Schedule

Any questions? Please contact welcomeweek@acadiau.ca 

Wednesday, August 30th- International Student Move In Day

Event

Time

Location

Move In and FREE Airport Pick-Up* ALL DAY Campus
ID Card Pickup 9am - 9pm Fountain Commons
Drop-in with questions and Light Lunch* 12pm - 2pm Wong International Centre
Wolfville Town Walking Tour 2pm - 4pm Meet at the Wong Centre
Dinner at the Wolfville Farmers' Market* 5pm - 7pm Wolfville Farmers' Market

Move In and FREE Airport Pickup: Sign-in and pick-up your Student ID card. Please see map for location of buildings. Arrival Times & Location: 12:01am – 8:30am: Safety & Security, Students’ Union Building (marked in red on map); 8:30am - 9:00pm: Fountain Learning Commons (marked in blue on map); after 9:00pm Safety & Security

Drop in with any questions at the Wong International Centre. Snacks and maps of campus and Wolfville available. Location: Wong International Centre, 27 Acadia Street

Dinner at the Wolfville Farmers' Market Guests welcome. Cost $10. Meet at the Wong International Centre at 5:00pm and some of our orientation leaders will walk you to the farmers' market or students can also eat at Wheelock Dining Hall tonight (44 Highland Avenue). Location: Wong International Centre, 27 Acadia Street (Wolfville Farmers' Market, 24 Elm Avenue)

Thursday, August 31st- New International Student Orientation

Event

Time

Location

Breakfast and "Welcome to Acadia" 9am - 930am K.C. Irving Centre Garden Room

Students: Meet Your Orientation Leaders and Wong Centre Staff*

 

Parents: Information Session with the Parent Programming Coordinator

9:30am - 11:30am

 

9:30am - 11am

K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium

 

 

Denton Hall Auditorium

LUNCH 12pm - 12:30pm Wheelock Dining Hall

New Minas Shopping Trip

or

 

Optional Library Tour

1:30pm - 4pm

 

1:15pm or 2:15pm

Meet at the Wong Centre

 

Vaughan Memorial Library

Free Time 4pm - 5:30pm  
Academic Expectations Presentation* 5:30pm - 6:30pm K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium
DINNER 6:30pm - 7:30pm Wheelock Dining Hall                                                 $18.45 for parents and guests
Evening Activity: GAME Centre* 8pm - 10pm SUB: 30 Highland Avenue

Students: Meet with your orientation leaders and Wong Centre staff *MANDATORY* Complete tasks at the Welcome Centre in Fountain Commons as well as around campus with team leaders including paying student fees, picking up your Student ID, banking, academic advising, signing up for the orientation activities, etc.

Academic Expectations Presentation *MANDATORY* Professors will address Acadia’s academic expectations for the classroom. This presentation is for students.

* Evening Activity – GAME Centre Videogames, board games, Ping Pong, and fun challenges and activities – come win some prizes at the GAME Centre! Snacks and refreshments will be provided

Friday, September 1st- New International Student Orientation

Event

Time

Location

BREAKFAST 8am - 9am Wheelock Dining Hall, $11.30 for parents
Free Time 9am - 10am  
New Student Information Session* 10am - 12pm Beveridge Arts Centre Room 132
LUNCH 12pm - 12:45pm Wheelock Dining Hall, $15.90 for parents
Access the Acadia Network and Tour of the Vaughan Memorial Library* 1am - 2:30pm Meet at Vaughan Memorial Library
Parents: Meet with the Coordinator of International Education 2pm - 3pm Vaughan Memorial Library Reading Room
Ice Cream Social and Photo with the Flags 2:30pm - 3:30pm Wong International Centre
Annapolis Valley Bus Tour* 3:15pm - 6pm Wong International Centre
Free Time 6pm - 6pm  
Dinner with the ASU Executive Team* 7pm - 8pm MacKeen Room in the SUB
Skating Social* 8:30pm - 10pm Andrew H. McCain Memorial Arena

New Student Information Session *MANDATORY* Parents and guests welcome. Learn about GPA and transfer credits from the University Registrar, Canadian laws from the Wolfville RCMP, study permit information, and resources available on campus.

Access the Acadia Network Get help connecting your laptop/computer to the Acadia network. Bring your laptop to this information session. And Tour of the Vaughan Memorial Library. 

* Annapolis Valley Bus Tour *Space Limited* Explore landmarks throughout the Annapolis Valley including Hall's Harbour, Hennigar's Farm Market, and the Lookoff. $5 per student; $10 per guest. You must sign up for this trip at the Welcome Centre.

Dinner with the ASU Executive Team Light meal provided. Location: Students' Union Building, MacKeen Room. #30 Highland Avenue Parents & guests explore Wolfville restaurants tonight!

