Queen's Orientation

Find out about Orientation programs available to you, whether you are just starting your university career, visiting Queen's on an exchange, or are a graduate student.




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 welcome events held on-campus at 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 with 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

Details about live webinars, online modules, and pre-recorded videos for this summer will be listed on our Orientation page as soon as the 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