Welcome to Upper-Year Undergrad! Designed specifically for upper-year undergraduate students, Upper-Year Undergrad brings together resources and tools to help you successfully transition from first to second year and beyond. If you are looking to find opportunities for meaningful connections with your peers, explore the Queen’s and Kingston communities, and feel confident about your academics, you have come to the right place!
Budgeting & Financial Aid
As you progress through your undergrad, learning how to budget, accessing financial aid, and saving money are valuable life skills! Explore the several hubs Queen's has for receiving support to make your financial undergrad journey a little easier:
Food & Nutrition
It is essential to fuel your body and know where to turn for support - whether that be with meal planning or food access! Check out some of the several resources and supports that Queen's offers to support your food & nutrition journey:
Getting a job or volunteer position on-campus is a great way to get involved! Not only are you able to build your experience, but employers at Queen's understand you are a student first and provide flexibility around your schedule. Get started by exploring some of these opportunities:
I-EDIAA Resources & Services
Here is a sample of the collection of groups, offices, and hubs that are focused on indigenization, equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism. There are many more that you can learn about on the Student Affairs website.
The HREO is a Queen's staff-run office that:
- Provides information on human rights, equity matters, and confidential advice to individuals or groups at Queen's
- Is home to the Accessibility Hub - a central online resource for accessibility
- Works to prevent sexual violence at the University and support survivors of sexual violence at Queen's
- Provides educational opportunities through training and workshops
Yellow House is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs that is a dedicated space for student clubs committed advancing social justice, anti-racism, equity, diversity or inclusion on campus. The events and resources of this House are meant to create a safe and accountable space for queer, racialized, and marginalized students to be themselves and to build community. Explore the Yellow House hub to learn more about their goals and initiatives.
Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (4D) is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs that is committed to being of service to Indigenous Students here at Queen's University.
- 4D hosts in-person and virtual programming and events that you can check out through their Facebook page
- Provides online academic advising, cultural counselling, and support that you can access by emailing email@example.com
The staff at 4D are developing engaging student support programming through a holistic lens and model. Learn more about their student supports and events on their website.
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation, and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the university. Explore OII's programs, funding opportunities, and initiatives.
Queen’s Career Services and Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) has created specific resources and services that may interest student groups with varying or intersecting identities. To discuss your own specific context and questions, consider booking a Career Consultation appointment with a career counsellor by logging into the MyCareer portal.
As you engage in making decisions about your career paths and where you would like to work, it can be helpful to reflect on your own identity, and what considerations you have regarding careers.
The Faith & Spiritual Life Centre is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs that offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises. They advocate for and provide dedicate spaces, help you navigate religious accommodations, organize community events, and much more.
The QUIC is a support for Queen’s students, staff and faculty in building diverse and inclusive communities of domestic and international students and staff alike. They provide programing and transition support, and individuals can come in to study, eat lunch, and use the lounge. Check out events at the QUIC.
Looking for more?
Visit the Student Affairs website for an even more comprehensive lists of resources, such as IT services, safety on campus, libraries and more that we have at Queen's University to enhance our students' experience.Keep discovering!