Resources for Parents and Guardians of Students
At Queen's, our welcoming living and learning environments offer students the programs and services needed to be successful. Of course, students still look to their parents or guardians for guidance.
These pages are designed to provide you, Queen's parents and guardians, with information and resources to empower your student to succeed, both academically and personally, at Queen's.
- November 6: Last date to drop Fall classes
- November 7: Accommodation Requests due for December exams (including Religious Accommodations)
- November 7 & 21: Fall Preview Day – applicants and families are invited to come and learn about Queen's!
- November 15: Last date to apply for admission to the Upper-Year Program at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) for Winter Term
- November 17-18: Fall Convocation (See schedule)
- December 1: First date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Spring 2016
- December 1: Deadline to apply for Major Admission Awards for students applying to Queen's for 2016-17
- December 1: Early admission offers are sent out. Applications will be assessed until mid-May
- December 4: Fall term classes end
- December 9-23: Exam period. Please note: To maintain a quiet study environment, students must leave residences within 24 hours of last exam
- December 15: APA requests due for students not paying winter tuition and SAL by January 10
- December 24: University will close at noon and reopen January 4
- When making travel plans, be sure to check the sessional dates specific to your student's faculty/school.
- Academic calendars provide additional information on regulations, policies, programs, courses and degree requirements; or visit your student's faculty site for more details.
Fees and deadlines:
- Detailed information can be found in the 2015-2016 Guide to Registration and Fees [PDF, 5 MB]. Copies of the guide are emailed to incoming first-year students.
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- Tuition Queen's has moved to per-term billing for all students. See the Registrar's website for answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Note: Residence fees are also billed per term.
- Academic support Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is located in Stauffer Library and offers writing, learning strategies, skills workshops and peer mentoring, including the first-year Bounce Back program.
- Academic accommodations Students with disabilities must register with Accessibility Services. Visit the Accessibility Hub for other helpful resources and information.
- International students Visit Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) and meet staff and students who can help with adjusting to life at Queen's and in Canada.
- Student health Learn about the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Visit the Student Health Services website and subscribe to a monthly health-related web magazine for parents of university students.
- Student safety See all Student Safety resources and our Safety and Security page for Emergency Service Listings.
- Your student traveling to and from Kingston Learn more about the Tricolour Express.
- Residence living Sign up for Campus Connection, a monthly newsletter for parents on what's happening at Queen’s Residences.
- Food options on campus Learn all about our meal plans and dining on campus.
- Off-campus housing Learn how the Student Community Relations Office can support students. Queen's Community Housing manages university-owned rental properties and operates a service where landlords can list available student accomodations. See the City of Kingston website for information on garbage, recycling, parking and property-related services and rules.
- Public transit in Kingston The Bus-it program provides full-time students with unlimited access to Kingston Transit bus services for a full 12 months.
- Queen's University International Centre (QUIC): Information on arriving in Canada, living in Kingston, Canadian taxes, health insurance, English language support and more
- Incoming International and Outgoing Exchange Program information
- Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux
- Financial Assistance for International and U.S. Students
- Required Documents
- Writing Centre for International Students
- NEWTS Orientation for incoming exchange, international, castle and transfer students
- Undergraduate Admission: Information on applying and transferring to Queen's
- Office of the University Registrar: Information for Parents and Guardians, including fees, schedules, sessional dates and Parent FAQs
- Next Steps: A website for incoming undergraduate students
- Academic Calendars: Course descriptions, regulations and key dates
- Financial assistance/student awards
- Income tax forms
- Health and dental insurance
- Submit your Family Contact Form
- Subscribe to Campus Connection – a newsletter for parents by Queen's Residences, and visit the Parents section of their website
- About meal plans: For students living both on and off campus
- Queen's Community Housing manages university-owned off-campus student rental properties and operates a service where local landlords list available student rental units.
- Student-Community Relations (formerly "Town Gown"): Bringing students and community together, providing guidance and fostering a spirit of community
- City of Kingston: Information for residents including garbage, recycling, parking and property-related services and rules
- Students in Crisis Service Listing
- Queen's Emergency Service Listing
- The Student Affairs website has information on Student Safety and Sexual Assault Resources
- Health Services: A division of Student Wellness Services
- Counselling Services provides Information for Parents and Transition Support
- Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) offers a number of supports for students with disabilities
- Student Health 101: The "Parent Perspective" - a monthly publication from Student Wellness Services
- Student Academic Success Services: Academic support and skills development
- Q Success: A transition program for students entering first year
- Bounce Back for first-year undergraduate students in need of academic support
- Queen's Learning Commons: Support services and meeting place located within Stauffer Library
- Adaptive Technology Centre
- Accessibility Hub
- How Can I Help My Student? – Information on student development for parents and guardians
- Academic Integrity: Policies and information related to Academic Integrity at Queen's
- See also: The Parent's Guide to Queen's Engineering
(available from the Engineering and Applied Science Prospective Student site)