Queen's Orientation

This website will provide basic information about Orientation programs available to you, whether you are just starting your university career, visiting Queen's on an exchange, or returning from the Bader International Study Centre.

 

 

Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

Part of First-Year Foundation, Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) is an on-campus summer orientation program for incoming first-year students and their parents and supporters, run by the Student Experience Office. SOAR aims to help prepare students for new academic expectations, address questions or concerns about university life, and introduce resources and support services for all incoming students.

Summer Orientation webpage

Undergraduate Fall Orientation

Part of our First-Year Foundation programming, Fall Orientation is a combination of University Orientation and Faculty Orientation programming. Both aspects of Fall Orientation are designed to support your transition to University, connect you with other students, and prepare you for the school year ahead!

University Orientation launches with an update to your First-Year Foundation course and continues with welcome events held on-campus during the beginning of September. Led by the Student Experience Office, University Orientation is free for all incoming students. Event details will be highlighted in your weekly email and distributed through Residence Life or the First Year Off-Campus Community.

Faculty Orientation is focused on providing you faculty-specific information and connecting you with your faculty and new classmates! Each faculty will have a separate registration process and more information can be found on your faculty’s orientation page.

Fall Orientation webpage

Graduate Orientation

Due to uncertainties with the current pandemic, planning for Fall Orientation 2021 will be virtual. If the situation changes, we will then offer a hybrid plan of in-person and virtual opportunities.

Details about live webinars, online modules, and pre-recorded videos for this summer will be listed on our Orientation page as soon as scheduling is confirmed. In the meantime, you may also wish to look at our “Did you know..?” and “How to…” fact sheets – resources devoted to providing the information you need for a smooth transition to the new academic year! 

Graduate Orientation website

Additional Orientation Opportunities

Students may participate in more than one Orientation at Queen's - see below for more options!

International Student Orientation

If you are an international undergraduate or graduate degree student, or studying as part of a formal exchange agreement, do not miss the QUIC International Student Welcome and Orientation!

QUIC Orientation

Welcome Day for Indigenous Students

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (4D) strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the broader Queen's community.

Four Directions website

BISC Orientation

Student Services organizes and runs the BISC Orientation program, which includes tours of the residence and the Castle, introductions to key staff and services, seminars and workshops, information sessions, and a tour of the local area.

BISC Orientation