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Off on the right foot

  • [Student Experience Office representatives]
    Student Experience Office representatives chat with incoming students before the Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources gets underway. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • [Bridget Steele with parent]
    Bridget Steele, Coordinator, Student Development, Student Experience Office, helps a parent during Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources 2016. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • [Father and son at SOAR]
    Two participants look over the agenda for Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • [Sign outside of Ban Righ Hall]
    Incoming students and their parents wait outside Ban Righ Hall before entering for the resource fair that was held over lunch. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • For the first time this year, first-year students with food allergies could consult one-on-one with specialized food providers. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • [Stephanie Cramer speask with a first-year student]
    Stephanie Cramer, Talent Acquisition Manager, Alma Mater Society, speaks with a first-year student at the Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)

Campus came alive over the past two weeks as hundreds of incoming first-year students and their parents attended the Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR).

The annual program gives incoming students the opportunity to learn more about the living and learning environment as well as campus services and resources before arriving in September. Each day of SOAR included presentations on a variety of topics, a resource fair, academic advising, residence tours, and program-specific meet-and-greet sessions.

For the first time this year, students with food allergies or food intolerances could meet one-on-one with a representative from Hospitality Services in order to become acquainted with the available supports.

Students who were unable to attend SOAR can participate in a number of upcoming webinars designed to support the transition to Queen’s. Visit the Undergraduate Admission website for the webinar schedule.