Open Mic Nights in Kingston

Here’s a list of some of the many places you can go in Kingston to test out new music, poetry, etc. in front of a live audience.

Musiikki Cafe – every Tuesday at 8pm-11pm

All ages! Sign-up sheet is posted in advance on Facebook each week

Rose & Crown every Wednesday at 8:30pm

hosted by Tom Savage – 19+

“and the journey continues” monthly open mic reading series – the first Tuesday of every month

hosted by Bruce Kauffman – All Ages!

The Royal Jam – every Thursday from 9pm to midnight

hosted by Gary Lavallee, Mark Taras, Mike Pacey & Rene Vermette – 19+

Unconfirmed Venues

These places occasionally hold open mic nights or have in the past.

Weekly Trivia Nights in Kingston

Did you know? Every week, you can test your obscure pop culture knowledge at one of these weekly Trivia Nights in Kingston! Free to play, must be 19+. The do

Did you know? Every week, you can test your obscure pop culture knowledge at one of these locations! 


  • Tir Nan ‘Og Irish Pub at 7pm (19+, open to public)
  • Clark Hall Pub at 7:30pm (19+, must have Queen’s ID)
  • The Alibi at 9pm (19+, open to public)
  • The Brooklyn at 9pm (19+, open to public)



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Guide to St. Patrick’s Day @ Queen’s: Part 1 – Getting Green & Giving Back

Every week of the year, you’ll find charity fundraisers at Queen’s – and St. Patrick’s Day is no different! Find out how & where to buy St. Patrick’s Day merch + find a cause that you’re interested in supporting!

Every week of the year, you’ll find a variety of charity fundraising initiatives happening on-campus, and the week of St. Patrick’s Day is no different!

We’ve collected all the clothing sales you’ve been seeing across campus into ONE PLACE! Keep reading to find a cause that you’re interested in supporting!

? Part 1: Where to Buy St. Patrick’s Day Merch at Queen’s *2019*?

Nyantende Foundation $25 green long-sleeve t-shirts

  • Friday, Mar. 15 from 11am-3pm @ ARC
  • About: The Nyantende Foundation helps the most marginalized children and youth in the Nyantende district of the Democratic Republic of Congo by offering them an opportunity to attend local schools. We believe education is a basic human necessity as it provides youth with the tools necessary to build a life they have reason to value. Since 2010, Nyantende Foundation has subsidized 100% of tuition fees and learning materials for over 250 youth.

Queen’s Friends of MSF – $5 bandana, necklace, temporary tattoo

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 11am-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: Médecins Sans Frontières, also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.

Students Facing Noma – t-shirts & accessories

  • Saturday, Mar. 16 at 11am-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: Student’s Facing Noma serves to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease Noma through supporting the organization Facing Africa.

Queen’s Tech for Change – $15 t-shirts

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 2:30pm-5:30pm @ MacCorry- while quantities last
  • About the cause: All proceeds go towards One Laptop Per Child

Scinapse Queen’s – $15 t-shirts and long-sleeve t-shirts

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 10am-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: a vibrant. science and research-based club on campus. They run a provincial Undergraduate Science Case Competition, a Careers talk, and Getting into Research at Queen’s.

Heart 4 Heart Queen’s University – $15 hats

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 12pm-3pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: raises money to provide life-saving surgeries for children in various developing countries born with congenital heart defects.

Step Above Stigma – $10 socks

  • Friday, Mar. 15 at 9:30am-11:30am @ ARC
  • About the cause: 100% goes to mental health initiatives at Queen’s.

Queen’s Students for Partners In Health Canada – $15 t-shirts

  • About the cause: Partners in Health is a global health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of poor and marginalized people.

Oil Thigh Designs – various clothing, see Lookbook here

  • Monday through Friday at 10am-5:30pm @ Oil Thigh Designs is on the main floor of the JDUC across from Quizno’s.
  • About the cause: ALL proceeds go to local Kingston charities.

Did you know?

By 4th year of undergraduate study, 60% of Queen’s students have participated in community service or volunteering and 33% have participated in community-based projects. Source: Queen’s University.

Featured image: Campus Equipment Outfitters is a student-run service that provides affordable quality merchandise to individuals and organizations.

