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A warm welcome back to campus

The 2022-23 academic year starts with students returning to campus for the first day of classes. 

  • Students walk along University Avenue on the first day of classes for the 2022-23 academic year.
    Students walk along University Avenue on the first day of classes for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • New Queen's students learn the Oil Thigh.
    New Queen's students learn the Oil Thigh.
  • Principal Patrick Deane welcomes the incoming students to Queen's.
    Principal Patrick Deane welcomes the incoming students to Queen's.
  • Queen's Bands members march into Richardson Stadium during the welcome event on Sunday.
    Queen's Bands members march into Richardson Stadium during the welcome event on Sunday.
  • Newly-arriving students moved into residence on Saturday, Sept. 3.
    Newly-arriving students moved into residence on Saturday, Sept. 3.
  • Many volunteers helped out on Move-In Day.
    Many volunteers helped out on Move-In Day.
  • A mom, and alumna, hugs her son after helping him move in to residence.
    A mom, and alumna, hugs her son after helping him move in to residence.
  • Approximately 4,600 students have moved into the university's 17 residences.
    Approximately 4,600 students have moved into the university's 17 residences.

Queen’s students have returned to campus, with the university hosting the first day of classes for the 2022-23 academic year of Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The welcome back started on Saturday, Sept. 3 with 4,600 students moving into the university’s 17 residence buildings. Each residence is operating at full occupancy, following two years of reduced capacities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The welcome continued as newly-arrived students took part in orientation with special events designed to welcome them into the Queen’s and Kingston communities being hosted on Saturday evening, as well as Sunday and Monday. Events continue throughout the week and will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 11.

The orientation schedule is available online.