Your New Home: Cameron Hall

Friendly reminder: Welcome Day is only 36 days away!

Cameron Hall is the most historic residence at StFX. Comprised of an all-female residence, TNT, and two all-male residences, MacPherson and MacDonald, Cameron Hall has been an integral part of the StFX community since it opened in 1945. Situated on University Avenue by Morrison Hall and across from MacKinnon Hall, it is part of one of the liveliest areas on campus. The building’s location in lower campus makes it a convenient place to live on campus, although there are many other things that makes Cameron Hall a great choice for residence. Residents in Cameron Hall share their house spirit with the rest of StFX, and they look forward to house customs and events that make their residences unique. If you have been assigned a room in Cameron Hall next year, make sure to join the residence Facebook group! Cameron Hall 2017-2018

TNT Tigers

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Hello Baby Tigs and welcome to the reigning back-to-back House of the Year, TNT! The house contains close to 90 girls, and students who have the chance to live here get to have 90 new sisters! TNT is made up of two sides, Tompkins and Thompson, but they are united as one house. As one of three houses in Cameron Hall, TNT is located between MacPherson and MacDonald, whose residents will soon become some of your closest friends. Known as the Tigers, TNT residents are fiercely proud of their mascot, Tiger Tom, and love any opportunity to wear their house colours, purple and orange. You will especially need lots of purple and orange apparel in January for the House Hockey Cup game known around campus as TNT/Chillis. TNT shares a friendly rivalry with their neighbours across the street, the Chillis Chicks.

As the only two all-female residences on campus, this rivalry brings both houses together throughout the year for positive events such as pumpkin carving at Halloween. Residents in TNT show their Tiger spirit at events during Orientation Week, and at one of the most unique events at StFX, the TNT Haunted House. Organized every October as one of the biggest charity events on campus, residents transform Cameron Hall into a haunted house that brave students enter at their own risk. While residents are often divided as to who they will cheer for in the Cam Hall Cup between MacPherson and MacDonald, all residents come together to celebrate their love of TNT at the end of year event called Pail and Shovel. Whether you are entering your first year in TNT or are returning as a second year, you’ll be excited to meet new friends and start the best year of your life! Peace, love, TIGS!!!

MacPherson Mustangs

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MacPherson House is a residence built on positive rivalries, an inclusive atmosphere, an extremely welcoming feeling and a strong sense of pride. Located on the east side of Cam Hall, “MP” has an advantage of being the closest residence to Morrison Hall, also known as Meal Hall. The house is made up of a close group of guys who are lucky enough to build friendships that will last for a lifetime. MacPherson House is unique because it is a smaller residence with a rich history that current and former residents share. With MacPherson being a primarily double room residence, it offers a lot of social opportunities and a chance to bond with the guys. MacPherson House is unique because it is a smaller residence with a rich history that current and former residents share.

 

Showing their house spirit by donning their house colour of green, residents in MP bond over their love of hockey and anticipate one of the biggest events of the year in the House Hockey Cup tournament known as TriMac. Facing off against the other two all-male residences, MacPherson especially envies the chance to come out on top in the Cam Hall Cup against MacDonald House. While they share a fierce rivalry with MD, the two houses often come together in their shared love of Cameron Hall, especially to cheer on TNT in their House Hockey Cup.  All in all, MacPherson house is an extremely chill place to be on campus and it provides its residents with the experience that is unparalleled and unforgettable.

MacDonald Highlanders

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Located on the west side of Cam Hall is the unique and spirited MacDonald House, known throughout StFX as “MD”. While the physical appearance is far from being as glamorous as newer residences, the history and the community aspect of MacDonald make it an amazing house that incoming and future students want to be a part of. The friendships made between current and former residents, as well as the inclusive environment, create a residence experience that remains with Highlanders long after they leave StFX. As one of the smallest houses, MacDonald is a residence where all house members feel welcome and there is always an opportunity to spend time together.

