Congratulations and Welcome to the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen's University

As a newly admitted CNS student, you may find it difficult to locate and sort through the immeasurable amount of information available. This page was created to provide new students with the most important information and links to ensure an easy and straightforward transition into university life. 


Course Listings and Descriptions

Checklist for new students

The Registrar’s Office has compiled a checklist for new graduate students. Please read the checklist carefully as it provides information on how to accept your offer, create your NetID, your student card, health insurance for international students (UHIP), and setting up your fee payment. International students can also visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) website for more specific information.

Academic Accommodations

If you have a disability that affects your ability to participate equitably in academic activities, we encourage you to register with Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) now. This will help QSAS arrange your support plan in time for the start of classes in September.

Information Technology Services

Information technology is an important aspect of university life. IT Services offers a wide range of services and has provided you with actions as you prepare for your arrival to ensure you have a smooth transition to university life. Actions such as setting up your NetID, uploading Microsoft Office 365, how to use onQ to access your course material, what free tools and software you can access, how to prepare your devices and protect your data, and more.

Below is a schedule including important dates for new students:


Sept 1st


Venue: main gym of the Athletics & Recreation Centre
Hosted by the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Student Affairs and the SGPS, this annual event is your opportunity to find out about all the resources available to you throughout your graduate journey. With presentations followed by a chance to speak to each resource, it is THE event to be at.

Sept 7th

(Info 10am - 11:30am

Lunch 11:30am - 1pm)

CNS Welcome and Info Session

Front of Botterell Hall

Sept 10th

ASUS Orientation Sidewalk Sale

University Avenue

Sept 8th

(9am - 10am)

Tricolour Open House (Main gym of Athletics & Recreation Centre)
Learn about the various clubs on campus, intramurals, and Student Affairs.


Dean's Welcome Reception for Indigenous Graduate Students
An opportunity for Indigenous graduate students across all disciplines to meet each other and hear from our Faculty Deans.