Residence Self-Selection

Queen’s University Residence is excited to provide you with a choice in your residence room accommodations. During self-selection, you can choose your building, floor, and specific room. At Queen’s, it’s your room and your choice!  


How will Residence Self-selection Work?

You will receive a specific self-selection date and time. You will self-select your room between mid-July and the end of July.

Self-selection Instructions
Step 1: Access the Student Residence and Dining Portal 
Step 2: Login 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 to your @queensu email that confirms your selection.  

Residence Self-Selection and Next Steps Webinar

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

Preferred Roommates


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 use the various filters to determine rooms that meet your 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.