The Alma Mater Society runs 13 services which have been established to meet the wants and needs of Queen’s students. Every service is run top to bottom, from management to staff, completely by Queen’s undergraduates. From printing and copying, to pubs, to coffee, to digital media, the AMS has opportunities available in a wide range of fields. Working at a service is a great way to get experience in management, learn a new skill, or make new friends in a flexible and relaxed environment. Our services are also cheap and convenient for students to use. If you’d like to work at an AMS service, make sure that you’ve paid your AMS Membership Fee on SOLUS. If you’d like to visit, stop on by and say hi! Many of our services are open to both Queen’s students and the public.
The Common Ground is a student-run coffee shop offering a wide variety of espresso-based drinks, iced drinks, bagels, sandwiches, and baked goods.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Queen’s Center, Common Ground staff invites you to study and hang out. Our space can be used for studying, hanging out with friends, grabbing lunch, or can even be booked for events!
And be sure to drop by The Brew in the Upper JDUC (by Tricolour Outlet) to pick up a coffee, tea, or baked good on your way to class!
Since 1977, the Queen’s Pub (QP) has served as a cherished tradition and staple at Queen’s University. Our relaxed atmosphere and great tunes will always keep you coming back. Come try our delicious menu with vegetarian options, a multitude of beers, or our fine wines and cocktails.
United with the Queen’s Pub under The AMS Pub Services (otherwise known as TAPS), the Underground is the only student operated club in the country. We offer a level of acceptance and warmth that is unparalleled in the Kingston community. It doesn’t matter what faculty you are from, the Underground welcomes all students who are invested in making each night special.
Tricolour Outlet is your campus one-stop shop that can satisfy any student’s needs. Whether you’re looking to buy some Queen’s clothing, merchandise, textbooks, school supplies, or bus tickets, Tricolour Outlet is the store for you.
Located in the upper ceilidh of the John Deutsch Center (JDUC), we also offer custom clothing or buttons, bus chartering services and the latest concert and event tickets! Tricolour Outlet also enables you to sell your old textbooks to other Queen’s students.
The Printing & Copy Centre (P&CC) is an entirely student-run service for all of your photocopying and printing needs.
The P&CC mission statement, “To provide the Queen’s community with exceptional document and finishing solutions at competitive prices with trusted quality” really says it all. The management and staff at the P&CC will work hard to help you complete your publishing projects efficiently, effectively, and affordably – all while in a fun, welcoming environment.
Studio Q is one of the largest and longest running student-run media production services. We offer student organizations, the broader Queen’s community, and local businesses professional quality media projects including publications, graphic design, photography and videography.
Officially created in 2015, Studio Q is the result of the amalgamation of Queen’s TV, Yearbook Design and Convocation Services. Founded in 1928, Studio Q also produces the annual Tricolour Yearbook.
With industry-level equipment and exceptionally talented staff, Studio Q is interested in helping you make your next media project a success. We provide students with learning opportunities to develop valuable media production skills and build their experience in this sector. We’d love to work with you!
The Journal is one of Canada’s oldest student newspapers, founded in 1873. The Journal is both your voice and your source for news in the Queen’s community. Students interested in writing or taking photos for The Journal or who want to know about how the paper is run should email the section of their choice
Anyone wishing to write an opinion piece or send a letter to the editors should email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to advertise in the Journal, email: email@example.com.
Walkhome is a student-run safety service at Queen’s University. We provide safe walks to students both on campus and within the Kingston community. We are a completely anonymous and confidential service, so our staff members do not wear any clothes identifying them as a Walkhome team. We are inclusive to all students on campus, no matter your year or faculty. Whether you want enjoyable conversation, friends for your walk, or even someone to share with, Walkhome is the place to call!
The PSC is the only student-run mental health resource on campus. Our team of 100+ compassionate volunteers and staff work to provide a safe space for students to express themselves. We provide the Queen’s undergraduate community with confidential, non-judgemental, empathetic, peer-based support. Beyond the comforting support that we provide in our Centre, we also strive to foster a more supportive and inclusive Queen’s environment through our numerous outreach and marketing campaigns, and serve as a liaison to connect students with relevant resources on and off-campus. Our motto is “no problem is too big or small, we care about them all”. We are here for you no matter what, for the good and the bad. If you're looking for someone to talk to, we're here to listen.
The Queen’s Student Constables is a peer to peer security service that embodies the unique idea of students being responsible for students. The Queen’s Student Constables are made up of Queen’s students, just like you, who wish to make a difference in the Queen’s Community. Queen’s Student Constables work to keep everyone safe by upholding the AMS and universities rules and regulations at sanctioned events and venues around campus. As students, Student Constables understand that everyone wants to have a good time, but need to do so in a safe environment.
The Student Life Centre (SLC) is a collaboration of facilities, services, and resources dedicated to enhancing the quality of student life at Queen’s. Encompassing the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC), the Queen’s Centre (QC), the Mackintosh-Corry Student Street (MC) & the Grey House, the SLC provides space for societies and clubs, bookable spaces for meetings, performances, events, and public spaces for a wide range of student and community use. The SLC Information Desk is located beside the Union St. entrance of the JDUC, where you can get information about space bookings, A/V equipment, locker rentals, table boothing and advertising through posters and T.V screens around the SLC.
The Academic Grievance Centre is the place to go if you have any questions or concerns about academic grievances, discipline, or regulations. The volunteers that work in the centre, located in room 26 of the JDUC, are very knowledgeable about the academic policies of the university and can be a resource and support if you have a problem or simply need someone to listen.
The Housing Resource Centre offers support for students who are experiencing a conflict with a landlord or housemate in a safe and confidential space. Trained student volunteers can also answer questions and provide information on property standards, leases, tenant rights, house hunting, home security, and more.
Located in John Deutsch University Center, the AMS Food Bank serves confidential and non-judgmental food service to members of the Queen’s community.
The Food Bank provides a reliable and confidential service to ensure that Queen’s students can be healthy and productive as they pursue academic achievement. We also seek to address the underlying causes of poverty so as to alleviate, and ultimately eliminate poverty amongst Queen’s community members.