Find out more about all of the exciting, informative, and fun-filled events of Welcome Week 2021! All times are Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).

And don’t forget to save your spot at the in-person events by completing the Orientation 2021 RSVP form.

Indigenous Student Orientation, Friday September 3, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Aboriginal Student Centre (ASC) welcomes Indigenous students to a day-long orientation. You’ll start your day at the ASC, attend various workshops to learn more about being an MSVU student and the services available to help you. Lunch will be provided and the day will conclude back at the ASC with a performance by Jaici Sylliboy and Raymond Sewell.

Delivery: hybrid

Residence Rumble Move-In Weekend, Saturday September 4 and Sunday September 5

Move into your new home at MSVU! Staff from across campus will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

By appointment only

Sunday September 5: Residence Orientation

Residence Life Orientation and Welcome Dinner, Sunday September 5, 5:30-7:00

Welcome to all new MSVU residence students! Come meet your new residence community, including your RAs, Dons, and fellow residence students while enjoying a dinner catered by Chartwells.

Location: Rosaria Dining Hall

Please note that this event is reserved for residence students only.  

Monday September 6

Virtual Student Services Fair

Monday September 6, 10:00-11:30 am ADT
Have questions about the different services on campus and where you can find support? Stop by the virtual student services desk and a Mount Mentor can connect you with the services and people you need.

Delivery: online via Microsoft Teams

Orientation Teams Meet-Up, Monday September 6, 1:30-2:00 pm

It’s time to officially kick off Welcome Week! Come pick up your Orientation kits and meet the other people in your orientation group!

Delivery: in-person

Location: McCain Atrium and Riva Spatz Women’s Wall of Honour

Mount Carnival, Monday September 6, 2:00-4:00 pm

Join your Orientation team as you explore campus and get the inside scoop on all the services on campus. You’ll have a chance to pick up your student ID and other essentials like your UPASS, parking pass, and meal cards!

Delivery: in-person

Your One-Stop Shop, Monday September 6, 2:00-4:00 pm

Need some help with registration? Forgot your password? Need to pick some courses? Academic Advisors, staff from the Registrar’s Office, and our IT&S teams are here to help!

Delivery: in-person

Meet Your Mystics: MSVUSU BBQ and Social, Monday September 6, 4:00-6:00 pm

Join your Students’ Union outside for our annual orientation BBQ. It’s burgers, dogs, and fun in the sun while you meet other MSVU students!

*Vegetarian/gluten free options available

Delivery: in-person

Sex Toy BINGO and Consent 101, Monday September 6, 6:30 pm

Join the Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union (MSVUSU) for a fun-filled evening of BINGO with a twist! You’ll have a chance to win exciting sex toys and hear an important message from the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator.

Delivery: hybrid

Location: Rosaria Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Tuesday September 7

Academic Advising Webinar, Tuesday September 7, 9:00-9:30 am

Are you a new student who has not yet registered for the Fall 2021 semester? Tune in to meet the academic advisors from the Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success (CAASS) and learn how to register for your courses!

Delivery: online via Microsoft Teams

Academic Advising Appointments, Tuesday September 7, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Book a one-on-one same-day appointment with an academic advisor to register for Fall 2021 courses!

Delivery: online via Microsoft Teams

B.Ed. Orientation, Tuesday September 7, 9:30 am -12:30 pm

Math Placement Test, Tuesday September 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are registered for MATH 1102 (Precalculus I) or MATH 1113 (Introductory Calculus I) you must take the math placement test. Your results will be used to recommend what course you should be registered in.

Find out more information about the placement test and what to bring with you on the MSVU Math Department’s home page.

Delivery: In-person

Location: Seton 329/331

Accessibility 101, Tuesday September 7, 12:00-1:00 pm

Want to learn how we support physical and learning disabilities, medical conditions, vision and hearing loss, ADHD, mental health, and more? Come meet the Accessibility Services staff and find out how we can support YOU!

Delivery: In-person

Location: McCain 102

Becoming a Mystic, 1:00-2:30 pm

Meet your fellow students in the same program as you! This is your chance to ask questions, find out everything you ever wanted to know about classes, what to expect, and how to get involved.

