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...

What I learned from all the bad advice I’ve received during university

I arrived at Queen’s with many things: clothes, my great-aunt’s old mini fridge, a box of books, and a lot of bad preconceptions about university. By the time I carried that same box of books back down the residence stairs to my mom’s car, I’d accumulated a few more misguided ideas.Continue...

Discovering what life is like away from my immigrant family at Queen's

The first night I spent at Queen’s in my residence room was hellish. I wasn’t feeling the tricolour spirit, and I missed home desperately. I wanted to go back to Scarborough.Continue...

Queen’s offers students a chance to make their mark

When you return home after your first semester at Queen’s, you might struggle to describe why it feels so special to be part of the Queen’s community.Continue...

Reality for a residence don

The Residence Dons at Queen’s University play a vital role in the residence experience of many first-year students.Continue...

Diary of a frazzled frosh

I remember arriving at Queen’s with painful clarity.Continue...

What I’ve learned from Queen’s

If you could tell yourself something before going into your last year of undergrad at Queen’s, what would it be?Continue...

Concurrent Education applicants directed to study at the BISC

“Because of the high quality of your application, you are eligible to receive an offer to our Concurrent Education (Arts) program, or to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program, at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) in East Sussex, UK. We no longer have space in Con-Ed (Arts) on our Kingston campus, and we hope you will seriously consider this option.”Continue...

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