School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Facilities and Services at the School


All emergencies should be reported to Campus Security and can be reached by calling 613-533-6111.

Office/Building Hours

The General Office (Room 301) is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The front doors to Robert Sutherland Hall are normally opened at 7:00 am and locked at 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. With the exception of PMPA weekends and occasional special events, the building is normally also locked on Saturdays and Sundays. Queen’s security staff conduct a security check each night.

Keeping Safe

Working alone always increases risk. We suggest that you avoid working alone, whenever possible, in the building. Work with a buddy or a group when in the building, or work in a public space such as the Library. If you are working alone outside normal business hours, we suggest that you:

Advise Queen’s Security (613-533-6080) that you are in the building and let them know where you are (i.e. your office number) and the approximate time that you expect to leave the building. They are available to call you every hour for a security check. Remember to let them know when you are leaving the building.

Walking after Dark

Safe Walk

Campus Security provides escorted walks from one point on campus to another for staff, faculty and students when Walkhome is off duty. This service is provided at any time, day or night, all year round.

Anyone who wishes to be escorted can call 613-533-6080. Security Staff will be sent to meet you and will escort you to your destination.

AMS Walkhome

Walkhome is a service provided by the Alma Mater Society that offers safe walks to students, both on the Queen’s campus and within the Kingston community.

Stop by the kiosk in the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC), or call 613-533-WALK (9255). See hours of operation...

Note that there is an emergency phone at the main entrance to the building.

Student Lounge

The Student Lounge is located on the third floor of the Robert Sutherland Hall and is accessible after hours to those with a building fob.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms for larger groups (8-16 people) are also available for student use. Reservations can be made by contacting the General Office (Room 301) or by email.

Student Offices

Students have access to a number of touch down spaces, which include offices, lounge and two large study rooms.  In order to access those, a key deposit of $40 is required.  Upon return of the fob/key, you will receive a $25 refund.