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Summer Webinar Series

Over the summer, we will be hosting a series of weekly webinars to help support your transition to Queen's. Webinars will be hosted by upper-year students and professional staff, and cover topics including course registration, living in residence, orientation week, academics, student life, study permits, and more. 

We've grouped our webinars into 5 categories designed to help answer all the questions you have, and some you don't know you have! The 5 categories are Studying, Living, Staying Health, Arriving, and Thriving. Below you can see how each webinars fits within those categories with a link to more detail about the topic covered, date and time, and how to register. 

Studying

Living

Arriving

Thriving

Staying Healthy

Academic Accommodation at Queen's

Residence at Queen's

Visas, Study Permits and Immigration Information

Orientation & Beyond

Athletics & Recreation at Queen's

BISC Course Registration 

Living Off Campus in First Year

Financing Your Education: OSAP

Indigenous Student Guide to Life on Campus 

Be Well: Health Resources on Campus

Welcome to Queen's Nursing 

Life in Residence 

Welcome to QUIC 

Top 10 Tips for a Successful First Year

UHIP/Supplemental Health Care Plan

From High School to University: The Academic Transition

What You Should Know About Move In Day

Arriving In Canada

Grad Orientation & Beyond

 

Queen's Engineering Excel Word Assignment Q&A

Off Campus - Finding a Place to Live

Getting Started

Welcome to the Castle 

 

Arts and Science Course Registration

 

Canada, Eh? Living in Canada

Exchange Student Q&A

 

 
Academic Integrity         
Transition to Canadian Post-Secondary Studies        
Welcome to Smith Commerce        
         

 


2019 Schedule

Here is the schedule for webinars this summer. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Missed a webinar?  All of our webinars will be recorded and posted on our Webinar Recordings page for you to check out any time! 

For instructions on how to register and attend the webinar, please click here! (PDF 602 KB)

Date & Time Topic Audience How to Register

May 21, 2019 at
4:00 pm

Residence at Queen's 

First year students are guaranteed a spot in residence so long as they meet the application deadline. Learn more about residence and the application.

Incoming Residence Students Register
May 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

Visas, Study Permits and Immigration Information 

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.

Incoming International Students Register
May 28, 2019 at
9:00 am 

Off Campus - Finding a Place to Live for International Students

Looking for a place to live off campus might seem like a difficult task, especially if you’re coming from another country!  Join the Queen’s University International Centre staff as we talk about how to search for a place to live in Kingston.  Hear from students about their housing search and important tips for your search!  

International Students Register

May 29, 2019 at
4:00 pm

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. 

All Incoming Students Register

May 30, 2019 at
4:00 pm

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.

All Incoming Students Register
June 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Living Off Campus in First Year 

Living off campus in first year? You’ll feel right at home at Queen’s during orientation and throughout the year. Hear from upper year students about the FYNIR life at Queen’s.

First Years Not in Residence Register

June 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Financing Your Education: OSAP 

Looking to find out more about financing your education? Hear from Student Awards staff on everything you need to know about the Ontario Student Assistance Program. 

Incoming Students from Ontario Register
June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

Welcome to Queen's Nursing 

The Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs wishes to welcome you to the School of Nursing and discuss what to expect in the first few weeks of the program. 

Incoming Nursing Students Register
June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

Welcome to Smith Commerce

Are you starting your first year in Smith Commerce? Join us to learn what to expect, and have all your questions answered.

Incoming Commerce Students Register
June 20, 2019 at 11:00 am 

Welcome to the Castle 

Attending the Castle for your first year? This session will ensure you are on the right track through the VISA processes, and prepare you for arrivals and orientation to Castle life while coving a number of topics that will be important throughout the year, hopefully giving a better idea of what you can expect at the BISC.

Incoming BISC Students Register
June 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Life in Residence 

Living in residence? Wondering about your new home away from home? We'll talk about what to bring, what not to bring, and what life is really like in residence at Queen's. 

All Incoming Students Living in Residence Register
June 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Welcome to Queen’s Health Sciences

Speak with an academic advisor and learn about course selection for option and elective courses, what to expect in “flipped” classroom teaching, and ask any questions you may have!

Incoming Bachelor of Health Sciences Students Register
June 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

Welcome to QUIC 

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

Incoming International Students Register

July 2, 2019 at

12:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Arts and Science Course Registration

Learn more about the course registration process, SOLUS, and how to decide which courses to take. 

**Please note that all "Arts and Science Course Registration" webinars have the same content and are being offered multiple times

Incoming Arts and Science Students

Register for 12 pm

Register for 7 pm

July 3, 2019 at
11:00 am

Arriving in Canada

If you’re an international student, getting to Queen’s may include going through a port of entry or crossing the Canadian border. Join us as we talk about getting to Kingston, what you can expect at the border and how you can best prepare.

