Abigail F.

Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation


Class of 2023

Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada

Major: English

Minor: French and Spanish (Double Minor)

Advice I would give to incoming students...

... 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.

My favourite thing to do in Sackville is...

... 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!

How have I changed since coming to Mount A...

... 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.

I chose Mount A because...

... 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).

I'm passionate about...

Health and fitness Writing Reading Friends/Family Music Climate Justice Learning New Languages Academics Swimming

I'm involved with...

Varsity Swim Team Shinerama
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