DIVISION OF

Student Affairs

 

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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
Residences
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
Sign up for Q Success
Queen's Reads
university transition, critical reading, writing contest, academic skills
Disability Services Office
access, accessibility, academic accommodation, assistive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  
** Important notice for international students about immigration-related advice

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, volunteer
Bookstore
books, clothing, merchandise, textbooks
Bounce Back
academic support, peer facilitator program
Career Services
career, interview, job, internship, on campus, part time, resume, 
Disability Services Office  
access, accessibility, academic accommodation, assistive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
Extra-curricular opportunities
engagement, involvement, leadership, on campus jobs, student life, volunteer, paid
Food
dining halls, eateries, meal plans, alternative diets, food off-campus
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
events, programs, indigenous-focused programs and courses, peer help, scholarships, elders, feasts, workshops, student supports
Health, Counselling and Disability Services
appointments, clinic, flu, nurse, prescriptions, referrals, sick notes, anxiety, counselling, crisis, depression, stress, relationships, academic accommodations 
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC):
international, exchange, health plan, 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