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Events and Activities

All events and activities of the Queen's Court Residential College aim to challenge ideas, expand horizons, promote reflection and enhance community. In addition to these distinctive Queen’s Court traditions, numerous other opportunities are provided to foster the spiritual, academic, social, and cultural lives of the residents.

The following are traditional programs unique to Queen’s Court:

Knight Court

One of the most popular programs, Knight Court gives residents an opportunity to speak on a topic or demonstrate a skill or talent of their choosing. Residents are expected to attend two of the four weekly sessions, held Monday through Thursday at 10 p.m.

Disputatio

Disputatio introduces residents to the art of debating. A team of community representatives chooses an issue and prepares to present its pros and cons, in a convincing manner, to a panel of faculty judges. Disputatio occurs once per semester.

Art Court

Art Court gives resident actors, musicians, artists, photographers, poets, and orators a chance to showcase the fruits of their creative labors. Art Court is held each year in the spring.

Queen's Court Awards Night

Awards Night recognizes members of the Queen’s Court community who have best demonstrated the spirit and standards of the residential college. This night occurs at the end of each academic year.

NYC Cultural Outings

Cultural Events at Queen’s Court assists students in arranging for subsidized and reduced-price tickets to Broadway musicals, improvisational theater, the New York Philharmonic, and ballet and opera performances. Tickets average $20.

Bagel Brunch with The New York Times

Bagel Brunch with The New York Times gives residents an opportunity to socialize with one another and to relax. Meets in the lounge on Sunday mornings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to these distinctive Queen’s Court traditions, numerous other opportunities are provided to foster the spiritual, academic, social, and cultural lives of the residents.

In addition to these distinctive Queen’s Court traditions, numerous other opportunities are provided to foster the spir- itual, academic, social, and cultural lives of the residents.

Should you wish to live in Queen’s Court, please understand the commitment you are making to participate actively in creating a dynamic community. Queen’s Court is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis dependent on the date and time that the housing application is submitted. If you indicate Queen’s Court as a first choice and are selected to live in this community, you will receive a follow-up letter from Joseph Koterski, SJ, associate professor of philosophy and master of Queen’s Court, asking you to declare your intention to abide by the standards of the community. If you are interested in Queen’s Court Residential College, please indicate your preference in the online Housing Application.