Queen’s University Preps for 3,500 New 1st Year Students
More than 3,500 first-year students will move into the university’s 16 residence buildings on Sunday, September 2. The big move, which will result in some re-routing of streets near main and west campus, kicks off the university’s annual orientation week.
“It’s a very exciting and busy time of year as we prepare to welcome both new and returning students to campus,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “The entire campus is looking forward to assisting new students in their transition to university and we have many programs and services in place to ensure a supportive and engaging campus community.”
Residence staff has been working throughout the summer to plan move-in day – preparing bedrooms, answering a myriad of questions, and organizing staff and upper year students to greet new students and their parents when they arrive. Parents can attend information sessions on move-in day at 10:30 am at Grant Hall on main campus and 1 pm at Duncan MacArthur auditorium on west campus. To keep everyone’s energy up, a complimentary brunch is provided to all students and their families at all three dining halls from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Some streets around the residences, including Bader Lane and Stuart Street, will be re-routed as one-way on September 2 to accommodate the extra traffic throughout the day. A map showing the routes and affected streets is available on the Residences website.
There will also be road closures in the near-campus area due to construction work being done by the City of Kingston. Affected streets and areas include:
• Earl Street, closed from Alfred Street to Frontenac Street beginning Monday, August 20 until mid-September.
• University Avenue, closed between Clergy and Earl Streets until mid-September.
• The City of Kingston Waterfront Parking Lot in Macdonald/Memorial Park on King Street (near Waldron Tower) may be closed on September 2 due to construction.
Earl and University streets will be open to local traffic and people moving into houses and buildings on these streets, but others are encouraged to avoid the area.
The underground parking lot below Tindall Field (at Union and Albert Streets) will be open and free of charge on September 2.
For the latest updates and information about area construction please refer to the Campus Closures & Updates section of the Queen’s News Centre.
Release source: Queen’s University News Centre | Photo: Wikimedia Commons