Warmest Welcome to Acadia!

Warmest Welcome to Acadia!

First year in university is exciting, and maybe a little nerve-racking, but I couldn’t be happier you’ve chosen Acadia as your partner on the important journey you’re taking. My colleagues and I will do everything in our power to help you fulfill your educational dreams.

Welcome Week at Acadia marks the end of summer and kicks-off what will be one of the most impactful experiences of your life. Participating fully in the formal and informal activities planned by Acadia’s staff and faculty, and the Students’ Union will ensure you learn as much as you can about our community and your academic program while meeting the people who will help you succeed. As an added bonus, it is virtually guaranteed that you will make friendships and memories during Welcome Week that will last a lifetime.

The University, Town of Wolfville, and Students’ Union strive to create the most harmonious university-town community in Canada for the benefit of full-time residents and students alike. Please be respectful citizens as you enjoy all the richness and beauty Wolfville, and the surrounding area have to offer. Being engaged within our community is an essential part of the true Acadia experience, so start off on the right track.

Thank you for choosing to study, learn and grow with us. I look forward to seeing you in person soon!

Stand up and cheer!


Dr. Peter Ricketts

President and Vice-Chancellor