Faculty of Arts & Science
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Student Wellness

It can often seem challenging to find the balance between supporting your student and encouraging his or her independence as a young adult. Bear in mind that you are not alone; Queen’s campus offers a comprehensive range of support services that exist solely to promote academic success in a healthy, positive environment.


Academics permeate life at Queen’s, and as a result many of our offices and websites can be helpful in answering academic questions. 

A good starting point for information and answers geared towards Arts and Science students (current or prospective) is the Faculty website.

Academic Counseling

Students can book an appointment for Academic Counseling by contacting the Arts and Science Faculty Student Services Office. The office is located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, room F200, and can be reached by phone by calling 613-533-2470. Additional information can be found at the Arts and Science advising website.

Department Offices

Information and academic advising on specific departmental issues can be obtained at individual department offices. Consult the Calendar or the following website for contact information for each department.

Office of the University Registrar

The Office of the University Registrar's academic services include registration, posting course timetables and exam schedules, issuing transcripts, and issuing student cards. Fees and Student Awards (see section on Finances) as well as Admissions are also part of the OUR.

Social and Campus Life

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs office is dedicated to promoting a well-rounded university experience for every student at Queen’s. They provide resources, advocacy, and support on a wide variety of levels to help positively integrate students into the Queen’s community.

Student Government

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) can be great resources for jobs on or off campus, volunteer opportunities, clubs, etc.


Incoming first-year students are guaranteed a spot in an on-campus Residence. Upper-year students can apply to live and work with Residences as a Don, House President or Residence Facilitator.

Career Services

Students from their first year to their final year can benefit from the resources at Career Services, which include assistance with job and career searches, information on graduate and post-graduate studies, and assistance with resume writing and interview skills.

International Centre

The Queen’s University International Centre helps to welcome and connect international students to the Queen’s community, including provision of practical assistance with matters like UHIP and visas. Domestic students can also benefit from their services and information regarding working, volunteering, and studying abroad.

Health and Wellness

Health, Counselling and Disability Services

All aspects of health and wellness can be addressed at HCDS. Full-time doctors, nurses, personal counselors and disability services staff are available for appointments and assistance year-round. The proactive Health Promotion program at HCDS seek to assist students in maintaining healthy and well-balanced lifestyles.

Learning Strategies

As part of the Student Success unit, Learning Strategies stretegists will work closely with The Writing Centre to provide academic and writing support to help students reach their potential and achieve academic success.

Athletics and Recreation

For information on varsity sports, intramural clubs, fitness classes and athletic recreation, visit the Athletics and Recreation website. Or better yet, come and have a look at our first-class facilities at the brand new Queen’s Centre.


As an international student you will be automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).  Your single coverage will be based upon your registration status at the university.  If you have dependents (spouse or children) residing with you in Ontario then you must visit the International Centre within the first 30 days to enroll your dependents in UHIP or a $ 500 penalty will apply.

Other Queen’s Services and General Information

Queen’s websites A-Z

The following link provides an A-Z listing of Queen’s websites, allowing for quick and efficient browsing. This is an especially useful tool when looking for the website for a specific department within the Faculty of Arts and Science

Have Questions?

Call us at 613-533-2470 or email us.

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