Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2023
Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada
Minor: French and Spanish (Double Minor)
... would be to talk to everybody! Talk to the people sitting next to you in class, talk to the people who live on your residence floor and make connections! You never know, the person sitting next to you in BIOL 1001 may become your best friend! I would also recommend joining a sports team or club/society. In my experience, joining the varsity swim team helped me adapt to university life and kept the homesickness at bay! Lastly, attend university held events, these could become some of your favourite university memories.
... going to cafes with my friends on the weekends! My favourite cafe in Sackville by far is Cranewood, they have amazing food and specialty coffees! A recently new cafe has also made it's way to Sackville named Aida's, they have the best macaroons I've ever had!
... coming to Mount Allison has brought me out of my shell. Leaving home and not knowing anybody when I arrived forced me to make connections and interact with people so that I could find my people. And it definitely paid off, I've met my best friends here is Sackville.
... it was not too far from home and it a smaller campus compared to most. At Mount Allison, I have been able to create my independence living on my own while also knowing that I have a support system close by whenever I need them. Additionally, since Mount Allison is so small, it's fairly easy to get used to finding your way around campus and creating connections with your professors (I've had a class with about 15 people in it).