Orientation Week

Frosh week liquor offences decrease drastically

According to preliminary data from the Kingston Police Force (KPF), frosh week has seen an 83 per cent drop since 2012 in the number of Liquor Licence Act tickets issued in the University District.Continue...

Orientation weeks are an opportunity to educate about sexual violence. Banning them isn’t the solution.

Sexual violence at post-secondary institutions like Queen’s is an egregious problem. It’s clear more drastic and meaningful measures must be taken by universities to prevent this violence from occurring—but cancelling orientation weeks is only a small step, not a catch-all solution.Continue...

SOARB EDII working group addresses Orientation Week concerns brought forward by ‘Stolen by Smith’ and ‘Erased by FEAS’

Following documentation of negative Orientation Week experiences on student-run Instagram accounts “Stolen by Smith” and “Erased by FEAS,” which were consistent with the results of student surveys over a number of years, the Senate Orientation Activities Review Board (SOARB) formed a working group last summer to focus on equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity (EDII) issues as they relate to Queen’s Orientation Week.Continue...

EDII identified as most pressing issue in Queen’s 2020 Orientation Week

The Senate Orientation Activities Review Board (SOARB) has released its annual report on Orientation Week 2020 —with strong recommendations for orientation groups to focus on Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Indigeneity (EDII).Continue...

Move-in week sees Queen’s residences open for business

As the University undertakes move-in week from Sept. 1-5, Queen’s residences are once again housing students.Continue...

University establishes guidelines for safe return to campus

With the school year starting next week, the University is working closely with KFL&A Public Health to ensure all campus safety guidelines meet provincial standards.Continue...

Keeping the spirit of O-Week alive online

Student leaders across faculties traditionally begin planning orientation week up to a year in advance.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...

Orientation week facing uncertainty with possibility of remote learning in the fall

As the AMS Orientation Roundtable (ORT) waits for more information about the method of course delivery for the fall term, no concrete plans for orientation week have been made.Continue...

Queen's Frosh Week 2019

All in one week: mud, moshing, and memories. As Queen’s welcomed the class of 2023, The Journal was there to catch it all on camera.Continue...

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