Saint Mary’s University takes pride in having one of the most diverse student populations in Canada. Under the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA) umbrella, over 60 active student societies provide a comfort zone for students of all cultures, ethnicities and interests. SMUSA takes pride in providing diverse, educational and fun activities to engage our students. That’s why we’re proud to be hosting Winter Welcome, in cooperation with Saint Mary’s University!

Winter Welcome is an annual event held for new students. It’s filled with social events and educational activities designed to help new students make connections with their peers, the residence or off-campus Saint Mary’s community, and faculty & professors. Throughout Winter Welcome, students will connect with support systems and resources, meet student leaders and members of the Saint Mary’s community, and will participate in fun, safe events & activities.

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Winter Welcome Kits

Winter Welcome Kits are a must buy for all new students! For $55 (CAD) + tax, your Welcome Kit will provide you with the following essential items:


  • Sightseer Styled Backpack
  • Stainless Steel Hot/Cold Drinks Bottle
  • Wayfarer Styled Sunglasses
  • Fleece Banket
  • Exclusive SMUSA Welcome Weeks T-Shirt
  • SMUSA Coloured Socks
  • SMU Ballcap
  • Luggage Tags
  • One Ring Smartphone Holder

Pre-Order Winter Welcome Kits

*In order to pick up your Winter Welcome Kits in January, you MUST include the student’s name, banner ID (A#) and email address when pre-ordering below. Please only click “Pay Now” once as clicking multiple times may result in multiple orders.

Student's Full Name & A#
Student's Email Address

Register for Winter Welcome 2019

If you haven’t already, register for Winter Welcome to tell us you’re coming!

Social Media

Follow us @SMUSAhfx on social media to stay updated on Winter Welcome 2018, other events & initiatives throughout the year, and opportunities to get involved!