Ready for Exams?

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?

Winter Break Stayover

campus on a snowy day

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.

Upper Years in Residence

Thinking about living in residence next year? We offer upper-year rooms in Smith House, which features double beds with a shared washroom (with guaranteed washroom-mate), wireless internet, a refrigerator and a tv with cable in each room. Application information will be available in December.

Supporting Student Success

If you are a parent or guardian of first-year students, Queen’s is holding a series of talks in three major cities across Canada – Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto – to answer any questions you may have about supporting your student’s continued success while away at school. If you live in or near any of these cities and would like to attend, feel free to register.

If you have any questions, please email!

Homecoming: October 14 – 16

Queen's students walking down sidewalk together

A polite reminder that there are no guests permitted during Homecoming. This is effective 12pm on Friday, October 14th. For more information, please see your ResRules Handbook.

DePurpling:  If you’re purple and you know it, we’ll need you to wash your hands (and self) before coming into Residences. We will be providing cleaning materials to safely remove the purple dye from your skin before you head back into residence.  The DePurpling Stations are setup to prevent residence property being stained by the dye, causing additional workloads for our staff.  If you are a student in residence we ask that you utilize one of the following DePurpling Stations between 12pm and 6:30pm on Saturday October 15th before heading inside:

  • Victoria Hall (back parking lot)
  • Leonard Field
  • Waldron Courtyard
  • Jean Royce Hall (outside of Healy & Laird)
  • Harkness
  • Morris

Help keep your home damage free.