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INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4
RESIDENCES AT MOUNT ALLISON .................................................................................................................................. 4
  Edwards and Thornton Houses .............................................................................................................................................. 4
  Hunton House ........................................................................................................................................................................ 4
  Bennett and Bigelow Houses.................................................................................................................................................. 4
  Windsor Hall .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
  Harper Hall............................................................................................................................................................................ 5
  Campbell Hall ........................................................................................................................................................................ 5
ALTERNATIVE RESIDENCE LIVING ................................................................................................................................ 5
  Cuthbertson House................................................................................................................................................................. 5
  Carriage House...................................................................................................................................................................... 5
  Fine and Performing Arts Community ................................................................................................................................... 5
  Language Living Community ................................................................................................................................................. 5
  MASSIE Roommates............................................................................................................................................................... 5
RESIDENCE STAFF ................................................................................................................................................................ 6
  Residence Dons ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
  Residence Assistants and Assistant Dons ............................................................................................................................... 6
  Academic Residence Mentors................................................................................................................................................. 6
  Residence Council.................................................................................................................................................................. 6
RESIDENCE FEES................................................................................................................................................................... 7
DINING SERVICES ................................................................................................................................................................. 8
  Jennings Hall ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
  Meal Plan Benefits ................................................................................................................................................................. 8
  Special Dietary Needs ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
  “You Hold the Power to Prevent Waste!” at Jennings .......................................................................................................... 8
  Golden A Cafe........................................................................................................................................................................ 9
  The Flying Bean Cafe............................................................................................................................................................. 9
  Mountie Money ...................................................................................................................................................................... 9
COMMUNICATION SERVICES ........................................................................................................................................... 9
  ResNet Information ................................................................................................................................................................ 9
  Phones.................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
  Long Distance Information ...................................................................................................................................................10
  Cable Television....................................................................................................................................................................10
UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION .............................................................................................................................................11
RESIDENCE ORIENTATION ...............................................................................................................................................11
GENERAL RESIDENCE INFORMATION..........................................................................................................................12
  Learn to Respect Others........................................................................................................................................................12
  Living with a Roommate........................................................................................................................................................12
  Move-in Day..........................................................................................................................................................................12
  Move-out and Dump and Donate Program...........................................................................................................................12
  What is in a room? ................................................................................................................................................................12
  Keys.......................................................................................................................................................................................12
  What you need to bring .........................................................................................................................................................13
  What NOT to bring! ..............................................................................................................................................................14
  Insurance...............................................................................................................................................................................14
  Quiet Hours...........................................................................................................................................................................14
  Lock Outs ..............................................................................................................................................................................14
  Guests....................................................................................................................................................................................14
  Laundry .................................................................................................................................................................................14
  Vending Machines.................................................................................................................................................................14
  Private Parties ......................................................................................................................................................................14
  Smoke Free Campus..............................................................................................................................................................15
  Storage ..................................................................................................................................................................................15
  Extended Stay........................................................................................................................................................................15
  Room Assignment for New Students ......................................................................................................................................15
  Room Draw ...........................................................................................................................................................................15
  Mini-Fridges .........................................................................................................................................................................15
  Custodial Services in Residence............................................................................................................................................15
  Recycling in Residence..........................................................................................................................................................16
  Wet/Dry Garbage ..................................................................................................................................................................16
  Wet/Dry Waste Sorting Guide ...............................................................................................................................................16
  Fire Regulations....................................................................................................................................................................17
  Emergency Numbers .............................................................................................................................................................17
  Evacuation Procedure: .........................................................................................................................................................17
  Fire Hazards:........................................................................................................................................................................17
  Security .................................................................................................................................................................................17


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        Fixit@mta.ca.........................................................................................................................................................................18
        Work required in your room?................................................................................................................................................18
        Found a problem in a common area in a residence building? ..............................................................................................18
      CONDITIONS OF RESIDENCE ACCOMMODATION.....................................................................................................19
      STUDENT LIFE AT MOUNT ALLISON .............................................................................................................................21
        Dean of Students ...................................................................................................................................................................21
        International Student Advisor ...............................................................................................................................................21
        Career & Special Needs Counsellor .....................................................................................................................................21
        Personal Counsellors ............................................................................................................................................................21
        Sexual Harassment................................................................................................................................................................21
        Religious/Spiritual Issues......................................................................................................................................................22
        Students with Disabilities ......................................................................................................................................................22
        Meighen Centre.....................................................................................................................................................................22
        Diversity Awareness..............................................................................................................................................................22
        HEALTH 101 - What you need to know ...............................................................................................................................23
        Health Insurance Coverage ..................................................................................................................................................23
        Physician Health Care Services that are not covered under provincial plans:.....................................................................23
        Emergencies..........................................................................................................................................................................23
        Urgent Non-emergencies.......................................................................................................................................................23
        Non-Emergencies ..................................................................................................................................................................24
        Mental Health .......................................................................................................................................................................24
        Sexual Health ........................................................................................................................................................................24
        Dentists in Sackville ..............................................................................................................................................................24
        Optometrists in Sackville.......................................................................................................................................................24
        Alternative Health Therapies ................................................................................................................................................24
        Judicial Information..............................................................................................................................................................25
        Mount Allison University Code of Discipline........................................................................................................................26
        Alcohol, Drugs and you at Mount Allison .............................................................................................................................27
        Drugs ....................................................................................................................................................................................27
        Alcohol ..................................................................................................................................................................................27
      GENERAL CAMPUS INFORMATION................................................................................................................................28
        Athletics/Recreation ..............................................................................................................................................................28
        Fitness Centre .......................................................................................................................................................................29
        ID Card Information .............................................................................................................................................................29
        Connect@MTA......................................................................................................................................................................29
        Student Accounts & Financial Aid ........................................................................................................................................29
        Mail Services.........................................................................................................................................................................29
        Bookit@mta.ca......................................................................................................................................................................30
        Libraries and Archives Information ......................................................................................................................................30
        Top 10 things to know about the MTA Libraries:..................................................................................................................30
        Printing on Campus ..............................................................................................................................................................31
        Photocopying on Campus......................................................................................................................................................31
        Bookstore Information ..........................................................................................................................................................31
        Books on Beds .......................................................................................................................................................................31
        Student Administrative Council.............................................................................................................................................31
        Clubs and Societies: A Small Sampling.................................................................................................................................33
        The Argosy ............................................................................................................................................................................33
        CHMA – Mounties Radio ......................................................................................................................................................33
        Banks.....................................................................................................................................................................................33
        Transportation ......................................................................................................................................................................34
        Weather in Sackville – not predictable! ................................................................................................................................34
        Fun Events: A Small Sampling..............................................................................................................................................34
        House Parties........................................................................................................................................................................34
        Performing Arts Series..........................................................................................................................................................34
      IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION........................................................................................................................35
      ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2007-2008..........................................................................................................36




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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Mount Allison! Residence Life is an integral part of what we call the Mount Allison Experience. Half of the
total student population and 90% of first year students live on campus. In addition to living only minutes away from
classrooms, residence life involves a variety of activities, services, and programs designed to meet the educational and
social needs of university students. This Residence Life Handbook is an introduction to both residence and campus life.




RESIDENCES AT MOUNT ALLISON

Our 10 residences offer a perfect introduction to Mount Allison. All have common lounges, kitchens, study rooms, laundry
facilities, high speed and wireless Internet, cable TV and phone hook-ups in each room, as well as parking, residence staff,
and a flexible meal plan. All residences are on campus and close to academic and athletic facilities. Our residences are co-
ed style, either room to room or wing to wing. Typical room furnishings are a bed, desk, chair, closet, mini fridge, lighting,
and shelving. Windsor, Harper, and Campbell Halls are equipped with elevators and all residences are a short walk from
downtown Sackville. Please check the Residence web site for the most up to date information. www.mta.ca/housing


Edwards and Thornton Houses

These buildings house 74 and 72 students’ respectively in single rooms and are located on the south side of campus, close to
the new Fitness Centre. They are two of our smallest residences. Thornton is designed for upper-year students wanting the
convenience of living on campus and the independence of cooking meals in the eight new eat-in kitchens equipped with
fridges, freezers, stoves and dishwashers. Edwards has a great sense of community, and welcomes students of any year.
Edwards and Thornton have shared washrooms with about 6 people per washroom.

Hunton House

Hunton is centrally located in the group of residences on the south side of campus. Renovated in 2001, Hunton houses 108
students in 48 double rooms and 12 single rooms. Ten private bathrooms are located on each floor.

Bennett and Bigelow Houses

Both Bennett and Bigelow are located on York Street, and the closest residences on the south side to the new Fitness
Centre, the Library, and other academic buildings. Bigelow houses 95 students in 43 double and 9 single rooms, while
Bennett is home to 108 students in 49 double and 10 single rooms. Most residents are first-year students. Bathrooms in
Bennett and Bigelow are shared. Bennett House has a reputation as one of the most spirited houses on campus.
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Windsor Hall

Windsor Hall, the largest residence on campus with 99 double and 28 single rooms, is home to 226 students. Located beside
Jennings Dining Hall and the new Academy Garden, Windsor has a very large main floor lounge/library with floor lounges
and kitchenettes on each of the other four floors. Students have access to large shared bathrooms on each floor.

Harper Hall

Harper Hall is home to 178 students in single accommodation with a few en-suite style rooms in the quiet section known as
Harper Valley. A breezeway attaches Harper to the dining hall. The centre section of the building was renovated in 2004,
adding beautiful new floor lounges overlooking the Windsor Quad.

Campbell Hall

All 162 rooms in Campbell are en-suite style rooms with semi-private bathrooms. Built in 2004, this award-winning
residence offers many energy-saving features and other amenities such as large rooms with TV and phone, lounges, fitness
room, and indoor bike storage. Floor lounges overlook the Windsor Quad. The majority of students living in this residence
are upper-year students.

ALTERNATIVE RESIDENCE LIVING

Cuthbertson House

Cuthbertson House is the new home (formerly Carriage) to the Sustainable Residence Initiative. Up to 12 students can opt
to live in an environmentally-conscious and sustainable residence on campus. Students are dedicated to leaving a small
footprint behind them and in educating the rest of the University community about practical ways to reduce energy
consumption and live a sustainable lifestyle. Residents in this house are eligible for a reduced meal plan.

Carriage House

Limited to 6 upper year students, Carriage House is an active scholarly community where lively debate and informal
exchange of ideas related to the various disciplines taught at Mount Allison take place daily. Carriage House students are
dedicated to fostering an environment of enhanced academic and intellectual opportunity. Students from all degree
programs with a GPA at or above 3.0 are encouraged to apply. Students in this house are eligible for a reduced meal plan.

