Hours

Engineering Students at Queen's

Fourth Year Students

  • Engineers in the Class of 2020 must complete a minimum of 35 Total Hours.
  • At least 15 of these hours MUST be completed during Final Week, unless takedown hours were completed – See next bullet point. However, more than 10 hours can be completed during Final Week; these will count towards your Total Hours.
  • Sci ’20s had the option to complete 5 hours during takeover/takedown for Sci ’19’s Formal.
    • If you completed less than 5 hours, the remainder are left as final week hours.
    • If you completed more than 5 hours, those count towards regular hours.
    • If you completed the 5 hours, you will only have to complete 10 hours during Final Week
  • Ex. You did 8 takedown hours last year. You now have 10 final + 17 regular hours remaining (27 total)
  • Ex. You did 3 takedown hours last year. You now have 12 final + 20 regular hours remaining (32 total)

Fifth Year Students

  • Fifth year students who did not choose to attend their own Sci Formal can purchase a Sci ’20 ticket and must complete 35 total hours with 15 of those hours being Final Week hours.
  • If you are a fifth-year student who did attend your own Sci Formal you can only attend our Sci Formal as a guest.

Guests

  • Guests who attend Queen’s (students not in Sci ’20) must complete 20 Total Hours, including 10 Final Week Hours.
  • Guests who do not attend Queen’s are not required to complete any hours.

Internship Students

All Sci ’20s completing an internship next year are still eligible to attend Sci Formal, only if their internship is organized through QUIP.

Interns do still have to complete hours, but do not have to complete final week hours. Interns can complete hours at any time in the fall before Science Formal.

  • Students located in Kingston must complete 30 total hours. These hours can be completed at any time.
  • Students located within 300 km of Kingston (GTA, Montreal, Ottawa, etc.) must complete 15 total hours. These 15 hours can be completed at any time.
  • Students located more than 300 km away from Kingston do not have to complete any hours.

Hour Reductions

If you are involved in activities outside of school or you have a personal situation that you feel may hinder you from completing your Science Formal hour requirements, you may qualify for an hour reduction.

Policy regarding the hour reductions will be posted during the first week of school along with the hour reduction application. The Communications Chair will be providing both.

Activities that can qualify you for an hour reduction include:

  • Varsity athlete
  • Part time job
  • School field trips
  • Conference Executive Committees
  • ASUS Involvement
  • EngSoc Involvement

If you feel your situation qualifies you for an hour reduction, please fill out the hour reduction application .

The deadline for the application is September 25th at midnight. If you have any questions please contact the Communications Chair at sciformal.communications@engsoc.queensu.ca.

Hour Transfers

Hours can be transferred from one student to another (including guests), at a rate of 2-1. For example, if you do 10 extra hours you can transfer those to a friend who will be credited with 5 hours.

If you completed takeover hours at last year’s Science Formal and are not attending Science Formal CXV, you can transfer those hours.

If you have received an hour reduction, you cannot transfer hour reduction hours, but you can transfer any other hours you have earned (ie. warehouse hours).

All hours retain their type when they are transferred (ie. regular, final). But overflow final week hours that you have received will count towards your total hour requirement, as usual.

Please email sciformal.it@engsoc.queensu.ca to request an hour transfer, and include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your net ID
  • Recipient name
  • Recipient net ID
  • How many hours you are transferring (and the type). i.e. 5 regular hours and 2 final hours becomes 2.5 regular and 1 final

The Sci Formal IT Managers will aim to complete hour transfers within a week after receiving the request, so please check the hour logger then. No email will be sent to say that it has been completed, so make sure to continuously check the hour logger after submitting this request.

Please note that if you and/or the recipient have not signed in to the online hour logging system your hour transfer may be delayed beyond a week.

Buying Out Hours

Hours can be purchased during final week in Grant Hall along with the remaining amount for the ticket to attend the formal.

  • Regular hours: $15/hour
  • Final Week hours: $20/hour

Tickets

Dates and Prices

Information Coming Soon!

Sponsorship Information

If you are a sponsor looking for more information, or a student who may know someone that could be interested in sponsoring the event, please email Charlotte Sugden at  sciformal.finance@engsoc.queensu.ca, and please also CC Sam Roper at sciformal.sponsorship@engsoc.queensu.ca on this email.

