A new year. A new term. A new beginning at Mount Allison.

The academic year at Mount Allison begins in September but students can also choose to start in January. University offices reopen after the holidays on Monday, January 2.  University Residences re-open at 10am on Saturday, January 7 for new students. Classes begin on Monday, January 9.

To make the adjustment to life at Mount Allison an easier one for new students, International & Student Affairs offers an abbreviated winter orientation on Sunday, January 8. For complete schedule information, click on Schedule in the Useful Links sidebar. (information is still being updated)


To register for Winter Orientation, please complete the online form by clicking on the Register Now link in the Quick Links box. To ensure that we are ready for your arrival, please register before the University closes for the winter holidays on December 22. There is no charge for participating.

Airport pick-up 

Free pick-up from the Moncton International Airport on Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8. If you arrive before Saturday, January 7, please refer to the Alternate Accommodations Options section below. (University residences don't open until 10:00am Saturday, January 7) If you arrive after Sunday, January 8, please refer to the Alternate Transportation Options section below.

The pick-up schedule will be determined on Jan 4.

Alternate Transportation Options

If you are arriving outside the airport shuttle service times please consider the following alternate transportation options:
•    Sackville Cab ($70-$80, tel. 506-364-8000)
•    Maritime Bus ($18.50, airport departures at 9:30am, 2:10pm, 6:15pm)
•    VIA Rail (from Halifax, Moncton, Montreal)

Alternate Accommodation Options

If you are arriving by plane before University residences re-open on Saturday, January 7, it is recommended that you make accommodation arrangements in Moncton.  If you register for the airport pick-up service, we can make arrangements to pick you up at your hotel on Saturday morning.   Find information on Moncton accommodation options here: City of Moncton Accommodation

The Town of Sackville website also provides information on local accommodation options.

Holiday Closure Reminder

The University will be closed for the winter holidays from December 22 (4:30pm) to January 2 (8:30am). During this time, University staff will not be actively checking email or voicemail. Please direct all inquiries to winterorientation@mta.ca. University residences will re-open and meal service will resume at 11:30am on Sunday, January 8. Classes begin on Monday, January 9.