2019 Orientation/Welcome Week Schedule
The 2019 MSVU Orientation program will run August 29th – September 6th, 2019.
We are currently planning many great events for everyone right now, so the Full 2019 Schedule will be changing as events are confirmed! Check back regularly!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29th
9am – 8pm
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th
9am – 7:30pm
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
ABORIGINAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st
10am – 5pm
10am – 1pm
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, Information Technology Services, and students will also be on hand to answer any questions you have and help move in.
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
ABORIGINAL STUDENTS OPEN HOUSE
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.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS RECEPTION
McCain 301-302. 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.
1 pm – 3pm
RESIDENCE LIFE ORIENTATION
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. Then, meet some of the students in your Orientation group!
1:30pm – 2:30pm
PARENT SESSION FOR RESIDENCE STUDENTS
Rosaria 401. A special parents session all about residence living.
1:30pm – 2:30pm
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS RECEPTION
Vinnie’s Pub & Student Lounge. Welcome to all off-campus students! Come meet the Street 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.
3pm – 4pm
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! You will be lead through games and icebreakers and this session ends in team photos!
BECOMING A MYSTIC: PART 1
Seton Auditorium B&C. Get important survival tips on how to get through your first year safe and successful!
NEW STUDENT WELCOME DINNER
Rosaria Multi-Purpose Room. The Official Kick Off to Orientation! New Mount students are invited to join university President, Dr. Mary Bluechardt, 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 welcome dinner to kick off the 2018 year!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd
9 am – 10 am
ORIENTATION BREAKFAST – ALL NEW STUDENTS WELCOME!
Rosaria Dining Hall. Start off the day with a meal served up by Chartwells, the Mount’s food service provider. Drop in for a breakfast you can enjoy with the Team Orientation leaders and all your new friends.
10 am – 11 am
BECOMING A MYSTIC Part 2
Rosaria Dining Hall. Presentation on consent and alcohol harm reduction
11am – 1:30 pm.
THE MOUNT CARNIVAL
McCain Atrium. 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.
11pm – 1:30 pm
THE ONE STOP ESSENTIAL MSVU SHOP
McCain 105/106. 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!
1 pm – 2 pm
THE GREAT MSVUSU BBQ
McCain Courtyard. 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!
2 pm – 6 pm
CHARTWELL’S WELCOME DINNER
Rosaria Dining Hall. Welcome new students and welcome-back returning students. It’s the annual Chartwell’s themed orientation dinner.
8 pm – 11 pm
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd
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 you will meet your fellow education students, faculty and staff and be introduced to everything you will need to succeed in your education degree.
9 am – 5 pm
ACADEMIC ADVISING & TESTING
Seton 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.
12:30 pm – 2 pm
McCain Atrium. MSVU Vice President Academic Dr. Elizabeth Church welcomes our new students to the beginning of your new academic journey. Be sure to have your class schedules with you to receive a personalized academic tour of your classrooms.
2 pm – 3 pm
DEAN & DEGREE MEET AND GREET
Various Places. Your Deans and Faculty will officially welcome you to the Mount. Get to know your new faculty and learn more about what to expect in your degree. Professional Studies: McCain Centre, Arts: Seton 404, Science: Evaristus C409
5:30pm – 7 pm
GRADUATE STUDENTS ORIENTATION
Seton Academic Centre, Room 404. Join the graduate studies faculty and Deans as they welcome you to the Mount’s Graduate family. Get all the information you need to start this next chapter.
7 pm – 9 pm
Transfer/Mature/Graduate Student Social
Vinnie’s Pub/Student Lounge. Drop by to meet other transfer, mature, and graduate students. Enjoy some great pub food and ask questions from staff and faculty in a relaxed setting.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th
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!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th
MOUNT MASH-UP COMMUNITY AND VENDOR FAIR
Seton Academic Centre Lawn. A fair line no other: get tons of free stuff, meet new people and local businesses, listen to great music, and play games! Going back has never been so fun!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th
11am – 2pm
MSVU VOLUNTEER & SOCIETY FAIR
Rosaria Terrance. Come find out all of the volunteer possibilities you have on campus this year. Also get to meet the current MSVU societies and find out how you can start your own!
CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR NEW UPDATES!!