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Queen's University

NEWTS Orientation

NEWTS (New, Exchange, Worldly, Transfer Students) Orientation is an orientation week at Queen’s University designed specifically for incoming exchange, international, castle, and transfer students. As the only inter-faculty, upper-year orientation here at Queen's, the week is structured to provide less focus on academic orientation and more focus on specific Queen's transition, as well as building social networks. This is because the students participating in NEWTS Week are new to Queen's, but not new to University.

NEWTS Week introduces new students to the Queen's University campus as well as the city of Kingston, providing information about the opportunities, services, and resources available. We introduce all our NEWTS to the legendary spirit here at Queen's (you'll learn to love tri-colour) as we welcome students to their new home.

Through fun filled activities like our Mystery Road Trip, Semi-Formal, and the infamous Paint Party, NEWTS Week allows students the opportunity to meet and foster relationships with other NEWTS as well as Queen’s students in a welcoming, vibrant, and relaxed environment. S

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See you in September!


Getting to know each other in NEWTS Week

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