Welcome parents and guardians to the Queen’s University community. As your student begins studying at Queen’s, he or she will engage in a journey marked by intellectual and personal growth that will shape the rest of their life. No doubt your family will have new experiences also. A truly exciting, lonely, fun, challenging, sometimes frightening, exhilarating, self-defining adventure!
There are many resources at Queen’s to help students have a positive university experience, but they will look to you for much-valued support. We encourage you to be engaged with your student, especially as they face significant challenges. As they mature, develop good problem-solving skills and become more independent, you can continue to have a significant role to play in encouraging, guiding and being a “sounding board” for your student.
Many of your questions may be answered through the For Parents tab on the Queen’s University homepage, and you may find material on this site helpful in better understanding your student’s experience.Typical Student Development