- The Graduate Student Executive (GSE) for the Department of Economics
- The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS)
Queen's Economics Department (QED) is housed in Dunning Hall at the southwest corner of Union Street and University Avenue on the University's Main Campus. Standing near the north shore of Lake Ontario in the heart of historic Kingston, the campus is a pleasant walk from downtown shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. The University's older buildings are traditional limestone; newer buildings of more modern architecture have been designed to complement these.
QED occupies the second and third floors of Dunning Hall, and two floors of A Wing in Mackintosh-Corry Hall. These premises provide administrative offices, faculty offices, graduate student offices, classrooms, seminar rooms, and two computing labs, as well as conference facilities, and a reading room.
Directly across Union Street from Dunning Hall is the Joseph S. Stauffer Library. This is the central unit of the Queen's library system. Directly across University Avenue is the Douglas Library, which contains many mathematics and engineering books and periodicals.
On the northeast corner of Union Street and University Avenue stands the John Deutsch University Centre. All students are members of this Centre. Its facilities include a dining room, common rooms, club meeting rooms, a coffee shop, two pubs, a billiard room and various commercial facilities: a dry cleaners, a sub post office, a unisex hairstylist, and a tuck shop.
A regular city bus route passes Dunning Hall. All Queen's students are members of a 'bus-it' plan which allows them free travel on the municipal transit system during Fall and Winter terms if they show a valid Queen's student I.D. There are limited parking facilities close by.
Kingston is located midway between Toronto and Montreal; Ottawa is 195 kilometres to the northeast and New York State lies to the south across Lake Ontario. Regular train and bus services connect Kingston with Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. The city is a popular vacation resort, partly by virtue of its location on the shore of Lake Ontario near the famous Thousand Islands and partly because of its strategic significance in Canadian history. The city provides a wide variety of sport and recreational facilities all the year round.
Queen's University Community Housing manages the student rental properties owned by Queen’s University. This includes two apartment complexes located at west campus – An Clachan and John Orr Tower – as well as a variety of apartments and houses in the Student Village around campus. Community Housing also operates an Accommodations Listing Service where external landlords can post listings for student rental units, as well as a Landlord Contract Program which requires landlords who wish to participate to undergo an annual property inspection to ensure the property meets municipal property standards. Regardless of what type of housing you decide on, you are advised to begin making arrangements well in advance.