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International Welcome & Orientation January 2018

International Welcome & Orientation January 2018


Orientation, Transition, and Social Activities

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 

Tour of the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC)

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Meet in the QUIC lounge before heading over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities. Provided by our partners in Queen’s Athletics.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Walking Tour of Campus Student Services

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

These tours will focus on the range of services and supports available to int. students at Queen’s.  Tour will be led by student staff.  Meet in QUIC’s lounge.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 

Exchange Student Orientation

Time: 10:00am – 2:45 pm with Faculty sessions.
QUIC session: 11:00 am – 12 noon; Location: Dunning Hall Auditorium.

Joint day of activities for exchange students will offer multiple sessions, including faculty academic orientation provided by Exchange Coordinators from your host faculty. The International Student Adviser will outline the supports available to make your time at Queen’s enjoyable and successful, and answer your questions and concerns. SASS academic support and Student Wellness Services will also welcome students.

Games Night

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm; Location: QUIC

Join us at QUIC for a fun evening of games and activities.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Learning to Love Winter

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am; Location: QUIC

Information and advice on staying healthy and happy during winter.

Flu Shot Clinic

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm; Location: QUIC

Optional Flu Shot Clinic will be available on site at the QUIC for international students, provided by Queen’s Student Wellness Services (please present your proof of UHIP health insurance).  The flu shot service is available to any international student – those who are not able to attend the Learning to Love Winter workshop are welcome to drop into QUIC and get their flu shot.

Walking Tour of Campus Student Services

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

These tours focus on the range of services and supports available to int. students at Queen’s.  Tour will be led by student staff.  Meet in QUIC’s lounge.

Movie Night

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm; Location: QUIC

Come by the Centre for a relaxing evening of movie-watching. Light snacks will be provided.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cancelled due to cold weather: Walking tour of downtown Kingston

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Graduate Student Orientation

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm; Location: QUIC

This is an interactive session.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore issues that typically arise for graduate students and become familiar with how resources and support services contribute to student success.  The session begins with refreshments to socialize with staff and other students. Facilitated by QUIC with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), and the SGPS Peer Advisors.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Visit to the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Meet in QUIC’s lounge; we will walk to Four Directions together for a Welcome to Territory session.
All are welcome.

There may be additional social activities for undergraduate exchange students that are offered by student groups through the NEWTS (New, Exchange, and Worldly Transfer Students Orientation), the Arts and Science Exchange Buddies, and the Exchange and Transfer Committee at Smith School of Business. Graduate students, please refer to the SGPS for additional activities.