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!

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 are looking forward to welcoming our students safely to campus in the fall, as we plan for in-person instruction and a significant return to on-campus activity, subject to ongoing advice from public health officials, and evolving local and provincial guidelines. We continue to develop the details, including a vaccine strategy.  

We are planning an exciting virtual Orientation program, which will be held from August 30th - September 4th. First-year students will have opportunities to be oriented to Queen’s, meet faculty in their program, and make connections with their peers. There will also be some opportunities for small in-person gatherings in the opening weeks. Additional information will be provided throughout the summer. 

Stay up to date with all university COVID-19-related info. For all information related to residence, visit the Residences website

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 and Science Orientation

Smith School of Business

Commerce Orientation

School of Computing

Computing Orientation

Faculty of Education

Concurrent Education Orientation

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Orientation

Faculty of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Orientation

School of Kinesiology

Kinesiology Orientation

New, Exchange, Worldly & Transfer Students

N.E.W.T.S. Orientation

School of Nursing

Nursing Orientation

Not in Residence?

The Queen's FYNIRS (First Year Not In Residence Student) is a group of current first-year students living off-campus, upper-year student leaders known as "Landlords", and an executive team of upper-year students. Working together, the FYNIRS aim 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.


FYNIRS 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. 

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 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.