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First Year Student Resources

Welcome to Queen's!

Student Affairs provides you with a broad range of support services from your first point of contact with the university through to graduation. At Queen's, you are never alone. We have many offices dedicated to helping you learn, think and do.

Our welcoming living and learning environment offers the programs and services you need to be successful, both academically and personally. And Queen's wants you to succeed!

Before you arrive:

Check out our list of the most commonly asked questions we get from first-year students during the summer before they start at Queen's!

Next Steps
a monthly checklist
checking in, housing, meal plans
Student Awards
scholarships, bursaries, tuition, financial aid, student loans
Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)
orientation, transition, resources, student support, tours
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Q Success
transition program, resources, student support, academic skills
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Queen's Student Accessibility Services
access, accessibility, academic accommodation, assistive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  

When you get here:

Fall Orientation
transition, socialization, introduction to services and resources
Office of the University Registrar
student records, picking classes, registration, grades, marks, GPA, probation, dismissal
Academic Calendar
programs, requirements, course catalogue, regulations
Alma Mater Society (AMS)
undergraduate student government, Student Life Centre, food centre, journal, Walkhome, jobs, volunteer opportunities
Athletics and Recreation
cardio, exercise, fitness, Gaels, gym, intramurals, pool, recreation, train, varsity, weight, yoga
Academic Success Services
Learning StrategiesThe Writing Centre, peer tutors, peer mentoring, volunteer, Bounce Back academic support program 
books, clothing, merchandise, textbooks
Career Services
career, interview, job, internship, on campus, part time, resume, 
Queen's Student Accessibility Services
access, accessibility, academic accommodation, assistive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
Extra-curricular opportunities
engagement, involvement, leadership, on campus jobs, student life, volunteer, paid
dining halls, eateries, meal plans, alternative diets, severe allergy support, food off-campus
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
events, programs, Indigenous-focused programs and courses, peer help, scholarships, elders, feasts, workshops, student supports
Student Wellness Services
appointments, clinic, flu, nurse, prescriptions, referrals, sick notes, anxiety, counselling, including on-site counsellors in Residences, the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Education, the Smith School of Business and the School of Medicine, cross-cultural advisor, crisis, depression, stress, relationships, academic accommodations 
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC):
international, exchange, health plan, cross-cultural advisor, housing, immigration, orientation, study permit, visa, ESL
Q Success
first-year transition, academic support, peer mentoring, socialization, learning
Health and Wellness Resources
 who to call and where to go if you need help
Student Safety and Security
support services for students in distress, safety resources, SeQure mobile app, emergency planning, health and well-being
Support Services for Students (PDF, 69 KB)
support services for students, after-hours supports, daytime information and supports