What do I do when I arrive?

Arrival day for incoming Canadian students for the 2017 school year is Saturday, September 2nd. Arriving on campus is as easy as 1-2-3:

Step 1:

Drive your car to the residence you are living in and drop off your items. Once you have unloaded your vehicle, a member of your party should then go find a parking spot on campus. Do not continue to move in your items with your car outside of your residence, as someone else will likely need that space to unload! Your residence room will be open when you arrive, and we will have volunteers on site ready to help!

Step 2:

Head down to the Fountain Learning Commons to get your access card programmed. This will allow you to then shut your residence room door and have access to get back in, as well as give you access to other areas on campus. 

Step 3:

Stop by the Students' Union Building to pick up your All Axecess Pack and also browse the many other helpful services we will have set up in the SUB.

Once you have completed these 3 steps, view the Welcome Week schedule to plan your next move. The matriculation ceremony hosted here on arrival day afternoon is an amazing experience and is your official welcome to Acadia University. This is a must attend event!


International Student Arrival

Click here for the International Student Arrival Guide for this fall! 

Upon arriving to Acadia's campus, make your way to Safety and Security. Here, you will be able to pick up your student ID card as well as meet some of the volunteers who will be assisting with your orientation. 

International orientation takes place from Wednesday, August 30th (international student arrival day) to Friday, September 1st. On Saturday, September 2nd, Canadian students will be arriving to campus and Welcome Week activities for all incoming students will begin!

The universtiy provides an airport pick-up service on Wednesday, August 30th as well as orientation events for all international students. be sure to sign-up for these events by clicking here!

Still have quesitons? Please feel free to contact us at welcomeweek@acadiau.ca