Student Experience Office

Student Experience Office


Student Experience Office

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University Orientation Events

Starting with move-in day, University Orientation runs on Saturday Aug 31st, Sept 1st, and 8th. We offer several events to help you get to know your new classmates, get to know campus, and have some fun!

Queen's Welcomes U with Existere

Saturday, Aug. 31 | 6:45 or 8:45pm  | Athletics & Recreation Centre Main Gym

Join the whole incoming class for your official welcome to Queen's! You'll be welcomed to the Queen's community by a variety of students and staff. Come to be inspired to make the most of university life and learn what it means to be a part of the Gael family. Bring your tricolour and be ready to shout "Cha Gheill"! Then get ready for a Queen's tradition that dates back decades- Existere! Existere is a social action theatre group that aims to raise awareness around important issues relevant to first-year students. The show is written and performed by Queen's students and is based on their own experiences. A favourite part of orientation for many students, Existere will be sure to have you laughing, learning, and nodding in agreement.

Welcome Home Night

Saturday, Aug 31 | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | ARC South

Co-Hosted with the Residence Society - Join in a fun Game's Night and visit the photo booth for a memento of your first night on campus!

UNI 100 Series

Throughout your first week | various times | various locations     This event is for students living in Residence.

UNI 100 is a series of floor & building meetings aimed at introducing you to your new floormates, to residence rules and expectations, and to the university as a whole. Throughout the week, you will participate in icebreaker activities with your floor, receive a floor and building tour, receive an overview of residence rules and develop community standards with your floormates, and cover a number of topics important to your safety and success at university. The UNI 100 series will be led by your don or Residence Life Coordinator; please check with your don for the location of each meeting.

UNI 100 Series


UNI101: Community Meeting

Saturday, August 31, 2019

UNI102: Building Meeting

Sunday, September 1, 2019

UNI103: Community Meeting

Sunday, September 1, 2019

UNI104: Community Meeting

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Consent for Real Life (Consent Speaker)

Sunday, Sept. 1 | 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm or  2:30pm | Athletics & Recreation Centre Main Gym

Karen B. K. Chan is an award-winning sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto, Canada, with 20+ years of experience. Trained in Creative Facilitation, Productive Thinking, and Non-Violent Communication, BK's favourite ways to learn and teach are through stories, metaphors, diagrams, and things that make people laugh.

Above all, BK is dedicated to having difficult conversations that are real, transformative, and kind.

Trigger warning: Please note that this presentation discusses the topic of consent and sexual violence. While these are important topics, we acknowledge that the material may be difficult and upsetting for some students. Counsellors will be available on-site in the ARC's Alumni Lounge as a resource if needed

Campus Tour 

Sunday, Sept. 1 | various times | Highlights of campus This event is for students living in Residence.

Your don will take you on an informal tour of campus, pointing out their favourite spots to study and relax, and major buildings or services that you will use during your first year (and every year after that!)

Sunday Night Activities

Sunday, Sept. 1 | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Nixon Field

Co-Hosted with the Residence Society - A choose your own adventure night featuring an outdoor movie, sports on Nixon Field, Tri-Colour crafts, and more!

Campus 101

Sunday, Sept. 8 | Schedule below  | Around Campus

Learn more about resources on campus, take in a workshop, or join in a tour! 

Residence Society: Sunday Funday!  | 2:00pm-5:00pm | Matheson Field (Near GordBrock Residence)
An afternoon of sun, lawn games and treats! 

Athletics & Recreation Centre Tours | 10:00am -1:00pm | Meet at the ARC main entrance 
Need to know how to find the fitness zone, pool or squash courts? Drop in on a tour of the facilities! 

Academic Skills Workshops | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Kinesiology Building Room 100 & 101
The Peer Learning Assistants from Student Academic Success Services are running workshops on reading, notetaking and self-management designed to help you excel in the academic year ahead. Join in 1 or attend all 3 of the 30-minute workshops to get a jump start on your university-level academic skills!

Conflict Management Workshop | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Kinesiology Building Room 107
Looking to develop your skills? Look no further, this 30 minute workshop is designed to increase you conflict management skills. The workshop will be offered 3 times. 

Stauffer Library Tours | 2:30pm, 3:30pm or 4:30pm | Meet at Stauffer Library front entrance 
Kick your year off right by getting acquianted with Stauffer Library, you are sure to spend countless hours here in the coming years! 



Don't miss the chance to visit the Agnes during your campus tour and enter the #SelfieContest! 
For more information, click here!