 

Residents in MacDonald show their house spirit by wearing their house colours, red and black. MD is one of the most spirited residences during Orientation Week, and the house spirit continues throughout the year. The most anticipated event of the year is the House Hockey Cup tournament, Tri-Mac, or more specifically, the Cam Hall Cup. The infamous friendly battle between Cam Hall’s two male residences, MacDonald and MacPherson, comes temporarily to an end after one hockey game in March. All bragging rights and pride for a full year is determined through this game. Whether you’re a fan of hockey or not, it doesn’t matter. All school year the hype builds and everyone gets excited for the big game. Although Tri-Mac is only one of the many fantastic traditions of MacDonald, it is definitely the biggest within the residence.

Key Figures in Residence

Hall Director: The Hall Director position is filled by an upper year student who works with Residence Life to provide leadership to students in residence. The HDs work with Residence Life Coordinators to oversee the Residence Life teams in each residence building. Through programming, supporting peers, and promoting the Community Code, Hall Directors play an important role in creating a positive living experience within the residence community.

This year’s HD for MacKinnon Hall is Clancy McDaniel!

Community Advisors: CAs, formerly known as Resident Assistants, live and work in all residences at StFX. With training provided by Residence Life, CAs are able to ensure that there is a safe and positive environment for all residents in the building. With daily interactions and availability, CAs provide residents with resources, information and assistance to ensure personal well-being in residence.

House President: The House President of each residence is a second year returning student. Working under the VP Residence Affairs in the Students’ Union, the House President provides leadership to residents by planning events, organizing initiatives such as fundraising, promoting house spirit, and holding house meetings for all residents.

Since Cameron Hall has 3 different houses, that means three different HPs and three different VPs. This years HPs include:

Sam Bardwell – TNT
Lucas Donovan – MacPherson
Jonah Williams – MacDonald

Vice President: The House Vice President assists the House President as house leaders, providing a positive experience in residence through house events, house spirit, and other ways of connecting with residents. The House President and Vice President work frequently on campus initiatives with other residence leaders and Students’ Union figures.

This year’s VPs are:

Abi Kyte – TNT
Kyle McDonald – MacPherson
Colin MacDonald – MacDonald

House Council: Students living in each residence have the opportunity to become a member on their residence’s house council. As a house council rep, residents will get to become more involved in their house’s affairs and make decisions in their area of focus. House council positions include activities rep, finance rep, health and wellness rep, communications rep, charity rep, equity and sustainability rep, and house spirit rep.

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Your New Home: MacKinnon Hall

Countdown update: Only 43 days until Welcome Day!

Congrats on being assigned a room in MacKinnon Hall! Located on University Avenue between Morrison Hall and the University Chapel, “MK Hall” is a building full of house spirit where residents will build strong bonds that will last throughout their time at StFX and long after graduation. Identical to the Cameron Hall residence building on the other side side of University Ave, MacKinnon Hall is home to the StFX business office and two residences, an all-female residence, Chillis, and an all-male residence, MacNeil. The residence buildings are traditional double rooms, and the friendly hallways of the building makes this residence a cozy and welcoming home for first year and second year students alike. If you’re living in MacKinnon Hall next year, make sure to join the residence Facebook group! MacKinnon Hall 2017-2018

Chillis Chicks

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Incoming Chicks, welcome to your new home, Chillis! Your house, Chillis, consists of 90 first and second year girls, who we can promise you will become your second family. Chillis is divided into two sides: Chisholm on the left and Gillis on the right. Chillis shares MacKinnon Hall with the all-male MacNeil House, and the two houses have unwavering support for each other throughout the year.  The house mascot is the beloved Tweety Bird, and the signature colors are yellow and royal blue. The Chicks are known for their friendliness and great personalities. One of the most spirited residences on campus, the Chicks cheer loud from Welcome Day to the end of the year.

