Important messages, dates and news from the Faculty office.
Important Dates
Saturday September 5, 2020
Welcoming Ceremony for new Students

Saturday September 5, 2020
Residence Move-In Day

Monday September 7, 2020
Labour Day

Tuesday September 8, 2020
Fall term classes begin


Monday September 21, 2020
Last date to add Fall Term and multi-term classes


Wednesday September 30, 2020
Residence, UHIP and Student Activity Fees due in full


Wednesday September 30, 2020
Tuition fees due in full for Fall Term classes

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As we are preparing to welcome you to the 2020-21 academic year next week, I would like to request that you update your address for the fall term, as well as your cell phone number and emergency contact information, by the end of this week.
The health and safety of our entire community is my top priority and I require your help to ensure that I have emergency contact information for everyone in our Faculty. We are all in this together, so please take a moment to update your contact information and encourage others to do the same.
To update your contact information, please log in to SOLUS and look for the link in your "To Do" list at the top right of the page. You can also watch this video  for instructions. If you have questions, please email or contact me by responding to this email and I will ensure you get the help you need.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. I cannot wait to welcome you to the first day of classes next week!
Please stay healthy and safe.
Barbara Crow, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Faculty of Arts and Science
Peer Academic Support Service (PASS) is a volunteer service that is run through the Faculty of Arts and Science to assist first-year students. The service is designed to ease student transition into university and to promote academic success. Peer Advisors address common questions and concerns (scheduling, plan requirements, SOLUS, and selecting courses) during confidential, non-judgmental conversations via LiveChat or email. PASS Peer Advisors also deliver brief presentations at key periods during the year to address common questions and concerns of Arts and Science students, such as selecting second-year plans and courses. Meet our 2020/21 PASS Team!

If you have questions about any of the following topics, think about talking to 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
  • Referrals to other services
  • Not sure where to go or where to start
Advising Details
Send your questions to and we will connect with you to chat online with a Peer Advisor.
Are you trying to add an online class to your schedule that appears to have space but are still receiving an error message? 

All of the online classes offered through the Arts and Science Online course catalog (found in SOLUS by searching through the "undergraduate online" career) have a small percentage of seats reserved for our Arts and Science Online students who are completing their degrees 100% online. This is our standard practice to ensure that those students can access the courses they need to graduate on time. 

All other students will be able to add themselves to these classes if there is space or to the waitlists (if available). The reserves will be removed on the first day of classes on September 8, so any remaining spaces will be opened to those on the waitlist or become available to add at that time.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Coffee and Conversation with the Dean event on August 24. We hope everyone enjoyed this informal way of staying in touch with the Dean and our FAS community. We would like to invite you to our next informal event, which will be a brown bag lunch with the Dean, faculty, staff, and students, at 12:00 noon on October 14, via Zoom.

Join the meeting here.

Meeting ID: 811 9670 4946
Passcode: 391470
Find your local number here
Please join the conversion and feel free to bring a lunch with you!

The Tricolour Open House, hosted by the AMS Clubs Office, is happening in OnQ on September 10th from 5-8pm! This drop-in event is an opportunity for new and returning students to find out about the diverse array of clubs at Queen's and learn about ways to get involved. You'll have the chance to connect with club leaders in real time using Zoom meeting rooms. Find out more and access the event here.
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:
September 8 - COVID-19--Redefining Fragility and Resilience of Nation-States: The cases of Italy, the United States, Ethiopia, Germany and Cuba - Abdelkerim Ousman, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College

September 15 - The Local Government Response to the Pandemic: The Kingston Case Study - Helen Cooper, School of Policy Studies

For more info on the series and to register please visit: 
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