Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

$16,953 (single room, including meal plan)

Room Types

Queen’s residences offer a diverse range of living environments to meet a variety of student lifestyles. Residences range from small buildings housing 68 students to larger halls with nearly 800 students.

Queen’s is excited to provide students with a choice in their 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! 

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 provided 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.

Learn more about the self-selection process

A link to the residence application will be provided at the time of admission and must be submitted no later than June 6.

Find more information about residence at Queen's.


All rooms include the following items for each student:

  • Bed with mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Bulletin board
  • Bookshelf
  • Chair
  • Mirror
  • High-speed data connection for each student

Rooms vary in size and shape, both among and within buildings. Some rooms have carpet, while others do not and not all rooms have the same window sizes and furniture.

Residence Guarantee

Residence is guaranteed to first-year, full-time students who accept and offer of admission, and who have submitted their residence application and deposit by the deadline.

Deposit Required

A $525 deposit is due by the deadline in June of each year.

Meal Plans

Queen’s University residences provide a wide range of living environments in 17 buildings across campus, offering you a mix of co-ed and single-gender arrangements in single, double, triple and quad rooms. Along with providing invaluable opportunities to meet and make friends with students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, living in residence offers you a supportive environment to develop new personal and social interests, and to receive support for academic goals, health and well-being.

At Queen’s, there are 3 dining halls located on campus, which are open continuously throughout the day, serving a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. An all-inclusive, all-you-care-to-eat meal plan is complemented by “Flex Dollars” that you may use at several retail establishments on campus.

At Queen’s University, we take allergies and dietary needs seriously. We support you if you require dietary accommodations by providing information and knowledge that is essential to make informed choices while dining on campus and participating in the university experience.

Read more about residence accommodations.

Other Information

Queen's University offers a number of Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) which connect students with similar interests and values.

This allows students to:

  • share goals, projects and challenges, and make like-minded friends and
  • benefit from peer- and professionally-led support, created with the students’ interests and development in mind.

LLCs are close-knit communities with high participation and creative programs. Spaces in our LLCs are limited – please read the descriptions on the Queen's Residence website before applying. Remember to choose your room type (single, double) when indicating your preference for one of these floors on your application.

Queen's University also offers Unique Communities in residence. These are floors that provide a specific living environment (i.e., Study, Female Identified, Alcohol and Cannabis not preferred, and Pet-Friendly floors).

Find more information about Living-Learning and Unique Communities at Queen's.