Orientation Week

Please stay tuned for more information about Kinesiology Orientation 2022! Check back often, as this page will be updated to provide the most up-to-date information for Kinesiology Orientation.

Kinesiology Orientation

This year, Kinesiology Orientation will be returning to Camp Oconto for the first time in three years! There will be one weekend spent at camp and one weekend spent with a mix of on-campus and virtual events to welcome you into our program. These events will include a range of activities like icebreakers, academic resources and advice, as well as some classic Kinesiology traditions!

A message from your Head Coach:

Class of 2026!

To begin, I would like to congratulate you on your acceptance! It is with great pride that I am the first to welcome you to our Kinesiology family. You may not know it yet, but I can honestly say that you have just stepped into one of the best and most meaningful experiences you will ever have, and you should take pride in yourself for making it here. Just two years ago I was in your shoes, nervous to move away from home, but super excited for what was coming. While this transition period is understandably stressful, you will have the support of myself, the rest of the Executive Committee of Kinesiology Orientation, (ECKO), your orientation leaders (AKA coaches), and the entire SKHS community to support you throughout the entire experience. This program offers not only a wide range of academic opportunities, but also provides you with incredible new experiences, and lifelong relationships. You have an exciting four years ahead of you, and I cannot wait to see what this opportunity has in store for each and every one of you.

During our 4-day long KIN Orientation Week, we will expose you to everything you need to know about Queen’s and the Kinesiology program. We have been constructing a wide range of virtual and in-person activities that will introduce you to student life, academics, extracurriculars, and team building. Our Orientation Week will be structured into 2 days of events spent at Camp Oconto (with an on-campus option), and 2 days of in-person and online activities that are centered around the campus. More detailed descriptions and resources can be found in the Orientation Handbook linked below, but please feel free to email me at orientation.headcoach@pheksa.queensu.ca if you have any questions, concerns, or would like clarification!

I am beyond excited to meet all of you and I cannot wait to see what this next chapter has instore!

Delaney Tone, Head Coach 2022

Fast Facts to take note of:

  • Kinesiology Orientation runs the following days: September 4th-5th, and September 11th-12th
  • The first weekend will consist of an overnight camp option and an on-campus/day camp option, and the second weekend will have two days split between virtual and in-person events
    • In the past approximately 90% of Incoming Students select the overnight camp option!
  • If you are in Kinesiology, register for Kinesiology Orientation, NOT Arts & Science Orientation, we have separate weeks although KIN students are part of the Faculty of Arts and Science, we run our own Orientation Transition for students in our program!
  • You will be divided into Orientation Groups for the period, in which you will participate with your fellow group-members and be guided through the two weeks by incredible Orientation Leaders known as Coaches.
  • Each group is also assigned a Kinesiology fourth-year student, known as Vets, who help run events and support us all throughout the week and the rest of the school year!
    Orientation Week is organized by the Executive Committee of Kinesiology Orientation (or ECKO to save time). ECKO consists of six driven and dedicated upper-year Kinesiology students who have been working for the past year to plan this transition period and ensure it is the best it can be!
  • Please Join our Facebook page: Queen’s Kinesiology Class of 2026 and follow us on Instagram @queenskinoweek to keep up with more updates!
  • Registration for Orientation Week is LIVE through Bounce Life, please see the step-by-step guide to registration below to register.
  • If you have any questions, you can feel free to email Delaney Tone at orientation.headcoach@pheksa.queensu.ca  

Step-by-step Guide to Registration:

We are thrilled that you’ve chosen our School and we can’t wait to meet you this fall! Here’s what you need to know about 2025 Kinesiology Orientation Week and how to register:

  1. Register and pay online for Kinesiology Orientation via Bounce Life using link below. Registration closes August 17th.
    1. Kinesiology 2022 Orientation Registration (Payment)
  2. Fill out all mandatory forms – use link below to download forms, sign (either virtually or by hand) and upload! You will need to use your Queen’s email & netid to access this link.
    1. Kinesiology 2022 Orientation Registration (Mandatory Forms)
  3. Read through the Kinesiology Orientation Handbook to meet your student leaders and get an introduction to the 2022 Kinesiology Orientation Week!
  4. Remember to check your email in August for more information about orientation event dates, details and more!

Kinesiology Orientation Fee Subsidy

  • We strive to provide an accessible and inclusive Orientation, and our goal is that each student feels comfortable for the duration of all activities.  We recognize the fee to participate in Orientation is a barrier, and thus offer partial financial assistance for this cost. Those seeking financial assistance are encouraged to contact us to apply for a partial subsidy to attend some or all of Kinesiology Orientation events.
  • Please email Michelle Shorey, SKHS staff representative for Orientation, or call 613-533-6000 ext. 78570 to apply for a partial subsidy for Kinesiology Orientation. All discussions regarding financial matters are held in strict confidence.

Arts and Science (ASUS) Orientation – includes Health Studies:

  • Arts and Science students who sign-up for the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) Orientation Program will be placed in a Gael Group. Each orientation group is composed of approximately 15 first-year students who are interested in similar disciplines and has three or more upper-year student leaders. For more information go to the Orientation tab on the Incoming First-Year Students Arts & Science website.