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At Queen's, you are never alone. Our welcoming living and learning environment offers the programs and services you need to be successful, both academically and personally. We provide support to make sure you can be as successful as possible!

This page is meant to provide a general overview of the many resources available to you during your time before, at the beginning, middle and end of your degree. We encourage all students, undergraduate and graduate, to explore each section!

Need support, but not sure who to contact? Email studentaffairs@queensu.ca to get started. 

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Orientation & Transitions

Food Access Resources

This section provides a list of free or inexpensive food access resources for students both on campus, and in the Kingston community. 


Visit the links below for up-to-date information on where to get food, learn about food, purchase food with discounts, and much more!


If you are consistently finding it difficult to afford food, financial aid options can be explored with the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) - Financial Aid and Awards Office

 

 
Weekly access to fruits, vegetables, grain products, and proteins for students in need. Open to undergraduate, graduate and professional Queen's students.


Run by Hospitality Services and Student Affairs.

During the academic year, if you don鈥檛 have enough money for food, you may access up to 25 meals per semester on campus by being referred to the program. To get referred, you need to connect with a program partner.

If you currently have a meal plan, you have the option of donating one meal per day, up to five per semester, from the current week鈥檚 meals (past unused, or future weeks meals cannot be donated). Just let the cashier at the dining hall or retail outlet know that you want to 鈥渟wipe it forward鈥!

More information is available on the .

PEACH Market
PEACH, the P谤辞惫颈诲颈苍驳鈥E辩耻补濒鈥A肠肠别蝉蝉,鈥C丑补苍驳颈苍驳鈥Hunger Market is a food-forward initiative operating on a sliding scale. Patrons can select the amount they pay for their food from a list of suggested prices. This operating model strives to uphold people鈥檚 dignity and autonomy by providing access to high-quality and nutritious food at a low cost.鈥 

With a fresh menu updated daily, PEACH Market welcomes you to stop by to grab a snack or a meal to fuel your day. We are excited to serve and support you during fall and winter terms. 

You can find PEACH Market in the , Arch St. entrance.

Whole Bowls 
Available for purchase year-round in the Mackintosh-Corry Hall MC2 cafeteria, and at the Stauffer Library Cafe and Goodes Cafe during the academic year. Anyone (students, staff, and faculty) can find a complete and warm meal option in MC2 (near the soups). Whole Bowls are made and delivered fresh daily. Check hours of operation for MC2.

Fresh Food Boxes and Mason Jar Meals - check websites for dates and times
Peer Health Educator volunteers put together $5 Fresh Food Boxes and FREE Mason Jar Meal kits for students to purchase and pick up throughout the year. Registration is required.


A local student-run service that provides a wide variety of freshly prepared meals to any individuals in the Queen鈥檚 community. Open through the fall and winter terms at Chalmers United Church (212 Barrie St, Kingston, ON K7L 2L8).

If you would like to volunteer, applications open in September. For more info, follow on Instagram or like on Facebook at ASUS Good Times Diner. Please email queensgoodtimes@asus.queensu.ca with any questions.


Accessed through the AMS Food Bank. This program provides students with monthly access to fresh produce. Community partners provide 20 boxes free of charge to Queen's students; further boxes may be purchased through their discounted pricing program. See the AMS Food Bank website for registration and ordering details. 


Recipes, articles, and more!

Healthy Cooking Sessions 鈥 check website for dates and times
Join Peer Health Educator volunteers for a $10 interactive cooking session to learn how to prepare a healthy and budget-friendly 3-course meal, while connecting with other students.


Student run organization which delivers the unconsumed food from Queen鈥檚 University campus cafeterias to local Kingston shelters every night. The organization was founded in 2007 and has now expanded to bring the unused food from both Leonard Hall and Ban Righ Hall cafeterias to four local shelters as well as the Kingston Street Truck Mission in the winter.

Food that is not collected by Soul Food is also shared with Loving Spoonful Kingston to support their food reclamation program. These food items are distributed to a variety of agencies within the community, providing quality and fresh meals for those who are in need. 


Food hampers with several days worth of groceries; baby supplies and pet food may also be available

No referrals are necessary 鈥 clients are required to come in or call to arrange a time for an intake interview.


A caring place where people in need can have a nutritious meal and find the social support of a community of friends and volunteers.