Fine and Performing Arts Community

Students have opportunities to engage in artistic expression and share their creative skills through paint, acting, dance,
music, film or other performance or art media. Students from any degree program can apply to live in this spontaneous,
creative and energetic community. The Fine and Performing Arts community lives in a section of Thornton House.

Language Living Community

Students in any degree program wishing to improve their French, Spanish or German skills while living and studying at
Mount Allison are encouraged to apply. The Language Living Community is located in a section of Thornton House.
Students in this program prepare and eat three to four meals together each week in the new kitchens.

MASSIE Roommates

MASSIE (Mount Allison Sophomore Semester in English) is a partnership set up with Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan.
Mount Allison students are matched with a student and play an active role in helping them adjust to living in Canada. This
is a great way to learn about the Japanese culture. MASSIE Roommate applications are posted in January of each year for
current students. New students to Mount Allison can also opt for a MASSIE or an International Roommate when applying
for residence at Connect@MTA. For more information on the MASSIE program see the MASSIE website at
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RESIDENCE STAFF

Moving into a new community and a new way of living can be a challenge, and for this reason the residence system has
been set up to make that transition as smooth as possible. Room assignments, meal plan and accommodation changes, house
accounts and general facilities issues are coordinated by the Residence Assistant (364-2252 or resroom@mta.ca.) Residence
Staff live in residence and are available to residence students on a daily basis. The Dean of Students is responsible for
training and guidance of residence staff.

Residence Dons

Every residence has a Don (or Co-Dons) to ensure things run smoothly and to provide guidance and advice. Most
Residence Dons are employed in academic or administrative departments at the University and live in apartments within
each residence building.

Residence Assistants and Assistant Dons

Residence Assistants (RA) and Assistant Dons (AD) are upper-year students employed by the University. There is at least
one RA per floor in each residence. The ADs are assigned to the larger residences of Campbell, Harper and Windsor Halls.
RAs and ADs assist the Dons in providing a safe living environment for students.

Academic Residence Mentors

Academic Residence Mentors assist first-year students with the academic resources necessary to make a successful
transition from high school to university life. Each residence is assigned one mentor to organize help sessions, provide
access to tutors, and hold regular office hours in their respective residences.

Residence Council

Residence Councils plan events such as house parties, house semi-formals, floor/house suppers and fundraisers for
university or community groups such as Relay for Life. Each student living in residence pays a house fee to the Residence
Council to fund these events (i.e. purchasing decorations, beverages and snacks) and to purchase items for the residence
such as lounge televisions, pool tables, foosball tables and other general items.

Each Residence Council has an Executive consisting of a President, a Social Chair or Co-Social Chairs and a
Secretary/Treasurer. The larger residences may elect a Vice-President. These students are elected by the residence in
February of each year. Residence executives will greet you during move in day to hand out house tee-shirts and let you
know about upcoming house events.

Volunteer Positions

New students to residence are encouraged to get involved in residence life by participating in September elections for floor
reps, food committee reps, recycling reps, and other leadership positions.




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RESIDENCE FEES
 
Residence accommodation, communication and meal plan fees are finalized in May and then posted on the Student Services
web page at http://www.mta.ca/administration/sas/financial.htm#tuition. E-mail inquiries should be directed to the
Residence Office at resroom@mta.ca. Following are the 2007-2008 accommodation, communication and meal plan fees for
the Fall/Winter academic terms:

        Accommodations
        Double                              $3,636.00
        Single                              $4,264.00
        Super Single                        $4,501.00
        Ensuite                             $4,769.00

        Communication Fee                    $350.00

        Meal Plans
        7 day Meal Plan                     $3,412.00 plus $100 Mountie Money
        14 Meals per Week                   $3,302.00 plus $100 Mountie Money
        400 Block Plan                      $3,370.00 plus $100 Mountie Money
        300 Block Plan                      $3,098.00 plus $100 Mountie Money
        140 Block Plan*                     $1,494.00 plus $100 Mountie Money (includes HST)

All new residence students must choose one of four meal plans when applying for residence on-line at Connect@MTA.
Students will be able to change plans before the 14th of September and will be able to upgrade at any time during the year
by paying the prorated additional charges. All meal plans including Block Plans commence in September and expire in
April of each year. For more information please email resroom@mta.ca.

∗   Only available to upper year students living in Thornton or Carriage Houses.




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DINING SERVICES

Jennings Hall

Dining Services is delighted to offer you a truly exciting dining experience during your stay in residence. Our Fresh Food
Company program transforms Jennings Dining Hall into a place of action where you will certainly enjoy your meals. We
have created an environment that offers students quality, value, convenience and excitement. We are always working to
bring you fun and nutritious dining choices that complement your lifestyle. Some options include a fresh produce market
"marche style", comfort foods, display cooking, vegetarian, ethnic entrees reflecting the "flags" of the student body, and
much more. The menus are on-line. The Dining Services web site is one of the top sites for hits on campus. Stick the URL
in your favourites and enjoy the food! www.mta.campusdish.com

Meal Plan Benefits

    •   Made to order freshness, high quality food
    •   Increased variety of choices all day, every day with continuous
        dining
    •   7 day "all-you-care-to-eat" unrestricted access meal plan at Jennings
        Hall
    •   Sustainability commitment, organic and local produce
    •   Extended dining hall hours of operation, all day dining 7 days a
        week
    •   3 guest passes for each student
    •   A Dining Service provider that actively seeks out input from
        customers….Mount Allison students!

Special Dietary Needs

Our Dining Services professionals will work out special meals for students
with medical or special health needs. Allergies, diabetic or celiac
requirements, intestinal or digestive problems, low fat diets or any other
condition can be accommodated with notice. Please contact dining@mta.ca
or 364-2421 to make an appointment. New students can also make note of
special requirements on the application for residence at Connect@MTA. A
dietician is also available one half day per week.


Jennings Hall Hours:

          Monday – Friday                     Continuous Dining                 7:45 am – 8:00 pm
          Monday – Wednesday                  Coffee House                      10:00 pm – 12 Midnight
          Saturday & Sunday                   Continental Breakfast             9:00 am – 11:15 am
          Weekend                             Brunch                            11:15 am – 1:15pm
          Weekend                             Continuous Dining                 1:15pm – 7:00 pm

“You Hold the Power to Prevent Waste!” at Jennings

You Hold the Power to Prevent Waste! As we spread the word about the benefits of preventing food waste, you may be
surprised to learn that it not only helps the environment, but ultimately allows you to live a healthier and more socially
responsible lifestyle, while enjoying better quality food. Some tips to help us reduce food waste:
    • Remember a second helping is always an option.
    • Decide what you want to eat before loading up your tray – take a quick look around or check out the menus on-line
         before you arrive.
    • Pay attention to what is left on your tray – chances are you will be surprised at how much waste you can prevent.
Golden A Cafe

The Golden "A" Cafe is a one stop shop for healthy choices of sandwiches made to order, pitas, wraps, soups, smoothies,
drinks & "Just Us!" fair trade coffees. The Golden "A" Café also features grill favourites such as:

    •    Grill Works has a full line of breakfast items, grilled sandwiches, burgers, fries & much more!
    •    Express is a one stop shop for sandwiches, fresh salads, drinks, and snacks.
    •    Montague's Deli Made to order sandwiches, wraps & pitas.

Hours for the Golden A Café are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Need to check the news? Stop in to catch
news or sports events on the large plasma TV, spread out your books and enjoy a coffee. Cash, Interac and Mountie Money
are accepted.

The Flying Bean Cafe

The Flying Bean Cafe features “Just Us” Fair Trade Coffees as well as tempting pastries and sandwiches available in the
heart of the Library. Pull up a chair or a bar stool, catch up with a friend or finish a class assignment. Computers are
available for checking e-mail. Electrical outlets and wireless internet are available if you are studying with your laptop.
Cash, Interac and Mountie Money are accepted. A self-serve copy and print centre is also part of the services available at
the Flying Bean Café.

Hours for the Flying Bean Café are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm and then 6:00pm to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 5:00
pm - 9:00 pm. Hours are subject to change and are extended during the exam period.

Mountie Money

All students in residence have $100 in “Mountie Money” loaded in their ID card account ready to use at the Flying Bean
Café and the Golden A Café. You can access this money by handing your card to the cashier to complete your purchase.

There are three options available to students and parents wishing to load additional Mountie Money on an ID card. Students
and parents can check a balance and load funds on a student ID card account using a credit card on the secure website.
Students on campus can purchase Mountie Money at the Bookstore. A self-serve option is located in the Library near the
printers and photocopiers.

COMMUNICATION SERVICES

When living in residence students pay a communications fee that provides cable TV, access to the internet through our
campus network and local telephone service.

ResNet Information

ResNet is the Residential Computer Network program at Mount Allison. All residence rooms at Mount Allison are
connected to the high-speed campus computer network, so students in residence with their own computer have a direct
always-on connection to the Campus Network, the Internet, and CA*Net 4 (Canada's high-speed research network).

Connecting to the Mount Allison computer network is done through an Ethernet card and RJ45 patch cord (available at the
Bookstore in 7’, 14’and 25’ lengths at just above cost) or by using a wireless card. To find out about computer requirements
for     ResNet     and     how      to      get    connected,      see     the     Computing       Services   website     at
http://csd.mta.ca/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=55.

Phones

Your phone number will be on your room inventory sheet. To make an off campus local call dial "8" + 7 digits. On campus
calls require 4 digits only. All residences are in the 939 exchange, which is in the same local calling area as the 536 and 364
exchanges. Phone service includes call waiting, 3-way calling, call display and voice messaging.



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We provide the service only. You provide your own phone and phone cable. Telephone sets and cables can be purchased at
any communications retailer. Some features require a phone with "Call Display".
Note: Telephone sets are provided to students living in Campbell Hall.

Student Telephone Guides will be provided in each room.                   The online          version   can   be   found    at
http://www.mta.ca/administration/das/housing/services_forms/student_user_guide.pdf




Long Distance Information

Long distance is not available as part of the Eastlink phone package. A number of long distance providers are technically
able to offer service for use on residence lines at Mount Allison; however, some may not accept student accounts. Each
residence user must contact the provider of their choice to make arrangements. The University accepts no responsibility
whatsoever in the payment of LD charges for students.

*Note: Calling Cards, call me cards, collect calls, and 1-800 numbers are available on your Eastlink line.
Available LD carriers used in past years:

       CAN                                                       Aliant
       Allstream                                                 CIBC
       Rogers                                                    Excel
       MDC                                                       Primus
       Sears                                                     Sprint

It is up to you to establish the LD or calling card account, including any credit checking, pre-authorized payment process, or
other requirements that the carrier may require in order to qualify for their service. Service can not be billed to your
residence line. It often takes 5-8 business days for these carriers to have your LD service working. Prepaid calling cards are
also an option.

