Resources for Parents and Guardians of Students
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.
- August 1: Final transcripts due for undergraduate students from outside Ontario
- August 3: Civic Holiday (university closed)
- August 10: Final date for awards posted to student accounts in SOLUS
- August 15: APA requests due for students not paying fall tuition and SAL by Sept. 1
- August 26: Recommended deadline for fall tuition to ensure receipt by Sept. 1
- August 31-September 17: Student ID Card validation open for returning students
- Mid-late August: Room assignments are given for students in residence
- September 1: Fall Tuition and Student Assistance Levy due in full
- September 6: Move-in Day for incoming students starts at 8 am (Also, plan to attend a Parent Information Session)
- September 6-13: Orientation Week
- September 7: Labour Day (university is closed)
- September 14: Fall Term classes begin
- September 25: Last date to add/drop classes without financial penalty
- September 30: AMS opt out period ends for Student Activity Fees and Health and Dental Coverage
- September 30: Total student account balance due (fall term residence fees, Student Activity fees, UHIP)
- 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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- Next Steps for incoming students View monthly to-do lists to help your student get ready.
- Tuition Starting in 2015-16, Queen's is moving to per-term billing for all students. See the Registrar's website for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
- International students should apply for a study permit as soon as possible. Learn about ATLAS, and find more pre-arrival information on the QUIC website...
- Support for your student Q Success is transition program for students entering first year, to ease their adjustment to university life.
- Academic accommodations for students with disabilities: Register with Disability Services this summer. Visit the Accessibility Hub for other resources and information.
- Health insurance Students who do not have valid Canadian provincial/territorial insurance must enrol in UHIP. Supplemental coverage is also provided through the AMS Health and Dental Plan.
- Residence living Learn more about moving your student into residence and sign up for Campus Connection, a monthly newsletter for parents about what's happening at Queen’s Residences.
- Food options on campus Learn all about our meal plans and dining on campus.
- Student health Learn about the Athletics and Recreation Centre. See the Student Health Services website and subscribe to a monthly health-related web magazine for parents of university students.
- Your student traveling to and from Kingston Learn more about the Tricolour Express.
Parents of First-Year Students
Parents of International Students
- Queen's University International Centre (QUICK: 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
Housing and Residence
- 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
- Community Housing Office
- 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
Health, Wellness and Safety
- 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 Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS)
- Counselling Services provides Information for Parents and Transition Support
- Disability Services also offers a page of Information for Parents
- Student Health 101: The "Parent Perspective" - a monthly publication from HCDS
- Be Well: Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Queen's Students
- 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
- 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)
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