Welcome to Academic Advising

 Guide to First Year 2017-2018

Congratulations on making the important decision to advance your education at Memorial University. It is an exciting time. As you embark on this new journey, Academic Advising at theSt. John's campus and the Grenfell Campus are here to help ease your transition to university. University is all about learning, and learning how to be a successful university student is a significant part of this process. Our offices collaborate with many other student support units at the university to ensure that you get the help you need.

The Guide to First Year is created for the new Memorial University student. It is an invaluable resource that answers many questions you may have as you prepare for your first year at university. Keep it accessible throughout your first year so that you will know where to go to address any questions and/or concerns that you may have. As you begin to read through the guide you may encounter some unfamiliar terminology; refer to the University Calendar's Glossary of Terms for further explanation.

As you will soon discover, the semesters at university are very short and go by very quickly. You will also realize that the instructors’ expectations are very different than those of your high school teachers. As a result, your own expectations of yourself will begin to change. Once classes begin, you need to make your studies a priority and give the following some thought:

  • attend classes regularly
  • start studying as soon as classes begin and keep up with assigned readings
  • plan and organize a study schedule
  • become familiar with the library and other resource centres
  • get to know your instructors early in the semester
  • read your @mun.ca email regularly – this is how the university will communicate with you
  • ask for help when you need it.

Memorial University offers an incredible selection of programs and courses. Embrace the opportunity to learn new things and make educated choices. Obtain accurate information and make the most of this wonderful learning opportunity. Good luck. We look forward to meeting you soon!

If you have questions about course selection, you are encouraged to contact an academic advisor for assistance.

St. John’s campus

Grenfell Campus


Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552