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

Friday January 22, 2021
Last date to add Winter Term courses

Friday January 22, 2021
Last date to drop Winter Term and Full term courses without financial penalty

welcomeWelcome Back Message From the Dean

In case you missed it on social media on Monday, please see the message below from Barbara Crow welcoming you to the winter term. As the Dean's message indicates, we will need to be resilient and work together to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 situation this term.

A New Year Message from the Dean
A New Year Message from the Dean
RegistrationRegistration in Winter and Summer Term Courses

Course reserves have now been lifted from all winter courses, including Arts and Science Online (ASO) - 700 section classes. When adding winter courses or registering for summer classes, please remember to search undergraduate and undergraduate online to see both catalogues of course offerings. Please also remember to check your timetable in SOLUS if you are adding winter term courses to check for space, prerequisites, and conflicts in your existing timetable. If you have a conflict, see The last day to add a course or make changes to your winter term timetable, and to drop a winter term class without financial penalty, is Friday, January 22

Please note that if you have added a course, you should wait until the next day to access it in onQ as the system updates overnight. 
sixruleThe 6.0 Unit Rule

Have you taken any classes outside of the Faculty of Arts and Science? These are Commerce (COMM), Law (LAW), Biomedical and Molecular Science (BMED), Global and Population Health (GLPH), Nursing (NURS) and Applied Science (APSC) courses.
As an Arts and Science student you are allowed to take classes from a different Faculty to expand your knowledge in different fields. However, only 6.0 units of classes taken outside the Faculty will count toward the 120.0 units you need to graduate. If you have questions about this, call the Faculty Office at 613-533-2470.
advisingAcademic Advising

From January 4 to January 22, academic advising will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 613-533-2470 (M-F, 9:00 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm EST) to accommodate as many students as possible during the add-drop period. Appointments are limited to 10 minutes. If your issue is more complex and is not urgent, we advise you to call in late January to book an appointment when our regular advising schedule resumes. 

If you need advising and cannot call during our regular office hours, please email us at and we will help you.

If you would like to speak to a peer advisor, you can send your questions to and a PASS advisor will connect with you.

We are doing our best to reply to messages as soon as possible, and would ask that you help us by either calling or emailing, but not both.
majorsMajors Night

Still deciding about which degree plan you will choose in May? Have no idea what's even available? ASUS, Career Services, and the Faculty of Arts and Science will be hosting a virtual Majors Night on Thursday February 25th from 4-7pm EST. Each Degree Plan will be represented so stop in to talk to students, staff, faculty, and advisors who can answer all the questions you have to help you make an informed decision. 

The event will be taking place via OnQ/Zoom, so stay tuned for further details.

townhallPrincipal's Town Hall - Monday, January 18
Please join Principal Patrick Deane on Monday, January 18 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm EST in a discussion about his recent "Report on the Conversation" which chronicles what he heard from his consultation with the Queen's community about the future of the university. This is your opportunity to hear from Patrick about the direction of Queen's vision and strategy, ask questions or provide your thoughts about some of the findings of the report. This virtual event is open to everyone in the Queen's community. If you wish to provide your feedback in writing, please submit it here. The discussion will be recorded and available afterwards on the Principal's website.

Register at
ussrfUndergraduate Student Summer Research Program (USSRF)

The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) Program provides students an experiential learning opportunity to participate in social sciences, humanities and/or creative arts research under the supervision of a Queen's faculty member. The program is intended to provide students with meaningful opportunities to engage in discovery-based learning and to develop research and presentation skills.

The application deadline is 9:00am EST, Monday, March 1, 2021.

Contact Traci Allen ( for more details or visit:
dropinDrop-in Career Advising for Arts & Science Students

Friday January 22, 1:30-3:30 PM EST

If you've got urgent career questions related to your course add/drop decisions - this is for you!

Meet with a career counsellor with no appointment necessary in these special drop-in sessions on the FAS add/drop deadlines in both semesters.

To join, visit

harassmentProvide Feedback on Revised Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Queen's faculty, students, and staff are being asked for their feedback on a revised policy and its related procedures to address harassment and discrimination at the university.

Learn more and provide your feedback by January 29 at
timemanagementTime Management Skills

Listen to some great advice from your peers!

4 tips for managing your time at university
4 tips for managing your time at university
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:

January 19 2021 - Responses to COVID-19: Perspectives from a Sino-US Joint Venture University
James Miller, Department of Interdisciplinary Strategy at Duke Kunshan University. Speaking from Kunshan, China.  Please note that this lecture will take place at 8:00 AM EST.


January 26, 2021-  Public Water and Covid-19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings 
David McDonald, Global Development Studies at Queen's University

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