Staying in Residence Over the Break?

In order to maintain a quiet study environment, students are required to vacate residences no later than 24 hours after completing their last exam.

Do you need to stay in residence past December 20, 2019?  Do you need to return to residence before January 5, 2020?  If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, then you need let us know!  

The university will close at noon on December 24, 2019, and reopen at 8:30 am on January 2, 2020, 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 December Stayover Request Form by Friday, December 18, 2019, which can be found on the Student Housing Gateway https://studentweb.housing.queensu.ca   

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

In accordance with Residence Conduct, any resident staying over the December break must adhere to Resident community standards.

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

Please note that all dining halls close on December 20, 2019, while all other campus services and retail food locations close by 1:00 pm on December 24, 2019.

Campus and residence services and limited retail locations will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020, while select dining halls reopen on January 5, 2020. To view a full listing of dining hours, please visit the Hospitality Services website.

Campus Security is available to respond to emergencies during the stayover period. Residence Life will also be providing an on-call Don to support students. Additionally, students are informed about community support services and events occurring during the stayover period.

December Stay-over information

Conduct 

In accordance with Residence Conduct, any resident staying over the December break must adhere to Resident community standards.

Any correspondence during the holiday closure will be communicated with students through their @queensu.ca account

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Closures/Reduced Service

Please note that all dining halls close on December 20, 2019, while all other campus services and retail food locations close by 1:00 pm on December 24, 2019. There will be minimal service during this holiday period, including:

  • no custodial, office or front desk services
  • no food service (retail or dining hall)
  • vending machines will not be restocked
  • no mail/courier delivery
  • all buildings will be locked
  • no one will be available to respond to ResNet inquiries or problems

Campus and residence services and limited retail locations will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Services open on campus during the December stayover (between December 24, 2019, and January 2, 2020)

University Libraries

 Many of the libraries on campus are open during the December closure. For a full listing of hours, visit https://library.queensu.ca/locations/all.

 The ARC

 The ARC will have reduced hours during the December closure (December 21 – January 3). View holiday hours. 

Dining

Tim Hortons, Starbucks in Goodes Hall and Student Street in Jean Royce Hall will reopen with limited hours beginning January 2, 2020.

 Select dining halls will reopen on January 5, 2020, along with the Lazy Scholar and Location 21.

For a full listing of individual retail and Dining Hall Hours, please visit http://dining.housing.queensu.ca/

Holiday Dons:

Dons will be available on campus every evening from 8 pm – 7 am from December 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (last shift ends at 7 am on January 6 before the regular Don schedule resumes).

Emergencies

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: 613-533-6111

Non-Emergency Phone Number or Lockouts: 613-533-6733

Police-Fire-Ambulance-Emergency: 911

Fire Alarms

In case of a fire alarm, exit your residence building immediately. Fire alarm systems are monitored 24 hours a day. 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.

Medical Support

Student Wellness Services will be closed during the December break. Nurses at Telehealth Ontario can respond to questions 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000. 

For serious medical concerns, go to Kingston General Hospital Emergency. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911

Health Care Resources and locations

CDK Family Medicine and Walk-in Clinic
175 Princess St.
613-766-0318
Monday – Friday 9am -7pm
 Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2pm

Urgent Care Family Medicine Centre
(Lacerations/Fractures/Asthma)
 Cataraqui Town Centre
613-389-3348
 Monday – Friday 9:30am – 8pm
 Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sunday 12pm – 3pm

Hotel Dieu Hospital Urgent Care Centre
166 Brock Street
7 days a week 8am – 8pm

Children’s Outpatient Clinic, HDH  (ages 0-18 years old)
 Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Kingston General Hospital Emergency
76 Stuart Street
Open 24 hours 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000 for medical advice
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Frontenac Community Mental Health & Addictions Services (FCMHAS)
613-544-4229
 24-hour confidential community-based Mental Health Crisis Line

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)
613-544-1771
 from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. daily

Additional contacts and community wellness resources http://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/resources/community-resources

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

Therapy Assistance Online: Free online self-help for stress, anxiety and the blues queensu.ca/studentwellness/TAO.

Empower Me: Confidential Free 24/7 Mental Health Counselling helpline at 1-844-741-6389

 

Food Banks

 Both the Kingston Food Bank and Martha’s Table provide confidential and non-judgmental food service to members of the Queen’s community.

Staying safe

Please keep the following in mind over the holidays

Take the stairs – elevator technicians are not on call over the holidays, so please avoid taking elevators whenever possible.

Watch for strangers – don’t let strangers into your building or let people ‘tailgate’ behind you when you unlock the door. Report any suspicious activity or people to Campus Security.

Take your keys! – keep your keys with you at all times, and don’t leave your door unlocked.

