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Welcome and Orientation

Welcome and Orientation

We are looking forward to welcoming new member of the international community at Queen’s University.
The University will be closed between December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020 for winter holidays.
After the holidays the International Centre will re-open on January 2, 2020 at 8:30 am.
QUIC provides Extended Hours of Operation to help ensure your safe and comfortable arrival in Kingston:
Thursday, January 2: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, January 3:  8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 4: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 5: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Activities at the QUIC:

Thursday, January 2:
SIN Clinic Appointment Sign-up begins (in person at the QUIC between 9am-4pm, or by phone 613.533.2604)
• 1:00 – 2:30 pm – Immigration Canada Information Session
• 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Campus Tour (meet at QUIC)
• 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Games @QUIC
Friday, January 3:
• 1:00 – 2:30 pm – UHIP Information Session
• 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Campus Tour (meet at QUIC)
• 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Movie Night
• 6:30 – 9:00 pm – Optional: Queen’s Gaels Women Team Hockey Game. *
*Meet at QUIC at 6:30 pm and walk to the Memorial Centre arena. Game starts at 7:30. Free with Queen’s student ID.

Saturday, January 4:
• 1:30 – 3:00 pm – Tour of Downtown (meet at QUIC)
• 3:30 – 7:00 pm – Games @QUIC
Sunday, January 5:
• 3:30 – 7:00 pm – Games @QUIC

On Monday, January 6, QUIC will resume standard hours of operation 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Week One Activities:
Monday, January 6:
• 5:30 – 7:00 pm Winter Wellness Session
Tuesday, January 7:
• 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Workshop: English Academic Writing Support
Wednesday, January 8:
• 9:30 am – 3:30 pm SIN Clinic
• 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Graduate Student Orientation with SGS
Thursday, January 9:
• 9:30 am – 3:30 pm SIN Clinic
• 2:30 – 3:30 pm: From B to A: Becoming a better student in 2020 (SASS workshop)
• 5:30 – 7:00 pm – English Conversation Group
Friday, January 10:
• 9:30 am – 3:30 pm SIN Clinic

Bus Trip for International Students: Come with us to Ottawa on Saturday, February 8, 2020!
Bus Tickets for this trip go on sale on Monday, January 13, available at the QUIC 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, cash payments only please.

QUIC provides welcome and orientation services continuously whenever an international student, scholar or staff member arrives. We prepare an International Welcome and Orientation Program for Fall and Winter.

University sessional dates are available here.