Hi Huskies! We’re the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA) and we’re super excited for you to join us on campus! As students working for students, we’re here to make your university experience the best it can be! That’s why we’ve been working hard to make this year a memorable one for each and every one of you, starting with Welcome Weeks!

Welcome Weeks is filled with social events and educational activities designed to help you meet new friends, get familiar with the Saint Mary’s community, and meet faculty & professors. Throughout Welcome Weeks, you’ll get to connect with support systems and resources, meet student leaders and members of the Saint Mary’s community, and best of all, participate in some pretty cool events & activities! But don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself:





What is a Welcome Weeks Kit?

Welcome Weeks Kits are a must buy for any new SMUdent! They include campus information, SMU & SMUSA swag, and a variety of useful items to get you through your first year at SMU! Here are some of the things you’ll find in your kit this year:

  • Backpack
  • Thermocup
  • Cellphone Wallet
  • Laptop Sleeve
  • Portable Charging Block
  • Reusable Straws
  • Special Welcome Weeks Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • SMU Baseball Hat
  • SMUSA Socks
  • FREE admission to all SMUSA organized Welcome Weeks events

How do I buy my kit?

Skip the line, and pre-order your Welcome Weeks Kit online for the discounted price of $105! It’s the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to buy your kit! Alternatively, you can buy a kit for the full price of $110 at our Information Desk during Welcome Weeks (while supplies last).


Saturday, Aug. 31st


Date/Time: Saturday August 31st, 7-9pm
Location: McNally Main Auditorium

Event Description: Ever wanted to be on a game show? Try your luck at our version of the popular game show Jeopardy as Denis Amirault, our Trivia Host, becomes Alex Trebek for the night. Come out for a night of games, laughs and pizza!

Sunday, Sept. 1st

Welcome to the Gorsebrook (ft. a secret DJ)

Date/Time: Sunday, September 1st, 9pm-1am
Location: The Gorsebrook Lounge

Event Description: This alcohol-free event is open to all ages. Dance the night away with us and other first year students! Stay tuned for who the secret DJ will be!

Monday, Sept. 2nd

Husky Cup

Date/Time: Monday, September 2nd, 2pm-4pm
Location: Huskies Stadium (SMU Football Field)

Event Description: This is your chance to show your competitive side! Six teams will compete against each other to win the Husky Cup. Get ready to take on challenges, obstacle courses, fun games and a big water fight to end the afternoon!

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd

City Scramble

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 3:30-5pm
Location: Quad (Outside the Student Centre)

Event Description: Teams will compete in an “Amazing Race” around Downtown Halifax to find clues and complete challenges at 10 secret locations. The winning team gets a special prize at the final location!

Movie Night on the Field

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 9-11pm
Location: Huskies Stadium (SMU Football Field)

Event Description: Grab a blanket and join us for a movie night on the field the day before classes begin!

Wednesday, Sept. 4th

Wayne Hoffman the Mentalist

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 4th, 7-8pm
Location: McNally Main Auditorium

Event Description: Multi-award winning performer Wayne Hoffman is recognized as one of the top mentalists in the world. Wayne’ s show is a high-energy presentation that involves body language, human behaviour, and visual magic that will make your head explode.

Thursday, Sept. 5th

Societies & Partners Expo

Date/Time: Thursday, September 5th, 10am-4pm
Location: Quad (Outside the Student Centre)

Event Description: Visit the Societies & Partners Expo to get involved on campus! Societies are a great way to meet new friends and make the most of your university experience!

Friday, Sept. 6th

SMU Community Day

Date/Time: Friday, September 6th, 9am-3pm
Location: McNally Main Auditorium

Event Description: SMUSA and SMU Career Services invite you to a fun-filled day of giving back to the Halifax Community. Participate by volunteering in hands-on activities with your selection of one of five exciting organizations around the city. Lunch will be provided. 

Learn more about Community Day volunteering opportunities and sign-up here: www.smusa.ca/communityday 

Carnival on the Quad

Date/Time: Friday, September 6th, 5-9pm
Location: Quad (Outside the Student Centre)

Event Description: After a long day, the Quad transforms into a carnival! Come enjoy classic carnival rides, games, foods and live performances throughout the night.

Saturday, Sept. 7th

Ikea Trip

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 7th
Location: Student Centre

Tuesday, Sept. 10th

Avoiding Academic Mistakes

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10th, 11:15am–12:15pm & 2:15–3:15pm
Location: TBD

Be sure to check out the full Welcome Weeks schedule!


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