Welcome Class of 2026!
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF TRADITION
Here at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, Orientation Week is more than simply familiarizing students with their surroundings; it is about fully immersing the incoming class into the Commerce family. Orientation Week is a long-standing tradition in the Commerce program, one that lives and breathes in all Commerce students' hearts and minds. With over 100 years of tradition, Smith Commerce Orientation Week is one of the oldest and most elaborate of its kind!
Not only is Smith Commerce Orientation Week an incredible opportunity to learn about the program and meet fellow Commerce students, but it is an experience that is bound to stick with you far beyond your University career. We can't wait to kick off your Smith Commerce experience with the best Orientation Week possible!
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
"Smith Commerce Orientation Week is an unforgettable event to welcome you into the Smith Commerce program, celebrate your achievements, and introduce you to lifelong friends. Your journey at Queen’s University begins now—we are beyond excited for you to beCOMM part of the family!"
- Brooklyn Winter, Chair, Commerce Executive on Orientation (CEO) of 2022
Smith Commerce Orientation Week will be an unforgettable introduction to your first year of university. The CEO has worked tirelessly to make the first four days of your experience at Smith unforgettable. Welcome to the family and the greatest four years of your life.
Commerce Orientation Week marks the beginning of the best four years of your life. It’s a chance to meet new friends, learn about the University, and have a ton of fun. Orientation Week has certainly been an integral part of my Queen’s experience, and with the help of your amazing CEO and Bosses, I’m sure it will have the same impact on you. Welcome to the family!
Smith Commerce Orientation Week is an unforgettable experience. You will have the opportunity to meet classmates, mentors, and most importantly, friends. In addition, you will become exposed to tools and resources to help you succeed within the program. Orientation Week is the start of the best four years of your life. Welcome to the family!
Taylor Kim, Commerce Executive on Orientation Chair, 2020
Sam Lampert, Commerce Executive on Orientation Logistics Coordinator, 2020
Angelina Haniff, Commerce Executive on Orientation EDII Director, 2021
THE FACES OF
Orientation Week would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the "Bosses," otherwise known as Orientation Leaders. Each Boss is a student leader within the Commerce program excited to lead the incoming class on their Orientation Week journey. In short, the Bosses' role is to connect with Incoming Students and support them in navigating this new and often uncomfortable experience. But more than that, the Bosses build lasting relationships with the incoming class, providing mentorship support for the entirety of each student's four years.
The Commerce Executive on Orientation's mission is to set you up for success during your time at Queen's. Through our Instagram tips, Orientation Week Primer, and knowledgeable Bosses, we will provide you with the tools and support to thrive in the Smith Commerce program.
We understand that the incoming class will have a variety of unique questions and concerns. In alignment with our accessibility and inclusion values, we invite all Incoming Commerce Students to reach out to CEO with questions and concerns regarding Orientation Week 2022. Click the icon to share your thoughts.