Orientation 2016

Event Schedule

Welcome to Queen’s University and the Society of Graduate and Professional Student’s (SGPS). We are pleased to offer you busy week of Orientation events and activities so you can meet with new peers across disciplines and professions. As well as, getting familiar with Queen’s University Campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Kyle Curlew, the Social Commission at social[AT]SGPS.ca .

Please note that tickets will be available for purchase in mid-August. Be sure to purchase them quickly as they sell out fast.

Event Name Date and Time Description
The Queen’s Campus Amazing Race Tuesday, September 6th from 4 pm to 7 pm. This competition will involve exploring the Queen’s University Main Campus to take photos of important sites. It’s a race against time and your peers. You will be set into teams to complete the tasks assigned. Each photo you take is worth points. In the end, the group with the most points wins a prize (hint: free coffee!). Event begins at 4 pm in front of the JDUC. This event is drop-in!
Speed Meeting at the Grizz Tuesday, September 6th from 8pm to 11pm. Come out to the Grizzly Grill to meet other SGPS members in a speed meeting fashion that is similar to speed dating minus the romantic agenda. Show up on time so we can kick off the speed meeting activities and have plenty of time to keep mingling once the formal activities are over. This event is very popular every year—tickets sell out quick! P.s. There will be free food. This event requires a ticket!
1000 Island’s Boat Cruise Wednesday, September 7th from 6:15 pm to 1030 pm. Come out to the exclusive SGPS boat cruise! Be at the pier ready to board by 6:15. You will get one of the best tours of the 1000 islands that Kingston has to offer. Mingle with your new SGPS friends, and dance to the live DJ. Guests are welcome, but beware, tickets sell out fast and there are limited spaces. Delicious appetizers and a cash bar will be available. This event requires a ticket!
SGPS Sports Day Thursday, September 8th from 1130 am to 330 pm. Want to get in some exercise, meet other students or simply try something new? The Athletics Commission will be hosting an adaptive Sports Day in the ARC upper gyms, so lace up those sneakers and get ready for some fun! The opportunity to learn and play wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and a variety of other sports (adapted for persons of all abilities) will be offered on a drop-in basis from 1130 am to 330 pm on Thursday, September 8th. Looking forward to seeing you there. This event is drop-in!
SGPS Orientation Semi-Formal at Portsmouth Harbour Thursday, September 8th from 630 pm to 1130 pm. Put on your nice clothes, favorite tie, and come out to the SGPS Semi-formal for a wonderful dinner at the Portsmouth Harbour Restaurant. Ticket includes dinner and a sparkling (non-alcoholic) beverage. There will be a fully stoked cash bar. A DJ will spin some tunes after dinner to get people pumped for the afterparty. This event requires a ticket!
Semi-Formal After Party at the Grizz Thursday, September 8th from 1145 pm to last call. Meet outside of the Portsmouth Harbour Restaurant at 1130 pm to take the shuttle bus to the after party at the Grizzly Grill. Only those who took the bus to the Semi-formal, can take the bus back. This event is drop-in and opened to ALL SGPS MEMBERS.
Billiards Night at the Grizz Friday, September 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm. A bit burnt out yet? Chill Friday evening at the Grizzly Grill for billiards and snacks. This event is free. This event is drop-in!
SGPS Kingston Bus Tour Saturday, September 10th from Description to come from International Student Commissioner.
Orientation Dance Mixer at the Grad Club Saturday, September 10th from 8 pm to last call. Come tear up the floor at the Grad Club SGPS Dance Mixer. The Grad Club is exclusively open for SGPS members, plus ones are welcome—so come out and dance (or chill in one of the Grad Clubs many lounges). This event is drop-in!
Wolf Island Corn Maze Sunday, September 11th from 10 am to 4 pm. A Kingston Tradition! Meet at the Wolf Island Ferry at 10am! We will cross the ferry, board the bus and head on over to the Corn Maze for a delicious BBQ lunch and cookies. Remember, the ferry leaves at 1030 SHARP, so don’t be late. This event requires a ticket!