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Queen's University

Incoming Undergraduate Students

[Grant Hall]September 2014 Checklist

Your arrival on campus begins a busy period of getting settled in your new on or off-campus home, as well as learning more about what’s available to you at Queen’s and in Kingston.

Your Checklist



Step 2 of the Registration process – Payment of Tuition and Student Assistance Levy

Make arrangements to pay your tuition and Student Assistance Levy by September 1.


Tuition and the Student Assistance Levy (SAL) as shown on your Account Summary in the SOLUS Student Center, less any awards or deferrals, will need to be paid before September 1, with the balance of fees (student activity fees, etc.) due on September 30th.


More information about understanding your fees and how to pay your fees is available beginning on p. 19 of the Guide to Registration and Fees.    


You will be able to opt-out of optional student activity fees.  Please see the information on how to do this on the Alma Mater Society (AMS) website.


Sept 1

Orientation Week

We have a fun week planned for you! More details about the University Orientation (first three days of Orientation Week) are available on the Orientation Week website.



Sept 1-7

Your Student Card

During Orientation Week, your orientation leader will ensure you get your Student Card.

Orientation Week

If you are an International Student:

Upon arrival at Queen's, all international students must visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) (room 117, JDUC) for proof of University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) coverage, a requirement for all doctor and hospital visits and guidance on the use of Ontario health services.


QUIC will also provide further information on adapting to life at Queen's, in Kingston, and in Canada including an orientation session for undergraduate international students during Orientation Week.

As soon as possible after you arrive on campus

Government Student Financial Assistance (OSAP) and the Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG)

Check the Student Awards web site for full details about the OSAP distribution process.  If you are receiving OSAP, you will have your first installment of OSAP electronically transferred to your bank account once Queen’s has confirmed your enrolment to the government. 


Students eligible for the Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG) will have the fall term funding deposited to their bank account . Check the OTG web sitefor online status of your OTG funding.


Please consult the Student Awards website for further instructions:


If you are an out-of-province student, please consult your provincial/territorial financial aid website for details regarding the distribution of your student loans and grants. A list of those websites can be found at

Need to add, or drop, a course?

Students who chose some or all of their courses during the course selection periods in July will have the opportunity to add or drop courses during the September Open Enrollment period, from September 3-19, in the SOLUS Student Center.  If you need help, please see our online training guide:


Please note that you will not be able to participate in Open Enrollment if you have not either paid your tuition and Student Assistance Levy by September 1 or completed an Alternative Payment Arrangement form, available here, by August 15.

Sept 3-19  

Connect With Us

The Registration Assistants in the Faculty of Arts & Science office have created a Facebook page dedicated to guiding incoming Queen's Arts & Science students through course registration, navigating SOLUS, and creating your schedule! Be sure to give the page a LIKE to receive updates on important deadlines regarding registration and course enrolment and to have your questions answered by qualified staff. Congratulations on your acceptance!


Pay the balance of your Residence Fees

Sept 30


Pay your student account in full.

Your student account will have a balance due by September 30 that includes the balance of tuition and Student Assistance Levy fees (if applicable), Student Activity fees, residence fees, and UHIP. Avoid service charges and pay by September 30! For more information, see the information beginning on p. 20 of your Guide to Registration and Fees .

Sept 30  

Have you applied for a General Bursary?

If you are finding it hard to make ends meet you may want to consider applying for a Queen’s General Bursary. A bursary is an amount of money you receive to assist you in financing your education that you do not have to pay back. It is based on an assessment of your financial need.


More information can be found at 


The deadline for applying is October 31.

Oct 31  

IT tips:

Having some IT hiccups now that you're here? Queen's IT Support Centre wants to lend a hand - visit us, call us or email usand we'll be happy to help you out!


Are you a student with a disability?

If you are a student with a disability, for which you need academic accommodations, you will need to register with the Disability Services Office.  Please complete the Pre-registration for Intake Appointment form  and submit it along with documentation of your disability to our office.  You will be contacted by our office to arrange an appointment.


Please note: Students with learning disabilities or attention deficit hyperactivity disorders will need to send in updated psycho-educational assessments well in advance to ensure that the documentation is reviewed by our Advisors prior to arranging an appointment.


For more information on documentation requirements for these disabilities and others please visit our website.  

As soon as possible after you arrive on campus

Ease your Transition to Studying at Queen's

Orientation is over. Classes have begun. Time to get serious.

Ease the shift by enrolling for workshops or individual consultations

to help you stay on track. Visit the Student Academic Success Centre.


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