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Queen’s to open 300 additional spots in residence

An additional 300 students will be accommodated in Queen’s residences in the winter term.Continue...

Queen’s sees 38 per cent increase in first-generation university students since 2017

The First-Generation Student Admission Pathway was launched in 2017 with the goal of recruiting first-generation students—those who would be the first in their families to attend university—to come to Queen’s.Continue...

‘I got my test results seven days after I showed symptoms’: Students worried the University can’t stop an outbreak

Nick, whose name has been changed for safety reasons, is a first-year engineering student living in residence who developed COVID-19 symptoms on Sept. 14. He was moved into the isolation residence at David C. Smith Hall the next day.Continue...

Queen’s Black Academic Society offers first-year mentorship program

Queen’s Black Academic Society is launching a remote mentorship program to pair self-identifying Black first-year students with an upper year mentor who can help them navigate the transition to Queen’s.Continue...

Students in residence “generally” following pandemic safety guidelines

Two weeks after moving in, students in residence are adjusting to an experience unlike that of any other year.Continue...

Queen’s student creates app to connect students remotely

Amidst a turbulent return to campus, Eric Fillion, Sci ’21, hopes to ease the effects of social isolation for Queen’s students with a new app called Kaku.Continue...

COVID-19 pushes Queen’s orientation week online

Following the University’s May 21 decision to move the fall term online, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) announced a virtual orientation was underway for incoming students.Continue...

ASUS Mentorship Program underway for upcoming remote term

The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) has launched the ASUS Mentorship Program (AMP) to connect incoming students with those returning to Queen’s.Continue...

What I’ve learned paying my own way through a Queen’s education

The first time I told this story, I was in my first year of university. I was sitting on the grass at City Park, just a few blocks away from Queen’s, with my orientation leaders and group. We were playing Two Truths and a Lie, and one of my truths was that I was a 20-year-old first-year student.Continue...

Overcoming inadequate feelings as a first-year student

One month into my first year at Queen’s, I wanted to drop out and go home. There wasn’t anything wrong with Queen’s. In fact, it was the opposite: there was something wrong with me—or so I told...Continue...

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