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Welcome to Wolfville

As a Town (that's Wolfville) and Gown (that's Acadia) Community, the first weeks in September are busy ones!

We're happy to welcome new and returning students to Wolfville and everyone should expect the community to be a bit busier in the days ahead.

Expect traffic to be a bit slower along Main Street on September 2nd for move-in day, and for the matriculation procession on Saturday afternoon. Then, on Monday, from noon to 7pm, Main Street will be closed for our Welcome to Wolfville Street Party from Elm to Central Ave.

Here are some other events to be aware of:

Saturday, September 2nd:

  • Starting at 8:30am, more than 850 first year students will move into residence.
  • A special 'Student Welcome' themed Saturday Wolfville Farmers' Market day is planned that is especially focused on orienting new students/parents to the community and getting folks ready for the school year, from 8:30am - 1:00pm.
  • A formal Matriculation Ceremony will take place in University Hall at 2:00pm.
  • Acadia Football will take on St. FX, kicking off at 3:00pm.

 Sunday, September 3rd:

  • Orientation begins for all on and off-campus students and will officially kick-off with a welcome ceremony on the university hall stairs at 11:00am led by Mi’kmaq Elder-In-Residence, Joe Michael.
  • Students have a welcome barbecue at 12:00pm.

 Monday, September 4th: 

  • The 2nd Annual Welcome to Wolfville: Street Fair from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Main Street. This is a family friendly event with games, food, live music, and fun. All faculty, staff, students, town residents, and their families are invited to join in the fun.
  • Returning students move back to residence and to Wolfville.

Looking for more information?

  • Are you new to Wolfville? Check out this link for extra info on living and studying in Wolfville.
  • Want more info on the commitment made by Acadia, Wolfville and the ASU to support our shared success? Click the link to learn more about our Memorandum of Understanding.
  • To make you feel welcome in our community, you can find visitor information by clicking here. Our Visitor Information Centre is located in Willow Park and is open from Wednesday though Sunday, from 10:00am - 6:00pm through to the end of October.
  • Town Hall staff are available Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm to answer questions and provide support. Please feel free to drop by but, please note, our offices and work sites will be closed on Labour Day.

Happy New School Year!

Welcome to Wolfville invitation with students on Main Street