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Top 5 Ways to Commit to Wellness

NYR to get fit/healthy/less stressed? Here’s 5 super easy ways to make that happen – featuring local-to-Kingston tips & tricks!

Is your #NewYearNewMe resolution to get fit/healthy/less stressed/more in control this term? Here’s 5 super easy ways to make that happen – featuring local-to-Kingston pro tips from the team!


1. Pick a realistic goal.

  • If you’re just starting out going to the gym, setting a goal of 2hrs every day may be unrealistic.
  • If you have been going once per week, aim for two – or one week day and one weekend day.
  • Pro Tip: don’t beat yourself up if you miss it, be gentle with yourself and keep trying!
  • Take Action: Booking a personal training one-on-one session at the ARC is a great way to get started and know which exercises to do to work towards your goals.

2. Get out and move!

  • Focusing on wellness is about what inspires YOU be it yoga, dance, sports leagues, intramurals, walking by the waterfront, going out dancing… our bodies were designed to move! Only over the last hundred years or so have we switched to sedentary work.
  • Pro Tip: It gets dark early, so make your daily goal just to leave the house before sunset at 4:30pm. The Carrot Rewards app that hooks into Fitbit or Google Fit lets you collect reward points just for walking…
  • Take Action: Or, pop the campus bubble and find your zen downtown at a local yoga studio! Studio 330 is running FREE all-level yoga classes all day on Saturday, Jan. 13!

3. Eat more whole foods.

  • That means food that has been processed or refined as little as possible, or is free from additives or other artificial substances.
  • It’s good for the environment because it requires less packaging!
  • Take Action: There are many local stores close to campus where you can shop for whole foods. Check out: Old Farm Fine Foods, Memorial Centre Farmers Market (open every Sunday 10am-2pm), Rooted Food Co., and the Queen’s Farmers Market (open every Wednesday in the JDUC!)

4. Practice mental health hygiene. 

  • Bell Let’s Talk day is coming up on January 27, but getting enough sleep every day can make a bigger impact on your mood than you might think.
  • It can be very freeing to be in a space where people are encouraged to discuss their mental health challenges. We all have them from time to time.
  • Take Action: On-campus and in town there are mental health support groups that you can visit, even if you don’t necessarily feel like you need it.

5. Be inspired at a Health & Wellness event.



In the spirit of wellness, we’re giving away a pair of unlimited 1-month yoga memberships to Studio 330 on Princess Street for you and your bestie! Contest details on Instagram/queensevents

Top 10: Best Study Breaks this Weekend

Have you been taking shelter from the storm in Douglas, staying up all night, or getting frustrated with your brain? We feel you! That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of the BEST Study Break ideas this weekend, for when you need a break and a breath of fresh air! Keep reading…

What day is it? For the why? Halp!

Have you been taking shelter from the storm in Douglas, staying up all night, or getting frustrated with your brain? We feel you! That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of the BEST Study Break ideas this weekend, for when you need a break and a breath of fresh air! Keep reading…

How my Brain WorksWhy is Friday so near Monday

1. Go Caroling!

Join the Meistersingers on Saturday from 2pm-4pm for a fun Christmas Carol sing outside the Grand Theatre! Song sheets will be provided! Bundle up, it can get chilly! Join your fellow carolers for hot choc next door at The Copper Penny when you’re done. ?

Is the weather outside too frightful? Get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday by singing along to all your favourite carols inside the majestic St. George’s Cathedral downtown (Johnson & King St. E)! Featuring both an adult choir and an adorable children’s choir! 4pm-5pm, free admission ?

2. Cross some people off your Christmas List

Shopping in Kingston is a great way to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for your special ones back home! There’s a lot to choose from – so check out our List of Where to Shop Downtown for Everyone on Your List for hints before you head downtown!

Want to support local artisans? Check out the pop-up Kingston Holiday Market on Princess Street, open Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-4pm!

3. Go to a play

We love the idea of “adding some culture” to your week – and going to a play is a way better study break than watching Netflix (no binge-watching)! There are two holiday plays on Saturday that might pique your interest: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Saturday, 1:30pm & 7:30pm at Theological Hall, tickets $17-$20) and Bottle Tree Production’s “A Little Princess” (Saturday, 2pm & 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, at Princess & Clergy, tickets $20).

