Your home away from home
Residence is a popular choice for students, particularly those in first year, with nearly 90 per cent choosing to live on campus. All first-year students who meet the deposit deadline are guaranteed residence accommodations. And with 13 unique residences, each with its own personality, there is a perfect place for everyone.
Rooms are fully furnished with a bed and mattress, desk, chair, storage, mini fridge, and curtains. All you’ll need to bring are personal items and a few photos to make your new room feel like home
Students who live in residence have an increased opportunity to get involved on campus. With movie nights, house dinners and parties, study groups and academic mentoring, intramural sports, and other social and cultural activities, there is plenty to help you balance and enhance your studies.
Making a match
Students say over and over again that having a roommate was the best experience in their first year. You can choose your own roommate or have our housing department match you with another student. Roommates are matched based on common areas such as interests, study preferences, tidiness, and sleeping habits.
Mount Allison’s roommate matchmaker, Isobel Snowdon, has a 99 per cent success rate. She stresses the importance of filling out the residence application carefully and honestly, so you are accurately paired with someone compatible.
Supportive and safe
Mount Allison is one of the few universities in Canada to have residence dons or families living in residence to provide an extra support system and help with the transition to university life. Residence assistants are well trained and are always available to listen and offer guidance. Each house has an academic mentor who provides study skill help and academic support. The residence staff-to-student ratio is 1:17 — one of the best ratios in the country.
Why not see for yourself? We invite you to learn more about Mount Allison’s residences by visiting campus as part of our Campus Visit Program.
Meal plans to suit your appetite
Mount Allison’s dining hall—Jennings—has something for every taste in its “all-you-care-to-eat ”Fresh Food Company®. There are nine fresh-made stations to choose from, including sandwiches, salads, pizza, soups, breakfast nook, grill, entrées, and desserts, plus an award winning vegetarian and vegan section that has never been touched by meat. Vegetarian and vegan choices can also be found at almost every station.
Our executive chef, Tom Burrell, designs the menus and even offers cooking lessons. Menus include international dishes, tableside serving, theme nights, slow-roasted rotisserie meats, fish market, and made to order items. Special needs diets are easily accommodated.
The dining hall opens at 7:45 a.m. and remains open three nights a week for “late night” until midnight—the perfect end to a long day of classes.
You will have a choice between two meal plans, which include an Unlimited Plan and 14 meals per week. The Unlimited Plan is the best value and offers the most flexibility for students. Plans can be changed in September or upgraded at any point during the year.
Mountie Money is mandatory for all meal plans. The initial amount of $100 will be loaded into a card account and can be used to purchase food and other services on campus by swiping your student ID card. Food is also available at Gracie’s Café and The Pond, both in the Wallace McCain Student Centre, and The Flying Bean Café in the library. Money can be reloaded on your card at any time.