Delivery: hybrid

Math Placement Test, Tuesday September 7, 2:00-4:00 pm
If you are registered for MATH 1102 (Precalculus I) or MATH 1113 (Introductory Calculus I) you must take the math placement test. Your results will be used to recommend what course you should be registered in.

Find out more information about the placement test and what to bring with you on the MSVU Math Department’s home page.

Delivery: In-person

Location: Seton 329/331

Academic Welcome and Campus Tours, Tuesday September 7, 2:30-3:30 pm

Our VP Academic, Dr. Brook Taylor, welcomes you to the beginning of your new academic journey. Be sure to have your class schedules with you to receive a personalized academic tour of your classrooms.

Delivery: in-person

Location: McCain Atrium

From Online to In-Person, Tuesday September 7, 2:30-3:30 pm

You spent the year with them online, now is your chance to meet them in person! Join your classmates and professors in person to chat beyond Collaborate!

Special programming for New to Campus students.

Delivery: in-person

Graduate Student Health & Dental Plan Information Session, Tuesday September 7, 3:30-4:30 pm

Come meet the Health & Dental plan manager to learn about the plan’s Coverage, how to opt-in/opt-out of the plan and add dependents. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

Dean & Degree Meet & Greet, Tuesday September 7, 3:30-4:30 pm

Your Deans and Faculty will officially welcome you to the Mount. Get to know your professors and learn more about what to expect in your degree.

Delivery: hybrid

Campus Tours: New to Campus Students, Tuesday September 7, 3:30-4:30 pm

Special programming for New to Campus students.

Are you new to campus but not MSVU? Join your fellow returning students for a personalized new to campus academic tour.

Delivery: in-person

Off Campus Pizza Party, Tuesday September 7, 4:30-6:00 pm

Meet your fellow off-campus students at a pizza party hosted by the Office of Student Experience.

Delivery: in-person

Transfer, Mature, and Graduate Student Social, Tuesday September 7, 4:30-6:00 pm

Drop by to meet other transfer, 2+2, mature, and graduate students. Enjoy some beverages and pub food, ask questions, and meet university representatives in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn more about MSVU and be inspired for the exciting year ahead.

Delivery: in-person

Location: Vinnie’s

Graduate Student Orientation, Tuesday September 7, 6:00-7:30 pm

Join the Graduate Studies faculty and the Dean of Graduate Studies as they welcome you to the Mount’s Graduate family.

Delivery: hybrid

MSVUSU Fun Night, Tuesday September 7, 6:00 pm

Get ready to join the MSVUSU for a night filled with fun, games, and various events around campus. This is your chance to have fun with all your favourite people!

Delivery: in-person

Wednesday September 8

Morning Coffee Hour, Wednesday September 8, 9:00-10:00 am

Welcome to the academic year! Be sure to stop by our many help stations located throughout campus if you have questions, need directions, or just want some morning coffee.

Delivery: in-person

GLOW Yoga, Wednesday September 8, 8:00 pm

Join the Mount Mentors and the MSVUSU for yoga like you’ve never seen before!

Delivery: in-person

Location: MPR

Thursday September 9

Morning Coffee Hour, Thursday September 9, 9:00-10:00 am

Welcome to the academic year! Be sure to stop by our many help stations located throughout campus if you have questions, need directions, or just want some morning coffee.

Delivery: in-person

Mount Music Fest, Thursday September 9, 8:00 pm

Join the MSVUSU for a live music performance by talented local artists and music groups. Bring your blanket and relax outside with your friends, pop, and popcorn.

Delivery: in-person

Friday September 10

MSVUSU Halifax Scavenger Hunt, Friday September 10, 4:00 pm

New to Halifax? Join the MSVUSU as you figure out clues, find the best locations in the city, and have your own mini tour of downtown Halifax!

Delivery: in-person

Location: Departing from McCain Atrium

Saturday September 11

Bring Your Bubble: Graduate Student BBQ, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

A special event for graduate students and their bubbles. Join your fellow students and meet your classmates at your on-campus BBQ, This is a family-friendly event, with fun for children and wards of graduate students.

Delivery: in-person

Disco Night, Saturday September 11, 8:00 pm

Bring your kicks and show off your skills at the MSVUSU Disco Night! We’ll be dancing and celebrating the end of your first official week as a Mount Mystic!