4. Go for a walk

Stuck on something? Queen’s Student Wellness Services has a great list of stress-busters, and one of them includes taking a walk – to feel connected to your surroundings. Campus is beautiful under a blanket of snow, so why not take some pics while you’re at it? Tag @queensevents on Instagram and we’ll share the love!

Turning your study break into a study date with your crush? Keep motivated to crush a few hours of studying by booking a slot for the Lumina Borealis tour after your study sesh! Open Saturday and Sunday from 5pm-8:15pm, up at Fort Henry (short cab ride away), it’s a prime winter-in-Kingston date idea, and also a great way to release some stress! “Find your path through an enchanted land, across a frozen landscape, to reignite your winter spirit.”

5. Play a game

If you like puzzles, going to Improbable Escapes is a next level study break idea! They have different games running all weekend, so why not get a group together and try to break out of an escape room? Works best if you know 3-5 people who have the same exam sched. as you do (looking at you 1st years). They’re open Saturday until 11pm & Sunday until 9pm, and tickets are $25.

Play a board game

Did you know that Minotaur Games & Gifts downtown on Princess has free Games Nights every Sunday & Thursday from 5pm-9pm? Is crafting more your style? Minotaur hosts Make & Craft nights on Wed. & Fri. from 6pm-9pm! It’s also a great place to find novelties & handmade gifts (see #2). That’s a 2-in-1 study break!

6. Learn something new

The Ecole Cathedrale elementary school at Johnson & Barrie (near Metro) is hosting an Irish Christmas Ceili this Saturday night from 7pm-10pm. Admission is $7 students/$12 public. Ceili dances are a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland, accompanied by live Irish traditional music! All are welcome regardless of age or experience, and no Partner is needed! Guaranteed to be a good time learning something new and laughing your ass off!

7. Go for a run

If running is your usual way to release stress, then don’t miss this Sunday’s 5K Santa Run at 10am! Meet outside Runners’ Choice (Brock St. & King St. E, across from market square) – Santa costume optional!

8. Listen to music

Quick shout-out to Queen’s CoGro for creating these awesome study playlists on Spotify for when you need coffeehouse vibes without leaving the house/library. Important: CoGro is closing for the holidays on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 9 pm. Get your last bagels of 2017 while you can! 

Feel like going out? We recommend seeing Road Apples: The Tragically Hip Tribute Band play live on Saturday (10pm-2am at The Merchant Tap House, 19+) or checking out Hip Hop Sundays (11pm-2am at The Toucan, 19+). There’s also live music both nights at Musiikki Cafe and Whiskey Bar (8pm-11pm, all ages+). Bonus: all of these shows are free/no cover!

9. Meditate

“There are lots of relaxation techniques that can help you manage stress and help you improve your concentration, productivity, and overall well-being. To get started: find a quiet, relaxing place where you can be alone for 10-20 minutes.” Read more…

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just lie in a hammock for a couple hours and find your zen of total relaxation? Samatva Yoga (on Princess in the Hub) feels you on this, and they’re running a 2-hour Suspension Yoga class on Sunday, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

10. Laugh out loud by going to a Comedy show

Feel like going out? This Saturday night, K Trevor Wilson from Crave TV’s award-winning television show “Letterkenny” is performing at Absolute Comedy on Princess! Fun fact: he debuted at age 14 on the TV show Goosebumps, but is now best known for his work as Squirrelly Dan on Letterkenny. As a stand up comedian he’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and multiple times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as well as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Tickets are only $20. Get there by 7:20pm to get good seats.

What did we miss?

Do you have other study break ideas that we’ve missed? Comment below!

Looking for what’s coming up next week in Kingston? Check out our December events calendar here.

Want to know what’s happening in the New Year? Take a peek at January’s events calendar here.

What to Do this Weekend at Queen’s & Downtown: Nov. 17-19, 2017

There are 61 events this weekend, including: Hey Ocean! concert, poet/author Shane Koyczan, ARCO Architecture Conference, Santa Claus Parade, DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters, DOLLHOUSE contemporary dance/theatre/music, Backpacks for Homeless, and many more! Discover events that interest you – only on!

