The Agnes Etherington Art Centre stages an ambitious year-round program of exhibitions in its newly-renovated and expanded facility. Lectures, tours and symposia are regularly offered, and public programs for children and adults contribute to an on-going commitment to community outreach. A dedicated seminar room is available to Queen’s faculty; Art Centre curators will assist them in selecting appropriate works from the collection to create a unique classroom experience for students in a variety of disciplines. Volunteer docent and work-study programs offer students from across campus important learning and employment opportunities, and internship and practicum programs are offered to students in the Department of Art. In addition, the Art Centre rents its atrium and elegant historic house for special events such as catered receptions or special meetings. Works by Kingston artists are available through our Art Rental and Sales gallery, and the Gallery Shop offers unique gifts as well as the Art Centre’s many publications.
Housed in an old Victorian house at the corner of Barrie and Union streets, the Queen's University Grad Club is a popular space to get away and socialize. The club features fresh meals, a full service bar, and an attractive patio.
Named for The Rev George Monro Grant, Principal of Queen's from 1877-1902, Grant Hall has been Queen's University's most recognizable landmark for decades. Fall Convocations and special events are often held in the main hall. The University's coat of arms flies over the tower during official visits by the Chancellor (including Convocation and Senate meetings).
Opened in January 2010, the new Queen’s Centre is home to athletics and fitness facilities, as well as a variety of food and retail operations.
The oldest building on campus, Summerhill is the official residence of the Principal. The east wing is used for formal dinners, receptions and ceremonies, as well as accommodation for visiting dignitaries and special guests. The remainder of the building provides offices for the Queen's University Alumni Association and part of the Office of Advancement.
The Union Gallery is a non-profit student-run gallery located on the first floor of Stauffer Library. The gallery’s popular fundraising events include an annual mini-works silent auction, held in November, and Cezanne’s Closet, a fundraising gala each February. Admission to the gallery is free, and the gallery space is available for booking for private events.
The University Club at Queen's provides a year-round centre for socialization and relaxation for its members and their guests. Faculty, staff and alumni are able to meet, socialize and enjoy relaxed dining in the Club's comfortable rooms. The club offers a complimentary 1-year membership to all new hires at Queen's University (Faculty and full-time staff). Monday to Friday, the Club's three dining rooms offer a variety of served meals at lunch and evening dinner. A range of special menus for catered events, from breakfast meetings to evening receptions, are also available. Reservations for regular lunch and dinner meals are not required, through preferred for groups of six or larger.