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Learn how Queen's is planning for our safe return to campus.

Summer term student services and programs available

While student activity on campus is quieter over the summer, units across Student Affairs continue to offer programs, services, and student advising and support year-round, both online and in-person.

For students in Kingston, there are several drop-in spaces, including Yellow House, the Ban Righ Centre, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, and the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC), and Faith and Spiritual Life, where students can meet peers, get advice and support, study and hang out. There are also some in-person activities: QUIC is hosting a weekly English Conversation Circle in Mitchell Hall, and Faith and Spiritual Life is running a weekly lunchtime Knit and Crochet Circle, and lunchtime lawn games at Summerhill.

Students still looking for summer opportunities can visit Career Services’ Summer Jobs website for tools and resources, and can speak with a Career Counsellor at drop-in Career Advising in Gordon Hall, or by appointment. There are currently more than 330 job postings on MyCareer.

Student Wellness Services (SWS) in Mitchell Hall is open, and students can book medical, mental health, accessibility, and healthy lifestyle appointments. Students, faculty and staff can check the SWS event calendar to register for upcoming events, including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on May 18-19, and SafeTalk training on June 1.

For students, staff, and faculty looking to stay active on campus, registration is open for summer recreational programs, including group fitness, personal training, intramurals, and aquatic lessons and leadership at the Athletic and Recreation Centre (ARC). ARC summer hours are now in effect.

Housing & Ancillary Services has transitioned to summer operations and will be welcoming guests of all ages to campus throughout May-August for conferences, summer camps, sporting events, and tourism visits. There are also a few places to grab something to eat on campus on weekdays throughout the summer.

For more information, and student resources, visit the Student Affairs website, as well as the School of Graduate Studies and Post-Doctoral Affairs (SGSPA) website for more summer programming for new and current graduate and professional students, including a Summer Wellness Program. 

Daily student-led in-person campus tours continue with a Tuesday to Saturday schedule, and preparations are well underway for the launch, next month, of First-Year Foundation, a suite of online and in-person opportunities for incoming undergraduate students to build their community, support their transition and find their path to success throughout their first year.

First-Year Foundation includes the Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) campus experience, running over several days in July.