Online doesn’t mean alone. Find your Mystics in the new Virtual Mystics Communities. 

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the Mount is the people, not the buildings. But with the semester online, you’re probably wondering how you meet those people and make friends at your new university. The answer’s simple: join one of our new Virtual Mystics Communities. 

Each community is facilitated by two Mount Mentors. They’ll create the space for you to meet people who share your interests, help you make friends, and provide you with the support you need for the whole year. Joining is free for all new undergraduate students (including transfer students). All you need to do is register. We’ll take care of the rest.

Online registration is now open.

Early bird deadline: Complete your registration form by August 16 for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the MSVU campus bookstore.

Leadership and Community Engagement Community. Image of group of stick figures with one individual raising their arms.

Are you someone who’s driven to lead? Do you want to make positive change in your community? Do you have that entrepreneurial spirit? If you answered yes, join the Leadership and Community Engagement Community! You’ll connect with people who share your passion for change and creating a better world. You’ll also have the chance to develop leadership skills and network with people at MSVU who can help you achieve your goals.

Mentors: Grace and Jenna

Health and Wellness Community. Image of green heart with health line across.

The Health and Wellness Community is for people who enjoy being active and people who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a member of this community, you’ll have a chance to engage in different activities, work on your wellness goals, and find people who can help support your overall wellbeing. You’ll also find the support you need to find your balance and achieve your academic goals.

Mentors: Leandré and Grace

Transfer Students Community. Image of two green arrows pointing in different directions.

Did you know that half of the incoming class at MSVU are transfer students? That’s right, there’s a whole group of people at the Mount who are never quite sure how to answer the question: what year are you in? The Transfer Student Community brings all these people together. By joining the community, you’ll connect with people who are new, but who aren’t in their first year.

Mentors: Alex and Shannon

Creativity and Creative Expressions Community. Image of lightbulb over brain with colour swatches emerging.

Are you someone who likes to create? Do you want to express your artistic or crafty side? Or maybe you’re someone who appreciates creativity and artistic expression. If that’s you, join the Creativity and Creative Expressions Community. You’ll have a chance to tap into your creative side and engage in self-discovery. You can also explore your creativity with people who share your passion for creativity and artistic expression.

Mentors: Skylar and Alex

Global Citizenship Community. Image of globe, showing Africa and Europe, with east coasts of North and South America.

Do you have a passion to share your culture and learn from others? The Global Citizenship Community brings together students from across the world. Join international and Canadian students as they share their different cultures, explore similarities, and learn from one another. As a member of this community, you’ll have a chance to meet other people, open yourself to different ideas and opinions, challenge your own assumptions, and develop into a strong global citizen.

Mentors: Shannon and Leandré

Sustainability community. Image of green hand holding a plant growing from a rock.

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Join the Sustainability Community and meet other students who want to solve today’s environmental challenges. Come together to find ways to lead a more eco-friendly life. You’ll also have the chance to work together to build a better and more sustainable future.

Mentors: Jenna and Skylar

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join?

  • Complete the short registration form to let us know what communities you’re interested in joining.
  • Submit your form by August 16 for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the MSVU bookstore.
  • If you submitted your form by August 16, you’ll receive your Virtual Mystics Community assignment on August 18.

What can I expect?

  • Virtual meetups and fun events where you can meet people and make friends.
  • Monthly workshops that let you know the ins and outs of the virtual university.
  • Virtual space to meet and connect with people who share your interests.
  • Regular one-on-one support from your Mount Mentors and Personal Advisors.
  • Mount Mentors who can connect you with people across the university.
  • Asynchronous options to fit with your schedule.

What do I need to do?

  • Sign up and participate. The Mount Mentors will take care of the rest!
  • We know you’re busy, and you’re not required to attend all of the events and workshops. Pick and choose what works for you.

How much does it cost?

  • Nothing! The Virtual Mystics Communities are free for all incoming undergraduate students.

Do Mount Mentors only support students in Virtual Mystics Communities?

  • No. Mount Mentors are here for all new students.
  • If you have questions or need anything, reach out by emailing them at mount.mentor@msvu.ca or sending us a dm on Instagram (@mount101__msvu)

Contact Us

For all other questions, email the Mount 101 Program Coordinator at mount101@msvu.ca.