Important messages, dates and news from the Faculty office.
Important Dates

July 6-31, 2020
Participate in our Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

JuIy 20-31, 2020
Register for one of our course registration webinars.

August 4, 2020
Login to SOLUS, view your enrolment appointment time and begin adding courses to your shopping cart.

August 10, 2020
BSCH, BCMPH students enroll on SOLUS.

August 12, 2020
BAH, BFAH, BMUS students enroll on SOLUS.

August 24, 2020
Open enrollment for first-year students. Science students can now take arts courses and vice versa.

August 27 & 28, 2020
Registration Pause Days, no activity can be completed on SOLUS.

August 31, 2020
Open enrollment begins for all students and first-year students will no longer have priority to first-year classes.

Sept 8, 2020
First day of classes.
SOARJoin us for our Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)
 
Join us for SOAR, a month-long summer orientation program for incoming first-year students and their parents and supporters. The program features a combination of modules and online events, including opportunities to connect with upper-year students, faculty, and staff.
 
See the schedule of Faculty of Arts and Science sessions on our webpage for First-Year Students, which also includes information on our free summer courses, new videos on our first-year courses, our First-Year Students Handbook, and additional information and resources. We will be continuing to add new videos and resources throughout July, so please check back often!
summercourseFree Summer Course: Learning & Working in a Digital Age
 
The Faculty of Arts and Science is offering a new,  free, non-credit coursel " Learning and Working in a Digital Age " to assist incoming students in their transition to Queen's.

It is an opportunity to learn through Arts and Science Online this summer and to experience remote learning at Queen's, which we have been doing for over 130 years (since 1889)!

Our mini-course will provide you with meaningful and useful skills for both the classroom and the workplace. If this mini-course spurs your interest, you may also choose to take the full degree-credit version of this course in September as part of your fall term course load.

This course will be taught by Faculty of Arts and Science Associate Dean (Academic)  Jenn Stephenson and teaching assistant and ASUS President Chayce Perkins (Artsci'20).

Session 2 will run August 10 - 28.

To register, please email  asc.el@queensu.ca .
calendarRegistration Period
 

You can learn more about registering for your courses in our  SOAR  workshops this week and next week, as well as by viewing the information at  queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/course-registration  

Make sure you update your Fall 2020 address, phone number and emergency contact information in SOLUS. Watch for a link in your "To Do" list for next steps.
contestStudent Academic Success Services (SASS) Course and Contest
 
Student Academic Success Services (SASS) has designed and is offering  Academics 101, a series of free online tutorials to help you enhance your academic skills and feel prepared as you transition to university. The course will take you through everything you need to get started in your courses in September and build the skills to excel throughout your time at Queen's.  Learn more and sign up.
 
Want a chance to win some awesome prizes? See details on the SASS social media contest on Instagram and Facebook.
webinarFree Webinar - Multiple Choice Exam Prep
 
Are multiple choice exams really just about memorizing an entire textbook or lists of facts? Are there really more and less common answers? Are there shortcuts to succeeding? 

In this workshop from  Student Academic Success Services, happening  July 22 at 12 pm and 7pm , learn how to prepare efficiently and effectively for multiple choice exams - without relying on myths and without cramming all night before the test!
 
 
contagion2Contagion Cultures Lecture Series
 
This series is a Faculty of Arts and Science collaboration which helps to  make sense of this pandemic through the expertise and insights of Arts and Science faculty members.

The series is live-streamed on Zoom every Tuesday at 4:00 PM EDT/EST.

Upcoming events:
 
July 28 - Personal Data, Surveillance and Contagion - David Lyon, Surveillance Studies Centre, Department of Sociology

August 11 - Colonial India and Contagion  - Aditi Sen, Department of History

For more info on the series and to register please visit:  https://www.queensu.ca/sps/events  
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