Queen’s students connect with the on-campus community and within the city of Kingston in many ways. Playing on competitive and recreational sports teams, joining clubs, and volunteering with organizations in town and around the world!
Learn and explore the way Queen's can help you succeed with our career services, including internship opportunities, summer work experiences and much more!
Finding like-minded people on campus isn't difficult with the clubs that Queen's offers! Over 300 clubs are available for students to join. If you can't find something interesting, start your own and gather like-minded students on campus who share the same passions!
Queen's volunteer opportunities
Most students at Queen’s choose to volunteer for a cause they believe in and give back to the Queen’s and Kingston communities at the same time. By volunteering you can gain valuable work experience, learn to manage your time, and expand your business and social network!
With 18 buildings and over 4,000 students ranging from 90+ countries, residence is an amazing opportunity to live and learn in your environment that promotes a sense of belonging and connections within your new community.
Join an intramural team, work out with your friends, or keep active in one of our many recreational clubs or fitness and wellness programs. If you are interested in competitive or high-performance sports – why not try out for one of our varsity teams or clubs? At Queen’s, students have many physical activities to choose from and enjoy.
Almost 1,000 students proudly wear the Tricolour in sports from basketball to water polo, and Gaels are perennial contenders for league and national championships. At Queen’s, Academic, Athletic and Community excellence are an integral component of the student-athlete experience. As a member of the Gaels you will be challenged to achieve your highest potential. From award winning coaches, to distinguished faculty, state of the art facilities, and unparalleled student-athlete support, Queen’s University Athletics is proud to be one of the leading athletics and recreation programs in the country.Athletics and Recreation Homepage
Queen’s Athletics and Recreation offers recreation and active living opportunities to help you keep moving and live a healthy lifestyle while you’re at Queen’s. Our programs will help you develop a sense of belonging, support the multiple dimensions of personal health, enhance social connectedness, and foster a culture of wellbeing on campus.Athletics and recreation homepage
We Support, You Succeed
At Queen's, we are passionate about supporting your physical, mental, spiritual and academic wellness. We approach wellness from a holistic perspective and offer a variety of resources and supports that are both professional and peer lead. We encourage students to check out some of the supports and services that are available for them below.
Student Wellness Services
Student Wellness Services (SWS) supports students' personal, academic, and social health development at Queen's University by providing various programs and services. We aim to offer a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service responsive to your health and wellness needs.
Learn more about Student Wellness Services
Career and Internship Services
Queen's offers the support and services to empower you to design a rewarding career journey that leverages your educational and skills to impact the world positively.Career Services at Queen's
Off-Campus Living Advisor
Adam King, the Off-Campus Living Advisor, is available to provide confidential guidance and resources for where to find Off-Campus housing, tenant rights and responsibilities, applications, lease agreements, and tips for moving in/out. Navigate the Kingston rental market like a pro by connecting with the OCLA.Learn more about off-campus housing
Living in Kingston
You're going to LOVE Kingston!
The City of Kingston is located in eastern Ontario, about 200 km from Canada's capital city of Ottawa, about 250 km from the centre of our provincial capital of Toronto, and about 300 km from Montréal, Québec.
Kingston is a home-away-from-home not only for students from Queen’s but also for those attending the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College – more than 30,000 in all! Described as both “quaint” and “eclectic,” Kingston is big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, and small enough for students, staff, and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home.