access the Student Residence and Dining Portal
Step 2: Log in with your Queen’s NetID and password.
Step 3: Note your self-selection date and time, which will be on the left side of your landing page
Step 4: On your assigned date and time, click on the “Residence Self Selection” icon.
Step 5: Follow the directions in the portal to make your room selection.
Step 6: Complete the self-selection process by clicking FINISH.
Please note: when you click FINISH, your room selection will be locked in. You will not be able to go back to make a different selection.
When you click “finish”, you will be taken to a confirmation page
You will also receive a notice in your @queensu email that confirms your selection.
Want to Learn More About our Residence Buildings?
Visit our buildings page to explore what all of our buildings have to offer! Each building page contains specific details regarding the amenities for each building, descriptions and pictures of typical rooms and furnishings in that building, internet availability, bed sizes, and more.Our Buildings
If you are in a preferred roommate group, it means that on your residence application, you identified specific roommate(s) that you want to live with. During self-selection, you will only have access to multi-occupancy room types. Everyone in the roommate group will receive an individual self-selection date and time. Once one group member selects the room, all other members will be pulled into the room.
We will do our best to ensure there is enough inventory to meet the demand of preferred roommate groups. Please note that single plus rooms are not considered to be multi-occupancy rooms.
If you do not have a preferred roommate group, you will be assigned an individual self-selection date and time.
Frequently Asked Questions
The available room inventory is based on your self-selection date and time. We will open a room change process in mid-September.
You can submit a health accommodation form on the Student Residence and Dining Portal at any point throughout the year. We will do our best to meet your accommodation needs, but you may have to wait until a suitable room becomes available through cancellations or withdrawals.
If you have an approved accommodation, the residence admissions office would have emailed you to approve it. During self-selection, you will be able to choose from a selection of rooms across the system that meet your approved accommodation. If you have multiple accommodation requirements, the Residence Admissions team may need to manually place you in your room.
Rooms that become available through withdraws and cancellations will be offered to students on our waitlist.
When you select the floor you are interested in you will see green bed icons that indicate the bed is available for selection.
If you have not selected a room when the self-selection process closes, you will be manually placed in a room by the residence admissions team.
If you have not self-selected when the self-selection process is complete, you will be randomly placed in one of the rooms that have not been chosen. It is impossible for us to predict what rooms will be left.