Living Off-Campus can be a time of excitement and personal growth for university students. It offers a newfound sense of independence and the chance to become part of a larger community beyond the boundaries of the campus. However, with this freedom comes the responsibility of being a good neighbour and cultivating a positive community experience. 

To help you navigate Off-Campus living and the broader Kingston community, here are some valuable tips, including suggestions from the SCR Off-Campus Living Guide

  1. Familiarize Yourself with Local Bylaws 

Familiarize yourself with the local bylaws and regulations before settling into your off-campus house. Understanding noise restrictions, waste management guidelines, and parking regulations will enable you to maintain a harmonious relationship with your neighbours and housemates. 

  1. Get to know the Queen’s Community 

By connecting with fellow students, exploring diverse perspectives, accessing resources, and participating in extracurricular activities, you can build a strong support system, broaden your understanding of the world, and enhance your academic and personal growth. To learn more about the resources available to Queen’s students, click here

  1. Participate in Community Events 

Engaging in community events within Kingston is an excellent way to connect with your neighbours and contribute to the vibrant spirit of the city. Attend local festivals, volunteer for community projects, or join neighbourhood groups to develop relationships, showcase your positive presence, and make a meaningful impact in your new community. 

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Take care and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

Article Category