It’s week 10! Due dates are looming closer, sunset is at 4:37pm so #itgetsdarkearly, the wind coming off Lake Ontario refuses to quit until it’s flipped over every recycling bin in the neighbourhood, and the lineup for CoGro/Timmy’s/the treadmill is the lineup for Wind Up Wednesdays. Un-cool!

You know what IS cool? The number 61! That’s how many events are happening in the NEXT THREE DAYS in Kingston! Just wait until you see a glimpse of what that looks like! Open the weather forecast in a new tab

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Concord Floral

Dates: Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30pm. Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3pm & 7:30pm. Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:30pm. Where: The Isabel – Studio Theatre

Come see the show that audiences are raving about! For more details visit the Isabel Bader Box Office in person or call 613-533-2424!

Buy tickets online!

An Evening with Hey Ocean! @ Clark Hall Pub

Date: Friday, Nov. 17 at 9pm. 19+ only

Two sets spanning more than a decade of music together. Hey Ocean has returned from a 3-year hiatus with their new album “The Hurt of Happiness” to be released in early 2018. Check out their new track ‘Sleepwalker’ here.

Buy Tickets Online! Note: Clark Hall Pub requires that you show Queen’s ID (Student/Staff card) at the door, or be signed in as a guest.

Poet & author Shane Koyczan @ Grand Theatre

Date: Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30pm. All Ages + cash bar.

Shane Koyczan “puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and different.” His poem “We Are More” was featured at Canada Day on Parliament Hill, and he performed a variation of it during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Buy Tickets Online!

ASUS Trips: Outing to Ottawa

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18 all day

Explore the Byward Market, do some much needed retail therapy at Rideau Center, or go visit Parliament! The possibilities are endless. Tickets are $31.50 and include round trip bus fare!

Buy Tickets Online!

Queen’s University Architecture Conference

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8:30am-5:30pm. Lunch provided.

One of the keynote speakers for this Saturday’s inaugural Queen’s University Architecture Conference (ARCO) was the architect for The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts!

Register Online!

DOLLHOUSE at The Isabel in collaboration with Tone Deaf Festival

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30pm. All Ages + cash bar.

“A remarkably creative feat of dance and music in the 21st century.”  Disruptive and surprising, Dollhouse walks a unique line of Artaudan fiction and slapstick with the performer acting simultaneously as instrument and conductor. “No other choreographer creates one-of-a-kind events as mystical, unpretentious, and full of wonder.” Governor-General Award in the Arts recipient, Gordon Monahan, will be creating the sounds live on-stage.

Buy Tickets Online – use promo code DSC12 to save $4 off student tickets!

Kingston Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 5pm-8pm along Princess Street.

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Santa Claus Parade down Princess Street! The big guy himself will be on hand after the parade in Springer Market Square for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters @ Southpaw Cat Cafe

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7pm-9pm.

Join Mandi Coulter of Yes, please Sewing Studio for an evening of cats and sewing! You bring the sweater, Mandi will bring the supplies and Southpaw Cat Cafe will provide the coffee!

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Backpacks for Homeless

Date: Sunday, Nov. 19 from 12pm-3pm.

As the winter months approach, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will be collecting donations of items to fill backpacks for homeless individuals in Kingston. On Sunday, you are invited to meet downtown Kingston to hand the backpacks out to those in need.

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Join a Recreation Club at Queen’s

Do you love archery, martial arts, gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding, or climbing? At Queen’s, there a recreational club for each of those activities, and many more! Meet other people who share similar interests, or try something completely new – many clubs are open to beginners!

Do you love archery, martial arts, gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding, or climbing? At Queen’s, there’s a recreational club for each of those activities, and many more!

Meet other people who share your interests, or try something completely new – many clubs are open to beginners!

We’ve taken this list of recreational clubs direct from the Queen’s Athletics & Recreation website to make it more accessible to all Queen’s students. We’ve also added links to more info about each club!

Email the clubs you’re interested in to ask them about dates for tryouts, registration, or trial sessions.

