Orientation

Orientation

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If you are a first-year student living in an on-campus residence, University Orientation is how you will be spending your first few days at Queen’s University! 

 

What is it?

University Orientation runs August 31, September 1 and September 8, 2019. Throughout these three days, you will have the opportunity to participate in many activities and events that will introduce you to your home away from home: Queen’s.

University Orientation aims to:

  • Welcome students to the Queen's community
  • Introduce students to support services and resources
  • Ensure students understand university expectations
  • Help students begin developing new social networks

Please note that University Orientation is a part of living in residence or included in your FYNIRS schedule and no registration is necessary

 

what can you expect?

Check back over the summer for updated info on events, schedules and important information!

During University Orientation, you will have the opportunity to participate in a number of events and activities. You will:

  • Get settled into your room
  • Get to know your floor and met your classmates
  • Learn about the resources and clubs available on campus
  • Participate in fun events such as Welcome Home Night and more!

All University Orientation events are designed to create an environment that is positive, respectful, inclusive, and discrimination-free. While we encourage you to attend as many events as possible, events are not mandatory, and you are encouraged to take care of yourself and your needs. Please know that Queen's University does not tolerate hazing, and all orientation events are alcohol-free.

Throughout University Orientation, help is always on hand! If you have any questions during the three days, call or visit the Orientation Help Centre, our main information hub, in the lower ceilidh of the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) and at 613-533-6254. Stay safe by using our bus shuttle and/or Walkhome when travelling at night, and download the SeQure app to have safety information at your fingertips.

If you have any accessibility inquiries, please contact fall.orientation@queensu.ca to arrange for accommodations.

We are so excited to welcome you to Queen’s University!

What if you live off campus?

Not living in residence? There is a whole orientation program for First Year Not In Residence Students (FYNIRS) that also takes place August 31st,  September 1st, and 8th, 2019. FYNIRS also participate in several University Orientation events, including Queen's Welcomes U, and Welcome Home, and other social events. Learn more about FYNIRS Orientation

After University Orientation and FYNIRS Orientation, students have the opportunity to participate in Faculty Orientation from September 2nd - 4th and September 7th, 2019. Registration is required for Faculty Orientation. Learn more about Faculty Orientation
 
    

For more information about University Orientation, including event descriptions and building schedules, please visit The Student Experience Office website: University Orientation