Upper-Year Students

The upper-year residence application for 2023-24 is now open. The application will be open from January 18th to February 8th. There are a limited number of upper-year spaces available at Watts Hall and Harkness Hall for the 2023-24 academic year. If we receive more applications than spaces available, a lottery will be run to allocate the available spaces. If necessary, the lottery will be held the week of February 13th.

The 2023/24 residence fees are under review. For more information, please refer to the 2022/23 fees which will offer an approximation of costs.


The deadline for applying for a health or non-health accommodation was February 8th, 2023. These are available on your Student Residence and Dining Portal. Please reach out to discuss any questions you may have reshouse@queensu.ca.

Visit our accommodations page to learn more!


If you are successful in the upper-year lottery, you must pay a non-refundable $800 deposit. Lottery success results will be provided the week of February 13th. Visit the Registrar’s Financials Page for details on how to pay your deposit.

View the 2022-2023 Residence Fees


The self-selection process allows you to choose your room allocation as an upper-year student living in residence for 2023-24. A self-selection window will open for students who were successful in the upper-year residence lottery, where room selection will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

We will send information the week of February 27th with the self-selection date and time and specific instructions for the process of selecting your room. The Residence Admissions team may have to place students in their rooms in certain circumstances manually.

Self-selection is scheduled to be held the week of March 6th, 2023. All students who were successful in the upper-year lottery will receive a self-selection date and time the week of February 27th, 2023.

This year the upper-year community will be located in Watts Hall and Harkness Hall.

The self-selection platform will be hosted in the Residence and Dining Portal

You can visit our Building Pages to learn more about each building's features, services and amenities.