NEWTs Week FAQ

When is it?

NEWTS Week runs during Queen’s University’s Orientation Week. This year, NEWTS Week 2019 is from September 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th.

Where should I be for the first day?

Sign-in for the week begins at 8am on September 9th, inside Grant Hall. Our first event, the Welcome Ceremony, begins at 9am sharp.

What is the deadline for registration?

Online registration will be open until September 1st. Late registration will take place on September 2nd, at 8am in Grant Hall. Please come early if you are hoping to attend Late Registration to minimize wait times!

What is the cost of NEWTS week?

The fee to participate in NEWTS week is $185.00.

Are coveralls included in the cost?

No, coveralls are an additional fee outside of the Orientation Week fee. This is because they are completely optional! Coveralls are a common tradition for many of the Orientation Weeks at Queen’s. We wear them for our Paint Party and NEWT Olympics but you are more than welcome to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty if you would rather that!

How can I pay for NEWTS week?

NEWTS Orientation is pleased to offer online payments this year! When registering online, payment can be done via PayPal.

If you need to pay “in-person”, you will need to attend Late Registration on September 9th, in Grant Hall at 8am. We accept cash or cheque.

When and where are “in person” payments taking place?

If you need to pay “in-person”, you will need to attend Late Registration on September 9th, in Grant Hall at 8am. We can accept cash or cheque.

Who can cheques be made out to?

Alma Mater Society

memo: your name and NEWTS Week

How are the coveralls sized?

The coveralls tend to be quite large and do not have to be perfectly fitting. We wear them just for our NEWT Olympics and Paint Party so they are just meant for you to have fun and get dirty in!

I have a scheduling conflict and can’t make it to an event – what do I do?!?

If you sign up for NEWTS Weekend,  none of our events are mandatory for you to attend. Of course we’d love for you to be there, but we understand that you may have things to sort out while you settle in to your new home.