To the Incoming Arts and Science Students:
My colleagues and I are delighted that you chose to study in Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science and look forward to welcoming you to campus this Fall.
This place could change your life.
Expect this year of transition from high school to university to be a challenging one as you realize many new opportunities for learning and living in an environment that is academically, culturally and socially stimulating. Don’t be afraid to change. Keep your long-term goals in mind. Think big! Ask big questions. Hit the ground running!
Because our goal in the Faculty of Arts and Science is that you become an educated person, all of our programs are designed to serve the fundamental purpose of developing in each of you a lively sense of inquiry, a thirst for knowledge, the capacity to form concepts and identify principles and the ability to think critically and objectively about real problems.
What is distinctive about Queen’s? Many things, but I would like to assure you that we do not over-admit. We expect to see the students that we admit graduate. Our graduation rate is the highest of any university in Ontario and there is no desire on our part to “weed out” anyone. Students who come to Queen’s tend to stay here so I hope to see each of you at graduation three or four years from now…leaving with a mind committed to learning and experienced in both the discipline and joy of developing itself.
See you during Orientation Week!
Alistair W. MacLean, Ph.D., C.Psych. Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science Professor of Psychology