International Welcome & Orientation September 2018
QUIC is open with extended hours Monday, August 27 – Sunday, September 9
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Weekends and Monday, September 3rd (Labour Day) 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Staffed by students after 4:30pm on weekdays and through the weekends, the Centre is available during these times as a place to relax, meet new friends, and go online; you are welcome to use the student microwave to warm up your meals and eat with others at the QUIC social room.
During this period, services include: QUIC/Queen’s/Kingston/Canada Information and Housing Information. UHIP Enrolment is only available during our regular business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday). Ticket sales for bus trips are available Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
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Social Activities For Those Arriving Early style="text-align: center;">QUIC prepared this program for those who choose to arrive early; our program is not mandatory.
Click here for other University Orientation Programs, scheduled for early September.
Student Services Walking Tours5>Monday, August 27 to Friday, August 31
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00am and 2:30pm; Thursday & Friday: 2:30pm
Offered in the morning and afternoon, these tours will focus on the range of services and supports available to students at Queen’s. Tours will be led by QUIC student staff. Meet in QUIC’s lounge.
Tuesday, August 28
Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) Introduction and Tourong>12:00 pm Meet at the Centre before heading over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities provided by our partners in Queen’s Athletics.
Wednesday, August 29
Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) Introduction and Tourng>4:00 pm Meet at the Centre before heading over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities provided by our partners in Queen’s Athletics.
Thursday, August 30
Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) Introduction and Tourg>4:00 pm Meet at the Centre before heading over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities provided by our partners in Queen’s Athletics.
Games Night>5:00 pm Meet at the Centre before splitting up into groups for games.
Friday, August 31
Tour of Come by the Centre for a relaxing evening of movie-watching. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided.
Tour of the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts & the Tett Centre for Creativity and LearningQUIC at 10:30 am. This is a walking tour of “The Isabel”, a remarkable Queen’s facility for performing arts. We will also visit the Kingston Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. It is used by many community artists and groups. Located near the lake and within walking distance from Queen’s main campus.
Movie NightMovie Night
Saturday, September 8
Trip to Toronto<
Trip to Toronto10:00 pm This day trip includes travel to and from Toronto by coach bus, and free time in the city to explore downtown.
Your sites of interest may include the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, St. Lawrence Market, Eaton Centre and the Harbourfront Centre. Tickets are $60, available at the QUIC front desk Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Cash payment only please, non-refundable.
Orientation and Transition Sessionsrong>Tuesday, September 4, 9:00 – 10:00 am (Dupuis Auditorium, 19 Division St.)
Session for first-
Session for first-year international undergraduate students who are starting their degree at Queen’session is your opportunity to come together with international students from around the world and to learn about some of your rights and responsibilities in Canada as well as the Queen’s support and services specifically for you. Some topics will include how and when you may work in Canada, what you should do before you leave Canada for a visit home or elsewhere, how to renew your study permit, should you file a Canadian income tax form, health insurance, and any other topic you would like to talk about.
Wednesday, September 5, 9:00 – 10:00 am (Chernoff Auditorium, 90 Bader Lane)
International Exchange Students/h5>
What will help make your time at Queen’s and in Canada successful and enjoyable? Maybe it’s knowing about ways to get involved or meeting other students from other faculties at Queen’s. Maybe it’s knowing about the services available. We’ll cover this, along with information about opportunities open to exchange students to travel or work, and whatever else you want to discuss.
Wednesday, September 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm (QUIC, JDUC)
International Graduate Students
International Graduate Studentsis 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 and the opportunity to socialize with staff and other students. The orientation will be facilitated by QUIC, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) and the SGPS Peer Advisors.
Other Orientation Sessions and Pr
Other Orientation Sessions and Programse activities: