Mature Students and Families

Ban Righ Centre

The provides financial and advising services for mothers and other women returning to their studies, including undergraduate, graduate, professional, domestic, immigrant and international women students. These students bring with them a myriad of skills and experiences that support their success and contribute to a vibrant and diverse intellectual community.

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April 27, 2019: The Ban Righ Foundation celebrated the achievements of mature women students at the annual Spring Celebration. Tanzina Tahereen accepts the Marian Catherine Webb Bursary.

Queen's Summer Camps

Queen's offers spring and summer camps for children of all ages. From sports to geography, art, and eco-adventures, there is something for everyone. See the Queen's Camps webpage for more information.

Elementary & High School Students

Queen鈥檚 academic enrichment courses, workshops, and activities allow elementary and high school students to explore their interests in a university environment. Students can chose from a variety of programs, including Queen's Summer Engineering Academy, the Leadership Training Program, Queen鈥檚 Community Music courses, and much more. Visit the Elementary and High School Academics webpage for further information.

Recreation Activities

The Queen's Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) offers state-of-the-art workout facilities, a pool, squash courts, and gyms. The centre also provides a wide variety of casual recreation opportunities and family activities.

students working together

Teaching mathematical concepts using origami in an enrichment studies program for youth.

Family Spaces

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The (QUCFC) initiative assists parents and caregivers on campus to nurture their families and pursue their scholarly and work responsibilities. The QUCFC website highlights a variety of resources (such as baby change tables and breastfeeding spaces) available both on Queen's campus and in the surrounding Kingston community. Find more resources for students with children

drama camp students

The Barefoot Players Summer Camp.



Student families and couples are given priority for housing options in An Clachan and John Orr Tower.

  • The is a series of 19 low-rise apartment buildings (no elevator service) with spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, and surrounded by courtyards and a playground.
  • is a 16-story apartment building with one-bedroom apartments, mainly populated by student couples and single students.

Queen鈥檚 Day Care

Queen's Day Care Centre, an external service provider, offers childcare that is responsive to the needs of families within the Queen's community.

Employee Childcare Support Plan

The provides reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses to Queen's faculty and staff with dependent children under the age of seven. In addition, some childcare support plans provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for dependent children between the ages of seven and up to the end of the month in which they turn 12.

Tuition Support Plan

The provides post-secondary tuition support for dependants (children under 25) and spouses or partners of eligible Queen's faculty and staff. Attendance at institutions outside Canada are evaluated individually based on accreditations and the tuition plan for the employee group.