Welcome to Saint Mary’s University!

We’re pumped to have you to join us for Welcome Weeks, happening September 4-17, 2021.

Our team has been working hard to create fun and interactive events to immerse new students into the SMU community. We take pride in this year’s celebrations which brings students together while ensuring safe spaces for all. We expect to have both first and second-year students attend, since our last academic year was virtual.


What is Welcome Weeks?

Welcome Weeks is a two-week celebration of your new and exciting chapter at Saint Mary’s University, which will be filled with new friends, new opportunities and new lessons. At SMUSA, part of our mission is to maximize students’ positive university experience and Welcome Weeks is just the start! Welcome Weeks 2021 is made possible by a campus wide effort and our wonderful sponsors!

Don’t miss out on making memories that will last a lifetime! 

Welcome Week Kits

Pre-order Your Welcome Week Kit Now!

Purchase your Welcome Week Kit to receive swag and access to unforgettable events to kick start your university experience! Kits are $80 plus tax and can be purchased online via PayPal or in-person at the Info Desk.

Included in every kit:

  • A blanket
  • A baseball hat
  • Our Welcome Weeks 2021 socks
  • And MORE!

PLUS: A Welcome Weeks 2021 wristband gives free access to:

  • Movie Night on the Field ($5 entry fee)
  • Welcome to the Gorsebrook ($10 entry fee)
  • Ikea and Dartmouth Crossing Shopping Trip ($5 entry fee)

*You still need to register online for these events before they reach compacity to attend.

What events are happening during Welcome Weeks?

To learn more about the events and sign up, visit New to SMU. Below is a highlight of many events, but there are many others!


Check out this video of our Welcome Weeks in 2019!

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Featured Sponsors for Welcome Weeks 2021

Questions, Concerns or Comments?

Have questions, comments, or concerns about Welcome Weeks? Contact our VP Student Affairs, Isobel Tyler at vpstudentaffairs.smusa@smu.ca!