March 2, 2018
First-Year Student eNewsletter
Important Dates & Deadlines
February 5
Online summer course enrolment opened in SOLUS

March 2
Last date to drop Winter Term and multi-term classes without academic penalty

March 2
Last date to request / make changes to your Personal Interest Credit for the Winter Term

March 30

Good Friday (classes will not be held)

April 12 - 27
Winter Term examinations

May 1
Summer Term Begins

Don't forget - today is the add/drop deadline!

Sometimes, it's just not the right time to be taking all of the courses you are taking (or sometimes it's all working out perfectly and you don't need to make any schedule changes). If you fall in the first category, don't sweat it too much, dropping a course is not the end of the world, and it's not really that uncommon either. Sometimes it is the best option for your mental health and your grades in your other courses. 

If you are considering dropping a course, you only have until the end of today - March 2. If you are concerned about how to get back on track if you do drop a course you can take a spring or summer course  and you can  talk to an Academic Advisor to consider other ideas as well. After March 2, it will be a lot harder to make this choice so don't leave it until later to determine what is right for you.

Undergraduate Awards

Have coursework you are proud of? Why not submit to The Undergraduate Awards for a chance to earn international recognition for works you've already done and win a trip to Dublin, Ireland?

What is The Undergraduate Awards? 
The Undergraduate Awards is the world's leading academic awards programme which recognizes top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and discipline.

Why should I apply?
  • Earn international recognition for works you've already done!
  • Win a trip to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland
  • Get your work profiled in The Undergraduate Journal 2018
  • Receive access to the exclusive UA Alumni Portal
How do I apply?
Submitting is free, quick and easy! Just follow  these steps to #awardyourwork. Don't forget to check that your papers have met all the  Submissions Criteria before submitting, otherwise it will be disqualified! 

Invitation to the Dean's Lunch on March 13 

March 13 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. Barbara Crow, the Dean of Arts and Science, extends her invite to first-year students to have lunch with her and Bruce Griffiths, the Director of Student Services, on March 13 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm. They hope to hear about your experiences so far in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's, as well as what you're planning to major in. There is no formal presentation required - just general discussion. Lunch will be provided. Note that registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis, but there will be other opportunities in future. 
Plan Selection from May 14 - 25

All students that have successfully completed 24 units or more must declare a Plan from May 14 - 25, 2018. In addition to attending Majors Night, you should check out the tips on the Plan Selection page of our website to help you prepare for choosing your major. Think about attending an upcoming program information session , watch our Plan Selection how-to guide below, and read through our other helpful information

April 2018 Exam Schedule in SOLUS

The April 2018 exam schedule is now available in SOLUS. Follow the instructions on this web page of the Registrar's website to check your winter exam timetable.

Register Now for Online Summer Courses

Thinking about taking an online course this summer to get ahead? Choose between a variety of cool courses like Anatomy of the Human Body or Public Relations. See the many other options available here

Summer course enrolment is currently open. Not sure how to enrol in an online course? In SOLUS, you will need to select "Distance Studies" from the CAREER drop-down in the course search screen so that you can see online course options. 

If an online course that you'd like to get into is full, you will have the option to add yourself to a waitlist. 
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Winter Events

Check out the upcoming events at QUIC such as "Writing Skills for International Students" on February 26, "Culture, Identity and Inclusion: Lunch and Learn" on March 6, the English Conversation Group that takes place every Thursday and many other events.  
To book an advising appointment, call us at 613-533-2470.

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