August 30, 2018
Incoming First-Year Student eNewsletter

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Welcome to Queen's from the Dean!

It is a pleasure to welcome you, the Class of 2022 and 2023, to the Faculty of Arts and Science.

My name is  Barbara Crow and I am the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The Faculty of Arts and Science is the largest faculty at Queen's and includes 27 departments and several programs. We are more than half of the University. You can feel our presence everywhere on campus. My role as Dean is the chief academic officer of the Faculty. Among other things, I am responsible for seeing that you get the best education. We have hundreds of the best faculty and staff in the world dedicated to assisting you with this goal.

I am looking forward to meeting as many students as I possibly can. If you see me when you are crossing the campus, please feel free to come up and introduce yourself.
The next four to five years give you a fantastic opportunity to become more than you are today. Resolve to become more educated, more equity and diversity focused, more knowledgeable, more skilled, more determined, stronger, braver, wiser. More the kind of person you have always aspired to be.

You are beginning an exciting chapter of your lives. Enjoy!

Dr. Barbara Crow
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Queen's University
Important Dates & Deadlines 

September 1
Tuition and Student Activity Levy is due

September 1
Residence move-in day ( more information)

September 3-5, 8
Orientation ( learn more about Orientation)

September 3
Labour Day (University is closed)

September 4
QUIC information session for first-year international students ( learn more)

September 6
Fall term classes start

September 19
Last date to add/drop Fall term and multi-term classes without financial penalty

October 8
Thanksgiving Day (classes not held)

October 25-26

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Fall Term Break 

Check out this video to learn about the new Fall Term Break.

Fall Term Break

Course Enrolment 
From August 21 - September 19, vacant courses are available for any student that meets the prerequisites to register in them on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Some courses you may want to consider are:
  • CLST102    Introduction to Greek Civilization 
  • GNDS120   Women, Gender, Difference
  • GEOL107   History of Life  
  • HIST124     Canada in the World 
  • MUSC171   Social History of Popular Music
  • RELS162    Religion, News and Media

Check out the full list of courses for other ideas >>

Swap, Drop, Enrol! 
Add and Drop Courses
Did you know that you can add, drop or swap courses yourself through your SOLUS account? Here are some step-by-step tutorials to reference:
Section Swaps and Advising
If you're looking for advising or need to make changes to your 6.0 unit course sections, labs or tutorials, you'll need to visit us. Do not try to make changes to 6.0 unit courses yourself. First year PASS advising and a Swap Station will be available from September 4th - 14th  on the 3rd floor of Dunning Hall in Room 323 (ECON Reading Room). 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Queen's University International Centre Fall Events

New to Canada and Queen's? Make sure to see the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Welcome and Orientation Schedule here. The information session for first-year international undergraduate students is on September 4th from 9am - 10 am in Dupuis Auditorium. Also check out their Fall 2018 Calendar of Events here . QUIC hosts a variety of events throughout the year ranging from helpful info sessions like "Banking in Canada: Tips for Students" to social events like an upcoming bus trip to Niagara Falls.
FEES Reminder

Tuition and the Student Assistance Levy (SAL) for the Fall Term / Courses will be due on September 1st, 2018. Tuition and the Student Assistance Levy (SAL) for the Winter Term / Courses will be due on January 10th, 2019.
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