Attending Mount Allison University is an amazing adventure that starts in residence!
Residence living can be the best years of your life - a chance to meet incredible people, be part of a vibrant social scene, and develop a social network. Our residence community is designed to provide each resident with the best experience possible, whether you find living away from home a new challenge or quickly embrace all it has to offer.
Life is convenient when you are just steps away from classes, dining hall, and all other campus amenities. Imagine no dishes to wash, waking up just minutes before your class, and being in the centre of the university buzz. Our residence life community is designed to help you succeed at Mount Allison. Continue reading to learn more about what it's like to live in residence at Mount Allison!
Moving into a new community and a new way of living can be both exciting and nerve-racking. Residence staff help make the transition as smooth as possible. They live in residence and are available to residence students on a daily basis.
Residence Don: Residence dons are mature adults or families who live in an apartment. Dons help ensure the safety, mental and physical well-being, academic success and successful transition to university. They lead the residence staff team to ensure a positive experience for students living in residence.
Assistant Don (AD) and Residence Assistant (RA): These student positions serve as role models, mediators and mentors for residents while ensuring residence policies and procedures are followed. They hold regular office hours and can help students identify available resources on campus.
Academic Mentors (AcMen): Each residence has an Academic Mentor who help support academic success. Along with being available for general academic inquiries, AcMen also plan academic-oriented events and workshops in residence such as group study sessions.
Residence Social Life
While events in residence differ each year, some frequent favourites include:
- Academic salons
- Coffee houses
- Mixers with other residences
- Trips (Moncton, Halifax, haunted corn mazes, etc.)
- Seasonal decorating contests
- Supporting a house-designated varsity sports team
- Video game tournaments
- Volunteer/fund raising events
If you want to host your own event or have a great idea for an event, all you need to do is talk to your residence executive!
The house executive includes:
- President - represents the entire house's interests and concerns on campus and with Student Life
- Vice-president - works closely with all representatives in the residence
- Secretary-treasurer - responsible for overseeing house funds/budgets and taking and posting minutes from house meetings
- Social chair - plans events for residents both in and outside of residence and promotes other events organized by the Mount Allison Students' Union (MASU), the University, and the Town of Sackville; role is often shared between two people
Our unique system of residence executives is largely responsible for residences being the heart of social life on campus.
Each residence has their own team of five executive members elected by their peers each spring, who live in the residence and plan a wide variety of events and activities throughout the academic year. There are also many 'house rep' positions in each residence where any resident can volunteer, whether they are a first-year or returning resident.