Stay informed. Check your MTA email regularly for important updates from the University.   

From your family to ours

The excitement and apprehension felt by new students can be shared by their families too. The adjustment that students face in making the move towards a life of greater independence can be mirrored by similar adjustments at home. Students come with questions just as family members do. And we’re here to answer them.

Stay Informed
Interested in receiving regular Orientation updates? Want to stay current on emails (and email reminders) being sent to new students? Add your name to the Parent/Guardian mailing list. Click here or follow the link in the sidebar to sign up. You can remove your name from the list at any time. All contact information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used to keep parents and guardians informed about Orientation. As another source of information, consider joining the Parents & Families' Facebook group.
Preview MTA Day

Friday, July 26 is Preview MTA Day. This is a chance for students to beat the rush of Move-In Day and take care of things such as picking up their student ID card, finalizing course selections, purchasing textbooks, and finding their way to their residence room. In addition, staff from across Student Affairs will be leading information sessions for students and parents on important topics such as academic success, registration & advising, financial aid, health & wellness, and insurance. For more information, visit the Preview MTA home/registration page.

Residence Move-In Day

For most students, August 29 will be their first day on campus. This is Move-In Day, the first day of Orientation and the first day that residence are open to new students. Plan to arrive early.  Residences open at 9am. Mount Allison staff and Orientation volunteers will be positioned throughout Sackville and across campus to make move-in easy and orderly. Proceed directly to your residence for keys and check-in paperwork. Visit the Student Centre to pick up Orientation Welcome Packs. Join other new students and their families for a complimentary lunch at Jennings Dining Hall. Stay for a Parent Information Session in the afternoon followed by the Commencement ceremony at 4:00pm. For more information, visit the Move-In Day page on the Orientation website. 

Parents & Guardians
We recognize that parents and guardians have lots of questions about Orientation, residence life, and the overall transition to university. To help you with some of the more common questions, we created a Parents & Guardians page on our website. It lists information about Important Dates & Deadlines, Academics, Finances, Campus Life, and - looking a few years down the line - Life After MtA. You can visit this page here or by visiting

But some questions we cannot answer…

Mount Allison is bound by Canadian privacy laws which prevent us from releasing or sharing a student’s personal, financial, and academic information without their permission. Consequently, there may be some questions that our staff legally cannot answer if you call or email to inquire. If it is important for you to be able to discuss these matters with Mount Allison staff, it is necessary for you and your son or daughter to sign Mount Allison’s Release of Information Consent Form. The form is available on the Registrar’s Office website (“forms”) or by clicking here.

For all other general information questions, please contact:

Student Life Office
Tel. (506) 364-2255