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International Orientation – January 2014

Subject to change.   Please check regularly.

Extended hours from January 2 to 5, 2014  

Thursday and Friday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 to 7:00 pm.

Staffed by students throughout the weekend, the Centre is available during these times as a place to relax, meet new friends, access e-mail, watch movies in the Centre’s Lounge, and you are encouraged to use our kitchen to prepare evening meals together.

All activities are free.

Social Activities for those arriving early

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Student Services Walking Tour

11am A short walking tour of campus to familiarize you with some of the services you may need to access during your time at Queen’s.


Learning to Love Winter Session

2pm Get advice on staying happy and healthy during the winter.   Topics will include dressing for the weather and keeping a healthy home and lifestyle.


Athletics and Recreation Centre Tour

3pm Get a guided tour of Queen’s main athletic facilities. Meet at QUIC.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Student Services Walking Tour

Will be integrated into the Exchange Student Orientation mentioned below.


Movie Night

6pm Have some hot choclolate and popcorn while enjoying a movie with other students.    Come a little early to take  the opportunity to meet other students arriving to start their time at Queen’s.

Trip to a local conservation area


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome (Back) Meal

5pm This meal is a chance for new and returning students to connect with one another and share a warm dinner.


Orientation Sessions

The following are orientation sessions for new international students from all faculties and departments.   Your faculty or department may have their own specific orientation.   Please check with them to confirm.

Friday, January 3, 2014

International Exchange Student Orientation

Kinesiology Building, Room 101

8:45am-3pmThis day of activities will be an opportunity to connect with new exchange students from all faculties as well as staff of Queen’s.  There will be an opportunity to learn about the wide range of services and support provided at Queen’s and to get any academic and non-academic questions answered.  This strong start can help ensure a positive and successful sojourn here in Canada.


Friday, January 10, 2014

International Graduate Student Orientation

Gordon Hall, 4th Floor

QUIC and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) welcome new graduate students and provide an introduction to support services on campus. This will be followed by a short walking tour of campus ending at the QUIC where you can warm up with a warm drink.


Clubs Night



Clubs Night

Queen’s Centre

Each year in September and January, the undergraduate student government hosts Clubs Nights to help students learn about the many ways to get involved on and off campus.