Student discounts are available with the presentation of a valid Queen鈥檚 University student card at many grocery stores in Kingston:

  • Metro, 310 Barrie St - 10% discounts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • Loblaws, 1100 Princess Street - 10% back in PC Optimum points every day with a valid PC Optimum card
  • Food Basics, 33 Barrack St. - 10% discount on Tuesdays
  • Bulk Barn, 145 Princess St., 1201 Division St., and 830 Norwest Rd. - 10% discount on Wednesdays

 - Tips by Canada鈥檚 Food Guide - Healthy eating doesn鈥檛 have to cost more. You can choose many different healthy foods when eating on a budget.

 鈥 by Leanne Brown - Kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. This cookbook is a celebration of the many delicious meals available to those on even the most strict of budgets.

- A third to one half of students being classified as food insecure globally. This info sheet outlines some of the impacts of food insecurity on mental health, as well as some examples of food security programs that have been developed on campuses across the country.

Housing & Food

Residence:

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Off-Campus Housing:

  •  - University-owned off-campus student rental property management
  •  for available student rental units
  • Off-Campus Living Advisor: guidance and advice about finding housing, leases, insurance, moving in, moving out and neighbour issues 
  • Subscribe to our monthly Living in Kingston newsletter

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Financial Aid and Finances

Office of the University Registrar (OUR) 

The OUR provides all information on fees, awards, registration, exams, student awards (scholarships, bursaries, government financial aid programs), records, tuition and fees, exams, timetabling, student cards, convocation, transcripts, and academic calendars.鈥疶he OUR is located in Gordon Hall, 1st floor. 

Queen鈥檚 offers a range of financial aid, including scholarships, bursaries, loans, and emergency assistance. Visit Financial Aid and Awards to learn what鈥檚 available and how to apply.

Academics & Careers

罢丑别鈥Guide to Registration and Fees鈥痠s a comprehensive resource about course selection and registration, enrolment, and tuition/fee payments.鈥 

Need course selection advice? Consult with an academic advisor in your Faculty/School. 

Academic Calendars

Faculties offer academic advising to support you in progressing through your degree or program. Learn more about academic advising options through your faculty website. 

Academic advising for Arts and Science students

Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) for students with disabilities 
Mitchell Hall; main floor.

Academic accommodation planning, , , disabilityexam support, peer note taking.

If extenuating circumstances like a health condition, family member death, or traumatic event are impacting your academics, you can apply for academic consideration through your faculty/school.


Stauffer Library, main floor 

Professional writing and learning support, general and discipline-specific academic skills workshops and English as a Second Language (ESL) support.鈥 


Career Services (3rd floor, Gordon Hall) is the central provider of career education and employment services at Queen鈥檚. Career Services supports and empowers informed decision-making about employment, career direction, further education, and co-curricular goals. Learn more about remote job searching, career guidance, professional development opportunities, and more.


Skills cards are a physical and digital set of 44 cards. They describe a comprehensive list of skills that Queen鈥檚 students can develop during their studies here (both in and outside of classes), and that correlate with skills employers seek.

  • Book appointments
  • Sign-up for events and workshops
  • Browse job postings and apply online


Need help finding your way through Queen鈥檚 and beyond? Get major-specific advice on academics, extracurriculars, networking, international opportunities and career development all in one place. Queen's Major Maps provide suggestions - you don鈥檛 have to follow all the recommendations. Use them to plan ahead, and find your own way at Queen鈥檚!


Get program-specific advice on academics, research, networking, building experience, and launching your career all in one place.

Exam Supports

Work one-on-one with staff from  (SASS) to get help preparing for exams or to produce engaging papers and reports.

  • Appointments are free
  • You can choose to attend online or in person
  • For undergraduate and graduate students
  • Visit for additional ways to connect like workshops and events

Staying Healthy for Exams

Where to Study on Campus

In addition to the , individual study seats can be found in several student services spaces.

Exam Schedules

  • Your exam schedule is posted in SOLUS (only in-person locations are listed)
  • Some online exams may be remotely proctored
  • Students writing with exam accommodations are emailed details the month before exams start. Check your queensu.ca email, including junk and clutter folders
  • Questions? Contact the Exams Office

Exam Protocols

Academic & Tech Resources

Campus Bookstore

A not-for-profit corporation for course materials, textbooks, clothing, frames, grad rings, Queen鈥檚 and general merchandise and more! Located at 30 5 Field Company Ln, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Libraries

Queen's libraries provides access to hundreds of research databases, journals, magazines and newspapers, articles, books, video, music, images, and other content, along with . 

