|September 4th||Labour Day (office closed)|
|September 5th to 8th||Meal Plan lunch available|
|September 11th||Meal plan Begins|
|Sept 11th -24th||Kitchen Orientation Shifts (Sign up in dining hall)|
|September||Board Info Session (Subject to change)|
|September||Annual General Meeting (Subject to change)|
|September 21st||Kitchen Scheduling Forms Due|
|September 25th||Regular Kitchen Duties Begin|
|September 30th||Member Fees Due|
|TBA||Co-op Cruise (to be announced)|
Office Closed, Dining Hall Closed (Thanksgiving)
Kitchen Closed, Fall term Break
|November 5th||Daylight Savings Ends (clocks back)|
|December 18th – January 8th||Dining Hall Closed|
|December 31st||Fall Move Out|
|January 1st||Winter Move In|
|January 31st||Fees Due|
|TBA||Reading Week – Dining Hall Closed|
|March 29th||Good Friday Dining Hall Closed|
|March 29th – 31st||Easter Weekend (Dining hall and Office Closed)|
Winter Classes End
Exam Kitchen Duties
|April (date TBA)||Special General Meeting|
|April 30th||Move Out Day|
|May 1st||Summer Move In Day|
|May 20th||Victoria Day (Office Closed)|
|June 20th||First Day of Summer|
|July 1st||Canada Day|
|August 5th||Civic Holiday (office closed)|
|August 31st||Summer Move Out|
|September 1st||Move in Day|
|** If you expect difficulty paying your fees by the deadline, please contact the office and fill out a Fee Deferral Form to set up a payment plan.|
Members are required to complete 3 OPS hours in the fall and winter terms. The work completed through these hours should benefit your house, the co-op community or the Kingston and/or student community.
Contact the OPS director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to fill your OPS Opportunities? Contact your OPS Director at the above email.
Included in your fees are supplies for each house such as cleaning products, toilet paper, sponges, garbage bags, light bulbs, dish soap, and all-purpose cleaner . Co-op supplies vacuums for house use. Cleaning supplies and vacuums are supplied to assist everyone in keeping your house clean.
Whenever you notice that supplies are running low, go to the Kitchen Co-ordinator, Jenny or MSC, Dawn for whatever you may need.
Please note that we have a bio-friendly cleaning regime whereby members must bring empty spray bottles to the office to exchange for pre-mixed bio-friendly spray bottles.
Co-op supplied house items available at 397 Brock Street:
Cleaning supplies available at 397 Brock Street
Co-op equipment rentals available at 397 Brock St:
As a Co-op Member, you are responsible for keeping your house and your room clean. Members of the house must have at least one meeting at the beginning of each term to set up a cleaning schedule that everyone agrees to.
A sample-cleaning schedule has been supplied to each House Manager for him/her to modify. A good schedule will indicate which member has to do which chore by which date. This chart relieves confusion regarding who is supposed to do what and makes it easy for staff to assess who is slacking on cleaning duties. Everyone must realize the importance of keeping the common areas clean.
When an agreement is reached about working to maintain a clean house it will be easier to deal with housemates who are not doing their share
House inspections will take place once a month. For any house that is deemed unacceptable by a staff member, a cleaning crew will be hired and the house members will be billed $75each. This is why it is of the utmost importance to keep on top of house chores. The cleaning staff come in once a month to clean common areas.
Almost all houses are a few minutes’ walk from Queens University. The furthest location is 29/31 Nelson St which is a seven minute walk.
Co-op laundry facilities are located at:
Houses that have private laundry facilities:
You can make a request to live with specific people on your application. We will try to accommodate you as best as possible based on room availability. Living in KSHC is a fantastic way to meet new people and we hope if you are applying that you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.
To run the Co-op a certain amount of day-in day-out work must be done. Therefore, both the Meal Members and Non-Meal Members need to provide 3 additional hours called ‘operations hours’ (ops hours) each term.
A selection of jobs from which you can choose are posted periodically in the dining hall and advertised via e-mail by the Operations Director. Ops duties can also be organised by the General Manager, the Maintenance Coordinator and the Member Services Coordinator.
Work duties include jobs in the houses, like cleaning common areas and outdoor work such as lawn maintenance. Each task has an associated number of Co-op hours allotted to it and a running total is kept for each member by the Operations Director.
The Meal Plan members perform much of the work needed to operate the Meal Plan. There are many different duties. Kitchen shifts are a great time to meet and socialize with other members.
Each meal-plan member is required to perform 3 hours of kitchen duties per week.
You will be assigned a job at the beginning of each semester.
The price difference is the price of the meal plan for the given year (2021-2022 price $2,966.43 September to April -16 meals per week and more).
Student Housing Kingston Co-operative.