Important messages, dates and news from the Faculty office.
Important Dates
Saturday November 7
Last day to apply for accommodation for an official examination conflict for the December examination session

Monday November 9
4th year FAS students able to adjust their Winter schedule, and register for Summer 2021

Thursday November 12 
All FAS students able to adjust their Winter schedule, and register for Summer 2021.

Wednesday November 11
Remembrance Day observance (Classes cancelled 10:30 - 11:30 a.m EST.)

Sunday November 15 from 9:00am - 2:00pm EST 
SOLUS will be out of service to permit crucial updates

Wednesday November 18 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Virtual Convocation Celebration - Class of 2020

Tuesday December 1
First date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Spring 2021

enrollEnrolment in Winter and Summer Undergraduate Courses 

Further to the email we sent you on Monday, we would like to remind you of the 3 things you need to do before November 9:

1. Check your timetable in SOLUS. If you have a conflict, see If you have no conflicts, but still need to add or swap classes, draft your new timetable now. Remember to check for space, prerequisites, and conflicts in your existing timetable. Be prepared to make these changes on SOLUS during your enrolment appointment time.

Note: you will be able to see your Enrolment Appointment Time today, November 5.

2. Check department websites to find updates and info regarding your class schedule (synchronous times, optional sessions, condensed term, etc.)

3. After viewing the Faculty and department websites, seek instructor/department approvals as needed and you'll be ready to register for Arts and Science courses in the winter and summer terms!

We have also scheduled additional Zoom sessions with advisors and will be available via Live Chat to support you during the registration period, and we have updated the FAQs on our registration page.  If you need help, please reach out to us:
ascxInterested in doing something different? Register for ASCX-400

We now have nearly 50 projects to choose from listed on our website for ASCX 400, our new fourth-year interdisciplinary project experience course. Check them out and register for the course to take on a project for a community partner and work with students from other faculties and programs. While addressing a real problem or project, you will hone transferable skills that employers are searching for, such as project management, problem solving,
communication, and how to work with clients and stakeholders. Learn more at our website:
integrityClass Group Chats - Do's and Don'ts

Class group chats are a great way to meet classmates and keep up with what's happening in the class. Especially as we learn remotely, they are a good forum to recommend helpful resources and support each other. Occasionally, people may misuse group chats to organize collaboration on course work that goes too far, crossing the line into academic dishonesty. For example, it is not appropriate to plan to collaborate on an assignment or test that is meant to be completed individually. It's your responsibility to know what kind of collaboration is allowed in each of your courses - it can vary between courses. If you're not sure, check the course syllabus or reach out to the professor or TA to clarify. Establish boundaries with your classmates on the rules for your group. Remember that enabling another person to depart from academic integrity, like helping them cheat on an exam, is also a departure on your part.

If you see inappropriate collaboration happening in a group chat, protect yourself by leaving the chat or letting others know that their conversation is inappropriate. Let the professor or TA know. Upholding integrity is everyone's responsibility.

Queen's has several resources to help you make good choices around academic integrity. You'll find A Student's Guide to Academic Integrity in the Student Resources section of your OnQ course homepage.

Delve deeper with the Academic Integrity module from Student Academic Success Services, and put together your own academic integrity checklist.

Visit the Queen's academic integrity website to find resources from across Canada.

This semester, final exams in some courses will be proctored using the remote proctoring service, Examity. Your course syllabus would tell you whether Examity is being used in that course. Other courses will have timed assessments and/or final exams in OnQ.  You can find out more about remote proctoring at  
If you will be writing a final exam with Examity, you are strongly encouraged to write a practice exam beforehand to get used to the Examity platform and increase the likelihood of a successful final exam. Further information regarding how and when to take the practice exam in Examity will be provided at a later date by your instructor or the Faculty Office.
Degree Conferral and Convocation

As you are making registration decisions, we would like to remind you that degree conferral will be done twice, once after winter term and again after spring, so those needing proof of their degree on their transcript will have it as soon as their May/June term's grades are processed.

Mspaceackintosh-Corry Study Spaces

In addition to the bookable seats in the library, students may now book additional spaces across campus, including seats in Mackintosh-Corry Hall. Book now:
thriveThrive Week 2020

Queen's Thrive is a campus-wide initiative designed to promote positive mental health for all students, faculty, and staff. Thrive exists to encourage dialogue about balance, community engagement, social support, and healthy lifestyle choices. Check out their website here:
policySchool of Policy Studies Virtual Information Session

Are you interested in learning more about the Master of Public Administration, a graduate professional degree in Public Policy and Management? Join the School of Policy Studies for an online information session on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST. Register now at
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:

November 17 -"A divine infection": Religious communities and the epidemiology of COVID-19: Shobhana Xavier, Department of Religious Studies, Eun-Young Lee, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

November 24 - Political Litigation Regarding COVID - Gregory Tardi, Institute of Parliamentary and Political Law

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