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St. Lawrence College Campus Life



We want you to have a fulfilling college experience, so we provide you with a supportive atmosphere that includes a team of individuals dedicated to helping you succeed. No matter what your needs are, we have someone to help.

At our campuses we offer health services, food services, campus bookstores, student government, student success facilitators, counselling services, accessibility services, peer tutoring, math and writing centre, first generation services, aboriginal services, libraries, career services, and more!

The Athletics and Recreation department is a vibrant part of student life at SLC. All students, regardless of skill or commitment level, can find opportunities to stay active and have fun.


Teams and individuals represent SLC at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) levels. Competing against some of the top athletes in the province and country provides students with the opportunity to further their athletic careers in a competitive environment. By participating in varsity sports, it shows future employers that the student was involved at their college and can juggle multiple priorities.


In addition to varsity sports, extramural sports provide competitive opportunities outside of the College, allowing students to compete against other colleges (in a tournament format), and in local adult competitive leagues. Hockey and volleyball are popular extramural sports at SLC.


Join the SLC community, where diversity, inclusivity, equity, and reducing our impact on the environment are all celebrated parts of our culture.


Students in the Environmental Technician program benefit from a unique partnership with the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, a world recognized centre for scientific research on the St. Lawrence River, fresh water ecosystems and the environment, located on our campus in Cornwall.


SLC is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability for Higher Education, a global community of over 770 colleges and universities committed to campus sustainability! While reducing our impact on the environment is important, at SLC sustainability also highlights a culture where diversity, inclusivity, and equity is celebrated. We offer leading-edge sustainability programs, courses and research opportunities, giving our students a competitive advantage in today's demanding marketplace. Be career-ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow!


More than 1,600 solar panels are installed on St. Lawrence College's Kingston and Brockville campuses, making ours one of the largest solar rooftop installations at any post-secondary institution in Canada. Annually, these panels generate approximately $300,000 in revenue for the College and offset approximately 40 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from the Ontario electricity grid.


With modern, expansive facilities in three vibrant and safe eastern Ontario cities and a solid track record of excellence, St. Lawrence College combines all the benefits of a world-class education with the advantages of small-town living and personal attention to detail.


Enjoy the convenience of being on campus and the friendships that form when you live in residence. For students who are away from home, sometimes for the first time, living in residence is a great way to begin your college experience.

All of the residences on our three campuses have fully furnished single or double-occupancy suites and common areas for group study and social activities. There are accessible suites available for students with disabilities. With easy access to public transit, on-site laundry facilities, access to college computer labs, library, dining services and meal plans, and more, residence has everything you need in one comfortable, secure location. You may apply for a spot in Residence AFTER you accept your offer to SLC.

  • Brockville has 29 double-occupancy rooms with ensuit bathrooms
  • Cornwall has 44 single-occupancy suites with private entrances and shared bathrooms
  • Kingston has 600 single and double-occupancy units with ensuite bathrooms

Click here for more information on residences.


Our Brockville campus is located close to restaurants and shopping, with plenty of green space and a walking and bicycle path nearby. With a cafe-style student commons, as well as a large student lounge, there is plenty of space for students to study, relax, and spend time with friends.

Hairstyling students operate Transitions Training Salon on the Brockville campus, where students and the general public can take advantage of the stellar hair services offered at reduced rates.

The Brockville campus is home to the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, a community art gallery that features exhibitions by Canadian and international artists and serves as a learning lab for our students. Watch for exhibitions by our SLC Fine Arts students and graduates.

Students can further enjoy the thriving arts culture by taking in a theatre production at the Brockville Arts Centre, performed by SLC students in the Music Theatre Performance program. In addition to the annual New Faces show, past productions include Les Miserables, Hair, Grease, and Fiddler on the Roof.

There are many opportunities for students to enjoy Brockville, especially downtown and in parks along the beautiful St. Lawrence River waterfront. Browse the eclectic shops, eat in fantastic local restaurants, picnic, exercise, study in a park, or scuba dive amongst sunken ships in the historic St. Lawrence River, one of the best locations for freshwater diving in the world!


Our Cornwall campus is located in a picturesque setting on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, and students can enjoy studying or lounging by the river and water views from the library, residence, and many classrooms. The Cornwall campus has undergone extensive renovations, so students benefit from new computer, chemistry, physics, paramedic and nursing simulation labs, as well as renovated and improved classrooms, student services area, athletic facilities, and skilled trades program facilities.

Students can spend time hanging out with friends, shooting pool or playing video games at the Shark Tank Lounge on campus.

A city-wide walking and bicycle path runs through campus, offering students the chance to explore the city and stay active. The city of Cornwall offers students more than 40 parks, bike trails, and recreational activities. Students can snowboard at Big Ben in the winter, go fishing, watch stock car racing at Cornwall Motor Speedway, take in a concert at Aultsville Theatre, go public skating or watch hockey at the Civic Complex or the Benson Centre, swim at the Aquatic Centre, and get fit at the many parks, arenas, and sports facilities in the city.


Our Kingston campus is located near the thriving downtown core. With the addition of new seating areas, students can comfortably study or relax with friends all over campus. The Student Association Lounge has undergone extensive renovations, with bamboo countertops and sustainable carpet, the addition of 50 powered student work stations, a games room, and more quiet study space for students. Davies Hall and the Alumni Fireside Lounge offer even more space for students to study.

Students can experience great foods from around the world at fantastic prices on campus at Essence, the dining room operated by students and apprentices in culinary and hospitality programs. Indulge in a three-course lunch or five-course dinner menu. Hairstyling and Esthetician students operate Dynamic Designs Salon, where students and the general public can take advantage of a full range of hairstyling services and spa/esthetic services all at amazing prices.

As a student city with students from St. Lawrence College, Queen's University, and Royal Military College, Kingston has many opportunities for fun. You can walk, run or bicycle along the waterfront parks, take the free ferry across Lake Ontario and visit Wolfe Island, visit the Fort Henry Discovery Centre, go skating in Springer Market Square, catch a Frontenacs game or a concert at the K-Rock Centre, and take advantage of the shopping, restaurants, and festivals.


All three campuses are situated along the beautiful St. Lawrence River and the friendly Canada/U.S. border. Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston are all a short drive to northern New York State with airports and train stations offering convenient connections to many U.S. destinations. Each city is also conveniently close to several major Canadian cities as well; Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. A short road trip will take you to these world-class cities to enjoy the sights and sounds or to connect to international airports.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Michael from Fryeburg, ME
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is contracted through Brown's Fine Foods. Pita Pit, Papa John's, and Tim Horton's are on campus and are extremely reasonably priced.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life