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...

Faculty society presidents seek Orientation summit

As students were welcomed into the Queen’s community this September, some Nursing Orientation leaders faced challenges with accommodations for Orientation Week.Continue...

Society ratifications kick off first AMS Assembly of the year

AMS Assembly saw the Dan School Undergraduate Society (DSUS) remove its motion to be ratified as an undergraduate society on Sept. 22.Continue...

Orientation Week requires more equitable volunteerism

5000 incoming students, 130 Orientation executives, and 1000 Orientation leaders. This is the person-power needed to plan and execute one of Canada’s most extensive student-run university Orientation Weeks.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...

AMS VPUA petitions to bring back full O-Week

A petition to “ bring back Orientation WEEK ” is gaining traction among Queen’s students.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...

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