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 a 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 .

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Event Name Location Date and Time Cost Description
The Queen’s Campus Amazing Race  Meet in front of the JDUC on Union Street Tuesday, September 6th from 4 pm to 7 pm. FREE!  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 on Union Street. This event is drop-in!
Speed Meeting at the Grizz The Grizzly Grill
395 Princess Street
Tuesday, September 6th from 8 pm to 11 pm. $10  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  Crawford Dock on 1 Brock Street Wednesday, September 7th from 6:15 pm to 10:30 pm. $15  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 ARC Upper Gyms Thursday, September 8th from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Drop-In Schedule of Events:

11:30am -12:30pm: Meet and greet session
12:30pm- 1:15pm: Wheelchair basketball
1:15pm- 1:30pm: Water break
1:30pm- 2:15pm: Sitting volleyball
2:15pm-2:30pm: Water break
2:30pm- 3:30pm: Organized games and activities

FREE  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 Portsmouth Harbour Restaurant
53 Yonge Street
Thursday, September 8th from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm. $50  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 Portsmouth Harbor Restaurant Portsmouth Harbour Restaurant
53 Yonge Street
Thursday, September 8th from 11:45 pm to last call. FREE  The Semi-Formal afterparty will begin after dinner when the DJ begins to spin some beats. All SGPS students are welcome to this event. There will be a cash bar, a dance floor, and a pateo with a phenomenal view of Lake Ontario. Pizza and Poutine will be served throughout the night. Don’t forget to bring some taxi money to get home later. This event is free.
Billiards Night at the Grizz The Grizzly Grill
395 Princess Street
Friday, September 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm. $10  A bit burnt out yet? Chill Friday evening at the Grizzly Grill for billiards and snacks.
SGPS Kingston Trolley Tour The trolley leaves from in front of the JDUC on Union Street at 2 pm; 3 pm and 4 pm. Saturday, September 10th from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Tours are available at 2 pm; 3 pm and 4 pm.

FREE  New to Kingston? Never had the chance to explore the City? Join us on a free tour with an experienced tour guide around Historic Kingston and feel free to bring your family and friends! The tour will start from across the JDUC building on Queen’s Campus.
Orientation Dance Mixer at the Grad Club The Grad Club
162 Barrie Street
Saturday, September 10th from 8 pm to last call. FREE  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!
Wolfe Island Corn Maze Wolfe Island Ferry Dock
Bottom of Barrack Street
Sunday, September 11th from 10 am to 3 pm. Adult – $15
Child – $5
 A Kingston Tradition! Meet at the Wolfe 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!