First-Year News
October 9, 2019
Important Dates
October 11
Fall 2019 exam schedule posted in SOLUS

October 14
Thanksgiving Day (no classes)

October 16
University Day

October 24-27

November 1
Last day to drop a fall term class

November 11
 Remembrance Day Service (classes cancelled 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

November 29
Last day of classes

December 4-19
December Exam period
Have questions?

How is school going so far? We hope that you are loving your first term at Queen's but we understand that transitions can sometimes be tough. There are all sorts of support services available on campus to help you. If you are feeling overwhelmed, not sure about your courses, or just need some reassurance that you are on the right track, come see us at PASS. We are here for you.

If you have questions about any of the following topics, think about coming to visit one of our PASS advisors .

  • Navigating SOLUS 
  • Adding/dropping courses
  • Using the Arts and Science Academic Calendar
  • Choosing and changing degree programs, plans, and courses
  • Online courses
  • Summer studies
  • Referrals to other services
  • Not sure where to go or where to start

Visit PASS on the 1st floor of Dunning Hall in the main Student Services office.
What happens if I get sick?

Life can be messy and sometimes things happen that are outside of your control - you get the flu or you have a serious family emergency and suddenly you can’t get your assignment in by the due date or you can’t write your test. What should you do if something like this happens? Watch this short video to learn more about academic consideration.
Enhance Your First-Year Experience with Q Success

Do you want to connect with your peers, build community and find success at University?
Q Success is a transition program to support students during their first year at Queen’s.

  • Q Success aims to help students develop the skills they need to succeed academically, personally, and socially, and make the most of their university experience.
  • You’ll be matched with an upper-year peer for mentorship and support through one-on-one meetings and monthly events.
  • Check out the Q Success website for information and to register today!
Transfer Credit Reminder

If you took AP/IB or any university course that requires transfer credits, this information is for you:
  • If you are entering into your first year of study at Queen’s and have previously taken courses during high school that may be eligible for transfer credit you must apply for credit no later than the end of fall term of your first year. This is done through the link below. As well, you will need to have their official results sent in to Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment (if you have not already done so).
  • If you do not submit a transfer credit request (and all supporting documents) by the end of first term you are considered to have declined credit. Transfer credit requests submitted after fall term of the your first year will not be assessed.
Student Wellness Services

The Côté Sharp Student Wellness Centre is located on the ground floor in Mitchell Hall. Student Wellness Services supports the personal, academic, and social development of students at Queen's University by providing a range of health, well-being, and accessibility related programs and services. Their mission is to provide a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to the needs of students.

Check out their website to learn all that they offer here.
Sustainability Week 2019

Sustainability Week 2019 is quickly approaching! Sustainability Week is your opportunity to learn more about some of the sustainability initiatives that are happening on Queen’s campus and in the larger Kingston community! More than 40 collaborating Queen’s clubs and Kingston organizations are working together to host a variety of events that provide you an opportunity to engage and inquire about the environmental issues facing our local and global communities and ecosystems! Join your fellow staff, faculty and students as we delve into how we as a community can tackle climate change! 

A full schedule of events can be found at here or the Queen’s Sustainability Office Facebook page. 
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

Student Wellness Services is expanding options for mental health support for all Queen’s students. TAO provides 24/7 secure access to online resources to help students manage stress and anxiety.
The Fireplace Series

The Fireplace Series returns! Join professors Will Kymlicka (Canadian Research Chair in Political Philosophy) and Samantha King (Head of Queen's University's Gender Studies Department) as they reflect on their own writings pertaining to  Animals, Ethics, and Everyday Politics  on  October 11 .
Coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, Samantha and Will aim to have an open-ended discussion about animals and what it means to be in relation with them both politically and ethically, and about how to bring animals into the humanities and social sciences, followed by a discussion with the audience.  
The event will take place in the Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library. Tea will be served at 9:45am. 
You can listen to some of the previous events and discussions on our  Fireplace Series webpage .
Get Involved
Make some friends who share some of your interests! Branch out and try something new! Check out the AMS Clubs Directory here to join fun clubs and make life long friends. With over 300 clubs to choose from, something will be right for you.
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