Student IT Services

The IT Support Centre provides technical support for widely used systems and software such as email, web browsers, antivirus software, etc. Walk-in support is available in Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room B205

Visit IT Services

Wellness

Student Wellness Services (SWS) offers confidential, integrated health and wellness services to all students. Services include publicly funded physical, sexual, and mental health care, accommodation planning and advocacy for students with disabilities, and peer-led health promotion activities.鈥 SWS can be found in Mitchell Hall, main floor  

Get your minimum weekly recommended 150 minutes of physical activity! The state-of-the-art Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC), rated A+ in The Globe and Mail鈥檚 student satisfaction survey, offers programs for all fitness levels. Intramurals, workouts, pickup sports, or swimming promote healthy living and help manage stress. Full-time students are ARC members and can attend all Gaels regular home season games for free!

  •  for undergraduate students
  • for graduate students

  • Students who do not have valid Canadian provincial/territorial insurance must鈥. Learn more about Health Insurance Coverage

Equity, Safety, & Security

Accessibility

Accessibility Services聽

  •  due to a disability, and academic accommodation planning for students with disabilities
  • Accessibility services are located in Mitchell Hall, main floor  
Students sitting on the Stauffer Library sign.

Human Rights & Equity

 

Security

Safety & Security

Connections & Community

Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises. Faith and Spiritual Life strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful, and safe space. Chaplains also provide support, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty, and staff. Find Faith and Spiritual Life in Michell Hall, 2nd floor. 

The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (4D) is a home away from home for Queen鈥檚 Indigenous community. The centre鈥檚 programs include: cultural and wellness programs, events and workshops, 1:1 advising, tutoring, personal support and cultural counselling, elder services, traditional teachings and ceremonies, a kitchen, laundry, and study spaces. Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre is located at: 144-146 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 3J9.

The Allyship & Belonging Student Calendar is a central hub for finding and promoting events and initiatives across campus specifically for equity-deserving students and students wanting to become better allies. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to submit events via the Allyship & Belonging Student Calendar Event Submission Form.

The Queen's Shift Project has created many student opportunities and initiatives which centre equity-deserving student experiences, provide opportunities for dialogue, and improve campus culture at Queen鈥檚.

The Inclusive Queen's website 
Learn about the resources, programs, and new initiatives that are helping us to build a campus that embraces diversity and empowers all members of our community to thrive at Queen鈥檚. 


The centre provides an informal gathering place for the international members of the Queen鈥檚 community to network and receive non-academic advice. Supports and programs are offered to students interested in internationalizing their education on campus or through study, work, or travel abroad. Located in Mitchell Hall, 2nd floor.

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The Ban Righ Centre welcomes women of diverse backgrounds and all ages, especially those returning to university after a time away, and offers community, personal, practical, and financial support. The Ban Righ Centre is located at 32 Bader Ln, Kingston, ON K7L 2S8. 

Student Conduct and CARE is comprised of the Student Conduct Office, Non-Academic Misconduct Intake Office, and CARE Support Services. The team works with campus partners and students to support a thriving and safe Queen's community by responding to and resolving non-academic misconduct, and by providing services to support holistic student success and well-being.

 

Yellow House Student Centre for Equity & Inclusion is a safe, comfortable, and accountable space for queer, racialized, and marginalized students to create community, to feel empowered, to empower others, to celebrate, and to honour their histories. Yellow House seeks to engage students in initiatives that actively dismantle oppressive, racist, and colonial ideologies and practices.

Visit the Yellow House's website for resources that empower, build, and support students in the Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities on campus by centralizing and highlighting information and spaces pertinent to QTBIPoC students' lives.

Located at 140 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2V8, Canada

Student Government & Extracurriculars

Alma Mater Society (AMS)

Your undergraduate student government. Learn about , the , , , job and volunteer opportunities, and more! Located in the the LaSalle Building, 146 Stuart St. 

Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS)

Graduate and professional student government, health and dental plan, grants, job and volunteer opportunities, committees, orientation, events, workshops, advisors and more! Located in the second floor of the LaSalle Building, 146 Stuart St.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Information on how to get involved, become a student leader, clubs, events, opportunities for volunteer and paid positions, and more! 

Learn more about getting involved

成人大片 Allyship & Belonging Student Calendar

The Allyship & Belonging Student Calendar is a hub for events and initiatives across campus for equity-deserving students and students wanting to become better allies. (Students should note that some events are open to specific demographics of students only. Use the filter tool to find the right events for you.)

If you wish to submit an event to be included in the Allyship & Belonging Student Calendar, please fill out the .

Jul

22

Monday

Event Presentation
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Mitchell Hall Room 208

QUIC Intercultural Awareness Series

Jul

23

Tuesday

Event Presentation
Multi-Day Event
Queen's University & online

Desiring Autism and Neurodivergence Symposium