On-Campus: Residence Halls
Queen’s University offers accommodations in 17 unique residence buildings. The application process is described here.
- Queen’s Residences (Dormitories/Residence Halls) for Undergraduate Students
- 1st year undergraduate students live mostly in Residence Halls; undergraduate exchange students may also apply to Residences once they received an offer of admission from Queen’s; when full, names are accepted to a wait list.
Your decisions on selecting from the many different off-campus options will depend on your budget, lifestyle, personal preferences, and more. Timing can be also an important factor. Some students decide to pre-arrange housing from overseas to provide peace of mind, while others wait to inspect the unit and meet the landlord in person, making is a safer and better informed decision that minimizes certain risks.
- Queen’s Community Housing
- maintains off-campus Community Listings of rental units (rooms in shared accommodations, apartments, houses) for students, faculty, and staff. The information about rental properties is provided by property owners.
- offers apartments owned by the University, such as the An Clachan apartments, John Orr Tower, mainly used by Graduate Students and their families.
- also offers University District properties.
- Alma Mater Society (AMS) Housing Resources for Students.
- Queen’s Facebook Housing Group
- Queen’s email address and Facebook account are required for access to these listings from students and other local individuals who rent spaces.
- Kingston Student Housing Co-op Rentals
- Varsity Properties Kingston Rentals
- Housing Anywhere
- Kingston Rental Options: Provided by Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO)
To reduce the chance of fraud please review How to Avoid Being Scammed. It is always a good practice to be vigilant and verify all information when searching for a rental online, especially if you have been asked to pay any deposits. Prior to wiring funds from overseas or making payments of any kind, please take time to talk to the other party in person and carefully verify who they are and what are they offering; it is essential that you take time to review the information provided by Queen’s University Student Community Relations unit; if in doubt, please ask for an advice. The QUIC International Student Advisors can be reached by email or by telephone at 001.613.533.2604.