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An insider's view of Queen's

  • Students get to know each other and ask questions during the 'Introduction to Student Life' session hosted at the Humphrey Hall Auditorium on Thursday.
    Students get to know each other and ask questions during the 'Introduction to Student Life' session hosted at the Humphrey Hall Auditorium on Thursday.
  • Parents and supports make their way across campus on Thursday, July 6, the first day of Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) at Queen's University.
    Parents and supports make their way across campus on Thursday, July 6, the first day of Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) at Queen's University.
  • Students, their families and supports had the opportunity to gather information and ask questions from a number of Queen's departments during the Resource Fair at Ban Righ Dining Hall.
    Students, their families and supports had the opportunity to gather information and ask questions from a number of Queen's departments during the Resource Fair at Ban Righ Dining Hall.
  • Executive chefs Colin Johnson and Drew Carroll answer questions during the Resource Fair held at Ban Righ Dining Hall during lunch on Thursday.
    Executive chefs Colin Johnson and Drew Carroll answer questions during the Resource Fair held at Ban Righ Dining Hall during lunch on Thursday.
  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, speaks to incoming students, their families and supports, at Ban Righ Dining Hall, where the Resource Fair was held.
    Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, speaks to incoming students, their families and supports, at Ban Righ Dining Hall, where the Resource Fair was held.

Incoming first-year students and their families and supports are getting an close-up view of Queen’s University through Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR).

Hosted by the Student Experience Office, part of the Division of Student Affairs, SOAR introduces students to new academic expectations, tips to support the transition to university life, information about on-campus resources, and offers one-on-one consultations with campus chefs and accessibility services staff, campus and residence tours, and much more. Parents and supports also get advice to help them support their student’s move to Queen’s.

Parents and supports also get an introduction to university life, including programming to help them support their student’s move to Queen’s.

SOAR began July 6-9 for students in the Faculty of Arts and Science and those heading to the Bader International Study Centre this fall. It continues on July 14 and 15 for students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as the Commerce and Nursing programs.

More that 2,200 people are expected to attend overall.

Students and guests can register for SOAR on the Student Experience Office website.

Faculty

Day

Arts & Science

Thursday, July 6; Friday, July 7; Saturday, July 8; Sunday, July 9.

Bader International Study Centre (BISC)

Friday, July 7; Saturday, July 8.

Nursing

Friday, July 14

Commerce

Friday, July 14; Saturday, July 15

Engineering

Friday, July 14; Saturday, July 15