Upper-Year News
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
Important Dates
January 7
Winter Term classes begin 
 
January 10
Winter Term Tuition and SAL due

January 16
 
January 18
Last date to drop Winter Term classes without financial penalty
 
January 18
Last date to add Winter Term classes
Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2019 Winter Term! We hope that you enjoyed your winter break and are excited for classes to start this week. Please remember to pay attention to upcoming dates and deadlines .  
Applications for Queen's Cares participants are open until filled! We have a few spots left!


Engage with diverse communities, develop skills and gain experience outside the classroom over the February Reading Week. In addition to local partnerships, this year Queen's Cares will be working with community organizations in New Orleans and Ecuador!
Find out more and apply at here .
Thinking about doing a Professional Internship?

The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) provides students with a 12-16 month work experience. QUIP internships are paid, professionally supervised, career-related positions designed to offer second or third year students the opportunity to learn about current advances, practices and technologies in business and industry.

Learn more at our upcoming info session:
Wednesday, January 16
5:30-6:30pm
Dunning 12
Winter Term FAQs
 
Have questions about the Winter Term? Please see the list below for answers to commonly asked questions.  
 
When can I add a winter term class?
You can add winter term classes now. The deadline to add a winter term class is January 18, 2019. This is also the deadline date to drop a winter term class without financial penalty.

How much money will I get back if I drop a class?
If you drop a winter term class by January 18, you will receive a full refund. If you drop between January 19 and February 1, you will receive a 50% refund. If you drop between February 2 and March 1, you will receive a 25% refund.
 
When is the last day I can drop a winter term class or a full year class?
The deadline date to drop winter term classes and full year classes is March 2nd.
 
How do I change sections of my full year course?
If you want to change your lecture, lab or tutorial section of a full year class, you need to get permission from the department offering the class. DO NOT attempt to do this yourself on SOLUS as you could mistakenly drop the class.
 
I am an upper year and need some help with my courses / schedule. Who can I talk to?
Students can stop by our office in Dunning Hall anytime between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday from January 7 - 18 to speak with an Academic Advisor. Advisors get quite busy during the first two weeks of term, therefore will be running on a first come first serve basis, so we recommend that you get to the office early for assistance. 
 
The class I want to enrol in is full. Can I still enrol in it?
We know how disappointing this can be but we cannot over-enrol any classes. Our course enrolment capacities are based on room size and strict fire code regulations which means we cannot over-enrol any classes. However, if there is a waitlist available, you can add yourself to the waitlist by selecting "Wait List if Class is Full" when you add it to your shopping cart.
 
How can I add myself to a waitlist?
Add yourself to the waitlist by selecting "Wait List if Class is Full" when you add the course to your shopping cart. Make sure you proceed to "Finish Enrolling." To view your status on the waitlist, look under "My Class Schedule" (list view).
 
Note that waitlists are not available for online courses. If you find that an on-campus course that should have a waitlist is showing up as Closed, this means that both the course and the waitlist are at capacity and as such you won't be able to add yourself to the list. For more information on waiting lists, please see here
Degree Check-in Station 

Wondering if you're on track to graduate? Feel free to drop by our degree check-in station in Dunning Room 135 (in the Arts and Science Faculty office) between 8:30 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm from January 7 - 18. Note that the degree check-in station is not open over lunch.

You can also run an Academic Advisement Report to see what you still need to complete in order to meet your degree requirements. Watch the video below to learn how to do this. 
Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

Check out the SASS website for great tips and resources to start the new semester out on the right foot. Be prepared by creating a weekly schedule, attend workshops on improving your essay writing, or book a one-on-one appointment with a learning strategies advisor to go over your strength and areas of improvement for the Winter term.
Upcoming Graduate Studies Events

Interested in graduate studies in Arts Management, English, Global Development Studies or Cultural Studies? Sign up for one of our upcoming events! Meet our professors and grad students. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

In person events:
Arts Management and Leadership Reception [Register Now]
January 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm @ The Isabel Bader Centre

Cultural Studies Class Pizza Party for Prospective Students [Register Now]
January 23, 4:00-6:00 pm @ Mackintosh-Corry Hall B176

Online events:
Arts Management and Leadership Information Webinar [Register Now]
January 8, 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Master’s in English Information Webinar [Register Now]
January 9, 5:30-6:00 pm

Graduate Programs in Global Development Studies Information Webinar
January 15, 5:30-6:00 pm  [Register Now]

Master’s in Cultural Studies Information Webinar [Register Now]
January 17 or 22, 4:00-4:30 pm    
Professional Development Opportunities to Bolster your Resume

Queen’s University Professional Studies offers certificate programs in editing and international education administration. Courses are written and taught by experts in the field, offered in a flexible, online environment, and can be completed concurrently with work or other educational opportunities. Network with prospective colleagues, develop job-specific skills, and work on authentic tasks in a field that interests you.

For monthly contests and professional resources, visit the Queens’ Professional Studies Facebook page.

Our next session begins on January 28, 2019. For course offerings, please visit our website here
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