2017 Orientation Schedule
The 2017 MSVU Orientation program will run September 3rd – 7th, 2017.
Welcome Week for ALL MSVU students will run September 7th – 15th, 2017.
The Full 2017 Schedule will be released as events are confirmed. Check back regularly.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Welcome to MSVU! It all starts now because Orientation week is finally here.
9am – 5pm
Our leaders are on hand to guide you through the check points of the start to orientation week. They’ll meet you at the door and ensure you get where you need to go! Starting at 9am you can:
– Pick up your pre-ordered Orientation Kit
– Get registered for Shinerama
– Meet our student peer mentors
– Meet your orientation leaders and your orientation group
9am – 12pm
RESIDENCE RUMBLE: Residence Move-in
Rosaria Lobby and Terrace. Pick up your residence keys and move into your new home at the Mount! The Registrar’s Office, Financial Services, and Information Technology Services will also be on hand to answer any questions you have.
9am – 12pm
PARENT INFO CENTRE
Rosaria Lobby. Mount staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions!
10am – 12pm
ABORIGINAL STUDENTS OPEN HOUSE
At the MSVU Aboriginal Student Centre. Welcome to all Aboriginal students! This is a special open house for you to visit the new Mount Aboriginal Centre, meet our Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator, connect with other students and find out all the Mount has to offer you.
12pm – 1pm
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS RECEPTION
McCain Centre Room 105. Welcome to all International students! This is a special reception for you to meet Mount student leaders and learn more about what orientation is and how to get the most out of your Mount experience.
1pm – 3pm
RESIDENCE LIFE ORIENTATION (light lunch provided)
Rosaria Dining Hall. Welcome to all new Mount residence students! Come meet your new residence community including your RA’s, Don’s and fellow residence students. Find out what residence life at the Mount is all about.
2pm – 3pm
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS RECEPTION (light lunch provided)
Vinnies Pub & Student Lounge. Welcome to all off-campus students! Come meet the M-Team, pick up your Frosh Kits and welcome packs, get put into your orientation team, make new friends, meet other off-campus students and find out how you as an off-campus student can stay connected and engaged.
1:30pm – 2:30pm
PARENT SESSION FOR RESIDENCE STUDENTS
Don McNeil Room (R401). A special parents session all about residence living.
Starting in the Rosaria Lobby. Now comes the time you’ve been waiting for…meeting the rest of your orientation group and making new friends!
Seton Auditorium. This ceremony marks the official start of your academic program at the Mount. Your Deans will lead you through your first (but not your last!) academic procession. Parents, family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring your camera and tissues!
NEW STUDENT WELCOME DINNER
Rosaria Multi-Purpose Room. The Official Kick Off to Orientation! New Mount students are invited to join university President, Dr. Ramona Lumpkin, university faculty and staff, the MSVU Students’ Union, the Residence Life Team of Don’s and RA’s and your Orientation leaders for a unique “Beach Party” welcome dinner to kick off the 2016 year!
Rosaria Multi-Purpose Room. It’s time to gather everyone for the Class of 2020 photo!
EVENT – TBA.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
9:30am – 10:30am
ORIENTATION BREAKFAST – ALL NEW STUDENTS WELCOME!
Rosaria Dinig Hall. Start off the day with a delicious meal served up by Chartwells, the Mount’s food service provider. Drop in for a breakfast you can enjoy with the M-Team Orientation leaders and all your new friends.
10:30am – 11:30am
The MOUNTS NEW 2 U ORIENTATION
Rosaria Multi-Purpose Room. A MUST NOT MISS EVENT! Get the important survival tips on how to get through your first year safe and successful! Presented by your fellow Mount students!
11:30am – 2pm.
THE MOUNT CARNIVAL
Location TBA. Start exploring now! This special carnival will introduce you to many of the services and resources available at your fingertips on campus. Visit the various booths and get the inside scoop on campus wellness, fitness, recreation, campus jobs, counseling, volunteering, global exchanges, health services, your health & dental plan, and more. Each booth will provide you with a puzzle piece you can assemble later to enter into a great prize draw.
12pm – 2pm
THE ONE STOP ESSENTIAL MSVU SHOP
Location TBA. There are many details to take care of when starting your year. We’ve assembled those essential “To Do’s” in one space to make it easier for you to get it all done. You’ll be able to get your Student ID taken and take care of other essentials like your UPASS, and MEAL CARDS! Plus talk to academic advisors and pay fees!
THE GREAT MSVUSU BBQ
Location TBA. Join your Students’ Union outside on the Rosaria lawn for our annual orientation BBQ. It’s burgers, dogs, entertainment, games and fun in the sun while you continue exploring the Mount carnival! *Vegetarian/Gluten Free options available!
2pm – 5pm
CHARTWELL’S WELCOME DINNER
Rosaria Dining Hall. Welcome new students and welcome-back returning students. It’s the annual Chartwell’s themed orientation dinner.
8pm – 11:00pm
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION ORIENTATION
Rosaria Multi-Purpose Room. Welcome all new Education students to the Mount and to your full academic orientation. Throughout the day your will meet your fellow education students, faculty and staff and be introduced to everything you will need to succeed in your education degree.
9am – 4pm
ACADEMIC ADVISING & TESTING
Seton Academic Centre Room 302. Come to the Seton Academic Centre if you still have not received your Academic Advising or if you still need to take placement tests.
McCain Atrium. MSVU Vice President Academic Dr. Elizabeth Church welcomes our new students to the beginning of your new academic journey.
1:30pm – 3pm
DEANS & DEGREES MEET AND GREET
Your MSVU Deans and Faculty will officially welcome you to the Mount. Get to know your new faculty, meet current MSVU students and learn more about what to expect in your degree. Your Orientation leaders will escort you from the McCain Atrium to your designated program area.
GRADUATE STUDENTS ORIENTATION
Seton Academic Centre, Room 404. Join the graduate studies faculty along with the Dean of Professional Studies and Education as they welcome you to the Mount Graduate family. Get all the pertinent information you need to start the next chapter of your academic career and university experience.
ADULT, MATURE & TRANSFER STUDENT SOCIAL
Vinnies, Rosaria SUB. Drop by Vinnie’s and meet other mature/transfer students. Enjoy some pub food, ask questions to university representatives in a relaxed atmosphere and be inspired for the exciting year ahead!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
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!
9pm – 12am
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
7pm – 12am
9pm – 1am
WELCOME BACK PUB (19+)
Vinnies, Rosaria SUB. Welcome to students, new and returning. Check out our space, enjoy the patio, meet new people and get ready for a night of awesome live music.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
SHINERAMA SHINE DAY
Rosaria SUB Cafeteria. Join all of our new and returning Mount students as we head out into the streets of Halifax to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cystic fibrosis! Our top Shiner will win one of their courses paid for by the university. Start shining now with online fundraising! www.Shinerama.ca