Incoming Undergraduate Students

Incoming Students Welcome to Queen's
Incoming Students Welcome to Queen's

Upcoming Events

Connect with Your Peers

Looking for an opportunity to get to know your fellow peers before Orientation Week? Join the Student Experience Office every Wednesday from July 28th until August 25th for our Students Meet Students Socials!

2000's Trivia
Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm, EDT

  • Who interrupted Taylor Swift during the VMAs? What year was Wikipedia created? How well do you know the 2000s? Join your fellow incoming students and work together with the people in your breakout rooms to test your knowledge on 2000s pop culture and history.
  • Register on Raftr!

Missed an Event? View the Recording Here!

June Webinar Series 2021

Transitioning to University: SEO Summer Programs 
Thursday, June 10th, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, EDT 

  • Wondering how to prepare for your transition to Queen’s? Looking for opportunities to stay informed and connected to your new community during the summer? Join us to learn about the Student Experience Office’s programs including Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR), the Next Steps Website, and Fall Orientation. Family members and supporters are also encouraged to attend to learn what resources are available specifically to you.  
  • View recording here!

First-Year Families & Supporters Webinar  
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm, EDT 

  • Have questions about the university’s plans for the fall? Join us for this ‘Ask Me Anything’ webinar featuring Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney, and Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green. Get the latest information about academics, residences, peer mentor and other welcome-to-campus programming, inclusive student services, and more! Incoming students, family members, and supporters are encouraged to attend. 
  • View recording here!

Your Move to Kingston: Living Off-Campus 
Thursday, June 24th, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm, EDT  

  • Do you have questions or concerns about living off-campus this fall? If you feel like you don’t know where to start, be sure to attend this event. Learn about when and where to start your off-campus housing search, how to navigate rentals during the pandemic, picking your housemates, applications and lease agreements, and the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords. You will also be introduced to the Queen’s FYNIRS (First Year Not In Residence Student) group and learn how they can help with your transition to Kingston.  
  • View recording here!

Living Off-Campus Q&A
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm, EDT  

  • Did you attend our first Off-Campus Living webinar? Still have questions about how to start your off-campus housing search? Join us to have your questions answered by our Off-Campus Living Advisor Adam King. If you were unable to attend our first webinar, we encourage you to watch the recording when it is available before attending this Q&A session.
  • View recording here!

Living in Residence Webinar
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm, EDT 

  • Wondering about living in residence in the fall? Learn more about key deadlines and next steps including the room self-selection process.
  • View recording here!

Upper-Year Student Q&A Panel  
Thursday, July 8th, 2021, 3:00-4:00pm, EDT

  • Want to hear from upper year students? Have questions about transitioning to university, classes and academics, or how to get involved? Join our panel of upper year students from a wide range of faculties, as they provide you with tips and tricks for supporting your transition to Queen’s and answer any questions you may have about the process.
  • View recording here!

SOAR Peer Ambassador Q&A Panel 1
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm, EDT

  • Interested to hear from upper-year students about their experiences at Queen’s? Join us for this Q&A session where you will get your questions answered about what it is like being a university student. This panel will include Rahul (Masters, Psychology), Pungavi (2nd year, Classical Studies and Political Studies, BISC), Anna (4th Year, Life Sciences and English), and Chen (Masters, International Relations).
  • View recording here!

Supporting Your Student
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm, EDT

  • This session is for your parents, families, and supporters! Be sure you tell them about this event. Wondering how to best support your student in their first year at Queen's? Join Corinna Fitzgerald, Assistant Dean Student Life and Learning to learn about supporting your first-year student as they transition to university. This webinar will focus on critical conversations you should be having with your student to help them prepare for university and feature a student panel.
  • View recording here!

Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) Webinar
Thursday, July 15th, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm, EDT

  • Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) is developing new ways to serve students better! QSAS supports accessibility for Queen’s students experiencing disability related barriers. Accessibility solutions may include: in-class accommodations; exam accommodations; transition supports; adaptive technology solutions; academic strategy solutions; etc. Join this webinar to learn more about changes happening within QSAS, how to register for our services, and have your questions about accommodations at Queen’s answered.
  • View recording here!

First Year Not In Residence Student (FYNIRS) Webinar
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm, EDT

  • Are you living off campus this fall? Did you know about the First Year Not In Residence Student (FYNIRS) group? Join us to learn how upper year students known as “Landlords” can help ease your transition to Queen’s and provide specific resources for living off campus – whether that be with family, friends, or in your own space!
  • View recording here!

Peer Ambassador Q&A Panel 2
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm, EDT

  • Interested to hear from upper-year students about their experiences at Queen’s? Join us for our second Q&A session where you will get your questions answered about what it is like being a university student. This panel will include: Victoria (4th Year, Commerce), David (4th Year, Life Sciences), and Herbert (2nd Year, Nursing).
  • View recording here!

Academic Success & Wellness Webinar
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm, EDT

  • Discover the connection between wellness and academic success plus learn proactive steps you can take to maintain your well-being and succeed in school. Have your questions answered by Dr. Ian Garner from Student Academic Success Services (SASS) and Beth Blackett from Student Wellness Services (SWS).
  • View recording here!

Living in Residence at Queen's
Friday, July 23rd, 2021, 3:00-4:00pm, EDT

  • Students who will be living in residence in the fall can join us to learn more about the residence environment, available resources, expectations, and information on what to pack for a successful transition!
  • View recording here!

Residence Move-In Webinar
Wednesday, August 18th, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm, EDT

  • Join us to learn more about the move-in process for residences this year.  We will discuss getting to campus, key pickup, what to bring, how move-in works, COVID19 protocols, and other considerations for the big day.
  • View recording here!


All SOAR modules, recordings and content remain available to you throughout the summer and academic year. Check out the “Webinar Recordings” module in onQ for anything you may have missed.