Important messages, dates and news from the Faculty office.

Monday July 12, 2021 to Friday July 23, 2021
Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources

Wednesday July 14, 2021
Deadline to declare your need to study remotely for Fall 2021 and/or Winter 2022

Friday, July 23, 2021
Timetable released on SOLUS

remoteRemote Study Declaration - Due Today

Queen's University and the Faculty of Arts and Science expect that students studying in Kingston will return to campus for in-person study. However, if you need to study remotely in 2021-2022, we are committed to facilitating your continued progression through your degree plans to graduation; however, significant adaptations to your plan of study may be necessary. 

To be able to access remote courses and sections, you need to complete an online form that contains a declaration of your need to study remotely. The deadline to complete this form is Wednesday, July 14, 11:59pm EST. We strongly encourage you to look at the remote course offerings before submitting this form. 

If you do not declare by the deadline, you will only be able to register in remote courses after those who declared themselves remote have already done so and, as space is limited, you may not be able to register in the courses you choose. Please rest assured that you will be prioritized for enrolment in the courses that you need to progress through your year. 
soarSummer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

The SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources) program aims to help you and ease your transition to Queen's. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues.

We will be hosting multiple sessions throughout the weeks that you can attend. See the Arts and Science first year page for a list of Arts and Science sessions. Additional live sessions will be held.

To learn more about SOAR, check the Next Steps website.
fastrackFAStrack: Skills for Navigating University and Beyond

This free, non-credit course is designed to assist your transition to academic study at Queen's and to the world beyond university. You will begin to develop a transferable and flexible toolbox of skills and knowledge that will prepare you to succeed at Queen's and beyond. This course will explore strategies for approaching your university courses such as effective writing, critical thinking, logical reasoning, teamwork, and intercultural competency.

Through this three-week mini-course, you will have opportunities to interact with other incoming students and to gain knowledge and skills to help you succeed at Queen's and beyond. 

This course will run from August 3- 20.

Visit our FAStrack page for more information or register for the course .
handboookFirst-Year Handbook

The handbook provides first-year students with all the information you will need to have a successful first year at Queen's, including: available courses, a registration checklist, a timetable template, and frequently asked questions.

registrationRegistration Period

The Academic Calendar has been updated and you will be able to see the timetable in SOLUS as of Friday, July 23. You can view your personal enrolment appointment time, which is the earliest you can register, in SOLUS starting on Tuesday, August 3 and registration will officially start on Monday, August 9

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 on our Course Registration page.

dataEarn a Certificate in Data Analytics 

The School of Computing is excited to offer a Certificate in Data Analytics that will set you apart from the competition when applying for jobs. Data analytics covers a wide spectrum of industries and can be used to understand customers, make effective investment decisions, recommend shows on Netflix, detect cyber-intrusions or financial fraud, and much more. If you want to shape the way people make important decisions, then this certificate is for you. 

The certificate is open to all students - no programming experience necessary. Just take five courses: three core data analytics courses, one statistics course, and an option of your choosing, including our Digital Societies course - CISC 181. Learn more at Certificate in Data Analytics in the School of Computing
certificateAcademic Connections Certificate

The Academic Connections Certificate offered by Student Academic Success Services (SASS) and the Queen's International Centre (QUIC) allows you to uncover the academic expectations at Queen's through programs and services about academic success and overcoming academic culture shock. Whether you're new to Queen's or have already started your journey here, this free certificate program has something to offer any student looking to leverage their strengths as they pursue their academic goals. Sign up today and get started August 2021 Student Academic Success Services website.
infoUpdate your Fall 2021 contact information in SOLUS

Make sure you update your Fall 2021 address, phone number and emergency contact information in SOLUS. Watch for a link in your "To Do" list for next steps.
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