Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs


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First Year Student Resources

Welcome to Queen's!

At Queen's, you are never alone. We have many offices dedicated to helping you learn, think and do. Our welcoming living and learning environment offers the programs and services you need to be successful, both academically and personally. And Queen's wants you to succeed!

Before you arrive:

Next Steps
a monthly checklist
Student asking about Academic Accommodations, SOAR, Summer Webinars, and Residence?
what to bring, move-in day info
Food Services
meal plans
Supports and services for students with severe allergies - contact us before you arrive!
one-on-one consultations with food services is available at SOAR in July (SOAR website for more info!)
alternate diet information and support 
Student Awards
scholarships, bursaries, tuition, financial aid, student loans
Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)
transition support, resources, student support, course selection advising, one-on-one consultations for students requiring academic accommodations, one-on-one consultations for students with severe allergies, campus tours
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Q Success
transition program, resources, student support, academic skills Sign up for Q Success
Queen's Student Accessibility Services
academic accommodation planning, documentation requirementsadaptive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
contact QSAS as early as possible if you require academic accommodations!
one-on-one consultations are available at SOAR  -
see SOAR website for more info
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  
Pre-arrival information and support for international students 

When you get here:

Fall Orientation
transition, socialization, introduction to services and resources
Office of the University Registrar
student records, picking classes, registration, grades, marks, GPA
Academic Calendar
programs, requirements, course catalogue, regulations
Alma Mater Society (AMS)
undergraduate student government, Student Life Centre, food centre, Queen's Journal, Walkhome, jobs, volunteer opportunities
Athletics and Recreation
free membership to the ARC is included in your student fees! Try cardio, exercise, fitness, Gaels, gym, intramurals, pool, recreation, train, varsity, weight, yoga
Academic Skills Support (Student Academic Success Services)
appointments for learning and writing, workshops, outreach and online resources
Info from SASS for first-years
books, clothing, merchandise, textbooks
Career Services
career, interview, job, internship, on campus, part time, resume help, 
Queen's Student Accessibility Services
academic accommodation, documentation requirementsadaptive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
Extra-curricular opportunities
engagement, involvement, leadership, on campus jobs, student life, volunteer, paid
dining halls, eateries, meal plans, alternative diets, severe allergy support
Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

A home away from home for Queen’s Indigenous community. The centre’s programs include cultural and wellness programs, events and workshops, 1:1 advising, tutoring, personal support and cultural counseling, elder services, traditional teachings and ceremonies, a kitchen, laundry, and study spaces. 

Student Wellness Services
appointments, clinic, flu, nurse, prescriptions, referrals, sick notes, anxiety, counselling, including on-site counsellors in Residences, the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Education, the Smith School of Business and the School of Medicine, cross-cultural advisor, crisis, depression, stress, relationships, academic accommodations
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) - Student Wellness Services is expanding options for mental health support for all Queen’s students. TAO provides 24/7 secure access to online resources to help students manage stress and anxiety.  
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC):
international, exchange, health plan, cross-cultural advisor, housing, immigration, orientation, study permit, visa, ESL
Q Success
first-year transition, academic support, peer mentoring, socialization, learning
Health and Wellness Resources
who to call and where to go if you need help
Student IT Services
IT Support Centre provides technical support for widely used systems and software such as email, web browsers, antivirus software, etc.
Sexual Violence Support and Resources
*what to do if you have experienced sexual violence
Student Safety and Security
support services for students in distress, safety resources, SeQure mobile app, emergency planning, health and well-being