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International Welcome & Orientation January 2017

International Welcome & Orientation January 2017


QUIC offers extended hours of operation
from Tuesday, Jan. 3 to Sunday, Jan. 8.
Hours: Tue. Jan. 3rd – Fri. Jan. 6th  8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Weekend Jan. 7th and 8th  1:00 to 7:00 pm

Staffed by students after 4:30pm on weekdays and on the weekend Jan. 7th and 8th, the Centre is available during these times as a place to relax, meet new friends, and get online. Students are welcome to use our kitchen to prepare evening meals together.  During this period, services include QUIC/Queen’s/Kingston/Canada Information and Housing Information.  UHIP Enrollment is only available during our regular business hours (8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays). Housing/accommodation information is posted here.


Orientation, Transition, and Social Activities


Tuesday, January 3 2017

Tour of the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC)

Time: 12pm

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 4 2017

Student Services walking tour

Time: 12pm

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

Learning to Love winter

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm; Location: QUIC

Information and advice on staying healthy and happy during winter.

Thursday, January 5 2017

Exchange Student Orientation Session

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm; Location: MacDonald Hall

This session is for Engineering and Arts & Science students. The International Student Adviser will answer your questions and concerns.

Games Night

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm; Location: QUIC

Join us at QUIC for a fun evening of games and activities. Snacks will be provided.

Friday, January 6 2017

Exchange Student Orientation Session (SSB)

Time: 2:00pm – 2:30pm; Location: Goodes Hall

This session is for Smith School of Business students. The International Student Adviser will answer your questions and concerns.

Movie Night

Time: 5:30pm; Location: QUIC

Come by the Centre for a relaxing evening of movie-watching. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Saturday, January 7 2017

Walking tour of downtown Kingston with optional skating

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Meet 1 pm at QUIC

We will walk together to explore beautiful downtown Kingston. Skating on the rink at Springer Market Square by City Hall is OPTIONAL. Free skates may be signed out at QUIC by 4 pm Friday. Or, you can rent skates at the city rink on Saturday on your own. QUIC will not provide any skating instructions or a skating guide; students are to participate at their own risk and be responsible for their own safety when skating.

Sunday, January 8 2017

Welcome Social

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm; Location: QUIC

Come by the centre for a relaxing evening before the semester begins and the opportunity to meet with other students. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, January 10 2017

Graduate Student Orientation

Time: 5:30pm; Location: QUIC

This is an interactive session.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore issues that typically arise for graduate students and to become familiar with how resources and support services contribute to student success.  The session begins with refreshments and the opportunity to socialise 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.


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