Calling Cards are portable and may be used on almost any line. They may be billed to an individual, as opposed to any
particular line. Don’t forget to have your services deactivated when you leave in April.

Cable Television

All residence rooms are wired for cable television. The agreement includes 60 channels covering a variety of entertainment
choices. All you need is your television and coaxial cable cord. Please note: Students living in Campbell Hall have
televisions and cords provided.




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UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION

During the first week of University you will experience some different and exciting things. This includes University
orientation and residence welcoming activities. The University Orientation Committee is planning activities that will
familiarize you with Mount Allison and Sackville. Please watch for the Orientation information to be mailed to new
students at the end of July. Some events currently planned include:

             •   A Concert
             •   BBQ/Karaoke
             •   Casino/Semi-Formal Night
             •   Ice-Breaker Games
             •   Sackville-Wide A-mazing race (scavenger hunt)
             •   Guest Speakers (Sue Johanson is one of them)
             •   House and frosh group challenges
             •   Cheer-offs
             •   First Year Banquet
             •   Hypnotist Show


RESIDENCE ORIENTATION

Residence welcoming activities help you get to know your residence as well as the people who will be sharing your
residence. These activities tend to get a little messy so bring some clothes with you that you don’t mind throwing away
later. These activities are not mandatory and be aware that you opt into these activities and you can opt out from
participating at anytime. Be aware that these activities are for fun and that if you are uncomfortable doing them, you don’t
have to participate.




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GENERAL RESIDENCE INFORMATION

Learn to Respect Others

You will encounter a lot of different situations when living in a residence environment. We ask that you respect the other
people in your residence community and should a problem arise please speak to an RA or your Dons about it.

Living with a Roommate

Living with a roommate can be difficult at times. Roommate relationships can range from happy and harmonious to tense
and polarized. The latter is not fun and can affect your university experience. You don’t have to be best friends; you just
need to get along. Friendship would be a bonus. Here are a few helpful hints on living with a roommate:

  •     Conflict prevention. In the early days “norms” will be established for the room. Rather than just letting these
        norms work themselves out randomly, your residence staff will make sure that time is taken to get started on a
        discussion about common roommate issues. Talking about things at the first will be very beneficial.
  •     Conflict resolution. Irritation is definitely going to happen this year no matter how well you get along. Someone
        is going to accidentally step on the other’s toes, eventually. It’s normal. When this happens, the best thing to do is
        to talk about it. The sooner the better.
  •     If the first two steps fail and you are still having conflict. It’s time to see an RA, Don or a Personal Counsellor.

Move-in Day

When you arrive at your residence you will be greeted by House Executives, RAs and Dons. An RA or Don will show you
to your room where you will receive your keys and a room inventory sheet. This sheet will have a list of existing room
conditions and will be used in the spring to assess the condition of the room when you check out. You will be asked to
look this over and sign it. The Dons will also collect a signed copy of the Conditions of Residence Accommodation. New
students are welcome to move into residence on Thursday, August 30 at 10:00am.

Move-out and Dump and Donate Program

When you are moving out in April, you are required to check out with an RA or your Don. They will assess your room for
damages with the inventory sheet from check in and take your keys. Please think about participating in the “Dump and
Donate” program for recycling clothing, stationary, pens, small items, personal hygiene items, towels, etc. in an effort to
reduce landfill and benefit others who need the items you no longer want. You will be notified later if you are required to
pay for any major damages.

What is in a room?

All rooms have a bed, mattress, desk, desk chair, bureau or captain’s bed and a closet or armoire, as well as a mini fridge.
Rooms also have one telephone drop, one or two internet connection(s), cable TV connection, curtains, garbage cans and
recycling bin. Both ceiling and study lights are provided in most rooms.

Keys

You will receive 2 keys when checking into residence, one for the front door of your residence and one for your room. You
will be responsible for these keys and if you should lose them you will need to pay for replacement. A replacement fee of
$23 is charged for a room key and $46 is charged for a front door key. You are also given a mail box key. It will cost $10
to replace a mail key. For residence key replacements please go to Student Services in Centennial Hall. For mail key
replacements please go to Support Services in the Fawcett Building (aka “the Bookstore”).




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What you need to bring


You do not need to bring everything you own, just the necessities! Here is a short list to help you:

∗    Bedding
∗    Pillows
∗    Towels
∗    Posters and pictures to decorate your walls
∗    Dishes – plastic is a good idea and a service for 1 or 2
∗    Telephone and a telephone cable – if not living in Campbell Hall
∗    TV and a co-axial cable – if not living in Campbell Hall
∗    Shower shoes – flip flops
∗    Shower basket (to carry your stuff in)
∗    Summer clothes and winter clothes
∗    Additional lighting – for reading
∗    Hand towels
∗    Small first aid kit/medicine kit
∗    Sewing kit
∗    Quarters for laundry
∗    Whiteboard for your door
∗    Ethernet cord for your computer if you are not using the wireless connection – available at the
     Bookstore
∗    CSA approved power bars
∗    University documents
∗    Health card
∗    Alarm clock
∗    Camera
∗    Stereo system – headphones are a good thing too!
∗    Flashlight with batteries
∗    Sticky tack (putty) and/or adhesive poster strips for hanging posters (No tape or tacks are
     allowed)
∗    Stapler and scissors – and other school supplies
∗    Umbrella and rain gear
∗    Sports equipment – for intramurals
∗    Clothes basket and detergent
∗    A deck of cards
∗    Clothes hangers
∗    Toiletry items
∗    Hair dryer
∗    Fan
∗    Musical instruments if you play!




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What NOT to bring!

Electrical appliances such as kettles and toasters are not permitted in student rooms but can be used in the kitchenettes. Pets
are not allowed in residence. Other items on the ban list include:

Halogen lamps
Candles
Incense
Hotplates
Weapons including BB guns
Fireworks
 Shelving or hooks that required nails, screws etc. to affix to walls

Insurance

It is highly recommended that you get insurance on your belongings while living in residence. Check to see if your
home insurance will cover your stuff before you purchase your own.

Quiet Hours

Some floors and sections in residence are designated quiet floors, which means most of the time the floor is to be kept quiet.
Floors and sections that are not designated as quiet floors have designated quiet hours for people to study. Living on a non-
quiet floor does not mean that you can be excessively loud all the time. “23 hour” quiet hours are in effect in residence
during exam periods.

Lock Outs

Main doors of the residences are always locked. If you get locked out you will have to wait for someone to let you in. If
you get locked out of your residence room, your RA or Don has a pass key to open it, for a cost. Each residence determines
the cost of their lock out fines.

Guests

All residents are responsible for the behaviour of their guests, including damages caused by guests. It is also your
responsibility to ensure your guests comply with residence policies and procedures. Your guest may be asked to leave at
any time if it is deemed by the residence staff that the individual is not acting in accordance with residence policies. Please
note that anyone you permit to enter the residence building is considered your guest. We strongly encourage residents to
open the front door for ONLY those individuals they know.

Laundry

Each residence has a laundry room. The machines are coin operated. The cost is $1.00 a load to wash and $1.00 a load to
dry. You supply the soap!

Vending Machines

Beverage and snack vending machines are located in lobby or main lounge areas of most residence buildings. If you
encounter a problem with a machine and need a replacement or refund please see the Dining Services staff in the office at
Jennings Hall.

Private Parties

Private parties in residence rooms are not allowed. A party consists of more than six people in a room at a time. If you
want to have a party, talk to your Dons about reserving a lounge for the evening.


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Smoke Free Campus

All buildings on campus are smoke free. There are smoking areas with butt out boxes located at entrance doors of all
buildings. If you choose to smoke please be respectful and step away from the front doors.

Storage

Trunk room storage is available during the academic year for students to store their empty bins and suitcases. As there is no
access to trunk rooms during the academic year, only empty containers are accepted. Summer storage is permitted for
returning students who have reserved a room in residence for the following academic year.

Extended Stay

You are required to leave residence 24 hours after your last exam, but should you need to stay longer you can apply for an
extended stay in residence. Watch for notices in your e-mail about this in early November, for December extended stay and
early March, for April extended stay.

Room Assignment for New Students

Rooms are assigned to new students after upper year students have finalized their room choices. Residence applications are
sorted by the date we received your $100 registration deposit. Rooms are assigned based on the preferences noted in your
residence application. We make every effort to accommodate your choices. If you have special medical requirements please
let us know as early as possible at resroom@mta.ca. No matter which residence you are assigned we will be working hard
to make you feel at home.

Room Draw

Applications for alternative living options are available in January with room assignment completed in February. House
and general room draws are held in early March. Students living in residence can choose to remain in the same residence or
move to another residence for the following year. We use a point system to determine your place in the room draw. Senior
students have more points and have first choice of the rooms available. If two or more students want the same room a
waiting list is created. Payment of the $500 residence deposit confirms the room.

Mini-Fridges

You are responsible for cleaning the mini-fridge in your room. The unit should be cleaned out and unplugged during the
Christmas break and when you move out in April. If your fridge is not clean when you check out in April you will be
charged for the cost of cleaning. Follow these three easy steps for defrosting and cleaning your fridge:

          STEP 1: Defrost: Turn knob to 0. Remove any water.
          STEP 2: Cleaning: Clean the refrigerator with a soft, damp cloth and mild detergent. Wipe all water and
          completely dry the refrigerator.
          STEP 3: Leave the door open and allow it to air to prevent mildew.

Custodial Services in Residence

Custodians work in residence buildings to assist in providing a healthy living environment. The extent of the service
offered by custodians is listed below. All residents have a responsibility to cooperate with their residence custodial staff in
daily performance of their duties.

•    Waste disposal - you will be responsible for emptying waste from your room. Custodial staff will empty the large
     public area containers daily.
•    Common bathrooms and shower rooms are cleaned daily by custodial staff. Please remove your personal belongings
     from washrooms and shower rooms after use. Student with en-suite bathrooms must clean their own.
•    Kitchens are tidied up daily but custodial staff is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRTY DISHES - you are
     responsible for cleaning kitchenettes after the preparation of any meals. Ovens and fridges are usually cleaned at the
     Christmas and February Breaks.

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•   Main lounges and common areas - main lounges are dusted and vacuumed daily, while floor lounges are dusted daily
    and vacuumed weekly. Hallways are vacuumed or scrubbed twice a week. Students are responsible for their own clean
    up after parties.
•   Main stairways are swept and scrubbed twice a week. Back steps every two weeks.
•   Room service - room cleaning is the responsibility of the student(s) living in the room.

