Welcome #NewToMSVU students!

The majority of your Orientation will take place in Microsoft Teams. We’ve lined up some awesome real-time virtual sessions where you can meet and chat with current students. You’ll also be able to meet other students in your major, with our new Meet Your Major events!. And of course, we’ve squeezed in some fun social events! See the schedule below.

Have questions? Just email orientation@msvu.ca

President’s welcome video

Mount 101

Your orientation starts early with Mount 101! Complete this free program to get to know the virtual university, the various services that are here to support you, and everything you need to know about being a Mount student! Look for Mount 101 on your Moodle account and get started with the first sections: Exploring the Virtual Mount and Living the Undergrad Life!

January Orientation 2021

Links to January 2021 orientation events will be posted on the Virtual Crow’s Nest, closer to January 2021. You will need to know your Mount credentials (email and password) in order to log in to Microsoft Teams to participate. Need help? Email orientation@msvu.ca

Meet Your Major Sessions

Monday January 7, 2:00 – 3:00pm – Nutrition and Applied Human Dietetics

Tuesday January 12, 12:00-1:00pm – Business and Tourism

Tuesday January 12, 2:00-3:00pm – Psychology

Tuesday January 12, 4:00-5:00pm – Public Relations and Communications

Thursday January 14, 9:00-10:00am – Arts and Social Sciences

Thursday January 14, 4:00-5:00pm – Child and Youth Studies

Friday January 15, 11:00am-12:00pm – Sciences


Wednesday January 6, 9:00-9:30am | Academic Advising Webinar

Are you a new student who has not yet registered for the Winter 2021 semester? Tune in to meet the CAASS, learn how to register for your courses and take advantage of same day advising support from 9:30am to 12:00pm!


Monday January 11, 8:00pm | Virtual Speed Friending

Speed Friending is exactly what it sounds like! This virtual event is a fun, low-pressure, easy way to meet other Mount Students. Here you can meet a lot of people quickly and form long lasting friendships. Visit msvu.ca/hangout for more information.


Tuesday January 12, 9:00-10:00pm | Trivia Night - The Great MSVU Adventure

Join Mount Campus Rec for a virtual trivia night. Make new friends while testing your knowledge in this fun new format! This trivia night is designed to boost your knowledge on all things MSVU – themes will include university history, fun facts, exploring msvu.ca, and much more! All you need is a device to follow along and participate from home! Visit msvu.ca/hangout for more information.

Wednesday January 13, 9:00-10:00am | Morning Coffee Hour

Take a break from your busy schedule and grab a coffee, tea, or whatever you prefer and catch-up with fellow students. Visit msvu.ca/hangout for more information.

Wednesday January 13, 12:00 -1:00pm | Accessibility Services 101 Q&A

Join the Accessibility Services staff for an introduction to all things Accessibility at MSVU! We’ll answer all your questions about accommodations, testing, funding, notetaking and more! ALL WELCOME! Visit msvu.ca/hangout for more information.

Wednesday January 13, 7:00pm | MSVUSU Bingo

Meet your MSVU Students’ Union President, Jesse Sutherland and your hosts Cheyenne Hardy (Professional Studies Rep) and Nathan Buchanan (Residence Rep) who are hosting a night of Bingo! Get to know them and other Mount students and have a chance to win fabulous prizes! Visit msvu.ca/hangout for more information.

Thursday January 14, 8:30pm | Paint Night

Explore your creative side by taking part in our guided virtual paint night. Supply options will be posted at msvu.ca/hangout in advance of the event. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday January 19, 4:00-5:00pm | Game Night

Join Mount Campus Rec for a little friendly competition and a whole lot of FUN! Although it is a virtual format, we will be sure to have the classics like Pictionary, Clue and lots of laughs with Bad Lip Reading! A guaranteed good time! Visit msvu.ca/hangout for more information.