Orientation Week

Engineering & Applied Science Orientation Week is a fun-filled week designed to introduce incoming Applied Science students to the “renowned spirit and unrivaled excellence” Queen’s Engineering & Applied Science is known for.

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Throughout the week, incoming students are introduced to the Queen’s campus, the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, the Engineering Society, and the surrounding Kingston community. Devoted Orientation Leaders, FRECs, lead the incoming students through a variety of activities that test the creativity, teamwork, and enthusiasm of the incoming class. Incoming students are immersed in the skills, traditions, and sense of community that make Queen’s Engineering & Applied Science stand apart. Events such as Highland GamesThundermugz, and the coveted Grease Pole are planned throughout the year, and the whole week is entirely student organized by an organizing body known as FREC Committee.

Even if you choose not to participate actively, there is lots to see at each event and many people to meet along the way. Each student will have exposure to a devoted group of FRECs, the EngSoc Executive, the Alma-Mater Society, and the Faculty throughout the week. Incoming students will be exposed to clubs and activities, engineering design teams, and on-campus services. Incoming students take what they learn during Orientation Week and apply it to the many diverse situations they will encounter in their post-secondary career.

Queen’s Engineering and Applied Orientation Week is a phenomenal opportunity for incoming students to meet one another, learn and engage with upper year engineering students, and gather resources so they feel comfortable and prepared to start class. Orientation Week is truly an unforgettable week on campus and certainly not one you will want to miss!

Engineering & Applied Science Orientation Week will run from Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 – Sunday, September 11th, 2016.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the Engineering & Applied Science Orientation Chair, Pippa Gouinlock, at oc@engsoc.queensu.ca.

Transfer Student Information

Incoming transfer students to the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science (whether from another faculty at Queen’s or another university) are also welcome and encouraged to participate in Orientation Week.


Pre-Registration Information

Make sure you do these 4 simple steps to sign up for Orientation Week to ensure that you can participate in what will likely be one of the best weeks of your life!

  1. Go to this website https://my.queensu.ca/web/engsoc and login using your Queen’s NetID.
  2. After entering all of your personal information, you will be taken to a confirmation page. Keep your confirmation number on hand.
  3. Engineering & Applied Science Orientation Week 2016 has a fee of $160. You may pay online any time before Orientation Week, send your $160 payment to the Engineering Society via cheque (must be postmarked before August 20th, 2016), or pay in-person in cash/cheque during Orientation Week registration on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. It is strongly suggested that you pay online if possible to avoid long lines and wait times during Orientation Week registration.
  4. Bring your NetID and confirmation number to Orientation Week registration on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. Registration starts at 8:30 am in Beamish-Munro Hall (the ILC). All participants whether they paid online, by cheque, or plan to pay in-person must come to registration.

Orientation Chair Registration Disclosure Agreement

The information that you provide in the registration form will be submitted to the Engineering Society of Queen’s University. This information will be used for the purposes of Orientation Week, run by the Engineering Society, only. This information is under the supervision of the Orientation Chair, available for contact at oc@engsoc.queensu.ca. The information will be used for tracking, organization, and distribution purposes only. The information will be distributed to your Orientation Leaders (FRECs). All information short of your Queen’s email (if provided) will be expunged by April 30th, 2017. Your Queen’s email shall be added to a All-Eng mailing list for important Engineering Society updates. You can easy be removed from this list by following the instructions at the bottom of any mass email to this list.

Bursary Information

Orientation Week Bursary Form

Engineering & Applied Science Orientation Week 2016 costs $160. When possible, the Engineering Society will award partial bursaries to incoming students whom the Society deems require financial assistance to participate in the week. The Society believes Orientation Week should be financially accessible to all incoming students.

There are only a limited number of bursaries and the bursaries will be awarded strictly on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applications are due Sunday, August 21st, 2016.

Orientation Chair Bursary Disclosure Agreement

The information that you provide in the bursary form will be submitted to the Engineering Society of Queen’s University. This information will be used for the purposes of Orientation Week, run by the Engineering Society, only. This information is under the supervision of the Orientation Chair, available for contact at oc@engsoc.queensu.ca. The information will be used for tracking, organization, and distribution purposes only. All information short of your Queen’s email (if provided) will be expunged 1 month after Orientation Week.

 Orientation Chair (See ‘Contact Us’ for current Orientation Chair)