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Academic Services

Academic Advising Centre

  • Science Building, SN 4053
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.*
  • Telephone: 709 864 8801
  • Facsimile: 709 864 2404

* Extended office hours will be available during peak registration periods. Please refer to our website for further details.

The Academic Advising Centre (AAC) aims to ensure that all new students obtain sound, accurate academic information and advice.

The centre can:

  • provide information about academic programs
  • assist in the selection of appropriate courses
  • help students understand the registration process
  • discuss how many courses a student should take in a semester
  • explain academic regulations
  • support students through academic transitions and decisions
  • recommend help centres, support programs and services when appropriate.

We are available to see students on a drop-in basis. You can also make an appointment at My MUNLife on the portal or by calling 709 864 8801.

Chemistry Help Centre

  • Chemistry-Physics Building, C 2022
  • Hours: Monday - Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This is a small help centre for students studying Chemistry 1010 and 1011. A tutor is usually present to answer questions.

Chemistry Resource Room

  • Chemistry-Physics Building, C 2012
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
  • Telephone: 709 864 8085
  • Facsimile: 709 864 3702

* Also open on some evenings and Saturdays before tests and final exams.

The resource room offers students access to computers and reference materials that address topics in first-year and second-year chemistry courses. An instructional assistant is on hand for questions.

Computer Labs

The Commons

  • Queen Elizabeth II Library, main floor
  • Hours: For general access hours, check: 

Chemistry-Physics Building, CP 2003

  • Hours: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m

This is a general access lab and a classroom. The lab is available for general access when no classes are booked. Please check too see when classes are booked.

Labnet accounts are required for The Commons and CP 2003. Labnet accounts can be generated by student staff in The Commons or CP 2003 and will use the same username and password as MUN accounts. Students will have space on their home drive (network drive) for files and the files stored there can be accessed from any Labnet computer on campus. Printing is available using a print account system, which allows Labnet users to print in any Labnet environment which has a printer.

Computer Science Help Centre

During academic terms, our instructional assistants hold scheduled hours to give help with 1000- and 2000-level laboratory courses and student assistants (senior computer science majors) are available who can help with non-laboratory courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. All staff will review general concepts and address any difficulties associated with computer science course work.

Digital Learning Centre

  • Science Building, SN 4022
    • Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
    • Schedule
    • Resources:
      • 30 iMacs with headsets and microphones
      • 10 satellite TV stations with French, Spanish and German
  • Science Building, SN 4030
    • Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Schedule:
    • Resources
      • 40 brand-new iMacs with headsets and microphones
    • Telephone: 709 864 8585 (director) or
    • (general inquiries)

The Digital Language Centre (DLC) is a newly renovated academic support unit in the Faculty of Arts offering exciting interactive practice facilities to students studying a second language (i.e. French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and English as a Second Language), classics or linguistics. The Digital Language Centre provides projection equipment and software for technology-enhanced teaching and learning, interactive websites linked to your course textbook and a variety of online exercises to reinforce what you learn in class.

Top five reasons to use the DLC:

Regular practice in the language you are studying will help you improve your skills and comfort level in it.Student staff working in the DLC are trained to help you with any questions you may have, both technical and language-related.We have super-cool new iMacs.... if you already have a MacBook Pro, you will feel right at home.Learning a new language is an important and exciting bridge to the heritage and culture of its speakers.Technology is so much fun!!

The DLC's software and other language-related audiovisual material help make your learning easier, enjoyable and memorable. Centro and in-house produced exercises that are designed specifically for first-year language courses are very useful in preparing you for your final written exam. Try the fun links on our resource pages! There are handy online French dictations as well. The DLC also offers conversation classes to help prepare you for your oral interviews in French, Spanish and German. The centre employs student assistants who are skilled in one or more of the languages the unit supports. All our staff will be pleased to assist you in any way they can.

Economics Help Centre

  • Arts Building, A 3095
  • Hours: posted each term
  • Telephone: Drop-in centre only

This help centre provides assistance with interpreting textbooks or course study guides, the clarification of textbook readings or lecture materials and offers help to students with assignments when approved by course instructor. Help is currently available only for Economics 2010 and 2020.

Engineering One Help Centre

  • Engineering Building, EN 3076
  • Hours: posted each term
  • Centre Co-ordinator: Adrian Dobre

This room and the computer facilities within are intended for students who are taking the first-year engineering courses – Engineering 1010, Engineering 1020, Engineering 1030 and Engineering 1040. Assistance is available from the centre's co-ordinator and from senior engineering students who are assigned to offer help.

