At Mount Allison, you'll become part of a tight-knit campus community that is culturally diverse, gender-inclusive, supportive, and welcoming.
While academics is the core of any university experience, at Mount Allison we believe what you do outside the classroom is important too.
Students quickly discover the endless opportunities to get highly involved in extracurriculars on and off campus and say these are some of the most valuable learning experiences of their time at Mount Allison.
Clubs and societies
When you're just minutes away from anywhere you want to be, on or off campus, it makes it easy to dive in and get involved.
Here's a sampling of just some of our 110+ student-run clubs and societies:
- Atlantic Wildlife Institute
- Bands Society
- Best Buddies
- Black Students' Union (BSU)
- Caribbean Students' Association
- Catalyst (Queer Straight Alliance)
- Chess Club
- Conduct Becoming
- Enactus MtA
- Fencing Club
- First-Gen Den
- Gamers League
- Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre Society
- Geography & Environment
- Global Brigades
- Healthcare Outreach
- Indigenous Student Support Group
- Inter Varsity
- Jewish Students' Union
- Presents: The Improv
- Model United Nations
- Pre-Dental Society
- Right to Play
- Rotaract (Rotary)
- Rugby Football Club
- Scuba Society
- Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI)
- Witch's Society
- Women in Science
- Women's and Gender Studies Society
Leadership and volunteering
Getting involved in leadership and volunteer opportunities is a great way to develop new skills, gain experience, and make a difference on campus and in the world.
Develop new skills and a new community of friends through volunteering opportunities on campus, in the community, and abroad.
Each residence on campus has residence leaders to help create the best residence experience possible. Residence leadership positions for upper-year students include residence assistants, assistant dons, and academic mentors. Each residence also has a house executive.
Orientation leaders and volunteers
Orientation plays an important role in welcoming new students to campus and helping with the overall adjustment to life in a new setting. Students play a crucial role in positions ranging from Orientation Chairs to Orientation Crew members.
Give back to fellow students through our many peer programs. Academic support opportunities include peer tutors, peer assisted study sessions (PASS), and academic mentors in residence.
Other peer support opportunities include peer health, peer tech support, and peer mentorship support for Indigenous, first-generation, international students, and students with disabilities.
Student government and advocacy
The Mount Allison Students' Union (MASU) represents the best interests of its members to Mount Allison and all levels of government.
More student experiences
Student events and entertainment
Mount Allison and the Mount Allison Students' Union (MASU) host many signature events during the academic year.
Annual events include:
- Orientation Week
- Shinerama Day
- Homecoming Weekend
- Pride Parade
- First Class and Last Class Bash
- Winter Carnival
- Mountie Day
- ASCARS Awards
- Last Lecture and Grad Awards
Visit our calendar of events.
Theme weeks — such as Wellness Week, Pride Week, Entrepreneurship Week — consist of planned activities across campus.
There are also regular events and entertainment through student-led clubs and societies, academic departments, and in the community of Sackville. You'll find it hard not to do too much!