 

A couple key events to look forward to while living in Chillis are MK Hall date night where every Chick gets paired with a Marauder and goes on a date to meal hall. Also, get excited to meet some of your best friends from other residences, with our fast friend’s event where you get to meet and get to know people in one minute. One of the main events of the year is the only girls House Hockey Cup on campus, Chillis/TNT (Cameron hall).  At the end of each year, residents get together for the Chillis Banquet, where house members acknowledge every chick and their time spent together. Even after leaving MacKinnon Hall, Chillis residents remain close and look forward to receiving X-Ring during their senior year. On X-Ring day, former residents return to Chillis and add their signatures on the beautiful Chillis mural to join those of the many chicks that came before them.

Get ready girls because once a chick, always a chick!

MacNeil Marauders

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MacNeil house is one of the two boys houses on campus that is still traditional, non co-ed residence. Established in 1950 and one of the oldest residences on campus, MacNeil has a long history of strong, vibrant culture that is fondly called “The Brotherhood”. One of the most unique things about MacNeil is that upper year students who have lived in the house in previous years generally stay connected to it. This is special because it eliminates the boundary between first year students who are new to the school and graduating students who are getting ready to leave X.

 

There is a powerful sense of community in this house that is a product of the relatively small size, a general team mentality, and a plethora of events and activities that are organized within the house. Whether it be through shared interests, bonding with their neighbours in Chillis, or spending time together at meal hall, the Marauders are known for being a close knit group. Students living in MacNeil can look forward to the TriMac House Hockey Cup between MacNeil, MacDonald, and MacPherson. There are also dodgeball games, community fundraising events like “Trick-or-Eat”, opportunities to connect with other residences through “Fast Friends”, and countless other activities designed to help students bond and thrive in their time at StFX.

Key Figures in Residence

Chelsea and I with Tweety

Hall Director: The Hall Director position is filled by an upper year student who works with Residence Life to provide leadership to students in residence. The HDs work with Residence Life Coordinators to oversee the Residence Life teams in each residence building. Through programming, supporting peers, and promoting the Community Code, Hall Directors play an important role in creating a positive living experience within the residence community.

This year’s HD for MacKinnon Hall is Kallie Ross!

Community Advisors: CAs, formerly known as Resident Assistants, live and work in all residences at StFX. With training provided by Residence Life, CAs are able to ensure that there is a safe and positive environment for all residents in the building. With daily interactions and availability, CAs provide residents with resources, information and assistance to ensure personal well-being in residence.

House President: The House President of each residence is a second year returning student. Working under the VP Residence Affairs in the Students’ Union, the House President provides leadership to residents by planning events, organizing initiatives such as fundraising, promoting house spirit, and holding house meetings for all residents.

This year’s HP for Chillis is Emma Kyte!

This year’s HP for MacNeil is Lucas Byl!

Vice President: The House Vice President assists the House President as house leaders, providing a positive experience in residence through house events, house spirit, and other ways of connecting with residents. The House President and Vice President work frequently on campus initiatives with other residence leaders and Students’ Union figures.

This year’s VP for Chillis is Chelsea Piper!

This year’s HP for MacNeil is Colin Glencross!

House Council: Students living in each residence have the opportunity to become a member on their residence’s house council. As a house council rep, residents will get to become more involved in their house’s affairs and make decisions in their area of focus. House council positions include activities rep, finance rep, health and wellness rep, communications rep, charity rep, equity and sustainability rep, and house spirit rep.

Your New Home: Mount Saint Bernard

Just a reminder: 50 days until Orientation Week starts!

Allow me to re-introduce myself, my name is MSB. Reopened as a residence in September 2016 after a three year hiatus, newly-renovated Mount Saint Bernard, comprised of Camden, Marguerite, Gilmora, and Immaculata Halls, is one of the most historic and outfitted residences on campus. Originally an all-female institution called Mount Saint Bernard College, the MSB campus became integrated with StFX and has the proud distinction of being the first Catholic College in North America to provide post-secondary degree programs to women. Through the years, MSB has become a co-ed residence at one of the liveliest spots on campus.

