First-Year Foundation

First-Year Off-Campus Community

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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 yearlong support through your leaders and the program to connect you with your peers, community, and resources at Queen’s. 

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



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Students at a paint night 


We have monthly events, newsletters, personalized communications and advice directly from your upper-year leaders throughout the year to support you! We are looking forward to seeing you!

Summer 2024:

Welcome to the OCC
July 30, 2024, 8:00-9:00pm ET

  • Join us for the "Welcome to the OCC" Summer Social! This event aims to introduce students to the Off Campus Community and the Off Campus Leaders, who serve as mentors. Enjoy a fun "Hunt, Post, Vote" activity, where you'll share interests through engaging prompts, such as discussing the best movie ever made, and find common ground with your peers.

Register Here

OCC Ask Me Anything (AMA)
August 16, 2024, 10:00-11:00am ET

  • Join our Ask Me Anything (AMA) Summer Social tailored for First Year Off-Campus students! Get answers to your pressing questions, share experiences, and connect with peers and our upper year volunteers; Off Campus Leaders! Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your Off-Campus experience!

Register Here

Social and Games Night
August 26, 2024, 6:00-7:00pm ET

  • Join us for a fun virtual social and games night tailored for off-campus students! It's a perfect opportunity to relax, meet new friends, and enjoy interactive games from the comfort of your home. Don't miss this chance to connect and unwind!

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If you have any questions, please reach out to