Orientation Week

 

The Mount Allison Students’ Union is responsible for working in tandem with Mount Allison’s Student Life department to organize Orientation Week. This year, the Orientation Chair is Natasha Kochhar. Natasha is studying International Relations and Political Science and also sits on the Grad Executive as the class Vice President. If you’re looking to get in contact with Natasha, please email orientation@mta.ca.

Preview Day

Preview Day is the perfect (and free!) way to knock some items off your to-do list. Not only will you be able to receive your MtA ID card, solidify your course selection or purchase your books, but you can also learn about academic success, financial literacy, and campus life. If you are able to attend Preview Day on Monday, August 14, 2017, it is highly recommended!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/preview-mta-day-registration-26221167217

Pre-Orientation

Mount Allison offers two pre-orientation opportunities: International Orientation and Meighen Centre Orientation. International Orientation provides international students the opportunity to adjust to Canadian and university culture. The Meighen Centre is an award-winning centre for students with disabilities. The Meighen Centre Orientation will help students living with disabilities or medical conditions transition into university life.

Move-In Day

August 31st is the first day that students are able to move into residence. Please aim to arrive between 9:00am-3:00pm. Orientation events begin at 3:30pm. When you arrive to campus, the Orientation Team will provide assistance moving in to your residence. After moving in, you will need to pick up your Orientation Welcome Pack at the Wallace McCain Student Centre. Plan to arrive early so that you can beat the lines, grab a complimentary lunch at Jennings Dining Hall, and get your room settled.

Orientation Week

Orientation Week is a fantastically fun week! Upper year students have said time and time again that if they could do it again, they would in a heartbeat. Orientation Week is free, however, to gain access to all events, purchasing an Orientation Welcome Pack is recommended. The package will include: an all-inclusive bracelet that gives you access to all events, the official MtA Orientation 2017 t-shirt, a student planner, laundry bag, and more! Find the link to order an Orientation Welcome Pack here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mount-allison-university-orientation-welcome-pack-2017-registration-35373194176

Find out more about Orientation Week here: www.mta.ca/orientation

Orientation Committee

Class of 2021, HOW DO YOU FEEL?!

Natasha Kochhar

International Relations

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Dancing to “The Bad Touch” with my residence, Campbell Hall at Karaoke BBQ
Izzy Spinney

Biochemistry and Psychology

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory:  Everything!! Especially Shine Day :)
Abby Judges

Geography and Environment

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: At Karaoke BBQ, dancing with Harper was so much fun and I think that’s when I knew that Harper was my home away from home. And the Corn Broil!! I love corn, especially free corn!!
Brenna Steele

Political Science

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: My favorite memory about orientation is how easy it was to make friends and also all the free hot dogs!
Ellie Milburn

Psychology and Sociology

3rd Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Move-In Day is the best! I love how excited everyone is to meet the new students and help everyone settle into Sackville.
Eva Gourdji

Psychology

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Not being the unfortunate soul that jumps into swan pond and gets tetanus shots. Also the corn boil is forever and always my favourite day of the entire year for some wholesome fun!
Hanna Bowers

 

3rd Year

Favourite Orientation Memory:

From both orientations I’ve participated in is for sure the karaoke BBQ!
Keely McGill

Chemistry and Religion

3rd Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: CORN BOIL!!!! Definitely not an event you want to miss out on
Keifer Bell

Commerce

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Meeting new people!!! I met so many amazing people during orientation week at the events I attended! Get out of your comfort zone, trust me it’s worth it and will help you ease into the University experience.
 Philosophy, Politics & Economics, 3rd Year Tierra Stokes

Philosophy, Politics & Economics

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Exploring Sackville and finding the most outrageous fur coat for SackVegas.
Lauren Doane

Biology and French

3rd Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Driving into the residence quad and having the orientation committee swarm my car and take everything to my room; I didn’t have to lift a finger!
Lauren Wentzell

Chemistry

3rd Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Being so excited (terrified) when I first arrived to Mount A on Move In Day. Experiencing such a positive first impression makes me want to create the same experience for first year students this year!
Commerce, 3rd Year Tanner Wilson

Commerce

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory:  My favorite memory of MTA Orientation was last years’ Karaoke BBQ! The hype video was pretty neat!
Lily Dart

Biology

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: The corn boil! Definitely my favourite event of orientation. Not only did I have a wonderful morning with my friends but I also got to meet members of the sackville community. It was a perfect introduction to how amazing this tight-knit community is (plus the corn is delicious!)
Marissa Donohue

Sociology

5h Year

Favourite Orientation Memory:  Dancing alongside my Windsor family at the karaoke BBQ
Mary McGaffey

Geography and French

3rd Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: All the cheering and chanting. I’m a huge fan chanting so I’m happy I could finally chant and people would actually join in.
Nathalie Scott

 

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Meeting new people and making friends at the MountAlympics!
Connor Sampson

Sociology

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Having the chance to see a group of strangers become part of such an amazing community over the course of only a few days!
Sebastian Murphy

Chemistry

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: The corn boil every year! It is always so fun, delicious and a great way to become introduced to the Sackville community!
  Breagh Bauer

WGST Biology and Spanish

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory:  Slipping and sliding at the slip and slide SPLASH
Charlotte Akin

International Relations

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Meeting new friends and Garnet & Gold Rush!
Sam Donaldson

Chemistry

4th year

Favourite Orientation Memory: Whenever I met someone or went to an event it felt like I learned something new about what I could get involved with at Mount A! It’s such a beautiful time in Sackville!
Robyn Brown

Psychology

4th Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: The corn boil!It was the first time I felt really immersed in the town of Sackville. Everyone was so nice and welcoming that orientation didn’t feel like camp anymore, it felt like my new home!
Grace Moreno

 

3rd Year

Favourite Orientation Memory: The Karaoke Barbeque and the Sex Talk!
Thomas Snooks

Psychology

4th Year

 

Favourite Orientation Memory: Exploring downtown Sackville during the Coin Boil, and having an amazing time at Paint Party later that night.

Colton O’Shea

4th Year

 

Favourite Orientation MemoryMy favourite part about orientation (and i have many memories of witnessing this over the last three years) is watching the new members of our Mount A community start to settle into life here and make new friendships. It’s such a heart-warming thing to witness and be a part of!

 

Sara Camus

MASU President

 

Favourite Orientation Memory:Karaoke BBQ – This event was my favourite because the competitive nature between the different residences contributes to an overall feeling of pride for your house! It was a great way to feel very bonded with my house, Windsor Hall!
Rachel Howlett

VP Academic Affairs

 

 

Favourite Orientation Memory: Garnet & Gold Rush (even though we wrongfully lost)

 

 

Danica Garner

VP External Affairs

Favourite Orientation Memory:Having a blast at the Mount Alympics with my assigned roommate, who has since become one of my very best friends.
Emma Miller

VP Student Life

Favourite Orientation Memory: Meeting my best friends at mountie mania.
  Cole Cadorette

VP Finance & Operations

Favourite Orientation Memory: Rocking out to Ria Mae and Neon Dreams in the rain.
  Yana Titarenko

VP Communications

Favourite Orientation Memory: PAINT PARTY even though I swallowed way more paint than any human is supposed to!