It is located on upper campus and is the closest university building to Downtown Antigonish. With three academic buildings (The Rankin School of Nursing, Gilmora Hall, and Immaculata Hall), students from a variety of programs spend much of their time in courses located in MSB. The residence is located on floors 3, 4, and 5 of Camden and Marguerite Halls and has over 200 single rooms, making The Mount a place where there is always something going on. You can usually find The Bears playing catch in the beautiful central courtyard, baking in the kitchens, or watching TV in the one of MSB’s 13 lounges. Located by the residence’s main entrance, the MSB Café is a convenient place where residents can grab a coffee or a quick bite to eat without leaving the building. With brand new study rooms and the only residence computer lab on campus, there are plenty of spaces to get work done in MSB.

Popular events throughout the year include Sunday movie nights, the annual Camden vs Marguerite Hall soccer baseball game and our jersey ceremony, where every new student will receive a house baseball jersey. In March you can find MSB decked out in teal and purple to cheer on our house hockey team at not one, but TWO games in the O’Messis Cup House Hockey Cup against Plessis House and Off-Campus. Last year the Bears held multiple fundraisers including a very popular hot chocolate sale to raise money for our house charity: The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association. The Mount is ready for another exciting year, and we are so excited to welcome a fresh group of Bears to our home. If you are not already in the facebook group for your residence, here is the link: Mount Saint Bernard 2017-2018

Bears Are Back!
Key Figures in Residence

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Hall Director: The Hall Director position is filled by an upper year student who works with Residence Life to provide leadership to students in residence. The HDs work with Residence Life Coordinators to oversee the Residence Life teams in each residence building. Through programming, supporting peers, and promoting the Community Code, Hall Directors play an important role in creating a positive living experience within the residence community.

This year’s HD for Mount Saint Bernard is Chiedza Chikwavaire!

Community Advisors: CAs, formerly known as Resident Assistants, live and work in all residences at StFX. With training provided by Residence Life, CAs are able to ensure that there is a safe and positive environment for all residents in the building. With daily interactions and availability, CAs provide residents with resources, information and assistance to ensure personal well-being in residence.

House President: The House President of each residence is a second year returning student. Working under the VP Residence Affairs in the Students’ Union, the House President provides leadership to residents by planning events, organizing initiatives such as fundraising, promoting house spirit, and holding house meetings for all residents.

This year’s HP is Jonas Lawrence!

Vice President: The House Vice President assists the House President as house leaders, providing a positive experience in residence through house events, house spirit, and other ways of connecting with residents. The House President and Vice President work frequently on campus initiatives with other residence leaders and Students’ Union figures.

This year’s VP is Kieran Yorke!

House Council: Students living in each residence have the opportunity to become a member on their residence’s house council. As a house council rep, residents will get to become more involved in their house’s affairs and make decisions in their area of focus. House council positions include activities rep, finance rep, health and wellness rep, communications rep, charity rep, equity and sustainability rep, and house spirit rep.

 

Your New Home: Lane Hall

EVERYONE…. 52 days. That’s it.

They’re the biggest, they’re the mightiest, and they are always ready to rumble…. You guessed it, we are talking about Lane Hall!!! The top dogs on campus! Although it isn’t known for being an upscale residence, the sense of community outshines any flaw with the interior décor of the building. They also are the only residence with a sink in every room!! Woohoo!

You may be thinking that being a part of a big residence can be daunting, especially because there are so many faces, but this is not the case for Lane. Not only are they a part of a big family, they also become really close with their floor. The setup is all-male on the first two floors and the basement and top two floor is for females. There are also two different wings that divide Lane Hall (A and B). So whether you are a 2A boy or 4B girl, you are part of a smaller community that also becomes their own small family.

