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Why live in a co-op?

The Kingston Student Housing Co-operative offers many advantages over other student housing. Here are some of its benefits:

  • The opportunity to live in an inclusive community that works together and plays together.
  • All of the houses are located within a short walk of Queen's University campus or on a direct bus route to St. Lawrence College.
  • Forget about summer sublet problems! Unlike most leases, you are not bound to a 12-month agreement. You can get an 8 month lease (some 4 month leases are available) and/or summer accommodation.
  • Rooms come furnished but can be adjusted, depending on your needs.
  • All houses are well maintained by the maintenance and cleaning staff.
  • We offer a quality meal plan program that provides a quality service while saving time and money. 
  • You are not required to find housemates -- we do that for you.
  • Fees are all inclusive which means no surprises during the year.
  • All of our houses are non-smoking.
  • KSHCo-op offers you the unique opportunity to meet people International Students on exchange from all over the world.

Is KSHCo-op Right for Me?

Living in KSHC is a wonderful opportunity and adventure, but it is right for you? Living in co-op requires a lot more than paying your bills on time. Every member must complete 3 Volunteer Operational Hours each semester and if you are in the meal plan program, you will assist for 3 hours each week in the kitchen.
We hope that you will take the time to consider whether your values are a good match with the responsibilities of living in an inclusive community.

Here is a check-list of things you should consider before applying to Kingston Student Housing Co-operative:

  • Are you interested in meeting new people?
  • Do you feel comfortable sharing housing responsibilities with other people?
  • Are you respectful and understanding of those who hold different ideals?
  • Are you interested in pursuing a more sustainable lifestyle?
  • Are you interested in learning about cooperatives and attending KSHC meetings and events?

Contact Us

Science 44 Co-op
397 Brock St.
Kingston, ON, Canada

Telephone: +1 (613) 544-4506
Email: msc@science44co-op.com

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