First-Year Foundation

First Year Off-Campus Community

First Year Off-Campus Community

Welcome to First Year Off-Campus Community!
A place for everyone to call home 

The Queen's First-Year Off-Campus Community (First-Year OCC, or OCC) is a group of current first-year students living off-campus and their upper-year student "Off-Campus Leaders (OCLs)." The First-Year OCC aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for first-year students living off-campus during their transition to university. Our goal is to help ease your transition into the Queen's community and provide social support and specific resources for those who live off-campus – whether that be with family, friends, or in your own space!

The First-Year OCC offers Orientation events and yearlong support through your leaders and the program to connect you with your peers, community, and resources at Queen’s. Visit the OCC Orientation website for more details and information! You can also scroll further down to meet our upper-year Off-Campus Leaders (OCLs)!

  • We recommend students register and attend both First-Year OCC and Faculty Orientation to learn faculty-specific information in addition to the extra information suited for students living off-campus.

If you want information or have any questions, please reach out to


The First-Year OCC is a free program – any first-year off-campus student is welcome to register and attend - and registration helps with the planning process! To participate in First-Year OCC Orientation, you will need to be registered as a First-Year Off-Campus Student so we can share any links, updates, or event details with you!

By registering for the First-Year OCC you will automatically be registered in the First-Year OCC’s Fall Orientation programming! The First-Year OCC, Orientation, and other supports are available to all first-years living off-campus for free, so don’t hesitate to register!

Registration opens in early July, and we’ll announce open registration on our social media, so follow us or check back here soon!


Remember: the First-Year OCC doesn’t end after Orientation! We have monthly events, newsletters, and personalized communications and advice directly from your upper-year leaders throughout the year to support you! We are looking forward to seeing you!

All event info will be shared on the First-Year OCC Facebook page, Instagram and Raftr!

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Off-Campus Leaders are your First-Year OCC Orientation Leaders and year-long support system for everything off-campus! They are the ones who will be leading you through activities and will answer any of your questions. You will be assigned one leader who leads their own small group of students, but you’re encouraged to contact any of our OCLs if you have a question that falls in their area of expertise! Check out their bios below for more information!

Check back for your 2022-23 team and to learn more about our OCLs.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tatyana at