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Recruiting the Class of 2022

Although this academic year has just started, the recruitment season for the class of 2022 is already underway – launched Sept. 22-24 in Toronto at the Ontario Universities Fair, the largest postsecondary educational fair in North America.

Throughout the three-day event, close to 300 staff, students, and faculty members from all corners of campus were on hand to welcome almost 140,000 high school students and their families eager to learn more about post-secondary education and the Queen's experience.

"Queen's University booth is busy at the annual Ontario Universities Fair in Toronto"
The Queen's University booth was busy throughout the Ontario Universities Fair, held in Toronto Sept. 22-24. 

“The biggest impact we have at an event such as OUF is being able to connect with students in a real way, to highlight the various academic, research and student experience opportunities on campus,” says Michelle Taylor, Queen's Head Campus Tour Guide. “We are now following up with every prospective student who wanted more information about Queen’s.”

Queen’s Undergraduate Admission representatives are now working in India and the United States, and the end of OUF marks the beginning of the recruitment season in Canada, as 16 Admission Coordinators and Recruitment Representatives have hit the road to begin speaking to prospective students.

Over 1,600 school visits, fairs, and presentations have so far been booked in Canada and the United States, and across the world including in Belgium, China, India, Switzerland and Turkey. Representatives from Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre are travelling with a group of Indigenous recruiters from colleges and universities from across Ontario on an 11-week tour to urban high schools and Indigenous communities.

“At the end of the 2017 admission cycle, all first-year programs were full at Queen’s, and not all Ontario universities were in that position,” says Stuart Pinchin, Executive Director, Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment. “We have a very strong team of recruitment and admission professionals, and I’m confident we can continue that success in 2018.”

Here in Kingston, the Queen’s Fall Preview Open House will take place Nov. 4 and Nov. 18. Over 8,000 students and their families will visit Queen’s to see campus in full swing. Attendees will speak to students and faculty about their programs of interest, visit residence and sample the food, and tour campus with a current student.

A welcome addition to the recruitment season is the new and improved Undergraduate Admission website, which aims to make exploring Queen’s, finding admission requirements, and learning about the application process easier for prospective students. 

Applications for Fall 2018 opened on the central online Ontario Universities Application Centre on Oct. 3.