Science Formal is arguably the longest-standing tradition of Queen’s University. It has become one of the most highly anticipated events at Queen’s and offers invaluable project management, construction, and teamwork experience to the fourth-year engineering students for which the event is planned.

Fundamentally, the Science Formal is planned and executed each year as follows: the graduating students choose a theme for the event. The signature piece of the Formal is a huge structure built in the center of Grant Hall that varies year to year, depending on the theme. Past themes have been: Evening in Paris, Peter Pan, Old Hollywood, Mount Olympus, Venetian and Casino Royale.

Sponsorship is critical to the running of the formal each year, and we look to corporate sponsors for support in exchange for promotion of their brand and exposure to the graduating class of Queen’s Engineering and Applied Science. The event itself highlights the creative and collaborative nature of our students, and provides the graduating students with unparalleled undergraduate experience.

There is a public open house the afternoon before the formal, so the impressive structure and artistic work throughout the venue can be shared with the community.

History

Science Formal is arguably the longest-standing tradition of Queen’s university. It has become one of the most highly anticipated events at Queen’s and offers invaluable project management, construction, and teamwork experience to the fourth-year engineering students for which the event is planned.

The history of the Science Formal isn’t exact, but it is generally accepted that it dates to the early 1900s where it began as a simple dance. It was the class of 1923 that first included more ambitious visions such as large structures and waterfalls. More elaborate themes started in 1927 with the Japanese Gardens. By the 1940’s, the development of major themes for the event was firmly established and the Science Formal was – and still is – an incredible event.

Fundamentally, the Science Formal is planned and executed each year as follows: the graduating students choose a theme for the event and Grant Hall and select parts of Kingston Hall are decorated according to this theme. The signature piece of the Formal is a huge structure in the centre of Grant Hall that varies year to year, depending on the theme. Recent Formals have celebrated such themes as Sci’07’s Scientia Septem Semper Parvulus (Peter Pan), Sci’08’s Broadway with its own Times Square, Sci’09’s Corruptiornamentumnovern (James Bond) with an airplane and two watch towers filling Grant Hall, Sci’10’s Exordiumeximius, with a large Babylonian pyramid surrounded by the Hanging Gardens, Sci’ 11’s Solemnitasplagiariusterra (Planet Earth) with rooms incorporating the variety of nature offered by the earth, and Sci ‘12s Grandaeurbesorbis (Great Cities of the World).

The Science Formal provides the graduating students with unparalleled undergraduate experience in design, construction, creative thinking, problem solving, leadership, management, and teamwork.  It truly is an incredible event, marking the culmination of 4 years of engineering at Queen’s.

Contact Info

Sarah Hatherly

Convener

(General, Safety)

sciformal.convener@engsoc.queensu.ca

Kira Cooper

Communications Chair

(Questions, Hour Reductions, Website, and Social Media)

sciformal.communications@engsoc.queensu.ca

Natalie Arpin

Logistics Chair

(Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Pre-Events)

sciformal.logistics@engsoc.queensu.ca

Samantha Stinson

Art Chair

(Art & Design, Room Designers)

sciformal.art@engsoc.queensu.ca

Brad Lair

Construction Chair

(Construction, Warehouse, Structures, Safety)

sciformal.construction@engsoc.queensu.ca

Charlotte Sugden

Finance Chair

(Budget, Sponsorship)

sciformal.finance@engsoc.queensu.ca

Sam Roper

Sponsorship Manager

(Sponsorship)

sciformal.sponsorship@engsoc.queensu.ca

Abby Holland

Marketing Manager

(Social media, Hour Loggers)

sciformal.marketing@engsoc.queensu.ca

Chris Payne

IT Manager

(Website)

sciformal.it@engsoc.queensu.ca

Melanie Coombs

HR Manager

(Drivers, Hour Loggers)

sciformal.hr@engsoc.queensu.ca

Lauren Boyne

HR Manager

(Drivers, Hour Loggers)

sciformal.hr@engsoc.queensu.ca

Sponsors

Sponsors Coming Soon!

FAQ

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