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.