School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Orientation

Whether you are a new or current student, as your academic year approaches, there is lots for you to do to get ready. Below is a summary of tasks and events to help you start your graduate degree with as much information as possible. 


Summer Webinar Series

Date Topic Host/Presenter Registration
Tues June 12th 10am EDT Canadian Visas and Permits: A Guide for International Students
If you’re not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you’ll require specific Canadian immigration documents to come to Canada and to study at Queen’s. The International Student Advisers at the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) will be introducing you to the subject in this webinar.
Arthur Chen, International student advisor, QUIC View the Recording
Wed June 20th 4pm EDT Athletics & Recreation at Queen's
Want to stay fit and have fun next year? Hear all about the ARC, find out about how you can get involved in intramurals, and get info on attending Varsity games.
Student Experience Office View the Recording
Wed June 27th 12pm EDT

Get to Know QUIC
Are you an international student? Learn about the programs and services available for students at the Queen's University International Centre.

Student Experience Office View the Recording
Wed July 4th 4pm EDT Academic Accommodation at Queen's
Queen's Student Accessibility Services works with members of the Queen's community to ensure that the university and its programs are accessible to students with disabilities. Learn about how they can support your successful transition to university.
Student Experience Office View the Recording
Wed July 11th 10am EDT Getting Started: Registration, Fees, Accessibility & more
Registration, fees, payment plan, photo ID and more. What you need to do before you can start you graduate degree.
Colette, SGS View the Recording
Wed July 18th 10am EDT Living in Kingston New to Kingston and want to know more about what the city has to offer?
Beyond having one of the highest restaurants per capita of any Canadian city, Kingston has a multitude of services, organizations, museums, summer activities and more! Listen to this webinar to get the low-down on where graduate students choose to live, rental issues to be aware of, fun activities and information for the whole family.
Grad Students Register here
Tues July 24th 10am EDT From Undergrad to Grad Studies: the Academic Transition
You've heard that grad studies is different from undergrad, but aren't sure what to expect? The transition often means learning how to manage your time and many commitments, setting up a successful relationship with your supervisor and finding your community at Queen’s. Join us to learn about the key differences and how you can properly prepare to start the school year off strong.
Grad Students Register here
Wed July 25th 4pm EDT Be Well: Health Resources on Campus
In this webinar the Health Promotion team will show you how making healthy choices on campus can be easy. Hear about the health resources available to you as a student.
Student Experience Office Register here
Tues July 31st 10am EDT Orientation & Beyond: Getting Involved Orientation is a great time to get to know Queen's and make friends! Even after orientation ends, there are countless ways to get involved on campus. Hear from Queen's students about orientation and opportunities for involvement at Queen’s and in the Kingston community Will Mueller (SGPS) Register here
Wed August 1st 4pm EDT Aboriginal Student Guide to Life on Campus The Four Directions Aboriginal Centre strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the broader Queen's community. Learn about the supports and services available there. Student Experience Office Register here
Tues August 7th 10am EDT

Financing your Graduate Education
Looking to find out more about financing your education? Hear from Student Awards and School of Graduate Studies staff on everything you need to know about the Ontario Student Assistance Program, bursaries, and other grant and funding opportunities for grad students.

Student Awards Office & SGS Register here
Wed August 8th 10am EDT Writing Support: Where is it and how can I get it?
Writing is an essential part of grad studies. Learn what resources are available to you and what regulations must be followed
Colette (SGS) and Ian (SASS) Register here
Tues August 14th 10am EDT International students: What to do when you arrive & what is QUIC?
Are you ready to come to Canada and Queen’s? Learn what you need to do before you arrive, when you arrive and how QUIC can help you.
Arthur Chen QUIC Register here
Wed August 15th 10am EDT Getting Ready to Head to Queen’s?
Here is Your Pre-arrival Information. Last chance to hear all about registration, academic accommodations, orientation, housing, transport, medical and opportunities for Professional Development and getting involved.
Colette, SGS Register here
Tues August 21st 10am EDT Medical Insurance in Ontario: Understanding Primary vs Supplementary coverage
Want to know more about your health coverage? This webinar discusses what’s covered in your mandatory health insurance plan (UHIP for international students and OHIP for Ontario residents) versus your Supplemental Health & Dental Insurance Plan from the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS). This is your chance to find out what it all means to you and your family.
Steacy Tibbutt (QUIC) and Isabel Luce (SGPS) Register here
Wed August 22nd 10am EDT Grad 101: Tips for a Successful First Year in Graduate Studies?
Hear the top tips for a successful first year from current Grad students. This is a great chance to ask any questions you have before starting in the fall!
Graduate students Register here

Orientation Slide Show

  • What would you like to know!

    What would you like to know!

  • Welcome to Queen's

    Welcome to Queen's

  • Hello - pleased to meet you

    Hello - pleased to meet you

  • I am a grad student

    I am a grad student

  • Resources for you

    Resources for you

  • Learning what is available

    Learning what is available