* Skating Social All welcome. No experience required.  Wear socks and bring gloves if you have them. We will have people available to teach you. Meet at the Wong International Centre at 8:15pm and some of our orientation leaders will walk you to the Acadia Arena. 

Saturday, September 2nd- Canadian Student Move-in Day

Event

Time

Location

Move In* 9am - 1pm Your Residence
ID Card Pickup* 9am - 4pm Fountain Commons, After 4 head to Safety and Security 
Axe Pack Pickup* 9am - 2pm SUB
Parents Info Session 11am - 12pm Denton Hall
Parent Mini Sessions 12pm - 1:30pm Fountain Commons: Rooms 108, 109, 110, 137, & 138
Registrar's Office 10am - 2pm University Hall
LUNCH 11:30am - 1pm Wheelock Dining Hall
Matriculation Preparation* 1pm - 2pm BAC

Matriculation*

Parents encouraged to attend

2pm - 3pm University Hall
President's Reception 3pm - 3:30pm

University Hall Quad

Rain Location: Fountain Commons

Football Game: Home Opener* 4pm - 6:30pm Raymond Field
DINNER 5pm - 7pm Wheelock Dining Hall
House Meetings 7pm - 7:30pm Your Residence
Arrival and Survival Show* 7:30pm - 9pm University Hall
Arrival and Survival Debrief 9pm - 10pm Your Residence
Residence Kick-Off Event* 10pm Your Residence

*Move In: Make your way to your new residence where you'll meet many student leaders, athletes, and alumni to help you move in! Get excited!

*ID Card Pickup: ID Card's are important to have on campus! It gives you access to your residence, your room, meal hall, access to the gymnasium, and more! Get yours ASAP.

*Axe Pack pickup: Make sure you order your Axe Pack before arriving as they might sell out!

*Matriculation Prep: First year students, head to the BAC to get ready for Matriculation.

*Matriculation: One of Acadia's oldest tradition and is held during Welcome Week every year. First year students are welcomed in a ceremonial event to the Acadia campus. Everyone is encouraged to attend!

*Football Home Opener: Make sure you change into Red and Blue and get PUMPED for Acadia's Season Home Opener! (Parents encouraged to attend)

*Arrival and Survival Show: Upper year students perform a show on what first year students might expect in their first year.

Sunday, September 3rd

Event

Time

Location

BREAKFAST 8 - 10am Wheelock Dining Hall

Meet the President, Acadia Talks Consent, and Keep It Social

Meet the President:

9-10 am: Dennis House/Off-Campus Students/Eaton House/Christofor Hall/Roy Jodrey Hall/Raymond House
10-11 am: Crowell Tower
11-12 pm: Cutten House
12-1 pm: Chipman House/Whitman House
1-2 pm: Chase Court/Seminary House/War Memorial House

Acadia Talks Consent

9-10 am: Crowell Tower/Chase Court/Seminary House
10-11 am: Cutten House/Chipman House
11-12 pm: Dennis House/Off-Campus Students/Eaton House/Christofor Hall/Roy Jodrey Hall/Raymond House/Whitman House/War Memorial House

Keep It Social

9-10 am: Cutten House/Chipman House
10-11 am: Dennis House/Off-Campus Students/Eaton House/Christofor Hall/Roy Jodrey Hall/Raymond House/Whitman House/War Memorial House
11-12 am: Crowell Tower/Chase Court/Seminary House

 

 

 

 

9 - 2pm

 

 

 

 

K.C. Irving Auditorium

 

 

University Hall

 

 

Denton Hall

 

 

LUNCH 11:45 - 2pm Wheelock Dining Hall
Buy an AXE PACK 12-4pm SUB
Optional Dining Tour* 2 - 3:30pm Wheelock Dining Hall
Public Swim 2 - 4pm Athletics Complex
Slip n' Slide 2 - 4pm TBA
DINNER 4:30 - 6pm Wheelock Dining Hall
Chapel Orientation 6 - 7pm Manning Memorial Chapel
Floor/Section Meeting 7 - 8pm Your Residence

Signature Party*

*Free with Bracelet, $10 entrance*

9 - 12am SUB Main Floor
Chill-Axe Lounge: Feat. Circus of the Normal* 9 - 12am Michener Lounge: SUB
Open Turf 8:30 - 11pm Raymond field
Open Gym 8:30 - 11pm Athletics Complex

Optional Dining Hall: Sign up with your Welcome Week Leaders for a dining hall tour! Get to know more about the different options you have in our meal hall.

Signature Party: Bring a white t-shirt and get your shirt signed by as many people as you can!

Circus of the Normal: Halifax artist, Brian Riley, will be featured in our Chill Axe Lounge for three nights. Join us for a night of exploring the arts!

