Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

$15,613 (double room)

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.

First-year students are assigned single, double, triple or quad rooms on both main and west campus using a random computer lottery process. This process takes into consideration, but does not guarantee, the preferences listed on a student's application. The chances of a student getting 1 of his or her preferences depends on a number of variables, including the lottery number, the number of students with similar preferences and the availability of particular preferences in any given year.

Room and roommate preferences are submitted via an online application. A link to the residence application will be provided at the time of admission and must be submitted no later than June 8, 2022.

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

We are able to accommodate 93% of our typical capacity for 2021-22, which is 4,300 students, including spaces allocated to upper-year student staff. There are 4,140 beds for incoming first-year students. In consultation with local public health, we are not offering triples, quad or loft double rooms, and we are maintaining some isolation spaces. This plan, of course, is subject to the progress of vaccination rollouts, as well as requirements and ongoing guidance from the province and public health.

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 are floors or clusters of rooms where students with similar interests and values live together.

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 on 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.

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