Recycling in Residence

It is the responsibility of everyone on the floor to keep the recycling area neat and clean. The Recycling Rep or Floor Rep
ensures all bottles and paper recycling items are taken down to be collected on Monday or Tuesday depending on the
designated day for house pick up. All paper should be placed in the dry containers to be recycled at the Westmorland-Albert
Solid Waste Corporation site. Pop cans, bottles and other redeemables are sorted in the lounge for weekly pick up. The
commission from these items is deposited into the house damage account with the University.

Wet/Dry Garbage

Mount Allison participates in the wet/dry waste sorting program in place in most of south-eastern New Brunswick,
including the town of Sackville. Waste sorting in the south-eastern area of the province has resulted in a 44% diversion
from landfill.

The wet/dry sorting system consists of three waste sorting streams – wet, dry and hazardous household waste. Items in the
dry waste are sorted – non-recyclable items are sent to landfill and anything that can be recycled is recovered. Items in the
wet waste are sorted and non-compostable materials are removed.

Each student room is equipped with one standard wastebasket and one small caddy that attaches to the wastebasket. You
will be responsible for emptying your own wastebaskets and cadies into the larger waste receptacles on the floor. The
wastebasket will be used for DRY waste. Bags for this wastebasket will not be provided, as only dry waste will be going in
this container. The caddy will be used for WET waste. Caddies will be lined with small bags – when emptying your
container into the floor receptacles, please do not tie this bag closed. Any items classified as hazardous household waste
should be placed in the marked containers in the common areas of your house.


                                       TIP: If it’s icky or sticky it’s wet!

Wet/Dry Waste Sorting Guide

WET - Anything that could contaminate recyclables in the DRY waste should be placed in WET.

Adhesive bandages                       Hair                                    Condoms
Feminine hygiene products               Coffee filters                          Food
Coffee grinds                           Lint                                    Cotton swabs
Microwave popcorn bags                  Dental floss                            Paper towel
Disposable wipes                        Pizza boxes                             Dryer lint
Tea bags                                Gum                                     Tissues

DRY - Remember to shake, rinse or wipe DRY waste clean to ensure that it can be recycled.

Aerosol cans (empty)                    Balloons/other plastics                 Shampoo bottles, toothpaste tubes
Chocolate bar wrappers/ chip bags       Clothes                                 Coffee cups
Condom wrappers                         Deodorant (empty)                       Disposable razor blades
Fast food containers                    Fun tack                                Glass (wrapped in paper)
Hair dye supplies (put in box)          Ink cartridges                          Juice boxes
Laundry detergent (empty)               Tape and paper                          Markers, pencils and pens

HHW - Most EMPTY Hazardous Waste Containers can be put in the DRY if empty.

Aerosol cans (not empty)                Batteries                               Nail Polish/remover


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Fire Regulations

Fire drills are held in the first few weeks of school and periodically through out the year. RAs check rooms, to make sure
that you have followed procedures correctly. A fire alarm is a continuous ringing of the fire bell. If this system is
inoperative, the alarm will be the repeated blowing of a whistle or someone shouting “Fire.” Any fire, however small, must
be reported to residence staff. Each house has a different assembly area; to find the assembly area for your house you can
read the fire regulations page at http://www.mta.ca/administration/das/housing/services_forms/fire_regs.html

Emergency Numbers

FIRE                               911
POLICE                             911 or 536-0830
SECURITY                           364-2228
HOSPITAL                           364-4100
AMBULANCE                          911
Heating Plant                      364-2452

Evacuation Procedure:

•    as soon as the alarm sounds, respond as if it were a real fire
•    leave room lights on
•    close windows
•    open curtains
•    doors open for inspection
•    wear outdoor shoes and a warm coat
•    evacuate quietly and quickly
•    assemble in designated area so a head count or floor roll call can be done
•    DO NOT re-enter the building until you are told to do so

Fire Hazards:

•    The frivolous discharge of fire extinguishers is a serious offence subject to University disciplinary action. Any fire
     extinguishers found with seals broken should be immediately reported to 364-2444.
•    Fire exits and fire escapes must remain clear at ALL times.
•    The burning of candles is NOT permitted in residence.
•    Irons are only to be used in the laundry room. When the iron is plugged in, the student must not leave the laundry room.
•    The following are not permitted in or around residences
     •         halogen lamps
     •         open flames (including but not restricted to lighted candles)
     •         air conditioners
     •         exterior radio and television aerials
     •         any appliances with an open and/or hot element
     •         fireworks, firecrackers and other explosives, etc.

Security

Security officers patrol campus every evening, 7 days a week, and are available for assistance by calling 364-2228 or 364-
2452. If you have a police emergency, please call 911.

Much like any other police or security services, Security at Mount Allison operates on the cornerstone principles of service
and protection. Officers do regular campus patrols to ensure the personal safety of all campus users and to protect Mount
Allison property. Security can also be contacted for security concerns of personal nature, threats to Mount Allison property,
liaison with the local RCMP, accessing buildings and generally any other security related issues.


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Fixit@mta.ca

The role of Facilities Management and the Residence Office is to provide comfortable, well-maintained accommodations
for students living in our residence buildings. A critical element in fulfilling this role is the identification of deficiencies or
problems as they arise. “If we don’t know about it, we can’t fix it.” The following procedures are intended to provide you
with options for convenient access to the work request system.

Work required in your room?

If you have a problem with the furniture or any other elements of your own room please contact Facilities Management by
e-mail fixit@mta.ca with the following information:

•   Your Name and phone number
•   Residence building name and your room number
•   A full description of the problem, and
•   Some indication of the urgency of the problem

Or by phone 364-2444. If the line is busy or you are calling outside regular office hours, you will get a voice-mail message
which gives you the option of leaving a message or being forwarded to the Heating Plant. If your requirement is urgent and
requires immediate response, then please utilize the Heating Plant option and notify your RA or Don. If your problem is
not an emergency then please just leave a message.

•   Emergencies will be dealt with before the end of the day in which they are reported.
•   Repairs of operating elements of the room which are not working, such as broken drapery rods, minor leaks, etc. will
    be dealt with as soon as possible and we will strive to fix them within two weeks of your call.
•   Routine maintenance, such as scraping paint, sticking drawers, etc will be handled as workload allows and may have
    to be placed in our backlog for attention during summer maintenance period.

Found a problem in a common area in a residence building?

•   If you become aware of any problems in any part of the building please inform your RA as soon as possible. By
    coordination work requests for common areas such as washrooms, lounges and hallways through RAs and Dons, repeat
    calls for the same problem will be avoided. Questions about the process on such work should also be addressed to your
    RA or Don for the same reason.
•   If there is an emergency requiring immediate attention and no RAs or Dons are available, please call 364-2444 and
    inform your Don as soon as possible after making the phone call.




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CONDITIONS OF RESIDENCE ACCOMMODATION

The Conditions of Residence Accommodation is a very important document. When living in residence you are
expected to follow the rules and regulations that are outlined in this document. When you check into residence
you will be asked to sign a copy of this document. Please read it carefully before you arrive so you are aware of
what is expected of you.

In order to ensure an environment which is conducive to learning, to aid in personal growth and development, and to protect the
safety and security of the residence community, the following rules, regulations and standards have been developed. All students
agree to abide by and obey these requirements as a condition of entering into and continuing participation in Mount Allison’s
residence community and will be expected to acknowledge them and sign the document before being issued residence keys.

1. Residence Opening / Closing Dates:
August entry:              Residences open to first-year students after 10:00 am on Thursday, August 30, 2007 and to returning
                           students after 10:00 am on Saturday, September 1, 2007.
December departure:        Students are required to vacate residence twenty-four hours after their last officially scheduled
                           December exam. Personal belongings may be left in the rooms but students will not be able to access
                           their residence over the Christmas shut-down period.
January entry:             Residences reopen to all students after 10:00 am on Sunday, January 6, 2008.
April departure:           Students are required to remove all personal items from their room and vacate residence twenty-four
                           hours after their last officially scheduled April exam.

2. Room Assignments and Changes:

     •   Only the Residence Office may make room assignments and approve room changes.
     •   Normally students remain for the year in the rooms to which they are initially assigned unless they request a move.
         However, the University does reserve the right to move students to other accommodation at any time during the year. A
         resident in a double room which is only partially occupied should expect to have a roommate assigned or to be moved to
         another partially occupied double room at any time during the year. At the University’s discretion, a resident in a partially
         occupied double room may be offered the opportunity to pay an increased rate for a super-single and remain in the room
         without a roommate.
     •   Rooms are provided only for the students to whom they are assigned.
     •   Subletting agreements for both room and meal plans are prohibited.

3. Financial Obligations:
Deposits and Fees:         Please refer to the Academic Calendar, section 4. Students living in residence are required to purchase
                           a University meal plan.
House fees:                Every house charges its residents a house fee which is established by the students themselves to
                           enable them to provide for various house activities. The amount varies from house to house, traditionally
                           within the $50 to $100 range.

4. Withdrawal from Residence / Meal Plan:
     •   Please refer to section 4.5 of the Academic Calendar for information on policies and refunds available upon withdrawal.
     •   Any student wishing to withdraw from residence and/or the meal plan must begin the process with the Dean of Students.
         Note that simply moving out of residence and/or non-attendance at meals does not constitute withdrawal.
     •   Students required by the University to withdraw from residence for academic and/or disciplinary reasons will be treated
         financially in accordance with section 4.5 of the Academic Calendar.

