First-year students are guaranteed a space in residence if they apply for residence before June 1. Ten residences house over 1,720 students in modern and well appointed facilities. All residence rooms include local telephone service and voice mail, network connections, and cable television leads.
Most off-campus housing is fairly close to campus. Bachelor apartments range from $350.00 to $475.00 per month, one-bedroom apartments range from $325.00 to $500.00 per month, two-bedroom apartments range from $300.00 to $600.00 per month, and prices vary among larger units. The Acadia Students' Union inspects off-campus housing units and provides details on their Web site at www.theasu.com/mainmenu.asp.
Acadia holds many helpful activities for students such as welcome week, orientation activities, international student orientation, graduate student orientation, and mature student orientation. All first-year students take a care and feeding course and an instructional workshop in the use and care of their notebook computers. There is a study skills counsellor on-campus and a first-year advisor to help first-year students make the transition between secondary school and university life.
Alpine Skiing (F/M), Badminton (F/M), Ball Hockey (F/M), Basketball (F/M), Broomball (F/M), Cheerleading (F/M), Cross Country Running (F/M), Curling (F/M), Equestrian (F/M), Figure Skating (F/M), Flag Football (F/M), Football (M), Ice Hockey (F/M), Racketball (F/M), Rugby (F/M), Soccer (F/M), Softball (F/M), Ultimate Frisbee (F/M), Volleyball (F/M), Water Polo (F/M), Weightlifting (F/M)
Basketball (F/M), Cross Country Running (F), Equestrian (F/M), Football (M), Hockey (M), Ice Hockey (M), Rugby (F), Soccer (F/M), Volleyball (F)
There are seven varsity athletic teams, six club sports, and nine intramural sports. Acadia's athletic complex sports two gymnasiums, a six-lane swimming pool, an Olympic-sized ice surface, squash and racquetball courts, weight and cardio room, indoor and outdoor tracks, tennis courts, and large outdoor sports fields.
There are over 50 student led clubs on campus.
Students enrolling in the Acadia Advantage program are not expected to be computer whizzes; in fact, they aren't expected to have any specialized computer training at all. It is the job of Acadia's faculty and staff members to bring students up to speed. Throughout the year, they provide seminars that teach students how to use their ThinkPads effectively and that helps them feel comfortable using software, conducting research, and completing assignments. There is also a help line and an on-campus service centre, which is open for more than 80 hours a week to answer questions and to service ThinkPads. Students also have the option of picking up their computers during the summer in order to familiarize themselves with their new ThinkPads before the school year begins. Advantage classrooms contain ergonomically designed chairs, acoustic absorption material, large screen data projectors, and power and data connections at students' seats. Public areas are also wired for students' convenience. In total, Acadia has 7,000 data connections scattered across campus, using more than 120 kilometres of data and voice cable to keep it connected to the world's resources.
Acadia is the home of a 100-seat theatre dedicated to drama productions, two large general purpose theatres, and the 2,000-seat War Memorial Gymnasium, which provides a large venue for live entertainment. The Students' Union Building has various sized venues. The University community benefits from numerous presentations during the year, comprising the Acadia Performing Arts Series, concerts by students and faculty of the University's School of Music, and student theatre productions.
Acadia University welcomes students with special needs and will accommodate individual requests for support services, insofar as these are available and can be provided. Assistance ranges from adapted residence rooms, to special parking, counselling, and provision of student assistants. Adapted study space is available in the Vaughan Memorial Library.
Acadia has approximately 10 active exchange programs for undergraduates. International students on campus represent over 60 countries and an international student advisor provides guidance and assistance to the international students. The Wong International Centre serves as a resource centre and meeting place for international and Canadian students.
Visiting Acadia is a great way to see what we're all about. Call us at (902) 585-1828 or e-mail us at email@example.com to arrange a tour and experience Acadia firsthand as you talk to our students and professors, sit in on classes, and enjoy our dining hall. We can even arrange for you to stay overnight in residence.
After two successful years of study, students may participate in paid work experience programs such as co-operative education terms (three- or four-month terms) or internships (12- or 16-month terms). For more information on Acadia's Co-operative Education program, visit our Web site at www.acadiau.ca/employment/co-op/homepage.html.