Join us on Sunday October 22, 2023 for the annual StFX Open House


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The StFX Open House is your opportunity to discover what it's like to live and learn on Canada's most beautiful campus. There's no better way to imagine yourself as a future student than to experience StFX in person.

We have an interactive, fun-filled day planned for you and your parents/supporters where you will: 

  • Learn about academic programs, student services, and residence options
  • Attend faculty presentations
  • Explore campus and take a guided tour of residences, classrooms, and student spaces. All 1st year students are guaranteed a room in residence!
  • Enjoy a delicious free brunch at Morrison Hall, our primary dining facility. Brunch is available throughout the morning with reservation times on the hour from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Reservation times will be on the registration form.


Early and On-the-Spot Admissions

Open House attendees are eligible for early or on-the-spot admissions to most undergraduate programs* with no application fee. Don't forget to bring a physical copy of your transcript with you. 

Why apply early to StFX? 

1. Skip the fees and the waiting around.  Complete your application now and we will waive the application fee and fast-track your admissions decision process. 

2. Priority placement in residence. The sooner you receive our offer, the sooner you can confirm and apply for a spot in residence. Students who are admitted early get first pick of the best residence room assignments. 

3. More chances to win. If you receive an acceptance offer and confirm your seat before Thursday October 26 (11:59 PM AT), you will receive five additional entries for our major prizes ($5000 towards your residence fees, or a free meal plan). 


Ready to apply now? Enter promo code GoXGo2024 during the application process to waive the fee and receive your admissions decision in-person at the Open House. Your application must be complete and include your transcript. 

Interested in applying at the event? Visit our Application Station to apply on-the-spot. You will need to bring a physical copy of your high school transcript which includes a list of all currently enrolled Grade 12 courses

Already applied and received an acceptance email? Great! If you confirm your offer before October 26, you will receive extra entries for our major prizes. See above for more details. 

*Excluded undergraduate programs: Nursing, Education, Forensic Psychology 

Open House Prizes

Students who attend the Open House will be entered for a chance to win a series of great prizes*, including: 

  • A $5,000 credit toward your residence fee
  • A free meal plan (315 meals per year)
  • More special prizes to be drawn throughout the day
  • * Only valid for September 2024 

Open House Schedule 

Date: Sunday October 22, 2023

7:30 am - 12 pm Arrival and Check in Mulroney Hall - 2nd Floor
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Campus Tours (tours leave in groups of 10 throughout the day) Visitor Centre, MacKinnon Hall
10:00 am - 10:15 am Opening and Welcome Joyce Family Atrium
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Application Centre  Mulroney Hall 2030
10:30 am - 11:10 am

Academic Faculty Sessions - Arts, Business, Education, Nursing and Science

Arts - Barrick Auditorium, Mulroney Hall

Business - Schwartz Auditorium, Schwartz School of Business

Education - Mulroney Hall 2032 

Nursing - Camden 225, Mount Saint Bernard

Science - MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre

Various locations


11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Faculty Sessions - Arts, Business, and Science

Arts - Barrick Auditorium, Mulroney Hall

Business - Schwartz Auditorium, Schwartz School of Business

Science - MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre

Various locations
12 pm - 2:00 pm Academic and Student Services Showcase Scholars Walk, Mulroney Hall

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Department activities

Various locations. See below.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Scholarship and Financial Aid Presentations Mulroney Hall 2032

Academic Department Activities 

Art - Drawing Studio and Stained Glass Studio will be open. (Immaculata Hall) 

Public Policy and Governance - Disaster Antigonish: Emergency Management Tabletop Exercise  (Mulroney Hall 4022)

Business - Financial Trading Lab (Schwartz 178, first floor, main entrance) 

Biology - Biology on Display (J. Bruce Brown 227) 

Chemistry - Lab Demonstrations (Nasso Family Science Centre 2037) 

Computer Science - Computer Science Demos and Lab Tours (Mulroney Hall 4024) 

Engineering - Engineering Demonstration (Nasso Family Science Centre 1037) 

Physics - StFX Observatory Weather Permitting (StFX Observatory) The observatory will remain closed due to rain showers.

Nursing - Tours and Simulation Centre (Rankin School of Nursing Lobby) 

Modern Languages - Intro Language Classes - Spanish 2:00-2:20, German 2:20-2:40 (Mulroney Hall 2034) 

History - Working with Primary Sources (Nicholson Tower, 5th floor, Seminar room) 


Getting to campus 

If you are travelling to StFX by car, click here for detailed driving directions. 

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