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Winter Holiday Stay Over

Staying in Residence Over the University Holiday Closure

Do you need to stay in residence past December 22, 2015?  Do you need to return to residence before January 2, 2016?  If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, then you need let us know!  As the university will close at 12noon on December 24, 2015 and reopen at 8:30am on January 3, 2016, with minimal to no services available to students, it is important we know who is in residence for your safety and security.

Please complete the Holiday Stayover Form by Friday, December 18 which can be found on the Student Housing Gateway

Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email right away to your email account with further information regarding services during the holiday closure.

In accordance with our Residence Rules & Regulations, any resident who is disruptive to the residence community after completing their last December exam may receive a temporary suspension from residence effective from the date of the infraction to January 2, 2016.

Any correspondence during the holiday closure will be communicated with students through their email.

If, however, you have made arrangements with Residence Life to stay in your residence room between Friday, December 18, 2015 and Saturday, January 2, 2016 please be aware of the following information:

Closures/Reduced Service
Queen’s University, including all residence offices and front desks, will be closed after noon Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.

There will be minimal service during this holiday period including:
o    no custodial, office or front desk services
o    no food service (retail or dining hall)
o    vending machines will not be restocked
o    no mail/courier delivery
o    all buildings will be locked
o    no one will be available to respond to ResNet or ResTel inquiries or problems

Please see our website for the individual Dining Hall Hours during the holidays at

Campus Security and the Emergency Report Centre will be staffed 24 hours a day during the holiday period.  A supervisor will be on duty and regular patrols will check all residences to ensure that all exterior doors are locked.
Emergency Phone Number: x36111
Non-Emergency Phone Number: x36733

Fire Alarms
In case of a fire alarm, exit your residence building immediately.  Our fire alarm systems are monitored 24 hours a day, so in the event of a fire or a false alarm, Campus Security and the Kingston Fire Department will respond immediately.  Do not re-enter your residence until the Fire Department or Campus Security has given the “all clear” signal.  Please be especially careful when cooking – do not leave your food unattended.

Health Problems
The Student Wellness Service will be closed during the holidays.   Nurses at Tele-health Ontario can respond to questions 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000.  For more serious medical concerns, go to Kingston General Hospital Emergency. Additional contacts for support are:

Community Crisis Line – 613-544-4229
Good 2 Talk – 1-866-925-5454
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston – 613-544-6424
Kingston Police – 613-549-4660

January Re-Opening

The University, including all residence administrative offices, will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Holiday Desk Hours–Dates and Times Open/Closed

Please Note: This is subject to change and signs of operation will be posted at each desk.  For the most up to date information, please check the residence website,

Holiday Desk Hours




DrugSmart Pharmacy Holiday Hours (at the Queen’s Centre)

*Coming Soon*

Grocery Check-Out Fresh Market Holiday Hours (at the Queen’s Centre)


*Coming Soon*

Looking for Things to do on Campus and in Kingston over the break?  Here are few ideas to get you started.

On Campus

  • Check out the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) for a list of activities –
  • Attend the Holiday Networking Tea hosted by QUIC on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2:00pm at QUIC (JDUC, 1st Floor).  This is an informal gathering for international and domestic student who will be staying in Kingston over the December holidays.  Drop in to meet some new friends and make plans over a hot beverage.
  • Check out Four Directions Aboriginal Centre for a list of activities –

In Kingston