There are also many activities and events that Lane hosts throughout the year to celebrate being a pitbull, including Lane Hall Olympics and the annual Bandana Ceremony. This is where all of the new pitbulls get an official Lane Hall Bandana to wear at many of the house events, including the most popular event- LAser House Hockey Cup. HOO HA LANE HALL! (a cheer in which you will all will become familiar with). Although during the hockey game, they are on different sides on the rink, Lane and Fraser do have a lot of fun together. It is very easy to meet all of the rivals if you attend the Fast Friends night put on by both the HPs and VPs of Lane and Fraser. You will have a chance to meet a ton of Bishops Hall people by all going to the pit (the huge lounge in the foyer) and undergo a “speed dating” style social! So if Lane is the residence that you got put into, congrats! Get ready for a year full of making memories on the house up on the hill. If you are not already in the facebook group for your residence, here is the link:

Lane Hall Pitbulls 2017-2018

Peace, Love, Pitbulls

Key Figures in Residence

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Hall Director: The Hall Director position is filled by an upper year student who works with Residence Life to provide leadership to students in residence. The HDs work with Residence Life Coordinators to oversee the Residence Life teams in each residence building. Through programming, supporting peers, and promoting the Community Code, Hall Directors play an important role in creating a positive living experience within the residence community.

This year there are two HDs for Lane Hall,  Gillian Moore and Alyssa Lundrigan!!

Community Advisors: CAs, formerly known as Resident Assistants, live and work in all residences at StFX. With training provided by Residence Life, CAs are able to ensure that there is a safe and positive environment for all residents in the building. With daily interactions and availability, CAs provide residents with resources, information and assistance to ensure personal well-being in residence.

House President: The House President of each residence is a second year returning student. Working under the VP Residence Affairs in the Students’ Union, the House President provides leadership to residents by planning events, organizing initiatives such as fundraising, promoting house spirit, and holding house meetings for all residents.

Your HP for the year is Alex Bohan!!

Vice President: The House Vice President assists the House President as house leaders, providing a positive experience in residence through house events, house spirit, and other ways of connecting with residents. The House President and Vice President work frequently on campus initiatives with other residence leaders and Students’ Union figures.

This years VPs are Rhyan Schennery and Megan Wall!!

House Council: Students living in each residence have the opportunity to become a member on their residence’s house council. As a house council rep, residents will get to become more involved in their house’s affairs and make decisions in their area of focus. House council positions include activities rep, finance rep, health and wellness rep, communications rep, charity rep, equity and sustainability rep, and house spirit rep.

Your New Home: Bishops Hall

As I am typing this, we are now 54 DAYS UNTIL WELCOME DAY! That means 54 days until many of you will be moving into residence!

If you’ve been accepted to live in Bishops Hall, this post is all about you! Your new home consists of three small-but-mighty residences who have a ton of house spirit. The bottom two floors of Bishops are occupied by Burke House, while Fraser is located on third floor, and Plessis is found on the top floor of the building. Each house has its own unique charm and identity, but at the end of the day, all four floors in the building share a special community where you can be your own person and belong to a larger group at the same time.

Bishops is a heavily requested residence known for combining a modern and welcoming environment with a continuous social atmosphere. Although it is known as a quieter residence, it hosts many fun events throughout the year like Bishop’s Ball. It is the perfect spot for those looking for a place where they can enjoy common areas such as a central lounge and kitchen on each floor, along with the comforts of a quieter, relaxed dorm space to escape to for personal time. With such a friendly environment in residence, residents in Bishops Hall often form close-knit friendships that carry on once they move out of the building. One of the things that Bishops Hall residents cherish the most is the incredible cleaning staff, so be sure to say hello when you see them! If you’d like to find out more about who you’ll be meeting in Bishops Hall this fall, make sure to join the Bishops Hall Facebook group! Bishop’s Hall 2017-2018

 

Burke Brawlers 

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Occupying the first floor and second floor of Bishops hall, Burke House is the ideal mix of everything university has to offer! Chalked full of pride and house spirit, Burke often feels more like a second family rather than a university dorm. Coming equipped with two kitchen areas, two lounges, and an always ideal 8:1 bathroom ratio, Burke is a perfect combination of great people AND great space. Need something even brighter and bolder than yourself? Look no further than to what Burke has to offer… ORANGE. Speaking of getting noticed, all the baby brawlers will be the talk of campus and officially a member of the family when they receive their bright orange Burke toque at the annual Toque Ceremony in September. The toque will become one of their most prized possessions and a perfect commemorative piece for the lasting friendships and timeless memories they’ll be sure to forge in Burke.