5. Rules and Regulations:
     •   Students may not paint or alter the nature of their room or furnishings or remove furnishings from their room, or paint or alter
         the nature of common areas or common furnishings or remove these furnishings from the assigned common area, without
         prior consent from the Residence Manager.
     •   Use of nails, tacks, hooks or tape in residence rooms will result in a charge to the occupant(s). Students may use Funtack
         poster putty (other types of poster putty may cause damage to painted surfaces).
     •   The following are not permitted in or around residences or dining halls: halogen lamps; open flames (including but not


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       restricted to lighted candles); air conditioners; exterior radio and television aerials and dishes; any appliances with an open
       and/or hot element; fireworks, firecrackers and other explosives; weapons (including but not restricted to firearms,
       ammunition, swords, hunting knives, sling shots and archery equipment).
   •   Pets are not permitted in residence buildings or dining halls at any time.
   •   Extension cords and “octopus” electrical devices are not permitted. CSA rated power bars with circuit breakers are
       permitted but they must be plugged into a wall socket (not into another power bar).
   •   Students are not permitted to access unauthorized areas, including but not restricted to roof tops, mechanical rooms, fire
       escapes and the tunnel system.
   •   Entry and fire doors (including interior fire-zone separation doors) are not to be propped open at any time.
   •   Activities which can reasonably be expected to cause damage or create a mess, including but not restricted to ball hockey,
       football, golf, soccer, frisbee, roller skating, skateboarding, water fights and wrestling are prohibited.
   •   Students are responsible for the ordinary cleanliness of their rooms and of the furnishings provided within their rooms.
   •   Hallways and common areas are to be left clean for the enjoyment of other students and unobstructed for fire and other
       safety reasons at all times. Students are not permitted to leave boxes, shoes, bottles, etc. in the hallways. Items left in
       common areas, including but not restricted to dishes in kitchens, may be removed and disposed of by the University’s
       authorized representatives.
   •   Smoking inside residences is prohibited, including but not restricted to individual student rooms.
       Students are subject to the by-laws of their own residence and of other residences they visit. These include regulations such
       as quiet hours and bottle restrictions. Residence by-laws are available from the individual residence house councils.
   •   Students are subject to the University’s Student Governance Policy and the University’s Liquor Policy (both documents are
       available from Student Life.)
   •   Students are subject to the Dining Hall regulations including dress code, smoking restrictions, tray return and restrictions on
       removal of food from the dining hall. The lending of a University meal card to another person is theft and may well result in
       charges to both the lender and the user before the University Judicial Committee.
   •   Students are advised that parking regulations on campus are strict and include towing without further warning. Please
       ensure parents, relatives and/or friends who visit the campus are aware of this policy.
   •   Students are responsible for the actions of their guests, including the payment of any fines and damages.

6. Damages, Losses and Messes:
   •   Students are individually responsible for damages to, losses from and/or messes within their assigned rooms and for all
       furnishings and keys provided to them. A Room Inventory Sheet will be issued at check-in and it is the student’s
       responsibility to ensure it is complete and accurate. When checking-out, students must leave their room in a clean, neat
       condition, with original furnishings intact and arranged in their original position. Personal property and garbage must be
       removed from the room and from hallways. Failure to comply will result in charges being added to the student’s account.
   •   Students are collectively responsible for damages to, losses from and/or messes within the common areas in and around
       their residence, if the individual responsible for the damage, loss and/or mess cannot be identified.
   •   Final assessment of damages, losses and messes will not be complete until after the Don and the Residence Manager have
       completed a final review at year-end.

7. Other:

   •   The University reserves the right to have its authorized representatives enter student rooms for housekeeping purposes, for
       repairs or maintenance, for reasonable suspicion of drug use, to ensure safety and hygiene standards or to determine
       occupancy and vacancies. The University will normally try to provide students with reasonable notice when their room must
       be entered. During the Christmas break, students can expect that their rooms will be visited to provide for maintenance
       requirements, to ensure windows are closed, and to ensure appliances are unplugged.
   •   The University is not responsible for the loss of or damage to a student’s personal belongings due to any incident, including
       but not restricted to fire, flood, theft or power surge or outage. Students are strongly advised to arrange for insurance
       coverage for their possessions and to lock their rooms at all times.
   •   Students’ mid-year marks are routinely forwarded to their residence Dons so that academic progress can be discussed with
       and assistance offered to students. Students who do not wish to have their Don receive their marks must notify the Dean of
       Students by December 14, 2007.
   •   If the space is not required by the University, students may store up to four items of reasonable size in the designated
       storage areas during the summer. First priority will be given to students returning to residence for the 2008-2009 year.
       Students will not be able to access any items left in storage from the time the residences close in April until the residences
       re-open to students in August. Recovery of belongings from storage must occur by the end of September, 2008. The
       University will not be responsible for any stored items, nor will it accept responsibility for belongings left in rooms or common
       areas by students.




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STUDENT LIFE AT MOUNT ALLISON

The Office of Student Life supports and challenges students as they pursue a rigorous liberal education of high
quality in our intimate, residential environment where the development of the whole person is enhanced through
involvement in co-curricular activities. Support is provided to those in need of personal attention. Challenges take
two forms: encouragement to achieve potential by extending the horizons of personal endeavour and, from time to
time, reminder of responsibility for the consequences of one's actions. The Office of Student Life seeks to enhance
the quality of student life outside the classroom by fostering an atmosphere that is conducive and complementary to
the primary academic purpose of the University. The office is located in the lower level of the University Centre.
You can visit in person or call 506-364-2255 to make an appointment. http://www.mta.ca/departments/sss/

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students oversees the work of Student Life and is responsible for most non-academic aspects of student
life including residence life and providing some support for the academic work of the university while
complementing the curricular life with co-curricular opportunities for learning and development.

International Student Advisor

The International Student Advisor helps international students with any questions, problems or concerns. Support
and advice about such issues as cultural and social adjustment and adapting to the Canadian university system are
provided. You can also talk to the International Student advisor about any kind of personal problem, such as
academic struggles or a conflict with a roommate or a staff member.


                                                                     Career & Special Needs Counsellor

                                                                     The Career and Special Needs Counsellor will
                                                                     assist students with any concerns related to jobs,
                                                                     careers, academic advising, study skills or special
                                                                     needs.


                                                                     Personal Counsellors

                                                                    Counsellors are mental health professionals
                                                                    engaged by the University to help students
                                                                    maximize the meaning, enjoyment and benefit of
                                                                    their university experience and to fulfill Mount
Allison's mission statement of developing the whole person. A counsellor is like a "General Practitioner" for mental
and emotional concerns such as stress, conflict, worry, mood, etc. A person who consults a counsellor is looking for
some kind of change or improvement in his or her life. The variety of issues addressed is as broad as human beings
are diverse. Personal issues often discussed are families, relationships, stress, identity, competency, future direction,
mood, health, habits, and choices.

Sexual Harassment

If you have experienced sexual harassment or assault and require support, or want information and assistance with
prevention and intervention, you are encouraged to contact the Sexual Harassment Advisor (364-2613 or any of the
following confidential resource people:

     •   the Personal Counsellors (364-2255)
     •   the Registered Nurse/Educator (364-2613)
     •   the Emergency Department at the Sackville Memorial Hospital
     •   the Police (911)

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Religious/Spiritual Issues

The Chaplain, with support from Chapel Assistants, offers study, encounter, prayer, community building and
pastoral care groups. These groups and student led groups such as the Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship or chapel
folk group can be contacted through the Chaplain. The Chapel is open daily for personal prayer or quiet mediation.
An interfaith prayer room is located downstairs in the chapel. The main sanctuary is open to all.

Students with Disabilities

Mount Allison University is proud to be an institution that welcomes and supports a diverse student body. To this
end, Mount Allison is committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for students with
disabilities, and where warranted and without compromising academic standards, will provide reasonable
accommodations. The Office of Student Life and the Meighen Centre (Learning Disabilities) offer a range of
services to support the academic needs of students with disabilities. The Meighen Centre offers a range of services
to students with learning disabilities and all inquires related to learning disabilities should be addressed this office.
Student Life coordinates services to students with disabilities other than learning disabilities which include areas
such as mobility issues, visual or hearing impairments, attention deficit disorder and generalized anxiety – all
students with these needs are requested to contract the Special Needs Counsellor in Student Life as early as possible.
(364-2255)

Copies of the University’s policy on students with disabilities may be obtained from Student Life and the Meighen
Centre or it may be viewed at http://www.mta.ca/departments/sss/policies/disabilities.html

Meighen Centre

The Meighen Centre, located on the lower level of Avard Dixon, is designed to help students with learning
disabilities be successful at University. The goals of the Meighen Centre are:

         •   To provide support to students with a learning disability so that they may reach their full potential
             academically, socially, and personally.
         •   To carry out research with university students, particularly in the areas of learning disabilities and
             academic enhancement.
         •   To develop resource materials and curricula for students with a learning disability.
         •   To develop learning strategies/study skills resource materials for adolescent and adult learners.
         •   To develop and implement in service training programs for personnel working with adolescents and
             adults with a learning disability.
         •   To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of student services provided by the Meighen Centre.

For more information on the program and its services please visit http://www.mta.ca/research/meighen

Diversity Awareness

Mount Allison strongly supports the philosophy of developing the "whole student" intellectually, spiritually,
socially, culturally and physically. As part of its mission, Mount Allison University encourages, welcomes and
celebrates diversity among faculty, staff and students. The University recognizes that the more diverse a learning
community is the more learning is likely to take place. Students with diverse backgrounds from visible and invisible
populations enhance the wonderful learning community that already exists at Mount Allison.




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HEALTH 101 - What you need to know

Mount Allison delivers non-emergency primary health care services for all Mount Allison students through a
registered Nurse/Educator at the Student Health Centre on campus. It is an appointment-based health service with a
small allocation of time reserved for one or two walk-in appointments per day. Walk-ins are on a first-come, first-
served basis. . Every client who makes an appointment at the Mount Allison Student Health Centre will see the
registered Nurse/Educator for a nursing assessment.

The Nurse/Educator provides health promotion initiatives, health education (including knowledge of current health
issues), testing, health counselling, clinical services and referrals where appropriate. The Student Health Centre is a
confidential, non-judgemental health service that strives to reduce health barriers for young adults living away from
home. For an appointment, students can contact the Student Health Centre by telephone, 364-2163 or by visiting
Sprague House at 15 Salem Street. The greater the notice, the greater the flexibility the Health Centre has to
accommodate individual needs. Mount A students should bring the following to Mount A with them in order to
receive health services from the Health Centre and other Health Care providers, including physicians, clinics
and outpatients services.

     •   Valid Provincial Health Card for all Canadian Students
     •   Mount A University Health Insurance Plan for International Students (e.g. StudentGuard)
     •   Health insurance information, such as a drug plan covered by a private insurance provider

Health Insurance Coverage

CANADIAN STUDENTS studying at Mount Allison are covered by their provincial health insurance. The
exception is the Province of Quebec (the government of Quebec has not entered into a reciprocal billing agreement
with physicians from the other Canadian provinces). Quebec students will need to pay and seek reimbursement from
the Quebec Health Care Plan. Mount Allison strongly encourages all students to consider acquiring health insurance
above and beyond basic Medicare or public health care coverage for benefits such as prescriptions, vision care and
other health practitioners’ expenses. Many students already have access to private insurance as dependents under
parental plans. For those who do not have drug plan coverage and who would like their own, or for Mount A
students leaving Canada for travel, study or work abroad extra coverage is recommended.

For INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS health insurance is mandatory at Mount Allison. The health insurance is
provided by the company StudentGuard. International students pay for this coverage as part of their university
fees. Some international students may be able to opt out of purchasing StudentGuard health insurance if they can
provide proof of alternate coverage that meets minimum requirements specified by Mount Allison. Questions about
health insurance for international students or details about opting out of the StudentGuard plan should be directed to
the International Student Advisor in Student Life at 364-2112.

Physician Health Care Services that are not covered under provincial plans:

     •   Physicals and/or medical forms (sports, licensing, travel, etc.)..................................$40.00
     •   Travel consultation, (including multiple prescriptions for travel)..............................$50.00
     •   Travel immunization only (If travel consultation has been provided elsewhere) ......$20.00

Emergencies

For emergencies, students should proceed to the Emergency Department of the Sackville Memorial Hospital. For
emergency transportation, students should call an ambulance (911). Note: An ambulance ride costs as much as
$650 for out-of-province students. It is recommended that students purchase a health insurance plan that covers this
cost.

Urgent Non-emergencies

Evening and walk-in clinics in Moncton are available. Call on the day that you want the appointment to reserve your
time. You must bring your health card. Contact Clinique Primacy at the Superstore by phone at 854-8805. Hours
are Mon-Fri 2:00-9:00 pm (call at 1 pm) and Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00pm (call at noon.)

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Non-Emergencies

Students can seek first aid from RAs or Dons or from the Student Health Centre Nurse/Educator at 364-2163.
Students may also consult Tele-Care (1-800-244-8353), a toll-free, 24-hour bilingual health-assessment service.

Family Physicians in the Community of Sackville Taking New Mount A Student-Patients

Please identify yourself as a Mount Allison student when making an appointment. Doctors are:
    • Dr. Andrea Wall 536-0210
    • Dr. Ross Thomas 536-0210
    • Dr. Susan Crouse 536-3331
    • Dr. Adrien Kelly 536-3847

Mental Health

Students who are experiencing significant personal difficulties have support options:

    •    the University=s Personal Counsellors are available by appointment at 364-2255 (in Student Life) or at 364-
         2163 (in the Student Health Centre) during business hours.
    •    for psychiatric emergencies, go to the Emergency Department at the Sackville Memorial Hospital.
    •    the Moncton Mental Health Clinic can arrange counselling and psychiatric consultations. An appointment
         must be made by calling 856-2444.

Sexual Health

For confidential information, assessment, testing, support and resources for responsible sexual decisions, methods of
birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, pregnancy options, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual
identity, or any other aspect of sexual health, students may contact:

    •    the Registered Nurse/Educator (364-2163)
    •    Sackville Family Physicians (see list above)
    •    the Sexual Health Centre in Moncton (856-3310)
    •    the Personal Counsellors (364-2255 or 364-2163)


Dentists in Sackville                                       Optometrists in Sackville
Dr. R. J. DeWolfe 536-3343                                  Dr. Marcantonio     364-0020
Dr. Thomas Priemer 536-2788                                 Dr. Scott McIntosh 364-0020
Dr. Lary F. Trites 536-3800

Alternative Health Therapies

∗   All of You - 536-0044
∗   Back on Track - 536-4407
∗   The Pear Tree Naturopathic Clinic – 536-1300




                        REMEMBER, AT MOUNT A - HEALTH MATTERS!




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Judicial Information

A complete education at Mount Allison includes achievement in both the academic and extracurricular dimensions
of the University. Neglect of responsibilities in either area may result in suspension of privileges in both. For
example, students whose social conduct is unacceptable may have their academic privileges withdrawn.

                                                                        The University is not a refuge. Students are
                                                                        subject to the laws of the land like other
                                                                        citizens. Appropriate cases will be referred to
                                                                        the police or other authorities for
                                                                        investigation and prosecution. The University
                                                                        will inform complainants of their rights to do
                                                                        the same and will assist complainants in
                                                                        making such referrals. Also, the University
                                                                        will cooperate with the police when they wish
                                                                        to conduct an investigation on campus.
                                                                        Furthermore, this does not preclude the
                                                                        possibility of the University taking its own
                                                                        action on campus. The University does, of
                                                                        course, have its own interests to protect when
                                                                        laws are broken. As a result, the University
                                                                        may take action in cases, whether or not the
                                                                        police or other authorities have taken action.

                                                                        The system of governance at Mount Allison
                                                                        is based on decisions made by representative
                                                                        committees. However, in some cases, it may
                                                                        still be necessary for the President, or his
                                                                        delegate, to take immediate action, including
                                                                        suspension, to be in effect until the
                                                                        appropriate committee has dealt with the
                                                                        matter.

                                                                        Non-academic disciplinary sanctions do not
                                                                        become part of a student's official record
                                                                        unless the student is suspended or dismissed
                                                                        from the University. In matters of student
                                                                        discipline, members of judicial committees
                                                                        do not receive details of charges in advance
                                                                        of the hearing. All evidence presented to the
                                                                        committee is presented in the presence of all
                                                                        parties. Confidentiality is respected as much
                                                                        as possible and all concerned recognize the
                                                                        need for discretion.

Students wishing assistance in the presentation or investigation of complaints may approach the Office of Student
Life. If a student feels it necessary to make a complaint in confidence, that confidence is respected, but it must be
understood that a judicial committee can only proceed on the basis of evidence given in the presence of all parties.

To find out more about the University judicial system please refer to
www.mta.ca/departments/sss/policies/studentgov.html#top




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Mount Allison University Code of Discipline


This code, like the Student Governance Document as a whole, refers only to students. Students
who engage in misconduct on or off campus which adversely affects the interests of the
University may be disciplined. Misconduct which will give the University cause to discipline a
student includes but is not limited to the following:


     1.    Academic dishonesty.

     2.    Disruption of any authorized University activity.

     3.    Violations of University policies including but not restricted to the University's
           liquor policy and sexual harassment policy.

     4.    Failure to comply with the directives of an authorized University official acting in an
           official capacity.

     5.    Failure to possess an ID photo taken within the first two weeks of any year which
           follows a year in which the student was not a Mount Allison student.

     6.    Any form of harassment, violence, assault or threats to any member of the University
           community or any visitor to the campus.

     7.    Activities which endanger the safety and or the security of members of the
           University community, visitors to the campus, or University property.

     8.    Use of illegal drugs.

     9.    Theft or deliberate or negligent damage or unauthorized possession of University
           property, including fire equipment and room or master keys, or of property of those
           providing services to the University, including telephone and television services.

     10.   Failure to supervise adequately guests who engage in misconduct under this code.

     11.   Theft or deliberate or negligent damage of the property of students, the Students'
           Union or other student organizations including Houses, employees, and visitors to
           campus.

     12.   Conduct detrimental to the good order of the University.


For more information on the Code of Conduct and the Policies and Procedures for Student
Governance please visit www.mta.ca/departments/sss/policies/studentgov.html#top



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Alcohol, Drugs and you at Mount Allison

Did you know that substance abuse - especially of alcohol - is the single greatest threat to the quality of campus life?
(Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1990). Research shows that alcohol is related to the vast
majority of disciplinary charges, damages, and physical and sexual assaults that occur on university campuses.

Did you also know that developing a pattern of regular drug or alcohol use while you are young greatly increases
your chances of moving to serious levels of abuse within ONE to FOUR YEARS? Think of what that would do to
the plans and goals you have now, as you enter university.

Knowing these facts, and in keeping with our mission statement to promote healthy development of the whole
person, Mount Allison University has established firm, realistic expectations for students. University resources are
also allocated for students experiencing difficulties. Please contact Student Life if you have questions or would like
help of any kind.

You will be held responsible for your conduct. To prevent any misunderstanding about the laws and regulations
concerning drugs and alcohol at Mount Allison, you are urged to read carefully the points stated here.

Drugs

Use of illegal drugs on our campus is forbidden. The minimum penalty for use of illegal drugs on campus is a $200
fine and immediate suspension from all non-academic activities on campus for three months. Mount Allison also has
a firm policy with respect to the use of banned substances related to athletic performance. Student athletes are
expected to abide by the University's policy, to refrain from using banned substances, to refrain from encouraging
others to use banned substances, and to submit to annual testing. Copies of the full policy are available from the
Director of Mount Allison Physical Recreation and Athletics.

Alcohol

You should be aware of the following 11 points:
1. The age at which it is legal to consume alcohol (in New Brunswick and at Mount Allison University) is 19.
At the University you may be charged with drinking when under the legal age. If you come from a province or
country where the legal age is different or non-existent then you must be aware of this when you make your party
plans. The University’s liquor license allows for underage students to be at “wet/dry events” in which students 19 or
over may drink alcohol (wet) and under 19 may not (dry). Be aware that at some student events, alcoholic drinks are
served in a cup of one colour while non-alcoholic drinks are served in a cup of a different colour. It is an offence to
be drinking from the wrong coloured cup if you are underage or if you have had your hand stamped as a non-liquor
drinker.

2. It is an offence to supply alcohol to anyone under the age of 19. Providing alcohol to someone under the legal
drinking age is a charge which is considered even more serious than drinking while under age.

3. It is an offence for anyone at all to have open liquor anywhere on campus outside residence rooms except
for individuals 19 and over who are at officially licensed events. If you have open liquor anywhere on campus
outside residence, except during officially licensed events such as semi-formal dances, you can expect to be charged
before the University Judicial Committee. If you have open liquor in residence outside your room, at any time other
than during an officially permitted party, you are normally subject to a charge before the House Judicial Committee.
Note that while the alcohol policy is generally uniform from residence to residence, you will find that interpretation
of what constitutes open liquor in residence does vary somewhat from one residence to another. You are responsible
for knowing the standards of each residence you visit just as you are responsible for knowing about differences in
provincial regulations when you travel across Canada.

4. What constitutes open liquor? ...open liquor is, for example: a cup with alcohol in it, an open bottle of beer,
wine, liquor, an open case of beer even if the bottles of beer are all capped, loose bottles in your knapsack or
pockets, a flat of canned beer in which any can has been removed from the plastic rings. For open liquor
outside of residence, it doesn’t matter whether you are charged with possession of open liquor by the local police or
brought before the University Judicial Committee, the result is the same: your mistake will cost you. You may be
charged if you are transporting liquor across campus or if you leave a licensed area with an unfinished drink or for
drinking in the hallway of your university residence during a time when an official floor party permit has not been
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authorized. Within the residence system, each residence on campus has its own interpretation of rules concerning
open liquor. Some may require that you cover a drink in transit between rooms, others may require you to pour
bottled beverages into cups and still others may allow you to walk across the hall with a drink. To avoid being
charged, learn what open liquor means in your residence and be aware that what is deemed acceptable in your
residence may not be so in another residence.