  • aims to bring together and provide a space for those interested in archery
  • open to beginners and experienced archers.
  • provided with instruction and training in archery techniques
  • provided with equipment necessary for the sport. Participants can also use own equipment.
  • Club Email:
  • caters to players of all levels from first-timers to provincial/national level players.
  • Shuttles are supplied
  • limited number of racquets available to borrow.
  • meets 2x a week and 2 two annual tournaments
  • Badminton Team Challenge – players form teams of 10 (5 male/5 female) and compete with other teams within the club!
  • Club Email:
  • seeks to introduce people to this style of martial art, focused on grappling and ground work.
  • It can be done in either the traditional martial arts uniform (gi) or in regular gym clothes.
  • be introduced to a means of discipline, self-fulfillment, determination, and self-overcoming through this martial art.
  • goal is to increase overall fitness while helping each person develop individual sets of skills.
  • Club
  • teaches breakdancing and locking dance to anyone interested in learning.
  • People of all skill levels welcome.
  • Also focuses on spreading/educating Hip-hop culture to the community.
  • The performance crew (named KinetiQ Crew), partake in events both at Queen’s and in the community.
  • Club
  • regular clinics for all levels – beginner to advanced.
  • learn how to climb different kinds of terrain (indoor, and outdoor on actual rock and ice).
  • Outdoor trips are run most weekends with equipment provided for members.
  • Members can also borrow harnesses for free, and receive discounted admission to the Boiler Room climbing gym.
  • Club
  • consists of approximately 15 previously trained dancers the opportunities to perform at Queen’s events such as Basketball games.
  • They also compete alongside other Ontario universities in dance competitions.
  • Past technical training is required.
  • Auditions are held in September.
  • Club
  • offers English hunter-seat equitation lessons for all levels of riders – from beginner through advanced.
  • Each semester the club offers a new session or riding opportunities and lessons.
  • Each session includes 8 lessons offered 1x week for 1 hour.
  • Members also invited to ride competitively.
  • Facebook
  • Club E-mail:
  • provides ice time for figure skaters – students and Kingston Community to help offset club operating costs.
  • working towards being a SkateCanada sanctioned club.
  • Club
  • teaches students a wide variety of hip-hop styles with music and movement inspirations from across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • offers classes with unique choreography, taught to accommodate dancers of all levels and experience with 2 recitals each year.
  • focus on the personal growth of students.
  • offers freestyle sessions to encourage students to encourage expression through dance in their own style.
  • Website:
  • Club Email:
  • teaches the old military martial art from the Koguryo Kingdom of Ancient Korea.
  • focuses on the sword and open handed techniques of this martial art.
  • With focus on meditation, breathing and strength training, Haidong Gumdo can be used for basic fitness enhancement as well as self-defence.
  • Club Email:
  • goal is for participants to achieve a higher fitness level while gaining valuable self-defence skills.
  • Training is tailored to the individual ability of participants in a friendly atmosphere.
  • Participants will see improvements in endurance, strength, flexibility and speed as training progresses.
  • trains Wednesday nights from 7-9PM and Friday nights from 7-9PM.
  • Club
  • gives all Queen’s students a chance to explore the ever growing sport of lifeguarding.
  • build confidence in your skills , or compete
  • must already be NLS certified
  • Club Email:
  • one of the largest and most diverse clubs on campus.
  • Membership gives access to our rental gear – we have (almost) everything you’ll need for a trip!
  • overnight and day-trip activities include: fall and winter camping, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snow shoeing, cycling, skating, tobogganing – the list is endless!
  • also run whitewater kayak pool sessions.
  • Open to all skill levels.
  • Website:
  • Club Email:
  • Auditions are over for 2017-2018.
  • a competitive dance team that performs at a events on and off campus as well as competes at Cheer competitions in the Pom Dance division yearly.
  • enthusiastic, confident, and spirited students who promote healthy and active living and school spirit!
  • Club
  • caters to both beginner & intermediate runners who want to increase their distance, improve their time, and/or simply find some running buddies.
  • Club members can attend any or all of the scheduled group runs and work towards a goal race at the end of each term.
  • Club Email:
  • offers members three trips each academic year to ski the hills in Quebec and Vermont.
  • Regardless of skill level, this club offers wonderful weekend opportunities to get away and enjoy the slopes with your friends.
  • Trips include transportation, accommodation, and full weekend lift tickets.
  • Club Email:
  • Facebook Group:
  • offers an opportunity for squash enthusiasts of all skill and ability levels to participate in ongoing squash ladder tournaments, special events, block bookings and social functions.
  • If you are looking for people to play with, then this club is for you.
  • Equipment available to members.
  • Club
  • practices traditional Kang Duk Won style of this Korean Martial Art.
  • Members learn self discipline, self-defence, sparring, meditation and philosophy as well as enjoy physical fitness.
  • All are pursued at the members’ pace.
  • Website:
  • Club Email:
  • offers students and faculty members a number of yoga classes throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • Our classes are held on campus and in studios downtown, and include bikram, hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, and more.
  • Please note that once you register you will need to pick up a membership card before attending classes.
  • Information on card pickup can be found at
  • For attendance purposes, members will not be able to participate in any class without their membership card.
  • Club

