First-Year Foundation

First-Year Not in Residence Students

FYNIRS - First-Year Not In Residence Student

Welcome to FYNIRS!


The Queen's FYNIRS (First-Year Not IResidence Student) is a group of current first-year students living off-campus, and upper-year student leaders known as "Landlords." FYNIRS aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for first-year students that do not live in residence, but still in Kingston and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to help ease your transition into the Queen's community and provide social support and specific resources for those who live off-campus – whether that be with family, friends, or in your own space!

FYNIRS offers Orientation events, as well as year long support to connect you with your peers, upper-year supports, and resources at Queen’s. Visit the links to the left to learn more about our Orientation and Fall Programming! Check out the Landlords section to meet our upper-year student leaders.

  • We recommend students register and attend both FYNIRS and Faculty Orientation to learn faculty-specific information in addition to the extra information suited for students that do not live in residence.

If you want information or have any questions, please reach out to


FYNIRS is a free program and registration helps with the planning process to make sure we can accommodate everyone. To participate in FYNIRS Orientation, you will need to be registered as a FYNIR so we can share the virtual event links.

FYNIRS Orientation registration has now closed. If you are interested in joining FYNIRS for the academic year, please contact Alicia at


FYNIRS doesn’t end after Orientation! We have monthly events and newsletters throughout the year, and your Landlords will still be there to support you! We are looking forward to seeing you on campus!

All event info will be shared on the FYNIRS Facebook page, Instagram and Raftr!

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Landlord is the title of FYNIRs Orientation Leaders. They are the ones who will be leading you through activities and will answer any of your questions.

Check back for your 2022-23 team and to learn more about our landlords.