PS: Burke is Sexy!

 

 Fraser Phantoms

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Squished in between the other two Bishops Houses is the Fraser Phantoms!! Although it doesn’t have multiple floors (like Burke) and it doesn’t have fancy skylights (like Plessis), Fraser stands out by having a floor full of personality that gets really close within the first few months of school. With being super involved in intramurals and always sitting at a specific spot at meal hall (between the salad bar and the take three station), they become a close family abnormally quick. To celebrate being a Phantom, they partake in the annual Trucker Hat Ceremony, where all newcomers get a bright red trucker hat to sport at all of the Fraser events. This is one of the smallest residences on campus but because of its might, they are able to stand up to the empire that is Lane Hall. With their rivals being the biggest house on campus, they fight back through their love for their house. What they lack in numbers, they make up for in spirit!! Get it, because they’re phantoms… Haha.. Anyways, if this is the residence that you are put in, get ready for a year full of house events, hanging out in the lounge and 60 more people added to your family.

 

Plessis Panthers

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Located on the top floor of Bishops Hall, residents in Plessis House are welcomed with great campus views and natural sunlight beaming in from hallway skylights. Like its neighbours in Burke and Fraser, there is a ton of house spirit among residents. These Panthers love to wear their house colour of dark green, and they make their presence felt with their energetic cheers. To show their house spirit, Plessis comes together for its ever growing Bucket Hat Ceremony, where new residents receive a green bucket hat that sets them apart from other residences. Perhaps the best thing about living in Plessis is the family feeling that residents share. Whether it be eating together at meal hall, study groups, intramurals, or hanging out, there are lots of ways to spend time with floormates. And let’s not forget about how busy the Plessis lounge gets. Arguably the most popular meeting space in Bishops, there are always friendly faces in the lounge doing homework, playing games, and watching TV together (Bachelor Mondays are a Plessis favourite). With its great co-ed atmosphere, Plessis is certainly a great residence choice for first and second year students alike.

Key Figures in Residence

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Hall Director: The Hall Director position is filled by an upper year student who works with Residence Life to provide leadership to students in residence. The HDs work with Residence Life Coordinators to oversee the Residence Life teams in each residence building. Through programming, supporting peers, and promoting the Community Code, Hall Directors play an important role in creating a positive living experience within the residence community.

This year’s HD is Alex Forbes!

Community Advisors: CAs, formerly known as Resident Assistants, live and work in all residences at StFX. With training provided by Residence Life, CAs are able to ensure that there is a safe and positive environment for all residents in the building. With daily interactions and availability, CAs provide residents with resources, information and assistance to ensure personal well-being in residence.

House President: The House President of each residence is a second year returning student. Working under the VP Residence Affairs in the Students’ Union, the House President provides leadership to residents by planning events, organizing initiatives such as fundraising, promoting house spirit, and holding house meetings for all residents.

Since Bishops Hall has 3 different residences, that means three different HPs and three different VPs. This years HPs include:

Jilaine Barton – Burke
Brittany LaPointe – Fraser
Connor Newman – Plessis

Vice President: The House Vice President assists the House President as house leaders, providing a positive experience in residence through house events, house spirit, and other ways of connecting with residents. The House President and Vice President work frequently on campus initiatives with other residence leaders and Students’ Union figures.

This years VPs are:

Jacob Faubert – Burke
Colton Rushton – Fraser
Allie Britten – Plessis

House Council: Students living in each residence have the opportunity to become a member on their residence’s house council. As a house council rep, residents will get to become more involved in their house’s affairs and make decisions in their area of focus. House council positions include activities rep, finance rep, health and wellness rep, communications rep, charity rep, equity and sustainability rep, and house spirit rep.