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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.

This page is 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.

Important Dates


  • August 1: Final transcripts due for undergraduate students from outside Ontario
  • August 7: Civic Holiday (university is closed)
  • August 10: All awards posted to student accounts in SOLUS
  • August 14: Summer Term classes end (July-August Session)
  • August 15: APA requests due for students not paying fall tuition and SAL in full by Sept. 1
  • August 16-18: Summer Term exams (July-August Session)
  • August 22: Open Enrolment begins. (Not applicable to all students; see Guide to Registration and Fees)
  • August 26: Recommended deadline for fall tuition to ensure it is received by Sept. 1
  • August 28-September 14: Student ID Card validation open
  • Late August: Fall term residence fees posted in SOLUS


Sessional dates:

  • 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:

Other important and timely updates are available in the monthly newsletters sent to students by the Registrar's Office. (See also: Information for Parents and Guardians.)

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Parents of First-Year Students
Parents of International Students
The Paperwork
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
  • 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
Health, Wellness and Safety
Learning Support
Queen's News and Events