Hello first-year undergraduates! Are you still trying to find your footing at university? Did your academics not turn out as you thought they might? If you think you need help getting back on track in January, opt into the Bounce Back program when you get back from holidays. It is a peer support program for first-year undergraduate students who may be struggling academically. Don’t hesitate to sign up if you feel like you need support.
There are many work positions at Queen’s Residences that are available for students who want to work part-time along with their studies. Not only can you apply to be a Don, you can also apply to work for one of our five Front Desks, for Hospitality Services or the Residence Conduct Board, or one of our other service departments. Our Working for Residences page lists all of the positions you can apply for, and is updated periodically depending on when applications open and are due. Do you want to make a difference to residence life? If you want to apply to be a Don but you’re not sure what the job entails, read our FAQs and contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Being a Residence Don provides a rewarding experience, not only in impacting the student experience on-campus, but also in receiving opportunities to develop and hone a wide array of transferable life and career skills.
A lot of people make fun of the fact that they procrastinate, but a healthy attitude toward establishing good study habits for exams and classes will go a long way in helping you succeed throughout your time at university. If you feel like you have difficulties with time management, procrastination, or motivation, think about whether or not you could use Student Academic Success Services in the coming month. If juggling your social life, studying, and being independent has made you anxious in the past, and you know from past experiences with exam periods that you can be highly critical of yourself in times of stress, try going through a copy of one of Student Wellness Services’ Self-Help Workbooks.
On top of that, Queen’s Got Your Back, a project of the Clinical Psychology Outreach Program runs from November 21st to 25th. Join them for workshops, lectures, and casual chats about mental health, well-being, and social support. Why not RSVP?
Are you making travel plans for the holidays? Please note that, in order to maintain a quiet study environment, you are required to vacate Residences no later than 24 hours after completing your last exam. If there is a reason that you need to stay longer or return prior to January 3rd, you must request approval to do so using our Stayover Application form (see the Student Housing Gateway), which will be available online on November 3rd. The campus is completely closed with no services as of 4:30 p.m. on December 23rd and will re-open on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017. Dining halls will open on January 8, 2017.