Learn about services for students at Queen's University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
Queen’s University is located in Kingston, Ontario and provides educational opportunities to 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Queen’s University has eight faculties and schools, each with their own academic programs and departments:
- Faculty of Arts and Science
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Smith School of Business
- School of Policy Studies
- School of Graduate Studies
The address for Queen’s University is:
99 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
At Queen’s University, the centre providing accessibility services to students is called Queens's Student Accessibility Service (QSAS). QSAS is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.
Queen's University offers the Start-UP program for students registered with Queen's Student Accessibility Services to help them transition to university. Individual appointments, drop-ins, and small group sessions are available to help students navigate university life and build core academic skills.
The Accessibility Hub at Queen's University is an online resource for accessibility at Queen's University.
Psychoeducational Assessment Services
The Regional Assessment and Resources Centre (RARC) on Queen’s University campus provides accurate, comprehensive, and effective assessment and follow-up services to students at Queen's University and other local institutions with Learning Disabilities and ADHD.
For more information about accessibility at Queen's University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Queen's University’s Accessibility Plan.
In order to access accommodations at Queen's University, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:
- A copy of the most recent psychoeduational assessment completed by a registered psychologist (the assessment should have been completed within the last 3 years)
- An IEP may be submitted with the psychologist assessment but is not adequate documentation for the purpose of accommodation planning
Medical and Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Conditions and All Other Disabilities
- Documentation from a registered health care professional experienced in the field of the student's disability including a description of functional limitations
- Qualified practitioners include: Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Audiologist, Chiropractor, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech-Language Pathologist
- A Disability Documentation form is available from their website for practitioners to complete
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) directly.
Queen's University Student Medical Services provides student-centred health care through their teams of family physicians and registered nurses.
Queen’s University offers Mental Health Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.
Queen's University offers Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) to all incoming first-year students, to provide an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues.
Q Success at Queen's University offers peer mentoring to first-year students from knowledgeable upper year mentors, for support with transition to university, balancing academic and social demands, and connecting with campus resources.
Student Academic Success Services at Queen's University's offers a variety of programs to help students achieve academic success, such as individual learning strategies appointments, online resources and workshops. The Writing Centre offers writing support to students in various programs.
Each faculty and school at Queen’s University offers academic advising support for students to assist with program planning and meeting academic requirements.
Queen’s University offers different libraries for various faculties. Each library offers various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The libraries at Queen’s University also provide services for students such as group study rooms, borrowing services, course reserves, and the Queen’s Learning Commons which provides students with assistance in writing, learning and study skills, and library research. Stauffer Library offers Library Services for Students with Disabilities which provides services such as an adaptive technology lab, research assistance, and alternative format services.
Other Support Services
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
Queen's University’s Student Awards office offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Queen’s University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.
Queen’s University offers The Queen's General Bursary which is available to all students in all years of study who have a demonstrated financial need.
Bursaries for Students with Disabilities
Queen’s University offers many scholarships, bursaries, and awards for certain groups of students. A list of bursaries that cater to students with disabilities is provided below.
The ATF Bursaries for the Disabled are awarded to students with disabilities who are registered with the Disability Services Office.
The Beatrice (Steuer) Cohen Award is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability. Preference will be given to students with an impaired mobility. Students must be registered with the Disability Services Office.
The Disabled Students’ Bursaries are awarded to students with disabilities based on financial need.
Rehab Therapy Society Sesquicentennial Bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need to undergraduate and/or graduate students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability.
Scotiabank Group Accessibility Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need to students in any school or faculty who have a disability and who are enrolled in a minimum of one credit per term (40% course load). Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.
Harold Arthur Cohen Bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need to an upper year student in any faculty or school who is challenged with a physical or perceptual disability. Preference will be given to students who have either a hearing or visual impairment. Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.
The AMS Accessibility Queen’s Bursary is for returning students with disabilities who are registered with the Disability Services Office, and who are not eligible for the OSAP Bursary for Students with Disabilities. Students may be referred through the Disability Services Office or apply directly through the Student Awards Office.
Queen’s University Residence Office offers private, double and triple rooms in traditional style accommodations. All first year students are guaranteed a room in residence if they complete the necessary application by the given deadline. Queen’s University offers themed, co-ed or single gender floors. Virtual tours of all residence buildings are available. All building amenities include:
- Common lounges
- Common study areas
- Common kitchens
- Access to a 24/7 front desk
- Laundry facilities
All rooms come furnished and include internet access and local telephone service. Rates for residence at Queen’s University vary depending on building and room selection. Residence fees include a mandatory meal plan. Meal plans operate on a set number of meals per week in addition to a declining balance of “flex dollars”. Different plans are available.
Queen’s University offers several barrier-free rooms. Students requiring special accommodations are required to complete the Special Considerations form when applying to residence.
Queen's University has a Community Housing Office which can assist students in finding off-campus housing and also provides information about tenant and landlords issues.
All buildings on Queen’s campus have accessible entrances, which are shown on the campus map, and most have elevators and accessible washrooms. On the map, click on a building to receive a description of the building. Click on the accessibility logo beside the name of the building (on the left panel) to receive more information on the accessibility of that particular building.
Kingston Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Queen’s University receive a bus pass included in their tuition. Transit schedules are provided for each of Kingston Transit’s bus routes.
Kingston Transit provides accessible transit services, including ramps or lifts, courtesy seating, and on board next stop announcement system on all buses.
Kingston Transit offers the Support Person Pass which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the Support Person Pass must fill out the application form.
The Kingston Access Service (KAS) administers the various accessible transportation services in Kingston. KAS offers services such as the Kingston Access Bus (KAB) a transportation service for individuals with impaired mobility, and the Kingston Area Patient Shuttle (KAPS) for non-emergency patients who require a stretcher or a wheelchair. More information about KAPS services, eligibility guidelines and application process is available on their website.
Queen’s University offers a wide range of Academic Programs and Departments in their 7 faculties and schools. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Queen’s University is available on their website.
Queen's Student Accessibility Services
Located in Student Wellness Services
(613) 533-6000 ext 75734
Located in Stauffer Library
Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC)
Located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Student Medical Services
Located in Mitchell Hall
Mental Health Services
(613) 533-6000 ext 78264
Located in Mitchell Hall
Student Academic Success Services
Located in Stauffer Library
Student Awards Office
Located in Gordon Hall