Student Experience Office

Student Experience Office
Student Experience Office

university orientation

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!

University Orientation runs September 5. 6 and 13, 2020. Throughout these three days, you, your Don, and your floor, 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
  • Prepare students for their university studies
  • 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 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 with your floor, your building, and the entire incoming class. You will:

  • Get settled into your room
  • Get to know your floor and make some amazing friends
  • Learn about the resources and clubs available on campus
  • Participate in fun events such as Campus Life Night and so much 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.

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 needs, please contact to arrange for accommodations.

Not living in residence?

There is a whole orientation program for First Year Not In Residence Students (FYNIRS) that also takes place September 5. 6 and 13, 2020. FYNIRS also participate in several University Orientation events, including social events. Learn more about FYNIRS Orientation

After University Orientation and FYNIRS Orientation, students have the opportunity to participate in Faculty Orientation from September 7 - 9 and 12, 2020. Registration is required for Faculty Orientation. Learn more about Faculty Orientation
Have questions? Reach out to our Orientation Team at

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