Student Health and Wellbeing
- Students in Ontario can call 613-533-2506 from 8 am- 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, to schedule an appointment with the counselling team at Student Wellness Services (SWS) or drop in to SWS's weekday afternoon mental health clinic (1-4 pm).
- 24/7, students can call Good2Talk, at 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868, or contact crisis support and counselling through Empower Me.
- Cultural Supports are available including Queen's Cross-Cultural Counsellor.
- Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support at email@example.com.
- The Queen's University International Centre holds drop-in in-person or virtual advising, Monday to Thursday, 10-11am and 2-3 pm, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or book an appointment through the QUIC website.
- The Yellow House Student Centre for Equity and Inclusion is comfortable and accountable spaces and resources for queer, trans, Black, Indigenous and/or People of Colour (QTBIPoC)-identifying students.
Safety on campus is a priority for the university, and everything possible is being done to ensure the safety of our community. The university is closely monitoring any threats to the safety of its students, staff and faculty and Campus Security is on heightened alert.
- The Principal and the leadership team will put in place any precautions and protections necessary to keep our community safe. If you have any concerns about your physical safety, contact Campus Security or local police immediately.
- Anyone on campus can also utilize the Blue Light Emergency Phones located throughout all Kingston campus locations, or contact the campus Emergency Response Centre, at 613-533-6111.
- The campus has supports for personal safety, including AMS Walkhome, Safe Walk or the Lone Worker Program if working alone at night (Campus Security, 613-533-6080).
- Students, faculty, and employees are encouraged to download and use the SeQure App. SeQure provides a quick way to contact emergency services and other supports. By activating the push notifications in the app, users can proactively receive emergency/safety notifications.
- Any campus community member who experiences or witnesses any hate-motivated act is encouraged to report it and/or connect with the Human Rights and Equity office for support.
If you are dealing with unexpected extenuating circumstances that are impacting your studies, there are options available to provide you with some flexibility and relief.
- Academic Consideration is an option available to all Arts and Science students in need of an assignment extension, test or exam deferral, etc.
- Dropping courses is another option to provide some relief. The last day to drop courses is the end of Week 8 of term. View more Important Dates.
- Academic petitions may be an appropriate option for courses past week 8 or up to one year after the course has taken place (to request late course drops, Credit standing, an extension of an incomplete grade, etc.)
- Voluntarily withdrawing from studies for a term, a year or even longer is also an option.
If you are struggling in general with your academics, it's best to chat with an academic advisor. We can give you some advice and help you with an academic plan to explore options and reduce stress. You can connect with us via the Advising webpage.