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First Year Student Resources

Welcome to Queen's!

Student Affairs provides you with a broad range of support services from your first point of contact with the university through to graduation. At Queen's, you are never alone. We have many offices dedicated to helping you learn, think and do.

Our welcoming living and learning environment offers the programs and services you need to be successful, both academically and personally. And Queen's wants you to succeed!

Before you arrive:

Check out our list of the most commonly asked questions we get from first-year students during the summer before they start at Queen's!

Next Steps
a monthly checklist
what to bring, move-in day info
Food Services
 meal plans
Supports and services for students with severe allergies - contact us before you arrive!
one-on-one consultations with food services is available at SOAR in July (July 7-16 - see SOAR website for more info!
alternate diet information and support 
Student Awards
scholarships, bursaries, tuition, financial aid, student loans
Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) - Register Now!
day-long program runs July 7-16, 2016

SOAR for Arts and Science students, including Kinesiology, Phys-Ed, Computing, Fine Art, Music and Concurrent Education: 

Thurs. July 7, Friday July 8, Sat July 9 and Sunday July 10

SOAR for BISC Students: Friday July 8 or Saturday July 9

SOAR For Engineering and Applied Science students: Friday July 15 or Saturday July 16

SOAR for Queen's Commerce: Friday July 15 or Saturday July 16

SOAR for Nursing students: Saturday July 16

  • Meet with an academic advisor who can help you pick your courses; 
  • Meet upper year students in your program and the professors and advisors who are committed to your success; 
  • Learn about the health and wellness supports on campus including medical, counselling and accessibility services; 
  • Meet with a counsellor, residence or dining hall staff to discuss any academic or living accommodation needs you have.

See you soon!

transition support, resources, student support, course selection advising, one-on-one consultations for students requiring academic accommodations, one-on-one consultations for students with severe allergies, campus tours
Register Now for SOAR 2016!
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Q Success
transition program, resources, student support, academic skills
Sign up for Q Success
Queen's Student Accessibility Services
academic accommodation planning, documentation requirementsadaptive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
contact QSAS as early as possible if you require academic accommodations!
one-on-one consultations are available at SOAR in July -
see SOAR website for more info
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  
Pre-arrival information and support for international students 

When you get here:

Fall Orientation
transition, socialization, introduction to services and resources
Office of the University Registrar
student records, picking classes, registration, grades, marks, GPA
Academic Calendar
programs, requirements, course catalogue, regulations
Alma Mater Society (AMS)
undergraduate student government, Student Life Centre, food centre, Queen's Journal, Walkhome, jobs, volunteer opportunities
Athletics and Recreation
free membership to the ARC is included in your student fees! Try cardio, exercise, fitness, Gaels, gym, intramurals, pool, recreation, train, varsity, weight, yoga
Academic Success Services
Learning StrategiesThe Writing Centre, peer tutors, peer mentoring, volunteer, Bounce Back academic support program 
books, clothing, merchandise, textbooks
Career Services
career, interview, job, internship, on campus, part time, resume help, 
Queen's Student Accessibility Services
academic accommodation, documentation requirementsadaptive technology, disability, exam support, note taking
Extra-curricular opportunities
engagement, involvement, leadership, on campus jobs, student life, volunteer, paid
dining halls, eateries, meal plans, alternative diets, severe allergy support
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
events, programs, Indigenous-focused programs and courses, peer help, scholarships, elders, feasts, workshops, student supports
Student Wellness Services
appointments, clinic, flu, nurse, prescriptions, referrals, sick notes, anxiety, counselling, including on-site counsellors in Residences, the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Education, the Smith School of Business and the School of Medicine, cross-cultural advisor, crisis, depression, stress, relationships, academic accommodations 
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC):
international, exchange, health plan, cross-cultural advisor, housing, immigration, orientation, study permit, visa, ESL
Q Success
first-year transition, academic support, peer mentoring, socialization, learning
Health and Wellness Resources
 who to call and where to go if you need help
Sexual Violence Support and Resources
            what do do if you have experienced sexual violence 
Student Safety and Security
support services for students in distress, safety resources, SeQure mobile app, emergency planning, health and well-being
Support Services for Students (PDF, 69 KB)
support services for students, after-hours supports, daytime information and supports