Fall Orientation

​​​​​​Queen's Orientation for undergraduate students is made up by two parts – University Orientation programming and Faculty Orientation programming. Both aspects of Queen’s Orientation are designed to support your transition to University and get you prepared for the school year ahead!

Mark your calendars now, Fall Orientation 2022 will be September 3 - 11. This week includes Residence Move-in, University Orientation, Faculty Orientation, and your first week of class. You won't want to miss it!

As we plan for Fall Orientation 2022, we will update this webpage with registration links, and more detailed schedules. So check back soon for more information on our Fall Orientation plans.

Orientation Flowchart

Follow along to determine which Orientation Programs are for you! 
You can view an accessible version here: Accessible Flowchart

Orientation Flowchart


What to Expect:

We can't wait to welcome you to Queen's University during Fall Orientation 2022! 

University Orientation is open to all incoming students and is free! This will build on the information provided to you during Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR). University Orientation will be focused on academics, health and wellness and student life, with opportunities to meet upper-year students and your peers! 

We are currently in the planning stages for Orientation and will update this website in early summer with more information. 

You Will:

  • Learn about the resources and clubs available at Queen's and how to access them;
  • Engage with interactive content that will help you feel a sense of belonging and school spirit;
  • Participate in class-wide events, such as a special Welcome Address from our Principal;
  • And so much more!

Have questions? Reach out to our Orientation Team at fall.orientation@queensu.ca


Faculty of Arts and Science

Arts & Science Orientation

Smith School of Business

Commerce Orientation

School of Computing

Computing Orientation

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Orientation

Faculty of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Orientation

School of Kinesiology

Kinesiology Orientation

New, Exchange, Worldly & Transfer Students

NEWTS Orientation

School of Nursing

Nursing Orientation

Living Off-Campus?

The First-Year Off-Campus Community (First-Year OCC) is a group of first-year students living off-campus, upper-year student leaders known as "Off-Campus Leaders" (OCLs), and an executive team of upper-year students. Working together, the First-Year OCC aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for first-year students that live in Kingston and the surrounding areas, but do not live in residence.


First-Year OCC Orientation

How do I attend Orientation? 
You will be automatically enrolled in University Orientation for all incoming students. There is no cost and no need to register for this program. You will have access to all university-wide Orientation content in August, and the schedule for University Orientation events will be shared in late August.

For faculty-specific events, students will be required to register should they choose to participate in the activities planned by upper-year students. To find out more information about registering for your respective Faculty Orientation, you can visit the faculty pages below, and use the flowchart above to find out which faculty is for you! 

Is Orientation mandatory?  
Participation in Orientation is optional. However, we do strongly recommend that you attend live events and work through the asynchronous content at your own pace. The goal of Orientation programming is to ease both your academic and social transitions to Queen’s and set you up for success! 

Will I be able to meet people in my program?  
Yes! Before Orientation, the Student Experience Office will offer a ton of programming for you to attend and meet your peers. During Orientation, your respective Faculty Orientation executives will be hard at work leading activities and events to give you the opportunity to meet other incoming students in your program, as well as upper-year students that can serve as your mentors throughout your time at Queen’s.