What to Bring to Mount A


 
Welcome to Sackville! Check out our checklist for incoming students of helpful items to bring.

Are you living in a residence? Here's our res checklist:

School Supplies:

  • A laptop (though the Mt. A library does have public access computers if this isn't feasible).
  • A USB drive to back up documents.
  • A printer, ink, and computer paper (or you can also print at the Mt. A library for a fee).
  • Pens and pencils.
  • Notebooks or scribblers to take class notes in.
  • A calculator.
  • A stapler.
  • An agenda to stay organized.
  • A wall calendar to write due dates on.
  • A backpack.

For Your Room:

  • Bedding (sheets, blankets, pillowcases, etc.) for a single bed.
  • Posters, pictures, and decorations to make the room feel like home.
  • Blue sticky-tack to hang up any posters (tape and thumbtacks aren't allow in residence).
  • Laundry detergent (there are washers + dryers in every residence).

Clothing:

  • Regular clothing.
  • Hangers.
  • Winter clothing (warm coats, mittens, hats, boots, etc.).
  • Shoes.
  • Sneakers for use at the Mt. A gym (paid for in your student fees).

Toiletries:

  • Shampoo and conditioner.
  • Deodorant.
  • Soap.
  • Tissues.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Menstrual products.
  • Towels and wash cloths.
  • Any prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies like painkillers and cough syrup.
  • If living in a residence with en-suite bathrooms like Campbell Hall, you'll need toilet paper, a hand towel, and hand soap. You'll also need cleaning supplies (toilet bowl cleaner, rags, sponges, spray cleaner, etc.)
  • If living in a residence with communal bathrooms like Harper Hall, you'll need flip-flops to wear in the shower and a shower caddy to carry your cosmetics to the shower.

Documentation:

  • Bank card(s).
  • Health card.
  • Proof of health + dental insurance if you're insured.
  • Driver's license or other forms of ID.

Miscellaneous:

  • Snacks (each room is equipped with a mini-fridge and each residence has a microwave).
  • Umbrella (it rains a lot in Sackville during the Fall and Spring).
  • Headphones

Tips for Living in Residence:

  • If you ever have any questions or concerns, house staff like RAs and Academic Mentors are there to help you!
  • Many students in Sackville use the Sackville Buy, Sell, and Trade Facebook group to purchase used furniture, clothing, electronics, and other home goods.
  • In Sackville there are two grocery stores, two pharmacies, a home goods store, gas stations, fast food restaurants, a movie theatre, eat-in restaurants and cafes, bookstores, and décor shops. There's also a farmer's market at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park on Main Street every Saturday morning. Explore Sackville!
  • To help you on your explorations, students can borrow bicycles with a $20 refundable deposit through the Sackville Bike Co-op, co-sponsored by MASU.
  • Students get 10% off at Foodland and The Independent Grocer on Tuesday's with your student ID! You can collect Airmiles at Foodland and PC Plus Points at the Independent.
  • There are an RBC and a Scotiabank in town for banks.

Are you living in a house or apartment in Sackville? Here's what you'll find helpful.

School Supplies:

  • A laptop (though the Mt. A library does have public access computers if this isn't feasible).
  • A USB drive to back up documents.
  • A printer, ink, and computer paper (or you can also print at the Mt. A library for a fee).
  • Pens and pencils.
  • Notebooks or scribblers to take class notes in.
  • A calculator.
  • A stapler.
  • An agenda to stay organized.
  • A wall calendar to write due dates on.
  • A backpack.

Clothing:

  • Regular clothing.
  • Hangers.
  • Winter clothing (warm coats, mittens, hats, boots, etc.).
  • Shoes.
  • Sneakers for use at the Mt. A gym (paid for in your student fees).

Toiletries:

  • Shampoo and conditioner.
  • Deodorant
  • Soap.
  • Tissues.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Menstrual products.
  • Towels, wash cloths, and a hand towel.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Hand soap.
  • Any prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies like painkillers and cough syrup.
  • Cleaning supplies (toilet bowl cleaner, rags, sponges, spray cleaner, a broom etc.)

Documentation:

  • Bank card(s).
  • Health card.
  • Proof of health + dental insurance if you're insured.
  • Driver's license or other forms of ID.
  • Cheques.
  • A copy of your lease.

For Your Room:

  • Furniture if the room is unfurnished (a bed, a desk, a computer chair, a dresser, a desk lamp).
  • Bedding (sheets, blankets, pillowcases, etc.) for whatever size bed you have.
  • Posters, pictures, and decorations to make the room feel like home.
  • Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and a laundry basket.

For the Kitchen:

  • Appliances such as a microwave, a toaster, and a kettle.
  • Various pots and pans depending on what you like to cook (a frying pan, a pasta pot, and a saucepan is a good start).
  • Baking pans.
  • Dish soap and cloths.
  • A dish drying rack.
  • Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons).
  • Dishes (plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, etc.).
  • A cutting board.
  • A spatula, a ladle, a wooden spoon.
  • A can opener.
  • Measuring spoons and cups.
  • Sandwich bags.
  • Tupperware.
  • Cooking basics (cooking oil, spices, condiments, baking supplies if you bake). There are two grocery stores in Sackville.
  • Oven mitts.

For Communal Living Space:

  • Furniture if the apartment is unfurnished (couch, chairs, dining room table, lamps). Coordinate these purchases with roommates.
  • A coat rack.
  • A shoe rack or welcome rug for shoes.
  • Any decorations to make the space seem like home.

Tips for Living on Your Own:

  • Many students in Sackville use the Sackville Buy, Sell, and Trade Facebook group to purchase used furniture such as beds, couches, and tables.
  • There is a Home Hardware in Sackville where many of the above supplies can be purchased, as well as two grocery stores, two pharmacies, gas stations, fast food restaurants, a movie theatre, eat-in restaurants and cafes, bookstores, and décor shops. There's also a farmer's market at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park on Main Street every Saturday morning. Explore Sackville!
  • To help you on your explorations, students can borrow bicycles with a $20 refundable deposit through the Sackville Bike Co-op, co-sponsored by your MASU student fees.
  • To help with grocery shopping, consider meal planning your week out before shopping and making a grocery list to avoid unnecessary purchases. Cooking your own food is much cheaper than eating out!
  • Students get 10% off at Foodland and The Independent Grocer on Tuesdays with your student ID! You can collect Airmiles at Foodland and PC Plus Points at the Independent.
  • There are an RBC and a Scotiabank in town for banks.