Queen's, city partner on spring move-out initiatives
Students have been on the move throughout April and the annual spring move-out is expected to wind up this weekend as students return home or move to new locations in the city. Again this year, the university has partnered with the city, local businesses and St. Lawrence College to provide information to assist students with their move.
“We have worked closely with the city and other partners to provide practical information that students need,” says Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Associate Dean of Student Affairs. “There are many details to be attended to during what is already a very, very busy time as they finish final assignments and exams. We want the moving period to be as seamless as possible for both the students and the community.”
A Moving Marketplace will be held in the JDUC April 28-30. The marketplace will include the collection of food for the AMS foodbank, as well as the collection of clothes, hazardous waste, electronic waste, bicycles and bicycle parts, books and personal hygiene items.
The city's waste transfer station will remain open for extended hours on Saturday, April 28. The City of Kingston Giveaway Day, held on April 21, allowed students and others to get rid of larger items such as furniture, small appliances, electronics and kitchen items that they no longer needed and did not want to throw out.
Other coordinated services offered for students include:
• Door to door food collection and distribution of informational doorknob hangers in the near campus neighbourhood.
• Selling moving materials (boxes, tape, etc.) in the JDUC in the weeks leading up to the end of April.
• Charity clothing and food donation pick-up in residence lounges.
For more information about spring move-out, visit the special page on the City of Kingston's website.