First-Year Foundation

QSuccess one-on-one mentoring

Are you a First-Year looking for a mentor? Check back July 6 to register! Are you an Upper-Year looking to volunteer as a mentor? Apply today!
Become a Mentor

QSuccess First-Year Mentorship Program

QSuccess is an innovative mentorship program created and delivered in collaboration with educators, wellness experts, professional staff and student leaders. Centred on a commitment to research-based work, the program aims to remove barriers and contribute to a successful transition through the first year of university through ongoing engagement and one-on-one mentoring. 

QSuccess is one of several mentorship programs partnering with Mentor Canada in delivering an innovative mentorship platform that hosts curriculum, resources, and communication for mentorship program participants. It has never been easier to connect with peers in a safe and secure manner.

two students meeting

"My mentor was extremely helpful and caring. I felt like I could go to her with any problem I was having during my first-year and she would talk me through it and lead me to any resources she thought may help."

Past QSuccess Mentee

QSuccess programming is open to all first-year Queen’s students and can help you:

  • Develop skills to succeed academically, including time management, note taking, and study skills 
  • Learn to balance the academic and social demands of university life
  • Develop strategies to stay physically and mentally healthy.
  • Meet peers and develop a campus community (even if remotely!) 
  • Connect to other campus resources that can play a role in your success
  • Most importantly, a mentor can be a listening ear as you navigate the challenges and celebrate the successes of your first-year at Queen’s

Students may register for a mentor at any point during the summer or the academic year, but students are encouraged to apply prior to the beginning of the fall semester in order to get the most out of the program.

Please note that mentors are not tutors, and cannot help with course or program-specific content questions.


two students meeting

"My mentor opened my eyes to various things that I wasn't aware of. As an International, it was hard to cope with the system and cultural difference. With the help of my mentor, I am able to get what are the best ways to practice being in university and managing independent work."

Past QSuccess Mentee

First-year mentee registration opens July 6, 2023. Check back then to be matched with an upper-year mentor!

A Simple 3-Step Registration Process:

  1. Register with your Queen’s student email
  2. Build your Mentee Profile
  3. Self-Match with a Mentor in the Mentor Database OR leave it up to us to match you!  


Matches are based on your needs or interests as described on your Mentee Profile. Please ensure you build a detailed Mentee Profile to ensure a strong match! 

Students may request a mentor at any point during the summer or the school year and be matched with a mentor. Mentors and mentees meet one-on-one on a weekly basis for the duration of the academic year. 

QSuccess Mentors are holistically trained in Mentorship, Resources and Referrals, Learning Strategies, Health and Wellness, Intercultural Awareness, etc. and they are extremely excited to greet you one-on-one and be your source of guidance throughout your first year at Queen’s.


Are you a first-year student going to Bader College this Fall?

Check out the Bader Mentorship Program for first-year students. The peer mentorship program connects interested first-year students with a second-year Bader student and mentor and aims to help you with your transition to university and Bader College.

Check your Queen's email in the summer for info on the Bader Mentorship Program.

For questions, email

Interested in being a QSuccess mentor?

Upper-year mentors play a vital role in our QSuccess program. If you have a passion for supporting first-year students, check out our available positions.

Check out available mentor positions