Orientation

Orientation Week is your official welcome to Acadia University! Meet new friends, connect with your faculty and department, and learn all about the campus resources available to help you succeed at Acadia.

Orientation Week will consist of fun-filled social events and educational sessions.

New Student Move-In and Orientation Kick-Off

Tuesday, August 27

TIME
EVENT
All Day
Arrivals Centre and ChillAXE Lounge @ SUB
8:30am to 4:30pm
Residence Move-In (for new students)
11:00am to 3:00pm
Slip n Slide
11:00am to 4:00pm
Parents' Welcome
12:00pm
Lunch (for residence students)
3:00pm
New Minas Shopping Trip (for international students)
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Dinner (for residence students)
7:00pm
Residence Community Meetings
8:00pm
Orientation Kick-Off

Orientation Day 1

Wednesday, August 28

TIME
EVENT
All Day
Arrivals Centre and ChillAXE Lounge @ SUB
8:00am to 9:30am
Breakfast (on your own)
9:30am
President and Elder's Welcome
10:15am
Campus Scavenger Hunt
12:00pm
Lunch (for all students)
1:30pm
Sexual Health and Consent Trivia
2:30pm
Health and Wellness Fair
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Student Meet & Mix
Presented by The Wong International Centre
Open to all students
5:30pm
Dinner Break (on your own)
7:00pm
Rock'n'Respect
Presented by the Acadia Students’ Union
8:00pm
Paint Night
Presented by Acadia@Night
10:00pm
Late Night Snack

Orientation Day 2

Thursday, August 29

TIME
EVENT
All Day
ChillAXE Lounge @ SUB
8:00am to 9:00am
Breakfast (on your own)
9:30am
Meet Your Academic Program
12:00pm
Welcome BBQ
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Academic Advising Sessions (program-specific)
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Rotating Library Session
4:00pm
Understanding Your Study Permit (for international students)
5:00pm
Flag Picture (for international students)
5:30pm
Dinner Break (on your own)
8:00pm
Acadia's Got Talent
10:00pm
Late Night Snack

Orientation Day 3

Friday, August 30

TIME
EVENT
All Day
ChillAXE Lounge @ SUB
8:00am to 9:00am
Breakfast (on your own)
9:30am to 12:00pm
Academic Skills Building
12:00pm
Lunch (for all students)
2:00pm
Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Talk
3:00pm
Affinity Group Socials
5:30pm
Dinner Break (on your own)
7:00pm
Acadia A-lympics Intramurals
8:00pm
Drag Show @ Festival Theatre
10:00pm
Late Night Snack

Orientation Day 4

Saturday, August 31

TIME
EVENT
All Day
ChillAXE Lounge @ SUB
9:00am to 10:00am
Breakfast (on your own)
11:00am to 12:00pm
Café Crawl
Presented by the Acadia Student’s Union
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Tailgate Party
2:00pm
Acadia Football Home Opener vs SMU
5:30pm
Dinner Break (on your own)
6:00pm
Ice Skating (for international students)
9:00pm
Silent Disco
Presented by Acadia@Night
10:00pm
Late Night Snack

Orientation Day 5

Sunday, September 1

TIME
EVENT
All Day
ChillAXE Lounge @ SUB
9:00am to 10:00am
Breakfast (on your own)
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Explore the Valley
5:00pm
Women’s Soccer Home Opener vs. Moncton
5:30pm
Dinner Break (on your own)
6:30pm
End of Orientation Formal
Presented by the Acadia Students' Union
7:00pm
Acadia A-lympics Intramurals
7:15pm
Men’s Soccer Home Opener vs. Moncton
10:00pm
Late Night Snack