International Students Register

July 3, 2019 at

4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Arts and Science Course Registration

Learn more about the course registration process, SOLUS, and how to decide which courses to take. 

**Please note that all "Arts and Science Course Registration" webinars have the same content and are being offered multiple times

Incoming Arts and Science Students

Register for 4 pm

Register for 7 pm

July 9, 2019 at
4:00 pm

BISC Course Registration 

Hey BISC students! This one's for you! Learn about the course registration process, how to decide on which courses to take at the BISC, and how the experiential learning opportunities are integrated into your academic studies. This webinar may be particularly helpful to BISC students who are not able to attend the SOAR program in Kingston.  

Incoming BISC Students Register

July 10, 2019 at

3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Arts and Science Course Registration

Learn more about the course registration process, SOLUS, and how to decide which courses to take. 

**Please note that all "Arts and Science Course Registration" webinars have the same content and are being offered multiple times

Incoming Arts and Science Students

Register for 3 pm

Register for 5 pm

July 10, 2019 at 11:00am

Getting Started

Registration, fees, payment plans, photo ID and more. What you need to do before you can start your degree.

Graduate Students Register
July 11, 2019 at 11:00am

Living in Kingston 

Living in Kingston and want to know more about what the city has to offer?  Kingston has a multitude of services, organizations, museums, summer activities and more.  Get information on where graduate students choose to live, rental issues to be aware of, fun activities and information for the whole family.

Graduate Students Register
July 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Arts and Science Course Registration

Learn more about the course registration process, SOLUS, and how to decide which courses to take. 

**Please note that all "Arts and Science Course Registration" webinars have the same content and are being offered multiple times

Incoming Arts and Science Students Register
July 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

Exchange Students Q&A Session with QUIC 

Exchange students join us for a session just for you.  The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) staff will be available to answer questions that you have regarding their services, immigration, and arriving in Canada. 

Exchange Students Register
July 25, 2019 at
4:00 pm

From High School to University: The Academic Transition 

You've heard that university is different from high school, but aren't quite sure what that means? Join us to learn about the key differences, what to expect, and how you can properly prepare and start the school year strong. 

All Incoming Students Register
July 29, 2019 at 11:00am

Primary and Supplemental Health Care Plans 

This webinar discusses what’s covered in your mandatory primary health insurance plan, UHIP for international students, as compared to what is covered in your Supplemental Health & Dental Insurance Plan from the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS). We’ll be going step by step through what these plans mean to you, because we understand that this can be a confusing topic! 

All Incoming Students Register
August 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

Canada, Eh? Living in Canada

Is it cold all the time in Canada?  What’s a double double? These are probably just a few of the questions that you have about Canada.  In this session we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about living in Kingston, and provide some tips on how to navigate and feel more comfortable in your new home.

International Students Register 
August 6, 2019 at 11:00am

Academic Integrity 

What is Academic Integrity and why is it important, paying close attention to plagiarism. Find out what resources are available to assist students in navigating Academic Integrity to Academic Success, including writing supports.

Graduate Students Register
August 13, 2019 at 11:00 am 

Transition To Canadian Post-Secondary Studies

If you haven’t attended school in Canada or North America, this session is for you!  Learn about how Canadian education may be different than other countries and strategies to help you navigate a new educational environment!

International Students  Register 
August 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

What You Should Know About Move In Day 

Move-in day is almost here! This webinar is all about what you need to know about move-in day - when to arrive, what you should know, and how to prepare for the big day. 

Incoming Residence Students Register
August 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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. 

All Incoming Students Register
August 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Queen's Engineering Excel Word Assignment Q&A 

Are you an Engineering student with questions about the Excel Word Assignment that aren't covered in the tutorials? Are you stuck and need some help to be pointed in the right direction? Bring your questions to the Q&A webinar. 

Incoming Engineering Students  Register
August 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Indigenous Student Guide to Life on Campus 

The Four Directions Indigenous Student 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. 

All Incoming Students Register
August 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Orientation & Beyond 

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. 

All Incoming Students Register
August 23, 2019 at 11:00am

Graduate Orientation & Beyond 

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. In this webinar you will be hearing from some current Queen's graduate students about orientation and opportunities for involvement at Queen’s and in the Kingston community.

Graduate Students  Register
August 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Top 10 Tips for a Successful First Year 

Hear the top 10 tips for a successful first year from upper year Queen's students. This is a great chance to ask any questions you have before starting in the fall!   

All Incoming Students  Register