HEY COMM '26!
With such an incredible four years ahead of you, your journey begins with Smith Commerce Orientation Week!
This year, we are excited to announce that we will be returning to IN-PERSON Orientation activities. We are confident this shift will help aid in facilitating a successful welcoming and transitioning experience for first-year students into the Queen's Community.
Orientation Week will be occurring on September 4,5,10 & 11, 2022, following residence move-in on September 3, 2022.
For more information, please continue reading below. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Commerce Executive on Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you in September!
JULY 18, 2022
Registration & Fee Waiver Application Open
@11:59 PM EST
Fee Waiver Application Deadline
AUGUST 1, 2022
@11:59 PM EST
Last Day "I Like Commerce" Uniform Size is Guaranteed*
AUGUST 31, 2022
@11:59 PM EST
SEPTEMBER 4,5,10&11, 2022
*Due to ongoing supply chain issues from the COVID-19 pandemic, the last day to ensure you receive your preferred "I Like Commerce" Uniform sizing is August 1st. ALL ORDERS COMPLETED AFTER AUGUST 1st are NOT GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE THEIR PREFERRED SIZING. Individuals that purchase their Uniform after August 1st will still receive it before Orientation Week, however, sizing will be on a first-come-first-serve basis depending on what we have in stock.
R E G I S T R A T I O N F E E
The orientation registration fee in conjunction with financing provided by sponsors allows for students to participate in FOUR OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS AND SEVEN ON-CAMPUS EVENTS WHICH INCLUDE:
FOUR ACADEMIC & INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
THREE RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING EVENTS
FOUR SOCIAL EVENTS
FOUR PROVIDED MEALS
Q: Do I need to purchase Coveralls?
One of the Orientation Activities we are hosting is “Coverall Painting.” This event is a beloved Queen’s tradition and involves students painting their purchased Coveralls. While we encourage students to purchase Coveralls for this event, they are not mandatory. If you do not purchase Coveralls, you are still able to participate in the activity, and you will be encouraged to paint another article of clothing, such as your “I Like Commerce” shirt. If you would like to purchase Coveralls but are unable to due to financial barriers, we encourage you to apply to our Fee Waiver Program. Please note that the Fee Waiver Program is now closed.
Q: Do I need to purchase the “I Like Commerce” Uniform?
For Orientation Activities, students will be encouraged to wear their “I Like Commerce” Uniform. This is a timeless Smith Commerce Orientation Week tradition and symbolic of the incredible family you are joining. While we encourage students to purchase the Uniform, it is not mandatory. If you would like to purchase the uniform but are unable to due to financial barriers, we encourage you to apply to our Fee Waiver Program. Please note that the Fee Waiver Program is now closed.
Q: Do you offer a Fee Waiver Program for Orientation Week Activities?
The Smith Commerce Orientation Week Fee Waiver Program is now closed. Students who apply and are approved for a Fee Waiver will receive financial assistance for the Orientation Week Registration Fee, "I Like Commerce" Uniform, and Coveralls.
Q: I missed the deadline for the "I Like Commerce" Uniform! What do I do?
Unfortunately, if you did not order your uniform by the deadline of August 1st, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your preferred size. Individuals that purchase their Uniform after August 1st will still receive it before Orientation Week, however, sizing will be on a first-come-first-serve basis depending on what we have in stock.
Q: Is preferred size guaranteed for Orientation Week Coveralls?
As long as you purchase your Orientation Week Coveralls before 11:59 PM EST on August 31st, you will receive them before Orientation Week. Sizing will be on a first-come-first-serve basis depending on what we have in stock, so we encourage you to purchase your Coveralls as soon as possible! This is because, unlike the "I Like Commerce" Uniform, Coveralls are ordered in advance of registration.