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First-years arrive for Summer Orientation

Stacey Kiefer, Assistant Manager, Residence Life, provides incoming students and their families information about residences during the Queen's Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) program.

Over the next two weeks, hundreds of first-year students and their families will spend a day on campus to participate in Queen’s Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) program.

They will meet and hear from current students, professors, academic advisors and residence staff, who are all ready to help the incoming class prepare for their post-secondary experience at Queen’s and their transition to university life.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming more than 800 members of the class of ’16 to campus this summer,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “Summer orientation is an opportunity for new students and their families to get a wide range of information about the services and programs we have available to support student success, in and out of the classroom.”

Presentation topics include registration, the university’s academic expectations, financial assistance, and the many on-campus resources. There are separate sessions for family members that focus on how they can best support their sons and daughters while they are at Queen’s.

Some days are full but spaces are still available for Faculty of Arts and Science students later this week and students in Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing and Commerce July 17-20.

Visit the SOAR website for complete details and registration information. 

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