First-Year News
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Important Dates
November 9
Remembrance Day Service (classes cancelled 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

November 13 from 12-3

November 16

November 30
Fall Term classes end
Still have questions? Our Peer Academic Support Service Advisors are here to help!

If you have questions about any of the following topics, think about coming to visit one of our PASS advisors , who specialize in assisting first-year students.

  • 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

Visit PASS on the first floor of Dunning Hall in Student Services for a drop-in appointment.
Student Academic Success Services (SASS) Workshops
Have you heard about Student Academic Success Services ? SASS is home to Learning Strategies & The Writing Centre, which offer free undergraduate workshops on academic skills such as time management, reading, writing, exam prep, and more.

Consider going to one of their upcoming workshops such as:

  • Writing in Science
  • Multiple Choice Exam Success
  • Improving your Writing

See all SASS workshops, along with their dates and times, here .

SASS also offers a variety of other academic support services such as 1:1 writing and learning strategy appointments !

Also check out the SASS Peer Blog for relatable posts and helpful tips from your fellow classmates.
Facebook and Instagram Study Buddy Giveaway Contests
Want to win some Queen’s swag or a shopping spree to the Campus Bookstore for you and a Queen’s ArtSci study buddy in time for exam season?

Enter our social media contests!
Enter our Instagram Contest for a chance to win a Queen’s swag item for you and an ArtSci study buddy.

Enter our Facebook Contest for a chance for you and an ArtSci study buddy to each win a $100 shopping spree to the Campus Bookstore.

See the contest post on each platform for instructions on entering each contest. Keep in mind that you are allowed to enter both contests, but only once on each platform.
Queen's Cares Opportunity

Applications for Queen's Cares leaders and participants have been extended to November 11 th ! 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!

To find out more and apply click here .
Degree +

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science have numerous opportunities for adding experiences, skills, and additional credentials to their degrees (and resumes) that help them stand out after graduation. These offerings include the  Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) international experiences , research positions, and  certificates  within the Faculty of Arts and Science. Learn all about these opportunities and hear first-hand from students on November 13th .

Click here for more information and check out our event on Facebook .
QUIP Panel 

Join us on November 13 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm in the Union Gallery to hear from a panel of Arts and Science students that are currently doing or have recently completed their internships through the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) . After the student panel, mix and mingle with the panelists while enjoying some appetizers and refreshments. This is a free event.

Click here for more information and check out our event on Facebook .
Strategic Planning in our Faculty

Your input is important to the Faculty of Arts and Science, and we would like to hear your ideas as we build our very own strategic plan. As the university focuses on the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusivity; research prominence; undergraduate and graduate student experience; and internationalization, the Faculty of Arts and Science will continue to play an important leadership role. But is that all? How will we enhance our efforts? What areas and issues are important to you and to the Faculty?
The Faculty of Arts and Science is embarking on a strategic planning exercise, which, building on the successes of the Faculty, and based on input from students, faculty, staff, and the Dean's Council, will facilitate a common vision and a strategic plan we can all work towards - together. The Strategic Plan will articulate a common vision of what success for the Faculty of Arts and Science looks like five years from now, and will identify what the Faculty needs to focus on for the next three years to get there.
We look forward to working together on this important initiative for the Faculty.

Registration is required.
November 16, 10:00-12:00 - Register
November 16, 1:00-3:00 - Register
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