Frequently Asked Questions
Can my friend and I be roommates?
We try our best to accommodate everyone, but some of the residences we use may or may not have double rooms. We will do our best to put you in a room with or close to your friends. If double rooms are available, both you and your friend should indicate that you would like to room together on your respective registration forms.
Are there rules and regulations?
Of course! Regardless of your age, all people who come on campus to study/work are required to observe the rules. Please refer to our Student Guidelines page for the rules and regulations we expect you to follow while you are here at Acadia.
I'm a day student. Where do I eat and what do I do at lunchtime?
Day students eat with the rest of the students at Wheelock Dining Hall.
I'm a day student. Where can my parents pick me up at the end of the day?
You will be dropped off and picked up at the same location where you registered on Sunday.
What kind of schedule will I have during the day?
A busy one! Classes run from 8:45-4:15 with an evening class from 6:00-7:00 pm (just before evening activities!). Be sure to consult your schedule daily and check with your counsellor each day for any changes.
What about the rest of the day?
There's a lot to do and you will receive a more complete schedule when you arrive at Acadia. Please note that the activities are for all students and we encourage day students to take part in as many events as possible to get the most out of your experience at Acadia. Activities vary each day/evening and may include swimming and outdoor sports, a movie night, a variety show, concerts and a dance.
Who do my parents contact if they need to reach me while I'm at Acadia?
Messages may be left for students at the Residence and Events Office by calling (902) 585-1221. This office is operational 24 hours. In the case of an emergency, call Acadia Campus Security at (902) 585-1103.
When you arrive at Acadia, you and your parents/guardians will receive a copy of these contact numbers.
When do we wrap-up?
The academy concludes with a final concert/showcase on the last day of the academy, Saturday, July 8, at the Festival Theatre building. Parents: please confirm the time and location during registration check-in.
- There is no formal dress code for these events.
- These events are open to family and friends.
- Students will be ready to leave following the showcase.