Visit our university Open House

See why we’re ranked the top undergraduate university in Nova Scotia!

Couldn't join us on campus for our Open House events? Explore our Virtual Open House sessions from past events, listed below.

Parent Session

This session gives parents the chance to hear from the Executive Director of Student Services and the Director of Student Recruitment. Parents of Future Students learn about various support systems on campus while gaining insight into the Acadia experience.

Residence Life Session

Choosing where you are going to live first year can be a big decision. The folks at Residence Life want to help make that decision a little easier! Check out this session to see different housing options, hear answers to Future Student questions about living on campus and see what some current students have done to make their room a home away from home!

Admissions Session

Our Domestic and International Admissions team familiarize Future Students with the admissions process, key deadlines, financial assistance, and all things admissions you would need to know!

Student Life Session

There is no better way to learn about all that Acadia has to offer than from the perspective of current students. Our ambassadors talk to you about their experience since arriving on campus and answer questions from Future Students about choosing Acadia!

Discover our Faculties

View sessions and Q&A’s with Acadia's faculties (Arts, Professional Studies, and Pure and Applied Studies). It's your chance to learn more about your program of study and what the student experience will be like.

Scroll down to Our Faculty Options, click your program of choice and watch recorded videos with Acadia faculty and staff.


Our Faculty Options


The Faculty of Arts prepares students to be engaged and responsible citizens in an increasingly complex world and assists in the shaping of an inquiring and critical mind. Interested in learning more about the individual Arts programs at Acadia? Watch these short videos prepared by each program!

Professional Studies

The Faculty of Professional Studies provides professional preparation through experiential learning, community engagement, and innovative teaching in the programs of Business, Community Development, Kinesiology, and Music. Take a look at the program videos that faculty, staff and current students have put together!

Pure & Applied Science

The Faculty of Pure and Applied Science offers broad-ranging and vibrant research programs that are tightly integrated with academic offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Check out some of the program videos to learn more about the science programs offered at Acadia!

Our Student Services

Residence Life

Our 11 residences are all located on campus with many different options to choose from, like living in our high-rise style building, Tower, the tallest building in the Annapolis Valley! Or enjoying the historic Seminary house – the oldest residence in Canada with its high ceilings, hardwood floors and large windows. Whether you’re looking to have your own space or a roommate, scent free or alcohol-free floors, an all-girl residence, or your own suite, whatever your preference is we have a residence ready for you. As a first-year student you are guaranteed a room in residence. Apply early to improve your chances of getting the exact room you want. Our residence team is here to support you every step of the way – from getting settled in to making the most of the amazing lifestyle Acadia offers. Listen in to what our RA’s have to say about life on campus and their own personal experiences with residence!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to your new home away from home.  

The Lowdown from our RAs

Acadia Students' Union

The Acadia Students' Union (ASU) is a student-led not-for-profit organization that supports the students of Acadia University by providing services, programs, events, and much more. The ASU offers a variety of resources to ensure each student has a safe and successful experience at Acadia. These resources include the Acadia Women’s Centre, Acadia Pride, and the Acadia Mental Health Initiative. In addition to Internal Organizations such as Axe Radio and the student newspaper, The Athenaeum; the ASU also hosts over 80 clubs and societies that allow students to meet new people with shared interests, get involved in sports, explore new hobbies, and volunteer to help make a difference locally and internationally.


You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy all that our Athletics Complex has to offer! All Acadia students have access to our fitness centre, arena, racquetball courts, aerobics and dance studio, basketball and volleyball courts, indoor walking track, artificial turf field, outdoor synthetic running track, and grass sports fields. Interested in getting involved? Join an intramural sports league or attend one of our many varsity home games! Check out the clips below from our Athletics staff to learn about what we can offer you.  

Our Alumni Community

When you leave Acadia, you become part of our incredibly tight-knit alumni community!

This global family of Acadia graduates is welcoming and provides amazing opportunities for their younger counter parts.

Watch the videos below to view our “Where Are They Now” sessions. To view the 2020 Open House session click here.

Where are they now?