O Week Schedule 2019


WELCOME TO ACADIA!
Orientation Week is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life! We are thrilled to have you join the Acadia family. Let's make memories.

*The following schedule is subject to change prior to the commencement of Orientation Week, please check back*


Wednesday, August 28th- International Student Move In Day

Time

Event

Location

All day 
Move-In and FREE Airport Pick-Up
Campus
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Drop-in with questions

Snacks and maps of campus and Wolfville will be available. 

Wong International Centre (WIC)
2:00pm - 4:00pm 
Scavenger Hunt

Explore the town of Wolfville by collecting various items from different spots, prizes to follow. 

Meet at the Wong International Centre
4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Wellness Hour - Nutritious Living

 Nutrition is a very important part of living healthy. This event will inform you on how to maintain a healthy diet while living in residence after which there will be a tour of the meal hall.

All are welcomed! 

Wheelock Dining Hall

5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Dinner 

Meet at the Wong International Centre at 5:00pm and some of our orientation leaders will walk you to meal hall 

Wheelock Dining Hall 

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meet and Mix 

Get to know each other through fun activities and ice breakers. Meet the Acadia Students’ Union Executive! 

AXE

 

Thursday, August 29th

Time

Event

Location

8:30am - 9:00am 
Breakfast and " Welcome to Acadia" 

All welcome!

K.C. Irving Centre Garden Room
9:00am - 10:00am 
Students: Meet Your Orientation Leaders and Wong Centre Staff

*MANDATORY* Come to the Wong Centre to meet the orientation leaders and WIC staff that will help you smoothly transition into your life at University

K.C. Irving Centre Garden Room
09:00am - 11:00am 
Parents: Attend the Information Session 

All parents are invited to this info session! 

Elliot 207 
10:00am - 12:00pm 
Students: Getting Things Done  

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.

Different locations around campus 
12:00pm - 01:30pm 
LUNCH 
Wheelock Dining Hall
1:30pm - 04:00pm 
New Minas Shopping Trip 

Meet at the Wong Centre at 1:15 pm sharp to travel to New Minas to shop at the mall and other desirable stores.

If attending, you must sign up.

 

Meet at the Wong Centre

1:30 - until
Ask my Axe Experience  

Meet with the team leaders in the Wong Centre to ask questions and chat! 

Wong Centre 
4:00 - 5:00pm 
Wellness Hour  - De-stress Art

Ever painted a piece of art? Come to enjoy step-by-step instructions from an experienced painter and you will leave with an excellent painting!

Vaughan Memorial Library Quiet Room
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner 
Wheelock Dining Hall
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Academic Expectations Presentation 
 

*MANDATORY* A professor and a student panel will address Acadia’s academic expectations for the classroom. This presentation is for students. 

K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium 
7:00pm -9:30pm 
Open Gym Time 

Go to the gym to play basketball with some welcome week leaders & ambassadors

Athletic Complex
7:00pm -9:00pm  
7-9 Firefly Bonfire 
Donna Holmes and KCIC 
KCIC Gardens 

 

Friday, August 30st

Time

Event

Location

8:00am - 9:00am 
Breakfast 
Wheelock Dining Hall 
8:30am - 9:00am 
Welcome to Nova Scotia 

Hon. L Diab and staff from the Office of Immigration will be welcoming all international students!

Elliot 207
9:00am - 11:00 am 
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. 

 

Elliot 207
11:00am - 12:00pm 
Access the Acadia Network 

Get help connecting your laptop/computer to the Acadia network. Bring your laptop to this information session. 

Elliot 207 
12:00pm - 12:45pm 
LUNCH
 Wheelock Dining Hall
1:00pm - 2:00pm 
  Tour of the Vaughan Memorial Library 

Participate in a fun Scavenger Hunt while learning about the library and all the resources it offers to students

Meet at Vaughan Memorial Library  
2:00pm -3:00pm 
 Ice Cream Social and Photo with the Flags

Enjoy some delicious ice cream at the Wong Centre and represent your country in the famous international students and their flags photo!

Wong International Centre  
2:15 - 5:00pm 
 Annapolis Valley Bus Tour 

Explore landmarks throughout the Annapolis Valley including Hall's Harbour, Hennigar's Farm Market, and the Lookoff. $10 per student; $12 per guest.

