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Academic Services

Academic Advising

As a first-year, first-semester student, you will be assigned a faculty adviser. Your adviser can help you make informed decisions when selecting courses and degree programs. Advisers act as referral agents, directing you to the appropriate person/department should you require information or services beyond their areas of expertise. The manager - Academic Advising co- ordinates faculty advising and is available to all students requiring academic information. He is located in the Office of the Registrar, AS277 and can be contacted at: or toll-free at 1 866 381 7022. Any student who is not assigned an academic advisor by the end of the first week of classes should contact the Office of the Registrar, AS 2 7 7 or call 709 637 6298.

Computer Services

You will have access to modern computer labs and appropriate software around the Grenfell Campus. Wireless access is available, and has been recently upgraded, giving students the freedom to access the Internet from anywhere on campus, including residence and chalets. You will need to set up your Grenfell computer account, which gives you access to all on campus services: email, web, SharePoint, wireless computing, printing, etc. You can create this account online once you are registered for a course. For more information, please visit: or contact the helpdesk at 639-2049, or through email at

Ferriss Hodgett Library

The Library is a multimedia learning resource and information centre, with a collection of over

150,000 books, eBooks, scholarly journals, DVDs and streaming film and audio collections. Grenfell campus students also have access to over one million resources available in other Memorial University libraries. We offer students access to emerging technologies, including eBook readers and iPads and other equipment necessary to their studies like digital voice recorders, scientific calculators, portable DVD players and more.

The Information Commons provides computers to access the library's online resources, the Internet, and printing and students can bring laptops and use the campus wireless network. We have a wide variety of study areas as well as group study rooms. During exam periods, the library offers late-night hours and free coffee and healthy snacks to students. Help is always available, in person or through our chat reference service, which enables students to chat live with library staff online.

Language Lab

Grenfell Campus is equipped with a state-of-the-art computerized language lab, using the system CAN 8.

Learning Centre

Academic support programs and services at Grenfell Campus are offered through the award-winning Learning Centre, a one-stop shop for academic support at Grenfell. The Centre operates the Summer Bridging program for students who do not qualify for admission to the university but who have between a 65% and 69.9% admission average.

For university students, the Centre offers free help in mathematics and writing as well as peer tutoring in most disciplines. The Supplemental Instruction Program (SI), an academic assistance program where student leaders organize and facilitate study sessions in high risk courses, is also available at the Learning Centre. These sessions are focused on course content and study skills strategies. Staff in the Learning Centre also offer a variety of seminars to facilitate students' academic success, including time management, note-taking and study skills strategies.