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Queen’s Orientation Activities

Kingston, Ontario, Frosh Week, Orientation, games, Queen's UniversityOver 4,000 undergraduate students moved into residence over the past weekend resulting in a traffic jam on Union and University. According to organizers, 2,017 of those first-year students took part in a massive game of Capture the Flag the next day in the afternoon. As a result of the large turnout, Queen’s shattered the former record of 700 participants set by the University of Victoria in 2012. Playing games in order to create community and relationships has long been a part of orientation activities at Queen’s. The photos above show students, from around a century ago, participating in the same types of activities: trying to find their own shoes in a tied-up mess of footwear and pushing an egg across the field with their nose.

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