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Welcome and Orientation

Welcome and Orientation

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) provides welcome and orientation services continuously whenever a student, scholar or staff member arrives. Packages of information about our programs and services as well as those provided by other parts of Queen’s University are included.  We prepare an International Welcome and Orientation Program for Fall 2018 – see below.


September 2018

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) offers welcome activities as well as orientation sessions for newly-arriving international undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students as well as students studying at Queen’s as part of a formal exchange agreement. QUIC provides extended hours to help ensure a safe and comfortable arrival in Kingston.

 Click here for the QUIC’s Fall Welcome and Orientation Schedule

Additional orientation and welcome activities at Queen’s:


January 2019

While not as extensive as the September Welcome and Orientation schedule, the January schedule provides useful preparation for new students. The Queen’s University International Centre also offers extended hours during this period. This is meant to provide a safe, comfortable environment to meet other students and settle in upon your arrival at Queen’s.

QUIC’s Winter Welcome and Orientation Schedule will be announced.

Students should also check with their academic faculty regarding faculty-specific orientation activities and sessions.

Exchange students are invited to participate in activities offered by students through NEWTS (New, Exchange, and Worldly Transfer Students).


Starting at any other time

Queen’s University International Centre staff are available to provide information about banking, housing, orientation to campus and the wider community. New international students are encouraged to pick-up an information package about QUIC, its services and opportunities as well as services provided by other groups to all members of the Queen’s Community.

Whenever you come to the Centre you will find tea and coffee, local and national newspapers, computers (and wireless internet access), friendly conversation, and a place to meet new people.