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    Media Advisory - Media Advisory - Queen’s to welcome first-year students to Kingston this Saturday, Sept. 2 for residence Move-In Day

    Thursday, August 31, 2023

    As Queen’s University gets ready to welcome approximately 4,650 first-year undergraduate students into 17 residence buildings across campus on September 1 & 2, media is invited to see Move-In Day first-hand.

    In collaboration with the community and municipal partners, including the City of Kingston, Kingston Accommodation Partners, and the Downtown Business Improvement Association, Queen’s has been planning to safely welcome students and their families to campus, and to ensure a smooth process for everyone.   

    What: Media is invited to attend Queen’s Move-In Day for first-year students

    When: Saturday, Sept. 2, 11 am

    Where: Student Affairs Tent, corner of Union St. and University Ave.

    Who:  Available to speak to the media are:

    • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.
    • Nathan Beckner-Stetson, President, The Residence Society, Queen’s University.  Nathan will be available outside the Endaayaan – Tkanónsote residence on Albert Street at 11:30 am.
    • The new residence is pronounced: End-ah-yawn – t-gaw-noon-so-day, Indigenous words for “home”, reflecting the purpose and function of the building (a first for the University) in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) and Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk), the local language of the Haudenoausaunee nations. 

    B-roll opportunities are available outside Victoria Hall. More information on Move-in Day can be found here

    Many of the parking lots and roads have traffic restrictions in place. Media are advised to park in the following locations:

    • The KCVI parking lot. Enter off Frontenac St. or Alfred St. There will be orange pylons marking were to park.


    Note: To respect the privacy of all students, media are not permitted inside the residence buildings themselves. 

    Please RSVP to Julie Brown to confirm attendance.


    Julie Brown
    Manager, Media Relations