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September 2017 Checklist

If you will be attending the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) this fall, please refer to the Castle Checklist instead of the list below.

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Due

Pay your fall tuition and student assistance levy

Your fall tuition and the student assistance levy (SAL) need to be paid before September 1. The amount due is shown on your Account Summary in SOLUS.

The remainder of fees (student activity fees, fall residence fees, UHIP, etc.) are due on September 30.

>> Understand how to pay your fees 

September 1

Move in to your new home

If you're living in residence, September 3rd is Move-In Day! To make your move as smooth as possible, be sure to read through the Move-In Day details and plan accordingly.

>> Learn more about the move-in process (info will be updated later in the summer)

If you will be living off-campus, we strongly recommend that you move in prior to September 3rd if possible, so that you can have your home all set up before orientation starts. Support is available through Student Community Relations if you have questions about your lease, landlord, roommates, etc. 

>> Connect with Student Community Relations

September 3

Attend Orientation Week

Orientation Week at Queen's will take place September 3rd - 10th, 2017. Orientation Week has two components: University Orientation, which takes place the first 3 days of Orientation Week, and Faculty Orientation, which takes place the last 4-5 days of Orientation Week.

>> Learn more about University Orientation

>> Learn more about Faculty Orientation

September 3-10

Add or drop a course (if needed)

Students have the opportunity to add or drop courses during the September Open Enrollment period, from Aug 22- Sept 22, in SOLUS. We recommend that you add any courses as soon as possible, so as not to fall behind on course content. Students who have not paid their fall tuition by September 1, or received an APA, will not be able to participate in Open Enrollment.

>> Get help navigating SOLUS

August 22- September 22

Pay your fall term fees in full

Your student account will have a balance due by September 30 that includes student activity fees, residence fees (if applicable), and UHIP. If you wish, you may opt out of optional student activity fees.  If you received an APA, the balance of tuition and student assistance levy fees will also be due. Avoid service charges and pay by September 30!

>> Understand your fees

>> Opt out of optional student activity fees

September 30

Apply for a General Bursary

If you are finding it hard to make ends meet you may want to consider applying for a Queen’s General Bursary. Please note that the general bursary is given out based on financial need, and funding received from the Queen's admission bursary will be considered as a resource in your evaluation. Therefore, if you have already received an admission bursary, it is unlikely that you will receive further general bursary assistance in your first year at Queen's.

>> Apply for a general bursary

October 31

Find a part-time job

If you are looking to make money and build experience, there are many opportunities to work part-time on campus.

>> Learn more about on-campus employment options

>> Apply for a work-study entitlement

September (deadlines vary)

Get involved on campus

Make your Queen's experience about more than just academics, and consider joining a club, committee, or intramural league.

>> Explore involvement opportunities at the Tricolour Open House (more info to come)

Early September

Check the status of your government student financial assistance (OSAP in Ontario)

If you are receiving OSAP, you will have your first installment of OSAP released once Queen’s has confirmed your full-time enrollment to the government. If you provided consent to release a portion of your OSAP funds to Queen's, a portion of your first installment (up to the amount of fall term tuition and fees) will be applied to your student account. Any remaining amount of your fall term installment will be electronically transferred to your bank account. 

>> Learn more about the OSAP distribution process

If you are an out-of-province student, please consult your provincial/territorial financial aid website for details regarding the distribution of your student loans and grants.

>> Learn more for out-of-province loan and grant distribution

 

Visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)

If you are an international student, visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) to meet staff and students who can help you with adapting to life at Queen's, in Kingston, and in Canada. You will also receive your proof of coverage in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), the mandatory health plan for those without Canadian provincial or territorial insurance.

>> Learn more about QUIC

As soon as possible after you arrive on campus

Apply for academic accommodations

If you have a disability (i.e., learning disorder, ADHD, ASD, mental illness, physical disability, etc.) and are able to demonstrate functional limitations that affect your academic functioning, you are eligible to receive accommodations. Once you have documentation and have enrolled in courses, you can register with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS). They will then contact you to book a personal, confidential advising appointment to discuss your needs and develop an accommodation plan.

>> Learn more about the process

>> Learn more about documentation requirements

>> Register with Queen's Student Accessibility Services

As soon as possible after you arrive on campus

Apply for transfer credit

If you have taken courses during high school that may be eligible for transfer credit, you must apply for credit no later than the end of fall term of your first year. Programs with courses that may be eligible for transfer credit include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, CEGEP, and General Certificate of Education (GCE)/A Levels.

Your transfer credit(s) will be posted on SOLUS approximately 10 business days after we receive your official results.

>> Apply for transfer credit

As soon as possible, and before the end of fall term

Take care of your health

Student Wellness Services (SWS) is here for many of your physical, mental, and sexual health needs. You may wish to visit SWS if you think you might need immunizations, or to renew prescriptions.

Students with chronic or complex health needs are encouraged to contact SWS to discuss their health needs, or to be connected with a community specialist in the Kingston area.

For mental health needs, SWS provides medical management and short-term, solution focused counselling for all students.

>> Learn more about Student Wellness Services

 

Ensure your academic success

Orientation is over. Classes have begun. Time to get serious. Ease the shift by attending a workshop with Student Academic Success Services or booking an individual consultations to help you stay on track.

>> Attend a SASS workshop

>> Book an individual learning strategies consultation

 September

Get IT Support

If you have questions or concerns with any of your technology before or after you arrive, help is available at the IT Support Centre on the main leel of Mackintosh-Corry Hall.

>> Visit the IT Support Centre

 

Connect with us

If you haven't done so already, make sure you connect with Queen's on social media. You will find new students, current students, faculty, staff and alumni all ready to help you find your way at Queen's!

>> Connect with Queen's University on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

>> Join the Queen's University Class of 2021 Facebook group

As soon as possible

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