What to Bring to MtA!
 
Welcome to Sackville! Check out our checklist for incoming students of helpful items to bring. For more information, check out the Housing FAQs.

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

School Supplies:

  • A laptop (though the MtA 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 MtA 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.
  • You are permitted to use up to six thumbtacks to hang items in your room. You can also use 3M temporary hooks. Non-adhesive putty, such as blue 'Fun-Tak' and tape are not permitted 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 Tuesdays with your student ID! You can collect Airmiles at Foodland and PC Plus Points at the Independent.
  • There are two banks in town: an RBC and a Scotiabank.

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

School Supplies:

  • A laptop (though the MtA 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 MtA 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 two banks in town: an RBC and a Scotiabank.