Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to sign up or register for University Orientation?
Nope! If you are living in residence, you are automatically registered!
What if I don't live in residence?
If you’re not living in residence, you’re considered a FYNIR (this stands for “First Year Not in Residence”). There is a specific orientation created just for you, called FYNIRS Orientation, which also runs from September 3rd to 5th, but does require registration.
I'm moving into residence late. Can I still participate in University Orientation?
Absolutely! You can join in at any time.
I'm not sure I want to participate - do I have to?
No, but we highly recommend that you do! We encourage students to come to all University Orientation events, but participation is voluntary – you will never be forced to do anything. By participating in University Orientation, you'll meet a ton of new people, learn a lot, and have a fun experience in your first few days at Queen’s. There are a lot of activities that really help students transition to life at university, so we do encourage you to have a look at the schedule and give it a try!
I am an International student living in residence. Can I still participate in University Orientation?
You can and you should! There is absolutely no reason for you not to participate in University Orientation. Note that the Queen's International Centre (QUIC) also offers a one-hour orientation session for new students, which you should also attend!
I have accessibility needs and require accommodations during University Orientation. Who do I contact?
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Also, make sure to discuss your needs with your residence Don as soon as you can - they will know how to help.