You must sign up for this trip at the Welcome Centre. 

 

Wong International Centre  
3:15 - 4:30 
 Wellness Hour: A Movie Showing

Relax and watch a movie! Popcorn is provided. 

 Quiet Room Library 
5:00pm - 6:30pm
DINNER
Wheelock Dining Hall
6:30 - 8:00
Tie-Dye Fun

Meet and greet other international students and bond over a fun session of Tie-dying. You leave with a colorful surprise!

Wong International Centre  
8:00pm - 10:30pm 
Skating Social with Varsity Hockey Team  

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 8:15 pm and some of our orientation leaders will walk you to the Acadia Arena. 

 

Andrew H.  Memorial Arena 
 
 

 

Saturday, August 31st- Canadian Student Move-in Day

Time

Event

Location

  9:00am - 1:00pm
 Move In
 Your Residence
 9:00am - 2:00pm
 Axe Pack Pickup & Purchase
 Acadia Students' Union Building (SUB)
 9:00am - 4:00pm
 ID Card Pickup
 Fountain Commons Great Hall
 9:30am - 10:30am
 Off-Campus Information Session & Hangout

Come to meet and greet fellow students who will be living off-campus! This chilled info session will provide you with tips to live on your own as well as resources to make your transition from home to your new apartment smooth and successful.   

 Clark Commons
 9:30am - 11:30am
 FREE Pancake Breakfast

Did you move in before August 31? Looking for something to do during the busy morning or move in? Join us for some FREE tasty pancakes, networking, and meeting new people!

 

 Axe Bar & Grill
 11:00am - 12:00pm
 Parents' Address
 Denton Hall Auditorium
 11:30am - 1:00pm
 LUNCH
 Wheelock Dining Hall
 2:00pm - 2:30pm
 Matriculation Preparation

Come pick up your robes and find your faculty.

 Beveridge Arts Centre (BAC)
 2:30pm - 3:30pm
 Matriculation

MANDATORY

A historic and meaningful Acadia tradition, a ceremony to mark your admission to Acadia University and celebrate the beginning of an important moment in a student's life.

 University Hall 201
 3:30pm - 4:00pm
 President's Reception & Family Departure

A chance for parents to meet and chat with Senior University Officials

 University Hall Quad
4:30pm - 6:30pm
DINNER
Wheelock Dining Hall
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Residence Community Meetings
Your Residence
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Arrive & Thrive Show

 

Stu Aberdeen Court (Athletics Complex)
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Arrive & Thrive Debrief
Your Residence
10:00pm - 12:00am
Residence Kick-Off Event
Your Residence

 

Sunday, September 1st

Time 

Event

Location

 8:00am - 9:00am
 BREAKFAST
 Wheelock Dining Hall
 9:00am - 2:00pm
 Meet the President

MANDATORY

 

For more information check the App.

 K.C. Irving Auditorium (KCIC)
 9:00am - 12:00pm
 Acadia Talks Consent

MANDATORY

For more information check the App.

 University Hall 201
 9:00am - 12:00pm
 Keep It Social

MANDATORY

For more information check the App.

 Denton Hall Auditorium
 11:30pm - 1:00pm
 LUNCH
 Wheelock Dining Hall
 12:00pm - 2:00pm
 Axe Pack Pickup
 ASU Main Level
 1:00pm - 2:00pm
 Wellness Hour - De-stress Cafe 

Chat and Chill with your orientation week leaders, meet other new students, and bond over fun interactive board games while enjoying the free cafe!

Vaughan Memorial Library Quiet Room
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Alumni Scavenger Hunt

Starting Point: Wheelock Dining Hall

Starting Point: Wheelock Dining Hall
 2:00pm - 4:30pm
JAM!-BOREE

FREE Food, slip & slide, Therapeutic Farm (yes, there are mini pigs and goats), inflatables, games, FREE stuff, foam machines and MORE! Have some fun in the sun and enjoy one of Acadia's most popular O Week events.