Community Standards apply! Please be courteous and respectful of the building and others who are staying over.

If you have any concerns for your safety, contact the Emergency Report Centre, which will be staffed 24 hours/day during the holiday period.

Emergency Number: 613-533-6111 or 911

Non-Emergency Number: 613-533-6080

Holiday Desk Hours – Dates and Times of Operation 

 Front desk hours are subject to change based on availability and operational needs. Hours of operations will be posted at each desk.

If you require assistance, please call the front desk at 613-533-2531

If there is an emergency, please call security at 613-533-6111

  • JRH Desk 613-533-2551
  • Leggett Desk 613-533-3183
  • Vic Desk 613-533-2531
  • Waldron Desk 613-533-6724
  • Watts Desk 613-533-3215
Date Victoria Hall Jean Royce Hall Leggett Hall Watts Hall Waldron Tower
Dec 1st to Dec 16th
Regular Desk Hours
  24 Hours   24 Hours   24 Hours   8am – Midnight 8am – Noon 4pm – Midnight Closed Sat & Sun
Tuesday Dec 17th
to
Friday Dec 20th
  24 Hours   24 Hours   8am – 4pm   8am – 4pm     8am – Noon
Saturday Dec 21st to Monday Dec 23rd   24 Hours   24 Hours   8am – 4pm     8am – 4pm     Closed
  Tuesday Dec 24th   Midnight – Noon   Midnight – Noon   8am – Noon     8am – Noon     Closed
Wednesday Dec 25th to Wednesday Jan 1st   Closed   Closed   Closed   Closed   Closed
  Thursday Jan 2nd   8am – Midnight   8am – Midnight   8am – 4pm     8am – 4pm     8am – Noon  
  Friday Jan 3rd   24 Hours   24 Hours   8am – 4pm   8am – 4pm     8am – Noon
  Saturday Jan 4th   24 Hours   24 Hours   8am – 4pm     8am – 4pm     Closed  
  Sunday Jan 5th   24 Hours   24 Hours     8am – Midnight   8am – Midnight     Closed
Monday Jan 6th Regular desk hours resume   24 Hours   24 Hours   24 Hours   8am – Midnight   8am – Noon 4pm – Midnight

Stayover Fun! – Activities on campus

December 23 – Craft Night
Are you feeling creative? Meet other residents at our Craft Night on December 23rd in Victoria Hall, Lobby and Jean Royce Hall, C140 starting at 8 p.m. There will be opportunities to make cards and decorations for your room! All crafting supplies will be provided.

December 27 – Coffee Get Together 
Join QUIC student staff on December 28th at 2:00 pm. Meet at Sipps Coffee Bar (33 Brock St. across from Market Square) for an afternoon of warm drinks and watching the skaters in the Square.

December 29 – Cookie Night
Want to show off your decorating skills? Meet Residence Life staff in Victoria Hall, Lobby and Jean Royce Hall, C140 at 8 pm, to decorate some delicious cookies!

December 31 – New Year’s Celebration
Join QUIC student staff on December 31st between 1-1:30. Meet at Sipps Coffee Bar (33 Brock Street) to celebrate New Year’s in the afternoon. For more information on QUIC events, please visit: quic.queensu.ca/events.

January 3 – Board Game Night
The fun starts at 8 pm in Victoria Hall, Lobby and Jean Royce Hall, C140.

Community Events and Activities:

Lots of events are happening in Kingston. For a complete listing, visit: https://www.visitkingston.ca/kingston-events/  or https://queensevents.ca/calendar


January 3 & 4 – Go to a Gales Women’s hockey game cheer on the home team!
Games start at 7:30 pm at the Kingston Memorial Center.

Things to do in Kingston

Go skating (weather dependent) in Springer Market Square – no skates? No problem! Skates and helmets are available to rent at City Hall! https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/recreation/facilities/arenas/springer-market-square

Go to a Kingston Frontenac’s hockey game https://kingstonfrontenacs.com/schedule/68/2

See a movie at The Screening Room http://screeningroomkingston.com/

Getting around Kingston:

Your student card lets you ride Kingston buses for free see the transit schedule for regular and holiday schedules https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/transit

Use the city’s online trip planner to plan your route https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/transit/trip-planner.

City services:

Grocery stores and some restaurants may be closed on Canadian statutory holidays, including December 25 and 26, 2019, as well as January 1, 2020.

January Re-Opening

The Campus (administrative offices) re-open on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.

Tim Hortons, Starbucks in Goodes Hall and Student Street in Jean Royce Hall will be open with limited hours beginning January 2nd.

Select dining halls will re-open on January 5, 2020, along with the Lazy Scholar and Location 21.

All dining halls open on January 6, 2020.

Classes begin January 6, 2020