Orientation Week

Kinesiology Orientation

This year, Kinesiology students will participate in a unique hybrid Orientation Week that will include both virtual and in-person activities to welcome you into our program. These events will include icebreakers, academic support, as well as some Kin traditions! With the assistance of the Co-Curricular Restart Advisory Group (CRAG), we hope to obtain approval to execute safe in-person Orientation events during a weekend September. We will provide more details about in-person plans as soon as possible.

A message from your Head Coach:

Class of 2025!

First off, I wanted to say congratulations, and welcome you to the Kinesiology family. It is with great confidence that I say you have made the best decision of selecting Kinesiology at Queen’s, and you should be incredibly proud of yourself for making it to this point. I remember being in your position two years ago, scared yet excited to leave home and start a new chapter of my life. While the transition to university can be stressful, you will have myself, the Executive Committee of Kinesiology Orientation (ECKO), your orientation leaders (AKA coaches), and the entire SKHS community to support you along the way. Not only will this program offer you a wide range of academic opportunities, it will also provide you with 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 hybrid, 6-day 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 4 days of virtual events, and 2 days of safe in-person activities (all of which follow Public Health Guidelines). 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 so excited to meet you and I hope you’re eager to start this new chapter of your life!

Nicolas Curcio, Head Coach 2021

Fast Facts to take note of:

  • KIN Orientation Transition Period runs the following days: August 30th – September 3rd, September 11th, September 12th.
  • Each day will consist of 3-4 online live events of approx. 30 mins to 2 hours in length. Participation is extremely encouraged, but completely optional.
  • Each student registering for the 2021 Orientation Transition period will be given access to the week through your Queen’s student account on Raftr – where we will detail dates, links, resources and more fun activities throughout the transition period!
  • 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 2025
    and follow us on Instagram @queenskinoweek to keep up with more updates!
  • Registration for Online Orientation Week is LIVE through CheddarUp, please click this link to register. Reminder that you must register for Online Orientation in order to be eligible for the In-Person Orientation add-on.
  • Later this summer you will receive additional registration information for In-Person Orientation via your Queen’s email, including information about additional orientation fees (approx. a $20 add-on), so be sure to log in and check your email often! If you have trouble logging into your Queen’s email, contact Head Coach Nic Curcio at 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 for Online Orientation via CheddarUp using this link. Registration closes August 17th.
  2. Stay tuned for the Kinesiology Orientation Handbookto meet your student leaders and get an introduction to the 2021 Kinesiology Orientation Week!
  3. Remember to check your email in August for more information about orientation event dates, details and more!

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.