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Give your feedback on Undergraduate Orientation

The Undergraduate Orientation Review Working Group announces its public consultation efforts.

If you would like to help shape the future of undergraduate orientation, there are many ways you can take part.

The Undergraduate Orientation Review Working Group has announced its community consultation plan which will help inform the working group's report to Principal Daniel Woolf on the future of undergraduate orientation.

“The purpose of the working group is to review all aspects of our direct-entry undergraduate student orientation experience, and articulate a vision for orientation that achieves shared goals around community-building, inclusivity, accessibility, safety, and responsibility,” says Teri Shearer, Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion). “We are committed to creating an environment where all incoming students to Queen’s experience a welcoming and inclusive orientation that reflects and embraces the diversity of our entire student population.”

Members of the Queen’s community, Queen’s alumni, and residents in the broader Kingston community who are interested in providing feedback on orientation can:

  • attend one of the working group's meetings;
  • invite the working group to one of your meetings;
  • request a one-on-one meeting with one member of the working group;
  • send a submission for the group to consider to orientation.review@queensu.ca

In addition, the group will be hosting two university-wide town hall sessions. The first will take place on Nov. 22 at 1 pm in Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202. The second will be held Nov. 27 at 5:30 pm, also in Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202.

The Undergraduate Orientation Review Working Group was formed by Principal Woolf in August to recommend changes to undergraduate orientation, including both university orientation and student society orientation activities, which will make orientation more welcoming and inclusive for all members of the Queen’s community. As part of this effort, the working group is looking at ways that student associations, student groups, and the university can work together to develop a cooperative framework, including mechanisms for training and educating students on diversity and inclusion. The final report and its recommendations will be delivered to the principal by March 1, 2018.

For more information on the working group, visit the Office of the Provost website.