5. Transport of Alcohol from Liquor Store (A) to Residence (B) to Another Location (C):
a) Transportation of alcohol in original sealed contained from (A) to (B) or from (B) to (C) is permissible except as
listed in b) below.
b) Unopened individual beer bottles and cases bought at the liquor store cannot be transported from (B) to (C).
c) No alcohol may be transported outside residences under any circumstances including back packs and suitcases if
it is not in the original sealed container.

6. Bar Services is the only organization permitted to sell alcohol on campus, except of course, for the Pub.

7. It is an offence to take alcohol into a licensed event at which Bar Services or the Tantramarsh Pub is selling
alcohol.

8. Campus Police and other University officials (including Campus Security and Residence Staff) have the
right to search for and seize unauthorized alcohol (e.g. alcohol in an unlicensed area or in the possession of a
minor). University officials also have the right to ask you to present a University ID card. If you refuse to present
student identification, a university official has the right to search you for that student identification. You should be
aware that refusing to comply with any reasonable request of a university official is in itself an offence. For this
reason it is suggested that you carry your student ID card at all times.

9. It is each student’s responsibility to have an ID card with a photo taken within the first two weeks of any year
which follows a year in which the student was not a Mount Allison student.

10. It is your responsibility to bring your ID card to all campus events. If you arrive at a campus event without
your identification, even if you are 19 or over, you will be stamped non-liquor and will be charged if caught with
liquor.

11. Ignorance of Mount Allison and New Brunswick liquor laws is not an excuse for disobeying them!

The Dean of Students is responsible for approving all student events involving alcohol including events in
residences. Students planning events are advised to contact Student Life as early as possible to begin
the approval process.



GENERAL CAMPUS INFORMATION

Athletics/Recreation

                                                                The Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
                                                                offers varsity, intramural, club and recreation
                                                                programs. Facilities include a gymnasium, swimming
                                                                pool, weight room, track, playing fields, and two all
                                                                weather tennis courts. Mount Allison competes in
                                                                men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s
                                                                hockey, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and
                                                                women’s basketball         and mens’ and women’s
                                                                badminton. All students enjoy free admission to
                                                                varsity games and have premium athletic membership
                                                                privileges. Facilities schedules are available in the
                                                                Athletic Centre. http://athletics.mta.ca/




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Fitness Centre

In 2005 Mount Allison opened a new state of the art Fitness Centre. There are 28 cardio related machines. The
floor equipment is pin adjustable and most of it can also adjust to accommodate different body sizes. You will notice
that the equipment is very gender friendly. Visit the fitness centre website at
www.mta.ca/clubs/sports/fitness_centre/ index.html

ID Card Information

Your student ID card allows you to borrow books from the library, access the Fitness Centre, access the exam hall
and access the Dining Hall. We have added printing, photocopying and food purchases at the two cafes on campus.
Take care of your ID card as there is a $23 fee for replacement. New cards and replacements are available at Student
Services, first floor of Centennial during regular office hours. For more information on your ID card see
http://www.mta.ca/adminservices/

Residence students - you must have your card for access to the Dining Hall beginning Saturday, September 1.

Connect@MTA

Connect@MTA is Mount Allison's information service for students. With Connect@MTA, you can gain access to
your personal profile (e.g. address, contact information) your academic profile (e.g. transcripts, grades), register for
courses, view your personalized timetable and exam schedules and view your financial account.

Student Accounts & Financial Aid

You are able to look at your financial account through Connect@MTA. Fee deadlines are outlined in the university
calendar. University bursaries and student loan applications may be discussed with the Financial Aid and Awards
Counsellor in Student Services located on the first floor of Centennial Hall.

Mail Services

All full time students living on or off campus at Mount Allison are required to use a mail box address for all
incoming letter mail and packages. The Student Mail Room is located in the lower level of the University Centre.
Mail keys are given out during Orientation and are kept until graduation from Mount Allison. Your box number will
remain the same as long as your account is in good standing with Mount Allison. All mail including letters and
packages should be addressed to the mail box number assigned to you in your Orientation mail out. Please use the
civic mailing address below:
                                                     Your Name
                                               Mount Allison University
                                               152 Main St. Unit #_____
                                                Sackville, NB E4L 1B3

If you receive a package too large to fit in your mail box you will get a card in your box telling you where to pick up
your parcel. Parcels are kept at Support Services (Bookstore) for pick up. Absolutely do not use your residence room
in your address as it will cause delays in sorting your mail. We have 2394 mail boxes for full and part time students
and mail is usually sorted and in your box by noon each working day. Stamps are available downtown at the Post
Office and the drug store. Stamped outgoing mail is picked up from the drop box in the student mail room each day.
You are responsible for changing your own forwarding address during the summer months.

Please note: Canada Post does not deliver to residence buildings. The Town of Sackville does not have letter
carrier service. Courier trucks are not allowed access to residence and campus buildings for security and
safety reasons. If a courier or freight package arrives you will receive a card in your mail box to come to
Support Services to sign out your shipment.

If you need to send things ahead please use your assigned mailing address. Please do not send large items before
August 23 as we have very limited storage. We will accept items on your behalf but will not be responsible for
damage in transit. Large boxes, trunks and other items are kept at Support Services. Phone 506-364-2595 for more
information.

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Bookit@mta.ca

If you need to book a room on campus for group meetings please email bookit@mta.ca and a room will be booked
for you.

Libraries and Archives Information

The Libraries and Archives are comprised of the R.P. Bell Library (also known as the Main Library), the Alfred
Whitehead Music Library (located in the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music) and the University Archives
(located on the third floor of the R.P. Bell Library).

The Libraries' primary focus is to support student course work and research. This means that the books we buy and
services we offer are designed to support the curriculum of the courses you will be taking at Mount Allison.
Reference Librarians are on hand at most times when the Libraries are open and will gladly answer your questions
about the libraries and help you get started with your research. You can also ask questions by phone (main: 364-
2564 | music: 364-2214) or by e-mail (infodesk@mta.ca | musiclibrary@mta.ca).

Whether you're in one of the libraries or working from your residence room, our web site
(http://www.mta.ca/library) is a great place to start your research. On the Library home page, you will find links to
the Library Catalogue, Journal Indexes and Databases (used for finding journal and newspaper articles), research
and citation guides as well as guides for every subject taught at the University. You will also find links to the How
Do I Guide and Information for New Students Guide -- both good places to look for answers to frequently asked
questions.

The Archives' primary focus is on the acquisition and preservation of the historical records of Mount Allison
institutions with a secondary focus on private fonds and collections from the Chignecto region and Sackville NB.
Holdings include official University publications, University records, student theses and a faculty publications
collection, as well as unpublished manuscript materials.. Archives reference assistance and access to archival finding
aids and holdings are available by appointment (archives@mta.ca or telephone 364-2563).

Links to the Libraries and Archives:

Main Library                                                Music Library
http://www.mta.ca/library                                   http://www.mta.ca/library/music
University Archives                                         Libraries and Archives Hours
http://www.mta.ca/library/archives                          http://www.mta.ca/library/hours.html
Ask a Librarian
http://www.mta.ca/library/ask_a_librarian.html

Top 10 things to know about the MTA Libraries:

    •    We’re here to help you.
    •    Your student ID card is your library card.
    •    You (students) can borrow up to 50 books for 2 weeks each.
    •    You can renew your books online, over the phone, or in person.
    •    Fines can add up quickly so keep an eye on your due dates.
    •    When a professor tells you material is “on reserve”, simply ask for the items you need at the Circulation
         Desk (remember to bring your ID card).
    •    The library web site is a great place to start your research
    •    You can access most of the library’s databases from home through the library web site. Off-campus, you
         need your MTA username and password.
    •    You’re not bothering the librarians at the reference desk when you ask a question.
    •    We’re here to help you!




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Printing on Campus

You can print using the Ricoh printers in the Library or in Dunn Building. You will need Mountie Money loaded on
your ID card to use the equipment. Each page you print is $0.12 (HST included) and all prints are black and white.
All printers print back to back, as part Mount Allison’s efforts to reduce the amount of paper used on campus.

Printing can also be sent to printjobs@mta.ca. This will require you to go to the Bookstore and pay for your job.
The prints done in the print shop are cheaper per page at $0.10 for black and white. You can also have things
printed in colour. A full range of specialty paper and finishing services are available.

Photocopying on Campus

There are four Ricoh photocopiers located in the Library for student use. You will need Mountie Money loaded on
your ID card to access the services. High speed photocopying and a full range of finishing services such as coil
binding for student reports are available at Support Services. Check out their services while visiting the Bookstore.

Bookstore Information

The University Bookstore carries textbooks and required course materials only and is located in the Fawcett
Building on King Street. The Bookstore is owned and operated by Mount Allison University and is committed to
making available textbooks and course materials at the lowest possible price. All textbooks, new and used, are
discounted. Our prices are at or below suggested publisher prices depending on the title and the publisher.

Books on Beds

Want to avoid those line ups? Just request the Books on Beds service as a shipping option and we will deliver your
books to your locked room just before move-in day. Simply order your books on line and prepay by credit card
through our secure website (and don't forget to include your residence and room # as your ship to address). Your
order will be packed in a keepsake file box with a cash register receipt/packing slip. All you need to do is put your
books on your bookshelf!

Books on Beds orders must be prepaid. Please note that only students who have paid their registration and residence
deposits are eligible for this program.

We will confirm all of the details of the order by e-mail before charging your credit card. Our software
automatically updates your order with late textbook adoptions from faculty so check your order on-line periodically.
Some books or course materials may not be available at packing time. We will make note of any late items on your
packing slip. Remember to keep your cash register receipt in case you change a course during the add/drop period.
See the Bookstore website for more details at www.mta.ca/bookstore

Student Administrative Council

 At Mount Allison, the Students' Administrative Council (SAC) serves two main purposes: the provision of services
and student representation. Every student at Mount Allison is a member, and has access to the many services the
SAC provides. These services range from the allocation of funding to clubs and societies with the intent of
organizing activities for the student body, or providing funds for students who wish to develop academically by
attending a conference that is independent yet related to their field of study. The SAC also provides a condom
service, sells ISIC cards, an off campus housing directory, a fax/photocopy service, and much more.

The representative aspect of the SAC ensures that student opinions, issues, and affairs are provided to university
administration and faculty, as well as to other students. Each year, the students elect executive members, council
members, student senators, and a grad and life class executive. The SAC also appoints representation to university
committees and other areas.