 Cutten Lawn
 2:00pm - 3:00pm  
 Dining Tour (Sign-up Required)

Interested in learning more about Wheelock and the food options available to you? Sign up for one of the two Dining Tours by emailing orientationweek@acadiau.ca 

 Wheelock Dining Hall

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dining Tour (Sign-up Required)

Interested in learning more about Wheelock and the food options available to you? Sign up for one of the two Dining Tours by emailing orientationweek@acadiau.ca 

Wheelock Dining Hall
3:00pm - 4:00pm 
YOGA

Please bring a yoga mat, if you have one. We have a limited number of mats available to borrow!

Vaughan Memorial Library Quiet Room
 4:30pm - 6:30pm
 DINNER
 Wheelock Dining Hall
 7:00pm - 8:00pm
 Chapel Service
 Manning Memorial Chapel
8:00pm - 8:30pm
Floor/Section Meetings
Your Residence
9:00pm - LATE
CALL ME MAYBE (Dry Event - All Ages)

Pull out your plain white T's and favourite permanent marker! This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people. Rumour has is, people, meet their best friends or get a cutie's number here! Get there EARLY because we hit capacity quickly. BRING STUDENT ID. FREE WITH O WEEK BRACELET OR $10 AT THE DOOR!

Axe Bar & Grill (AXE)
9:00pm - 11:30pm
Chill-Axe Lounge: SELF-CARE NIGHT

Let's begin the semester on a positive note! Come out to de-stress your mind and body. It will be a fun night of DIY bath bombs, body scrubs, painting, coloring, and snacks!

Michener Lounge (SUB)
9:00pm - 12:00am
Bonfire

Marshmallows, chocolate and s'mores and more!!

KCIC Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

Monday, September 2nd- Returning Student Move In Day

Time

Event

Location

 8:00am - 10:00am
 BREAKFAST
 Wheelock Dining Hall
 9:00am - 10:45am
 Getting to Know Your Community

9:00-9:30 am Acadia Botanical Gardens Tour 

9:45-10:15 am Acadia Farm Tour  

10:15-10:45 am Acadia Athletic Complex 

 KCIC Botanical Gardens, Acadia Farm, Acadia Athletic Complex (AC)
11:00am - 12:00pm
First Year 1001: Tips for Maximizing your Physical, Social, and Mental Health at University
Guest Speaker: Jonathon Fowles, School of Kinesiology
University Hall
 12:00pm - 1:00pm
 LUNCH
 Wheelock Dining Hall
 1:00pm - 1:30pm
 AXE GAMES Preparation
 Your Residence
 1:30pm - 2:30pm
 ASU First Year Photo

 SAY CHEESE! This is where we take a big photo of all of you! A classic Acadia tradition.

 University Hall Front Steps
 2:30pm - 4:30pm
 AXE GAMES

Show of your Acadia and Residence spirit! Dance, cheer, meet friends and have a BLAST! The Axe Games are one of Acadia's long-standing O Week traditions and will leave a lasting and meaningful impression.

 

 Stu Aberdeen Court (AC)
4:30pm - 6:30pm
DINNER
Wheelock Dining Hall
9:00pm - LATE
GLOW FETE (Dry Event)

Join the Black Student Association (BSA) in a back-to-school Glow Fete, welcoming both first-years and returning students! FREE!!

 

MacKeen Room (SUB)
9:00pm - 10:30pm
Bon Fire Sing-Along
KCIC Botanical Gardens
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Chill-Axe Lounge: Movie Night

By Peer Support Centre

Come out to a classic Chillax Lounge event to meet your Peer Support Leaders! The Movies is "Why Him?"

Free Popcorn and treats!

Michener Lounge (SUB)

 

Tuesday, September 3rd

Time

Event

Location

8:00am - 10:00am 
Breakfast

 

Wheelock Dining Hall
9:30am - 10:30am
 

Getting the Right Start

MANDATORY

Introductions: 

Provost & VP Academic:
Dr. Dale Keefe
 
Dean of Arts:  
Dr. Laura Robinson  
 
Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences:  
Dr. Suzie Currie
 
Dean of Professional Studies:  
Dr. Ann Vibert
 
Acadia Students’ Union VP Academic:  
Ms. Mackenzie Jarvin
 
 University Hall  
10:30am - 12:00pm

Meet your Home Departments and Schools

MANDATORY

Information will be provided in University Hall
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch hosted by your Dean

 

Come and have lunch with your Dean!

