The Socio-Cultural Committee is responsible for some extremely dynamic, lively, spirited, spunky (as well as classy and dirty) Orientation Week events. Socio’s events kick off the week with a bang at Frosh Parade, get a little wacky at Carnival Day, have a blast at Frosh Night Out, get you totally entranced at the hypnotist, cover you in shaving cream at Frosh Olympics, and then end things off by breaking it down at Semi-Formal. The Socio-Cultural Committee also has a responsibility to ensure that all first years feel welcomed, respected and valued, and to promote the history and diversity of the Queen’s campus community through a special project called Heritage. All of these events offer you some amazing opportunities to interact and bond with your peers and to get accustomed to your new surroundings — and of course enjoy yourselves while creating some fantastic memories!
Hey Class of 2017! My name is Alex Nicholson and I’m the Socio-Cultural Chair! I’m super excited to be part of the Orientation Week again this year! Orientation Week has played such an important role in my time here at Queen’s and through my participation in it as a Frosh, Gael, OC and Chair, I have made amazing friends and memories that will last lifetime! My incredible committee is responsible for creating events that foster friendships, break down barriers and allow people to come out of their shell! In addition, the Socio-Cultural committee is responsible for educating you guys on the awesome traditions and history we have here at Queen’s! Outside of Orientation Week, I am going into my fourth year as a Political Studies major and I love anything related to the outdoors, stargazing, singing and thoroughly enjoy a good pun. It is my absolute honour to be a part of welcoming you to Queen’s University and I can’t wait to see and meet all of you this Orientation Week!
WELCOME CLASS OF 2017!!! My name is Emily and I am beyond excited to welcome you to the Queen’s community! You are in for such an amazing four years, and I am unbelievably honoured to be able to plan the very first week of your awesome journey as a member of this year’s Socio-Cultural Committee! I am studying Politics here at Queen’s with a minor in History and couldn’t love my programs more. In my spare time, I enjoy watching reruns of the Office, going to the beautiful and new ARC gym for a workout, and of course… wearing backwards visors and pelvic thrusting (I guess it kind of comes with the portfolio)! This Orientation Week, I will be planning Semi-Formal with the sass-tastic Claire and Hypnotist as well as Heritage with the every classy Beth! I remember thinking that Orientation Week seemed a little overwhelming at first, but I can honestly tell you that my experience here at Queen’s would not be half as amazing if it hadn’t been for all of the friends, knowledge, and memories I gained during my own O-Week! But enough about me…I can’t wait for you all to experience the magic of Orientation Week for yourself! See you soon my friends!
Hi friends! My name is Claire and I am beyond thrilled to welcome you to Queen’s as a member of the über sassy and always classy 2013 Socio-Cultural Committee! This year I’m honoured to be getting dirty planning Frosh Olympics with the gorgeous Greg and busting-a-move while organizing Semi-Formal with my girl Emily! When I’m not day dreaming about Orientation Week you can find me belting out some T-Swift, eating way too much chocolate, knitting up a storm and obsessing over all things Grey’s Anatomy. Orientation Week has influenced my Queen’s experience in ways I never could have imagined, and has truly made this community feel like a home. The people you meet, experiences you have and memories you make here are sure to be some of the best you ever have. So welcome home, welcome to the family, and welcome to the most amazing 4 years of your life! You’re in for one heck of a ride.
Hi friends! My name is Greg and I’m very much honoured to be a part of this year’s Socio-Cultural Committee! I’m a mathematics major and psychology minor hailing from the beautiful city of Ottawa. When I’m not proving P = NP or solving the Hodge conjecture, I’m spending every waking moment planning out my Orientation Week events! This year, I have the utmost privilege to be organizing Frosh Parade with the very loveable Lee and Frosh Olympics with the ever-so-classy Claire. Outside of O-Week, my hobbies include aspiring to be Gordon Ramsay, eating chocolate in the shower, watching videos of baby animals, and rocking out to K-Pop. O-Week has impacted the lives of so many individuals in such profound ways, and I’m unbelievably excited to be able to contribute to this amazing experience. I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful faces in September!
Giulia Del Gobbo
Hi friends! My name is Giulia (not Guilia or Goolia as some may believe) and I am so happy to welcome you to the Queen’s family as a part of the Socio Cultural Committee for Orientation Week 2013! I’m from the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, and am entering my third year here as a Biology major, with a minor in Life Sciences. I am so excited to help bring to you the fun and fabulous Carnival with my dashing pal Lee, and Frosh Night Out with my beautiful and betjin’ partner-in-crime Beth. When I’m not cooped up in Stauffer contemplating the inner workings of the natural world, I enjoy long walks on the beach, a good cappuccino, a plethora of TV shows/movies, and the occasional (okay, maybe a bit more often than that) dance party in my room. Orientation week has been such an amazing part of my Queen’s experience, and I’m so glad to be able to share it with all of you. See all your beautiful smiling faces in September! Xo
My name is Beth Sollis and I am incredibly proud to be a part of Orientation Week 2013. I’m excited to be a member of the committee with the most sass and the most class, the lovely socio-cultural committee! I’m going into my third year majoring in History with a minor in Film and Media Studies. I have the privilege and opportunity to be planning three amazing events for the incoming class of 2017! I will be planning your Hypnotist event and the brand new Heritage event with the effervescent Emily! I will also be planning your fantastic Frosh Night Out with the genuine Giulia! Orientation Week is one of the most fun, interesting, informative and memorable weeks of your Queen’s experience. I cannot wait to meet all of you and introduce you to the amazing community that surrounds both Queen’s and Kingston! Welcome home class of 2017, you are in for an amazing ride!
Hey Class of 2017! I’m Lee Shelson and I’m thrilled to be a member of the Socio-Cultural committee planing ASUS Orientation Week. In between my time as a Politics Major and History Minor, I work at the P&CC and love planning everything Orientation! This year I’m planning the Frosh Parade with Greg and Carnival Day with Giulia. I’m originally from Thornhill, Ontario, but I happily call Kingston and Queen’s home. If you see me around feel free to drop by and say hello or discuss some politics! See you in September and make sure you enjoy it because it will all be over before you know it.