Res Top 5

Res Top 5

Res Top 5

Res Top 5 is a service that gives residence students quick and easy access to the information they need to know about residence, Saint Mary’s, the Halifax community and more. It comes in an email format up to 3 times a week. Within the email subscribers will find 5 small “articles” with links to further information, postings for upcoming RSVP (Residence Student Volunteer Program) opportunities and announcements. It’s easy to view on your smartphone, subscribe today! 

Subscription Tips

Current residence students are automatically subscribed to the newsletter at the being of each term. If you would like to subscribe, use this link to join the mailing list: click here

  • If you are having trouble, please email Programming@smu.cawith subject line: “Subscribe me to Res Top 5” with your email address, First Name and Last Name in the email. 
  • If you are having trouble, please email Programming@smu.cawith the subject line: Unsubscribe me from Res Top 5


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If you would like to unsubscribe, please use the link at the bottom of the Res Top 5 email to unsubscribe.


Res Top 5 Submission Request Guidelines & Instructions

*Please note Housing & Residence Life will do our best to fit in your article by or before the date you have requested. The earlier you submit your request the more likely it will be entered by the date requested. If we cannot accommodate your article, we may change it to an announcement – in this is case we will email you to approve the new text. Please adhere to the guidelines below to ensure that your article is published on time. We also reserve the right to alter the text to fit the Res Top 5 format.

Instructions for Submitting:

1)      Email to

2)      Subject line: Res Top 5 Request for Submission: Date you would like it posted by (ex. Res Top 5 Request for Submission: January 30th)

3)      Copy and paste text below into the email for appropriate submission article or announcement

 Example of an Article Submission:

Date – January 30th (date you would like it posted by)

Title – Saint Mary’s Most Exciting Event Ever!

Article body – Next week on February 4th Saint Mary’s will be having its Most Exciting Event Ever! Students should attend this event is they are interested in building their resume or meeting new people. Exciting guests will include the Mayor, Olympic champion Shaun White and local entrepreneur John Smith.

Hyperlinks – Sign Up Here | View Our Site | Email to Sign Up   


Example of an Announcement Submission:

Date – January 30th (Date you would like it posted by)

Text – Career Services are looking for student assistants to please drop by our office if interested

Detailed Guidelines for Submitting:


Title – One Sentence, short sweet and catchy (Maximum 6 word approximately)

Article body – 3-4 sentences (5 maximum) that lets students know the exciting stuff, or important/need to know information (will be hyperlinking to further information – goal of writing will be to get students to click the links to learn more)

Hyperlinks – Maximum 3 links can be to an email address or webpage. Please provide links or email addresses and text for hyperlink

ex. Sign Up Here –

 Email the Centre if Interested –

 View Our Site –


Text – One sentence of text with essential information can be an upcoming data or recognition of someone or something. 


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