French Help Centre

  • Science Building, SN 4035
  • Hours: posted each term
  • Telephone: 709 864 7636 (departmental office)

This centre is staffed by senior students. Hours of operation are announced each semester in all first-year classes. They are also posted in the French corridor on the fourth floor of the Science Building and on the door of SN 4035. You can also check with the departmental office (SN 4023) to find the time that best suits you. The help centre staff are available to help first-year and second-year students with specific difficulties in the study of French. On your first visit to the help centre, please bring some samples of corrected exercises or tests so that the staff can see for themselves where you may be having difficulty. Help centre staff are not authorized to correct work intended to be passed in and marked by instructors.

German and Russian Help Centre

  • Science Building, SN 3062
  • Hours: posted each term
  • Telephone: 709 864 8831 (departmental office)

The German and Russian Help Centre is open to all students enrolled in German and Russian language courses. The times are announced each term in all classes and posted on the departmental website. The centre is staffed by senior students. Tutoring is given on an individual basis and no appointment is necessary. In addition to help with written assignments and tests, the centre also offers conversation practice.


  • Queen Elizabeth II Library Hours*:
    • Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
    • Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Sunday 10 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
  • Telephone: 709 864 7423

* Hours of operation are extended before and during the examination period and reduced between semesters and during spring semester.

The Queen Elizabeth II Library (QEII) is the main library on the St. John's campus and is both an intellectual and social cornerstone of the university. With five floors and space for 2,000 people, the library offers a multitude of areas for quiet study, good meeting places and knowledgeable librarians to provide you with research help! With the largest research collection in the Atlantic region and a dedicated team of librarians and library assistants at your service, the library is a great place to learn how to access, evaluate and utilize a vast world of knowledge.

In addition to having a comprehensive collection of books and periodicals, we offer an ever-expanding collection of Online-based tools and resources that you can access from home or by visiting The Commons, on the main floor of the QEII Library. The Commons consists of a main lab and several additional specialized workspaces. The Main Lab provides access to the internet, research, word processing, and general computer usage. The Digital Media Centre has the same capabilities as the main lab with the addition of graphic design and video editing programs, document scanning and colour printing. The Commons Classroom is a silent area where students can take advantage of all the programs offered at the main lab in a noise-free environment. The Assistive Technology room is a single use room that can be booked in advance for students who require programs, such as Kurzweil 3000 and Dragon Naturally Speaking.

The library system on St. John's campus also includes:

  • Health Sciences Library, Health Sciences Centre
  • Dr. C.R. Barrett Library, Marine Institute
  • Curriculum Materials Centre, Education Building
  • Music Resource Centre, Music Building

All libraries and resource centres have extensive collections, accommodating hours and expert assistance to help you find the information you need for your studies at Memorial.

Mathematics Help Centre

  • Mathematics Building, HH 3015
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Telephone: Drop-in centre only

The Mathematics Help Centre is open on a drop- in basis for students taking Mathematics 1000, 1050, 1051 and 1090. Students are welcome to drop in with questions on lecture topics or sample problems. Tutoring is given on an individual basis and no appointment is necessary. Text and electronic resources are available.

Mathematics Learning Centre

  • Coughlan College, CL 1000
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Telephone: 709 864 3308
  • Facsimile: 709 864 2351

The Mathematics Learning Centre offers the Mathematics Skills Program. This program consists of three non-credit courses - M102F, M103F and M104F (expressed collectively as M10XF) - and is intended for students who either have a weak background in mathematics or are returning to the subject area after some years.

Students in the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program who have a weak background in mathematics and/or have not done mathematics in some years will register for Mathematics 102N.

For a more in-depth description of the program please see the mathematics course descriptions section of this Guide.

Physics Help Centre

  • Chemistry-Physics Building, C 3071
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Telephone: 709 864 8899

This centre is designed specifically for first-year physics students and is staffed by professors, assistants and physics majors. The staff schedule is posted at the beginning of each semester so students can check when their professor is scheduled to work.

Writing Centre

  • Science Building, SN 2053
  • The Commons, Queen Elizabeth II Library
  • Hours: Posted each term
  • Telephone: 709 864 3168
  • Facsimile: 709 864 4000

The Writing Centre, a free university-wide service managed by the Faculty of Arts, is staffed by tutors who will guide students through stages of the writing process. Whether you need help getting started, editing or creating a bibliography, the Writing Centre staff is happy to help. For students outside the St. John's area taking distance education courses, tutoring is available online. For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact the centre.