Welcome to NEWTS Orientation! 

NEWTS Students on Zoom

New, Exchange, and Worldly Transfer Students Orientation, otherwise known as NEWTS Orientation, is committed to welcoming all incoming BISC (Bader International Study Centre), Transfer, and Exchange Students to Queen's this fall!

The NEWTS Committee (NC ‘21) has been hard at work planning Orientation events and activities that are focused on building a welcoming community for all incoming students. As an incoming BISC or Transfer Student, you can expect to meet many amazing people. Every year, we welcome hundreds of students from every faculty at Queen's: ArtSci, Engineering, Commerce, Con-Ed, CompSci, Kin, Nursing, and HealthSci. Fun fact: NEWTS Orientation is the only entirely upper-year and interfaculty orientation at Queen's! This means that you will have the opportunity to meet so many individuals you would have never met otherwise. You will be placed in a group of 10+ incoming students and 2+ orientation leaders (also known as Geckos) to experience NEWTS Orientation 2021. We hope to facilitate connection, bonding, and friendship above all.

Your Geckos and the NEWTS Committee cannot wait to meet you this September!


Registration is open - register now!


To request financial aid please go to the ticket section of the Eventbrite page and select the "see more" option.


Have a question or need more information? 
Reach out to our Head Gecko, Isaac Emon, at

You can also check out our social links: 

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Raftr will launch in August!