Get a head start on your time at MtA

Aug. 26-29, 2024

Come early. Make friends. Meet staff and faculty. Learn everything you need to know to get ready for life at Mount A.

International Orientation (IO) gives international students the opportunity to get settled on campus before University Orientation begins.


Day trip to Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pelé
Full schedule for Fall 2023  | Fall 2024 schedule coming this summer!


Time Event Location
All day Airport shuttles and move into residence
Airport pick-ups will run from 9 a.m. If you are arriving by car, please stop by the Wallace McCain Student Centre (WMSC) to collect your residence keys between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
14:00 Sackville stroll
Take a walk downtown with your IO facilitators.
(meet at the WMSC)
15:00 Parent Q&A Session Crabtree M14
17:00-18:00 Dinner Jennings Dining Hall
19:00-21:00 Movie night
Join your facilitators and other students to watch a surprise movie.
The Pond, WMSC



Time Event Location
8:00-9:00 Breakfast Jennings Dining Hall
9:00-10:00 Welcome session Crabtree M14
10:00-16:00 Check-in Fair
Get your student ID, set up your bank account, get health insurance info, get your SIN, take a campus tour, and more!
Gracie's Café, WMSC
12:00-13:00 Lunch Jennings Dining Hall
17:00-18:00 Dinner Jennings Dining Hall
19:00-21:00 Scavanger hunt and carnival games
Join your team of faciliators for fund games and activities.
Gracie's Café, WMSC



Time Event Location


Jennings Dining Hall

Round table discussions
The facilitators will be discussing different topics that will help you adapt easier into university life.

Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts


Jennings Dining Hall

Trip to shopping mall
Champlain Place is NB's largest shopping centre. Get all items that were too big to pack. You can also get your phone number.

Let's go to the beach!
L'Aboiteau Beach (Cap Pele, NB) A big tradition for IO! Let's go to the beach, enjoy a beautiful walk, play waterpolo with new friends and enjoy the view.

Meet in front of the chapel at 1 p.m.



Time Event Location
8:00-9:00 Breakfast Jennings Dining Hall
9:00-10:00 Health services Crabtree M14
10:00-11:00 Immigration session Crabtree M14
11:00-12:00 Building healthy relationships Crabtree M14
12:00-13:00 Lunch Jennings Dining Hall
13:00-14:00 Academic support services Crabtree M14
14:00-15:00 Academic advisors Crabtree M14
15:00-16:00 Student panel Crabtree M14
17:00-18:00 Dinner Jennings Dining Hall
19:00-20:30 Welcome reception
Mount Allison and Sackville community will formally welcome you! Meet university staff, professors, and members of the Sackville community. Dress code: semi-formal
Jennings Dining Hall
20:30-22:00 Karaoke night The Pond, WMSC


Sept 1-6University Orientation

Why attend International Orientation?

You will:

  • meet fellow peers from all over the world and learn what to expect while living and studying at Mount A
  • have a chance explore campus and to discover what Mount Allison and the friendly town of Sackville have to offer
  • take part in information sessions, out-of-town trips, and social activities that provide opportunities to meet University staff and community members, and to make friends with other first-year students

During this time the International student advisor, along with international and Canadian student facilitators, familiarize students with academic and social aspects of life at Mount Allison and in Sackville.

Register for International Orientation (IO) 2023

Please complete our International Orientation Registration to let us know you'll be joining us!  Once your travel plans have been finalized, please also complete a Travel Registration (and airport pick-up request) form.

Programs and services

For international students

The International Centre provides programs and services for international students to thrive during their time at Mount Allison.

For new students

Get started on your Mount Allison experience! Our staff and students are here to support you every step of the way.