New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to Queen’s!

As a newly admitted student, there are a few things you need to do and information you’ll want to know to prepare for your new academic journey. On this and subsequent pages, you can find important information on how to accept your offer, register, pay your tuition, among many other things. Consider visiting our Orientation page to learn about orientation events, including a video series and online modules – all meant to help you transition into graduate school at Queen’s and welcome you to our graduate community.

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Checklist for new students

The Registrar’s Office has compiled a checklist for new graduate students. Please read the checklist carefully as it provides information on how to accept your offer, create your NetID, your student card, health insurance for international students (UHIP), and setting up your fee payment. International students can also visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) website for more specific information.

Academic Accommodations

If you have a disability that affects your ability to participate equitably in academic activities, we encourage you to register with Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) now. This will help QSAS arrange your support plan in time for the start of classes in September.

Information Technology Services

Information technology is an important aspect of university life. IT Services offers a wide range of services and has provided you with actions as you prepare for your arrival to ensure you have a smooth transition to university life. Actions such as setting up your NetID, uploading Microsoft Office 365, how to use onQ to access your course material, what free tools and software you can access, how to prepare your devices and protect your data, and more.

Moving to and Living in Kingston

Moving can be stressful and logistically challenging. If you are looking for student rental properties owned by Queen’s, contact Queen’s Community Housing. For Off-Campus living, you may want to take a look at their new website for advice and resources. For international students (although also relevant sections for domestic students), there is the Queen’s University International Centre's (QUIC) Guidebook that can help advise you on how to get to Queen’s, immigration requirements, housing, health insurance, finances, health and wellness, academic life, cross-cultural transitions, QUIC programming, bringing dependents with you, and more.

Meal Plans, Food Allergies, & Dietary Needs

Hospitality Services take allergies and dietary needs very seriously. Students are encouraged to book an appointment with Hospitality Services’ Registered Dietitian before arriving on campus to discuss how your dietary needs can be accommodated if on a meal plan or using Queen's Dining Halls. All students are encouraged to “Ask Before You Eat."

Learn more about Hospitality Services and Dietary Accommodations

If you are living off-campus, our off-campus meal plans can be purchased at any time during the academic year. There are multiple meal plan options (including for graduate students) available, designed to meet the needs of your on-campus lifestyle.

See available meal plans and flex options