first year

Residence price tag too high for some

In her first year at Queen’s, Elysha Roeper found herself staring down a bill for over $10,000 — to be paid immediately. She decided the residence experience wasn’t worth the price.Continue...

Why I didn't wanna be a Gael

My sheltered experience as a first-year made me doubt my potential to have any value as a Gael.Continue...

Embrace a social education

First year is one of the most socially unique and intense experiences most students will ever have. I urge first years to embrace this aspect of their education.Continue...

The ultimate first year survival guide

It’s September already, and while I’d rather be diving off the pier, we’re instead diving headfirst into Orientation Week.Continue...

Class of ’26 looks forward to first year at Queen’s

In a somewhat post-pandemic world, Queen’s incoming students are set to have a different experience than first-years in the past two years.Continue...

The misconceptions of first year

Without a doubt, leaving the family nest and venturing out on your own can be intimidating and exhilarating.Continue...

Lessons from first year: growth isn’t achieved inside your comfort zone

As the only woman in my family to attend University in a double degree program, I spent a long time idealizing the experience.Continue...

Living at home versus on-campus during a pandemic

For many of us, this year’s university experience has been confined to a computer screen, splitting our time between refreshing OnQ and attending dreaded Zoom lectures.Continue...

Residence to offer 'household model' in the fall to limit contact between students

When Phoebe Schneider, ArtSci ’24, applied for residence and paid her deposit in June, she wasn’t sure what to expect.Continue...

Queen’s to offer single occupancy residence in fall

Queen’s is planning to open its residences in the fall, but not at full capacity.Continue...

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