One of the SAC main avenues of communication is their new website, located at www.mtasac.ca. Students and the
entire University community can access an outline of the various representations across campus, contact
information, as well as participate in forum discussion. A complete description of our available services can be


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found here as well. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of life at Mount Allison, please do not hesitate to
call us. Our executive will love to hear from you. The 2007-2008 SAC Executive are:

Marianne Greene
President
Email: sacpresident@mta.ca
Phone: 364-3230

Contact Marianne for general, concerns regarding the SAC’s methods of representation or services, or if you are
unaware of the appropriate Vice-President to contact. She deals most closely with university administration, the
board of regents and works to ensure the effectiveness of council and the SAC as a student’s union. Marianne has a
wide knowledge of Mount Allison’s current and proposed projects, and works to ensure that these projects are in the
best interest of the student population.

Dara MacDonald
VP Academic
Email: sacacademic@mta.ca
Phone: 364-3233

Dara works to represent the academic concerns of students to faculty and administration. She also presents new
ideas on behalf of students which may better one’s academic experience here at Mount Allison. Dara also addresses
student’s academic concerns on a trouble-shooting basis and as a result can help students navigate through the
academic life of a liberal arts and science student.

Jess Hamilton
VP External
Email: sacexternal@mta.ca
Phone: 364-3233

Jess represents Mount A students to the town of Sackville, and the provincial and federal governments. She works
to ensure good communication to the town regarding housing issues, and town projects or events. Jess is also a
member of the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA). Contact Jess if you have questions regarding the
community, or such things as the politics of tuition.

Steve Taylor
VP Campus Life
Email: saccampuslife@mta.ca
Phone: 364-3233

Steve works to ensure that the campus experience of Mount Allison students is as good as it can be, and is
constantly improving. He consults with residence executive and helps voice their concerns. He also provides insight
for student based campaigns and programmes aimed at developing the student experience. Contact Steve if you
have a concern or have an idea which can improve student life on campus.

Mary James Fisher
VP Finance and Operations
Email: sacfinance@mta.ca
Phone: 364-3233

Mart is an appointed member of the SAC and deals most intensely with Clubs and Societies and the administration
of funding. She advises the executive of budgetary concerns, and ensures that all aspects of the SAC’s activities are
in compliance with the appropriate by-laws and guided by the constitution and policy manual. Contact Mary for
questions regarding the SAC’s budget or by-laws.




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Clubs and Societies: A Small Sampling

  ACE MTA                                                    MTA Christian Fellowship
  Anime                                                      The Faces of Violence
  Habitat for Humanity                                       Fashion Show MTA
  Yellow Ribbon Society                                      Fine Arts Society
  Free the Children                                          JUDO Club
  Garnet and Gold                                            Ninjitsa
  Atlantic International Studies Journal - ATLIS             Muay Thai (Boxing Club)
  S.M.I.L.E.                                                 Psychology Society
  Rights and Democracy                                       Religious Studies Society
  Society of All Nations                                     7 Mondays
  Dance Society                                              Student Christian Movement
  Youth Partnership with Jamaica                             The Vagina Monologues
  Best Buddies                                               WUSC (World Univ. Students of Canada)
  Black Tie Productions                                      Chemistry Society

The Argosy

The Argosy is Mount Allison’s independent student newspaper. It publishes a weekly edition including articles on
entertainment, literature, sports, science, and news events.

The Argosy is an entirely student run organization; it is funded by students, designed by students, edited by students,
and written by students. Whether you become involved by simply reading the paper, writing an article, or even
becoming a regular volunteer or staff member, the Argosy depends on your interest and involvement. Visit the
Argosy at http://argosy.mta.ca/

CHMA – Mounties Radio

CHMA 106.9 FM is owned and operated by the members of Attic Broadcasting Company Ltd., a non-profit
organization with its offices on the campus of Mount Allison University. It provides its student and community
members with an opportunity to create innovative, educational and alternative community-based programming. The
programming schedule includes open format and specialty music shows, spoken word programs on a variety of
topics as well as audio art programming that explores the limits of this thing we call radio.

CHMA is more than just an on-air presence. They organize and promote many projects and events including
concerts, coffee houses, and a number of workshops on everything from home recording to interviewing techniques.
Visit www.mta.ca/students/chma

Town of Sackville

As newcomers to our community, we invite students to explore the many treasures to be found in Sackville: a stroll
through the 55-acre Waterfowl Park, a night at the movies, a Saturday morning Farmer's Market, an evening of
blues, and more. From health care at the local hospital to the shops in the downtown, Sackville has a lot to offer. For
further information on the Town of Sackville, please tour their web site, or call them at 1-800-249-2020.
www.sackville.com

A list of places to dine is at www.sackville.com/visit/dining/index.html
A list of stores in Sackville can be found at www.sackville.com/visit/shopping/index.html

Banks

Bank of Nova Scotia 536-2480 and the Royal Bank of Canada 536-1030




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Transportation

    •   VIA Rail 1-800-835-3037
    •   SMT Bus Lines 1-800-567-5151
    •   Squires Courtesy Cab 536-1592 or 536-3339
    •   Sackville Cab Company 364-8000
    •   Tantramar Taxi 364-8181




Weather in Sackville – not predictable!




Fun Events: A Small Sampling                                    House Parties

        Shinerama – early September                             Harper Hall – late September
        SACtivities Fair – early September                      Campbell Hall – early October
        Relay For Life – mid October                            Thornton House – late October
        Halloween Food Drive – late October                     Bennett/Bigelow Houses – mid November
        Garnet and Gold Musical – late January                  Windsor Hall – early January
        Vagina Monologues – mid February                        Edwards House – mid February
        Jazz at Jennings – early March                          Hunton House – mid March
        Conduct Becoming – mid March
        Society of All Nations Banquet – late March
        ASCARS – late March


Performing Arts Series

        Kleztory: a five piece Klezmer group – Friday, September 21, 2007
        Trio Mosaique – piano, clarinet & viola – Wednesday, October 3, 2007
        Red Priest – British baroque – Tuesday, October 23, 2007
        Anne-Julie Caron – marimba – Saturday, January 26, 2008
        J.P. Cormier - folk – Saturday, March 8, 2008
        Hugh Russell – baritone – Friday, March 28, 2008


 
 
 
 
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                               IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION 
                                              
Academic Deans                         Arts, Science and Social Science      364-2302
Alcohol Policy                         Student Life                          364-2255
Ambulance                                                                       911
Athletics/Recreation/Fitness           Athletics’ Secretary                  364-2401
Building Repairs                       Facilities Management                 364-2444
Career Counselling                                                           364-2255
Chaplain                               Student Life                          364-2227
Conference & Event Services            Residence/Conference Office           364-2250
Continuous Learning                    Continuous Learning                   364-2266
Dean of Students                       Student Life                          364-2255
Dentists                               Dr. R. DeWolfe                        536-3343
                                       Dr. T. Priemer                        536-2788
                                       Dr. L. Trites                         536-3800
Dietician                              c/o Jennings Hall                     364-2423
Discipline Policy                      Student Life                          364-2255
Doctors                                Dr. Susan Crouse                      536-3331
                                       Dr. Ross Thomas                       536-0210
                                       Dr. Andrea Wall                       536-3111
                                       Dr. Adrien Kelly                      539-3847
Financial Aid & Awards                 Student Services                      364-2258
Fire Department                                                                 911
Health Insurance                       Student Life                          364-2255
Hospital                               Sackville                             364-4100
                                       Moncton City                          857-5111
Immigration/Visas/Passports            Student Life                          364-2112
International Student Advisor          Student Life                          364-2112
Job Posting for Students               Student Life                          364-2255
Landlord/Tenant concerns               Rentalsman                            856-2330
Libraries and Archives                                                       364-2562
Meighen Centre                                                               364-2527
Nurse/Educator                         Student Life                          364-2163
Parking                                Facilities Management                 364-2251
Personal Counsellors                   Student Life                          364-2255
Registrar                              Student Services                      364-3301
Residence Room Assignments             Residence Office                      364-2252
Residence Manager                      Residence Office                      364-2250
Safety Hazards                         Facilities Management                 364-2444
Scholarships & Prizes                  Student Services                      364-2258
Security                               Officer on Duty                       364-2228
Sexual Harassment Advisor                                                    364-2613
Special Needs                          Student Life                          364-2255
Study Skills                           Student Life                          364-2255
Taxis                                  Sackville Cab                         364-8000
                                       Squires Cab                           536-3339
                                       Tantramar Taxi                        364-8181
Transfer Student                       Student Services                      364-2269
Tutors                                 Student Life                          364-2255
Visas/Immigration/Passports            Immigration Canada                 1-888-242-2100
Writing Resource Centre                Student Life                          364-2255




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                      ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2007-2008

August 27   Monday         Arrival of new international students, international orientation begins
August 30   Thursday       Arrival of new students, Commencement
August 31   Friday         Beginning of orientation
                           Returning students may enter residence. Supplemental and Correspondence Exams
Sept. 1     Saturday
                           for eligible students
Sept. 3     Monday         Labour Day — no classes
Sept. 4     Tuesday        Classes begin. Deadline to apply for October 2007 graduation
                           Last day for change in registration in fall term 3 credit courses and in year long 3 and 6
Sept. 14    Friday
                           credit courses
Sept. 17    Monday         Last day to make Fall fee payment without penalty
Sept. 30    Sunday         Deadline to apply for May 2008 graduation
Oct. 8      Monday         Thanksgiving Day — no classes
Oct. 30     Tuesday        End of withdrawal period for first term 3 credit courses
Nov. 12     Monday         Observance of Remembrance Day — no classes
Nov. 13     Tuesday        Mid-term day of independent study — no classes
                           Deadline for registration and residence deposits for students admitted for the academic
Nov. 23     Friday
                           term commencing in January
Dec. 4      Tuesday        Last day of classes
                           Final exam period begins for the first term 3 credit courses and mid-year tests in 6
Dec. 8      Saturday
                           credit courses
Dec. 19     Wednesday      Last day for exams. Correspondence exams will be written on this date
Jan. 5      Saturday       Deferred exams in fall term 3 credit courses
Jan. 6      Sunday         Returning students may enter residence
Jan. 7      Monday         Classes begin
                           End of withdrawal period for year long 3 and 6 credit courses. Last day for change of
Jan. 18     Friday
                           registration in second term 3 credit courses
Jan. 21     Monday         Last day to pay account balance without penalty
Feb.23-     Saturday
                           Week of independent study — no classes
Mar. 2      Sunday
Mar. 7      Friday         End of withdrawal period for winter term 3 credit courses
Mar. 21     Friday         Good Friday
Apr. 10     Thursday       Last day of classes in winter term
Apr. 14     Monday         Final exam period begins
Apr. 24     Thursday       Last day for exams. Correspondence exams will be written on this date
May 26      Monday         University Convocation




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