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Queen's University

Visiting Campus

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I visit campus?

Yes! If you speak to any current Queen’s student or alumni of the university, they will tell you that Queen’s felt like home for four years (or more!). One of the best ways for you to find out if Queen’s is the right fit for you is to come take a look. There are many opportunities to visit campus, including our regular campus tours, as well as special events such as the Fall Preview and March Break Open House (check our Events page for regular event updates). Regularly scheduled campus tours run Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

These campus tours include a chance to speak with an Admission Coordinator about your application and a tour led by a current student, which will include residence, classrooms, libraries, the campus bookstore, cafeterias, as well as many other areas of campus. During the week, you may also be able to sit in on a class.

March Break Open House welcomes students and their families to campus and gives them a chance to discover what makes Queen's unique. We have a very busy and exciting program planned, including campus and residence tours, an academic and student services fair, special faculty and departmental events, and information sessions on getting ready for September, how to finance your Queen's education, and international opportunities. Visitors will get a chance to speak to current students and faculty members - the people who know the university best.

Want to find out if Queen's is right for you? Just ask! There will be more than 400 volunteers on hand to answer your questions and show off their Queen's! Each year we see approximately 2000 visitors from across Ontario, Canada, the U.S., and from around the world - come meet your future classmates!

Please visit the Campus Tours page for more information.

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How do I get to Queen's?

Directions to campus are as follows:

  • Take Highway 401 to Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd. (exit 615).
  • Follow Sir John A into the city to Union Street (eighth set of traffic lights).
  • Turn left onto Union Street and continue down Union until you reach University Ave. Gordon Hall is just straight through the intersection on the right side.
  •  For parking, turn right onto University Ave and proceed to Stuart Street.
  • Turn left onto Stuart Street, the entrance to the underground parking is on the left.
  • Upon exiting the Underground Parking Structure, proceed north to Gordon Hall.  For your convenience, please check here for an online campus map.  Gordon Hall is Building #18

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!

Transportation to Queen's via air, train or bus

If you are not able to drive to Queen's, there are still many options for transportation. The following links will provide information on travelling to Kingston:

Airplane(Air Canada flies into Kingston on a daily basis; our airport code is "YGK")
Train (Via Rail has a terminal in Kingston)
Coach Bus (Coach Canada has a bus depot in Kingston)

Once you have arrived via plane, train, or bus, you can take a taxi to Gordon Hall for your tour.

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Where can I find information about accommodation and dining in Kingston?

Looking to explore Kingston? Check Tourism Kingston. If you would like to extend your stay in Kingston, you may want to reserve a hotel in Kingstonso that you can explore Queen's and Kingston at your leisure.

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Can't find your question? Write to us!

Email : with the heading "Question from FAQ Web Page" in the subject line. Please include your full name and OUAC reference number in the email to help us respond promptly.

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