Where to Buy Queen’s Merchandise

Find out where to buy official Queen’s University merchandise! Shop online and in-store for your favourite gear, or stock up on essentials for the start of the new school year! Includes where to buy rugby sweaters, toques, hoodies, backpacks, sweatpants, travel mugs, onesies, and more!

Tricolour Outlet

Tricolour Outlet is the home of student-designed clothing, accessories, and merchandise. It’s run by the AMS, and is located in the JDUC, just down the hall from the Queen’s Pub.

Hours of Operation: shop online 24/7

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed

The Campus Bookstore

Students serving students, as a not-for-profit, since 1909. The Campus Bookstore and Fifth Field Company are located on the first floor and lower level of Clark Hall, in the centre of main campus (Clark Hall Pub, run by the engineers, is upstairs). Pro Tip: The Campus Bookstore often has surprise sales during the year that they announce on their Facebook page!

Hours of Operation: shop online 24/7

Monday-Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed


The Q-shop is your one-stop-shop for all authentic Athletics & Recreation branded gear and memorabilia. Conveniently located just inside the entrance of the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC).

Hours of Operation: shop online 24/7

Fall/Winter Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Spring/Summer Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

The Q-Shop is also open for most home games in the ARC. Richardson Stadium also has a mini Q-Shop with selected items at every home football game.

Oil Thigh Designs

Run by the Commerce Society, Oil Thigh Designs is a student-run customized clothing and promotional products business, with 100% of profits to charity every year. The styles change year-to-year, but below is a preview of the most popular designs. Oil Thigh Designs (OTD) is located in the JDUC in the lower ceilidh, near the Campus Dentist.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Campus Equipment Outfitters

Established in 1988, CEO is a student-run service through the Engineering Society with three areas of focus – Queen’s Apparel, Custom Orders, and Queen’s Engineering Jackets. They provide affordable, quality merchandise to individuals and organizations. Located on the 2nd floor of Clark Hall, near the Clark Hall Pub.

Hours of Operation: shop online 24/7

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3:30PM – 6:30PM
Wednesday: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Thursday: 2.30PM – 4.30PM
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Queen’s Alumni Merchandise

The Alumni Store is maintained by the Department of Alumni Relations. Proceeds from the sale of Alumni Merchandise are used to support alumni programming on campus and around the world.

Hours of Operation: shop online 24/7

Honourable Mention: Blueprint

Blueprint is a locally-owned clothing store in downtown Kingston that is a must-stop for those who love the indie boutique experience. They often come to campus in the fall for a Pop-Up shop outside of Stauffer library, featuring unique accessories as well as Herschel backpacks and Queen’s toques!

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Wednesday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 11:30AM – 5:00PM

A Special Note on Queen’s Faculty Jackets

Since 1925, the Queen’s Jacket has been a symbol of tradition, more than just a fashion statement or a way to keep warm. Whether on campus, on the streets of Kingston, or around the world, the Queen’s Jackets communicate that you are part of the Queen’s community, regardless of your background, program and extracurricular interests. Learn more about the history of Queen’s Jackets here.

Each year has a crest, designed by a first-year student, which is affixed to each jacket. Stay tuned to our Twitter account to find out when designs are due (usually mid-September!)

In September, you’ll hear from your faculty about when Jacket Fittings will take place. Con-Ed, Computing, and PHEKIN are included in the ASUS jacket orders. While engineers can order their “Golden Party Armour” (GPA) through the Campus Equipment Outfitters.