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Welcome Week

August 29 – September 2, 2022 is a 5-day Welcome Week of in-person activities for students who arrive to Kingston prior to the start of classes, and prior to University Orientation. Come to the QUIC for Orientation workshops, tours, and social activities; pick up your Welcome Package.

Registration is required – the registration is now full.
During the Welcome Week the Centre is open 8:30 am – 6:30 pm, Mon. – Fri. 

After the Welcome Week, the Centre will be open with extended hours 10 am – 2 pm during the Labour Day weekend to ease student arrival between Saturday, Sept. 3 – Monday, Sept. 5. Staffed by students, during this time the Centre will offer free coffee and a quiet space to relax, go online and meet with others. Our student staff will welcome you.

International Student Orientation Resources:
Orientation Videos
Queen’s University Fall Orientation
Graduate Studies Orientation
International Student Guidebook

August 29, 10:00 – 11:00 am 
Welcome to Queen’s and to the QUIC! Meet the staff at the International Centre and hear about what we prepared for you for the year. Meet other students for a fun chance to make new friends from various study programs and countries.
Come to QUIC at Mitchell Hall
August 29, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Walk to get to know Downtown Kingston. Join the World Link student team to walk from the QUIC to downtown to learn about popular restaurants, and useful services. Meet someone new and chat with student staff. 
Meet up at the QUIC
August 30, 10:00 – 11:00 am
UHIP Health Insurance Workshop. Watch the UHIP videos first please, then come to this workshop to ask your questions. The QUIC administrator and advisor will spend time to go over essential information about how and where to find health care, the cost, documentation, and more. 
August 30, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Campus Walk. Join the World Link student team to learn more about our beautiful Campus. 
Meet up at the QUIC
August 31, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Canadian Classrooms: Academic Culture Shock.  Academic Culture is different around the world. Classroom expectations, assignments, exams, group work, etc. Are you ready to navigate the Academic Culture in Canada?
August 31, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tour of the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Queen’s has excellent facilities for sports and fitness; come and see all that you could peruse this year!
Meet up at the QUIC
August 31, 1:30 – 4:30 pm 
Bus Trip to Fort Henry! Once you have received your ticket, meet up at the International Centre
and come to this famous historic site with us on a bus. Free. Register in time as we will sell out!


September 1, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Campus Security. What does Campus Security do to help keep you safe while on Campus? What can you do to stay safe on Campus and in Kingston? Come and learn more about Campus Security and get a few tips for living safely in Kingston.
September 1, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Campus Walk. Join the World Link student team to learn more about our beautiful Campus. 
Meet up at the QUIC
September 2, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Career Services: Finding a part-time job. Hoping to work while you study? Wondering how to find a job on or off campus? Join the Job Search Advisor & Projects Coordinator from Career Services to get the answer to these questions and many more.
September 2, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Games and social time at the QUIC. Join the World Link student team for some casual fun time and meet other students. 
Meet up at the QUIC
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