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Student Experience

Queens University of Charlotte
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Life at Queens

Campus check.

Our historic campus is surrounded by trees and charm. There’s no shortage of green, which contributes to the serene and calming baseline level of energy we have here at Queens.

Students also have easy access to Charlotte for a change of scenery, a trip to a museum, concert, sporting event, or anything in between.

Campus Living

Movin’ on in.

From skyline views of Charlotte to apartment-style living, every residence hall has its own set of perks and fun features. Find out more about living options and all that awaits on campus.

Residence Halls
Byrum Residence Hall
Charlotte & Myers Park

Welcome to your neighborhood.

You may be wondering what there is to do on and off campus right about now. Good news—our answer won’t disappoint.

Charlotte & Myers Park
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Explore restaurants, parks, museums, concert venues, and pro sports in the city. If something scenic is in the cards, Charlotte is about 4 hours from the mountains and about 3.5 hours from beaches. Take your pick—there are no wrong answers here.

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Myers Park

The safe and spacious sidewalks of Myers Park are a great place to be. You’ll be surrounded by scenic views, boutiques, restaurants, and some pretty historic houses (that definitely give out full-sized candy bars on Halloween).

Events & Tradition

FOMO isn’t in our vocab.

At Queens, school spirit runs strong, so our events and traditions are actually lively and fun! Here are a few popular events and traditions to look forward to (most involve free food).

Students at Casino Night

Casino Night

Baby needs a new textbook! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled night of fancy attire, food, music, dancing—and of course, casino games.

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Trip Around the World

Enjoy food, arts, crafts, entertainment, and food (did we already say that?) from across the globe.

Clocktower at night

Ghost Stories

Learn about campus frights before Halloween—if you dare.

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That Which Must Not Be Stepped On

Don’t step on the McColl School of Business foyer seal, or (legend has it) you won’t graduate on time. Students can be seen actively avoiding the “cursed” emblem.

Students at Boar's Head Banquet

Boar’s Head Banquet and Yule Log Ceremony

Hear ye, hear ye! Gather round for a Queens medieval tradition consisting of Renaissance songs, festivities, and food to celebrate the holiday season.

Clubs & Orgs

Kickstart your college social life.

Bond over stuff you love with people you’ll grow to love. Pick from one of our 35+ clubs and organizations that are dedicated to all kinds of interests from dodgeball, to dance, to music therapy, to riding horses, to volleyball, and just about everything in between. If you’d prefer to carve out a niche of your own, feel free to start a new club!

*A complete list of all active clubs and organizations is updated each semester on the MyQueens site.

Clubs & Orgs
Student clubs & organization fair
Community Service

We live not to be served, but to serve.

One of the ways we encourage students to make the most of our central location is by actively engaging in service opportunities. This helps support everything from elementary schools, to the healthcare industry, to secure housing, and more.

Because wherever there are gaps in our community’s needs, Royals rise to fill them. And it’s not just our community that benefits. This form of experiential learning helps students develop deeper compassion, diverse experiences, and new perspectives that last a lifetime.

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Fraternity & Sorority Life

You may rush a sorority or fraternity, but you’ll never rush community service. Members of Panhellenic Life spend countless hours dedicated to volunteer work with organizations like The Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Prevent Child Abuse America, and more.

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Spiritual Life

Service meets spirituality. This on-campus org sponsors an annual spring break trip to Guatemala, volunteers with Operation Sandwich, and recently formed a partnership with an orphanage in Cameroon.

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Digital Charlotte

80% of job opportunities are posted exclusively online. In Mecklenburg County, 14% of households have no internet at all. To help close this digital divide, we’ve created the Center for Digital Equity, complete with digital literacy classes to provide our community with access to educational and economic opportunities.

The Center for Digital Equity
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If you’d prefer to pursue volunteer work on your own or with friends and family, we encourage that, too!

100% of Royals have access to study abroad opportunities.

We make sure that the majority of study abroad costs are embedded in tuition to make it more accessible. Choose from two-to-three-week programs, summer programs, or a full semester.

Study Abroad
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Royals rise to D1 competition.

Queens is home to athletes of all levels, including intramural, club, Olympians, Paralympians, and D1 athletes (part of the ASUN Division 1 Conference). Our student athletes have won a lot of national championships—and we’re just getting started. If you’re interested in joining athletics, find out more about all of our offerings and club sports here.

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