Your MSVU journey starts here: August 30 – September 11, 2021

No matter where you’re coming from, or how you found your way here, there’s a place for you at MSVU! Orientation is your chance to learn more about your new university, connect with people, make friends, and learn what it means to be a Mystic! Download the full schedule  and learn more about each event at our Orientation Schedule page.

Registration for all events will open on Tuesday, August 31st.

Please note that due to COVID-19, in-person events are subject to change. 

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Mount 101: Your Early Orientation

Your orientation starts with Mount 101! Complete this free program to learn everything you need to know about being a Mount student. Mount 101 is your introduction to your university and your how-to guide for all things MSVU!

Log into Moodle to get started today!

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Welcome Week: Orientation for Everyone

We’ve partnered with the Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union to deliver a program full of fun social events and sessions! Join us for a chance to meet other students and connect with people in your program and across campus. Events are open to all students starting at MSVU in 2021!

Click here to find a full list of events and activities!

Ongoing Support: We’re Here for you

All new students have access to the Mount Mentors: a team of upper-year students who are here for you during your entire first year! Have a question? Just ask! They can connect you with services, help you find what you need, and answer questions you didn’t even know you had.

Connect with your Mount Mentor by emailing or booking an online appointment.

Find your Mystics

Orientation events are for everyone. We’ve also designed some programs for specific student groups. Find your Mystics by checking out the different events and programs designed for all #newtoMSVU students!

Residence Students

Move into your new home at MSVU and meet your new neighbours. Your orientation starts on September 5, with events reserved specifically for residence students. You’ll then join the other Mystics at this year’s Welcome Week!

Transfer and Mature Students

Whether you’re joining us from a different institution or as a mature student, orientation is for everyone! Don’t miss out on the Transfer, Mature, and Graduate Student Social on September 7!

Graduate Students

Start your next degree with Graduate Student Orientation. Be sure to attend the Transfer, Mature, and Graduate Student Social and Graduate Student Orientation on September 7 and the Bring Your Bubble BBQ on September 11!

Indigenous Students

The Aboriginal Student Centre (ASC) welcomes Indigenous students to a day-long orientation on September 3. This orientation includes various workshops and an overview of campus and services offered to get oriented to MSVU. Lunch will be provided and the day will conclude back at the ASC with a performance by Jaici Sylliboy and Raymond Sewell.

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Special Programming

Did you start at MSVU in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 and miss out on in-person Orientation? You’re invited to all Welcome Week events, and we’ve created some special programming to help you connect with the campus and its resources. Meet people at events beyond the screen, including: the From Online to In-Person Meet & Greet and personalized campus tours on September 7 and Glow Yoga with the Mount Mentors on September 8!

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International Students

The International Education Centre (IEC) would like to welcome all incoming international students to join them for the New International Student Orientation (NISO). There will be a series of online webinars throughout the summer and in-person events on August 30 and September 3!

Find out more through the MSVU IEC’s website.


Please indicate if you require any accommodations to participate in Orientation events on the RSVP form. There will be an Accessibility Navigator on-site during most in-person events. They can be reached by texting/calling 902 877 4719 or by emailing


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