Your journey starts here.

Welcome to the Xaverian family! You’ve made your decision and accepted your offer of admission. Now it’s time to get ready for life as a new StFX student.

Important Dates and Events

  • July 9-10: Registration for First Year Courses begins. Get started by reviewing our New Student Registration Guide.
  • August 29: International Student Orientation
  • August 30: Relaxed Start/Community Connections Move-in Day 
  • August 30 and 31: Move-in Day/Welcome Day for residence students. More info coming this week!
  • September 1: X-Fest 2024 kicks off! Stay tuned for more info.
  • September 4: First day of classes

Your Get Ready Checklist

TO-DO: Week of July 22

  • If you haven't already, register for your courses! Check your StFX student email to access the information you'll need to do this. Consult our new student registration guide and watch our info session for helpful information on how to do this. 
  • Begin your X-Starts Here modules. All incoming students must complete these required training modules, which offer useful tools to help you adjust to university life and thrive as a member of the Xaverian community. 
  • Check your StFX email account regularly to ensure you don’t miss important updates. If you’re living on campus, your move-in date and time has been sent to you.

Before You Arrive

Review and complete the tasks below to help ensure a smooth transition when you arrive on campus! 


Plan for your arrival at X

What to bring, how to get here, what to expect in your first few days.

Get your Student ID

Submit a photo by August 6th. Your ID card gives you access to the StFX library, residence, meal plans, and more.

Arrange your finances

Make sure you have financial resources in place for your education. Check out the info and support available through our Financial Aid Office.

Start the X Starts Here required modules

Show your commitment to being Xaverian – learn how to contribute to a safe, respectful and inclusive community.

Set up your StFX account

Login with your StFX username and password (provided in your acceptance package). Set up your recovery information, click on the 'Outlook' tile and download Office 365.

Register for a relaxed start move-in

Students with disabilities, anxiety, or who are neurodiverse can opt to move into their residence a half day early. Click "Go" to register.

Learn more: Community Connections at StFX

Incoming Indigenous, Black, International and or 2SLGBTQIA+ students are invited to a full day of community building prior to welcome day and orientation activities.

More information

Get to know Antigonish

Take a walk down Main Street and discover what the town has to offer.
Picture of a Live Pink Anemone

Get involved

Explore student societies and fun activities on and off campus.

Key Contacts

Financial Aid Office
(902) 867-2374 / 2301

Registrar's Office
(902) 867-2160

Student Services
(902) 867-3934

University Housing
(902) 867-5106