NEWTS (New, Exchange, Worldly, Transfer Students) Orientation is an orientation week at Queen’s University designed specifically for incoming castle students as well as international students and those coming to Queen's on exchange and transfer. As the only inter-faculty, upper-year orientation 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.
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.
Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community. We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives. Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College).
**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups.
***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working.
Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.