Monday, September 4th

Event

Time

Location

BREAKFAST 8 - 10am Wheelock Dining Hall
Acadia Farm Tour* 9 - 10am Meet Behind Athletics Complex
Dance Practice 10 - 10:30am Your Residence
Talk on Exercise is Medicine 10:30 - 11:30am University Hall
LUNCH 11:30 - 1pm Wheelock Dining Hall
ASU First Year Photo 1 pm to 2 pm Steps of University Hall
AXE GAMES 2 - 5pm Gymnasium
DINNER 5 - 7pm Wheelock Dining Hall
Public Swim 7:30 - 8:30pm Athletics Complex

ASU Concert: Scratch and Bang

*Free with Bracelet, $10 entrance*

9 - 12am SUB Main Floor

Chill Axe Lounge: feat. Circus of the Normal

9 - 12am Michener Lounge: SUB

Open Turf

8:30 - 11pm Raymond Field

Acadia Farm Tour: Come by to see our Acadia farm where we get food for meal hall! Click here for a map of where to go!

Tuesday, September 5th- Academic Orientation

Event

Time

Location

BREAKFAST 8:30 - 9:30am Wheelock Dining Hall


First Year and New to Acadia Students' Academic Orientation

Introduction of our VP Academic: Dr. Heather Hemming

Introduction of our Deans: 

Dean of Arts: Dr. Jeff Hennessy

Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences: Dr. Jeff Hooper

Dean of Professional Studies: Dr. Ann Vibert

ASU VP Academic: Samantha Nixon

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Randy Newman


9:30 - 10:30am

University Hall

Meet your Home Department and Schools 10:30 - 12pm Information to be provided at 9:30am in University Hall
Attend your Dean Hosted Lunch to meet Faculty and Students 12 - 1pm

Pure and Applied Sciences: South Side of University Hall

Arts: Willet Lawn

Professional Studies: Outside the SUB

First Year and New to Acadia Students' Student Support Fair:

Learn about your resources on campus

1 - 4pm Gymnasium
DINNER: Dining Hall BBQ 4:30 - 7:30pm

Outside, Being Wheelock

Rain Location: Inside Wheelock

Cyrus the Hypnotist

*Free with bracelet, $10 entrance*

7 - 10pm University Hall
Public Swim 7:30 - 8:30pm Athletics Complex
Chill-Axe Lounge: Feat. Circus of the Normal 8 - 11pm Michener Lounge
Open Turf 9 - 11pm Raymond Field
Open Gym 10 - 11pm Athletics Complex
Wednesday, September 6th- First Day of Classes

Event

Time

Location

ASU Presents: Professor Meet and Greet Wine and Cheese 4:30 - 6pm Main Level, Student Union Building
Wolfville Farmer's Market: Welcome Back Dinner* 4 - 7pm Wolfville Farmer's Market

Sex Talk with Valley Vixen*

*Free with bracelet, $10 entrance*

7:30 - 9pm Festival Theatre
Public Swim 7:30 - 8:30pm Athletics Complex
Coffee House 8 - 10pm Michener Lounge: SUB
Open Gym 10 - 11pm Athletics Complex

*Wolfville Farmer's Market: Welcome Back Dinner: Meal is $10 and every 10th person gets a free meal!

*Sex Talk with Valley Vixen: Our local Sex Shop is hosting a Sex Talk in Festival Theatre! It will be informative and fun!

Thursday, September 7th

Event

Time

Location

Library Scavenger Hunt

*Prizes to be won*

11 - 4pm Vaughan Memorial Library
Board Room Cafe 6 - 9pm Wheelock Dining Hall
Public Swim 7:30 - 8:30pm Athletics Complex
Open Turf 9 - 11pm Raymond Field
Open Gym 10 - 11pm Athletics Complex
Movie Night: TBA 8pm

K.C. Irving Garden

Rain: K.C. Irving Auditorium

Friday, September 8th

Event

Time

Location

The Axe Throwing Axe-perience 

*Free entrance with bracelet, $5

Closed toe shoes Mandatory**

12 - 8pm University Hall Lawn

Acadia Soccer Teams

Girls Game: 5pm

Boys Game: 7:15pm

 

5pm
Raymond Field
Acadia and Wolfville Trivia 7- 9pm Fountain Commons
Public Swim 6 - 8pm Athletics Complex

New Students: Plaid Party

*Free with bracelet, $10 entrance*

9pm Festival Theatre

Welcome Back: feat. Big Fish

*19+ event*

9 - 1am MacKeen Room

Open Gym

8 - 11pm Athletics Complex
Saturday, September 9th

Event

Time

Location

Wolfville Farmer's Market* 9 - 1pm Wolfville Farmer's Market
Tours of Wolfville 12 - 2pm Wolfville
Public Swim 2 - 4pm Athletics Complex

*Wolfville Farmer's Market: Meals are $10 or less, every 10th person gets a free bag!