 

Pure and Applied Sciences: South Quad of University Hall 

Rain location: Huggins Science Hall foyer 

Arts: Northeast Lawn Area outside Art Gallery entrance to BAC 

Rain location: BAC foyer outside Art Gallery 

Professional Studies: Adjacent to Student Union Building and Denton Hall 

Rain location: Fountain Common

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Student Support Fair

 

Fountain Commons

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wellness Hour - Therapy Dog

 

Vaughan Memorial Library Quiet Room

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Wine & Cheese

Mix and mingle with your fellow classmates, professors and more! Hosted by ASU VP Mackenzie Jarvin 

AXE

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Dinner

 

Wheelock Dining Hall
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Find Your Class!

 

 Meet RAs in front of your residence

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Outdoor Movie Night: The Lion King (Original)

Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase... Outdoor movie night is the definition of no worries. FREE Food and coupons! Bring comfy clothes, blankets, pillows, whatever you like! Curl up on the beautiful KCIC lawn in front of a giant screen and enjoy a trip down memory lane.

 

Location: KCIC Gardens

If Rain: KCIC Auditorium

 

Wednesday, September 4th- First Day of Classes

Time

Event

Location

ALL DAY
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
On-Campus
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wolfville Farmer's Market: Welcome Back Dinner

Go down to the Farmer's Market for fresh fruits & veggies, live music, chefs and artisan vendors and have supper with the community members! 

Every 10th Acadia Student gets a meal free!

Dinner prices are $10 but prices for items vary. 

Wolfville Farmer's Market
 4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Club Axe-travaganza

Stop by and check out the many clubs available to get involved with student life at Acadia!

 SUB Main Level
7:00pm - 10:00pm
DIY: Make A Vision Board

What are your goals for the school year? Make them come to life by creating your very own vision board! 

Bring some quotes and photos that are special to you! 

Supplies are limited!

Michener Lounge (SUB)
7:00pm - LATE
Acadia Trivia & Karaoke (19+ After 9 pm)

Trivia 7pm-9pm 

Karaoke 9pm-Late (19+ after 9pm) 

Axe Bar & Grill

 

Thursday, September 5th

Time

Event

Location

 9:00pm - LATE

DZEKO Takes AREA 51 

Award-winning Artist and performance connoisseur, DZEKO is out of this world! Open to all Acadia students, this concert is the highlight of the entire week.  

FREE WITH O WEEK BRACELET, $15 AT THE DOOR.

*DRY EVENT – ALL AGES* 

 MacKeen Room (SUB)
 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bonfire

Marshmallows, S'mores and More!  

KCIC Gardens

11:00pm - LATE
AREA 51 AFTER PARTY (19+)

**AREA 51 AFTER PARTY: Alexa, play Katy Perry - E.T.     Welcome home everyone! You look out of this world in silver and green!

Axe Bar & Grill

 

Friday, September 6th

Time

Event

Location

 5:00pm - 9:00pm

 Soccer Home Openers

5-7pm - Women's game

7-9pm - Men's game

 

 Raymond Field (AC)

 9:00pm - LATE

 Y2K: THROW IT BACK (19+)

I'm getting major Paris Hilton and Eminem vibes. Two pieces of photo ID required (including student ID), 19+         #FridaysAreForTheAxe

 Axe Bar & Grill

 

 

Saturday, September 7th- Charity Day

Time

Event

Location

 8:30am - 1:00pm

 Wolfville Farmer's Market

 Wolfville Farmer's Market

9:00am - 1:00pm

CHARITY DAY (Axes In Action)

Charity Day, better known as Axes in Action, is an annual fundraiser devoted to raising money for the Acadia S.M.I.L.E Program and L'Arche Homefires Wolfville. The event takes place around Kentville, Coldbrook, New Minas, and the Wolfville area. Students are sent throughout these areas to advertise these programs and raise money. These two organizations have a huge impact on our community, and it is important to help whenever we can.

Main Level (SUB)

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Rugby Home Opener

Stand up and cheer for you Acadia Axewoman. Head down to Raymond Field to cheer on the Acadia Axewomen as they work towards the National Championship. 

Remember to wear your Acadia Swag!

Raymond Field

 


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The schedule is subject to change.