Newsletter for students beyond first year

 September/October 2016


Academic Advising for Undeclared Students Beyond First Year

Are you an undeclared student beyond first year that is unsure of what degree program to study? Have you applied to a degree program but were not accepted? Do you know what program you want to study but are not sure if you are on track for admission? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Academic Advising Centre has resources to help you develop an academic path.

The Academic Advising Centre has a number of resources to help support students who are beyond their first year of study. If you have any questions about programs, courses or other topics you can set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor. You can make an appointment over the phone, 709 864 8801, or online through MyMUNLife:

  1. Login to
  2. Select the Students tab
  3. Find the Student Services box, click Launch and then MyMUNLife
  4. Select the Academic Advising Centre tab

In addition to the services and advice available from the Academic Advising website and Academic Advisors, this newsletter includes important information about the upcoming semester.

Wellness and Academic Expo

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Location: University Centre, Memorial University
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Wellness and Academic Expo highlights the various health and wellness-based resources that exist on campus and in the community. As well, representatives from the faculties and schools will be present to provide information about the programs available at Memorial!

You can find information about this event and other events occurring during Welcome Week here.

Information Sessions - Fall 2016

All students are welcome to attend the academic information sessions below. Each session will be an opportunity to discuss admission requirements, program regulations and potential changes to programs.

Date Prograam Location Time
Sept. 14 Pharmacy SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50

Sept. 21

Nursing SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Sept. 28 Social Work SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Oct. 5 Engineering SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Oct. 12 Science SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Oct. 19 Arts SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Oct. 25 Social Work SN 1103 1:00 - 1:50
Oct. 26 Occupational Therapy SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Oct. 27 Pharmacy SN 4068 12:00 - 12:50

Nov. 2

Education SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50

Nov. 9

Physiotherapy SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Nov. 16 Business SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50
Nov. 23 HKR (Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation) SN 4068 1:00 - 1:50

Career and Graduate School Fair

Date: September 28, 2016
Location: The Fieldhouse, Memorial University
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Career and Graduate School Fair is a great place for students to explore potential careers and learn about the kinds of education and qualities that recruiters are looking for.

If you are unsure what you want to study, visiting the Fair might give you some ideas about careers you might be interested in and what educational path might help you land that job.

Visit the Career Development and Experiential Learning website for more information and a list of exhibitors.

Are you Registered for the Appropriate Courses?

The University Calendar is the authority on the requirements and regulations for all programs. Review the information for the program you are interested in to ensure that you meet all requirements.

If you have any questions about selecting courses, feel free to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Important Dates for Fall 2016

The University Diary lists all relevant dates for the academic year. Below is a list of some important dates for this semester.

Sept. 7 Lectures begin
Sept. 21 Last day to add courses and last day to drop courses and receive 100% refund of tuition
Oct. 10 & 11 Semester break
Oct. 12 Lectures resume
Oct. 12 Follows Monday schedule
Oct. 13 Follows Tuesday schedule
Oct. 26 Last day to drop courses without academic prejudice
Oct. 31 Registration begins for Winter 2017 semester
Nov. 11 Remembrance Day - No Lectures
Dec. 2 Last day of lectures
Dec. 7 Exams begin
Dec. 16 Exams finish

Do You Feel Pressured to Decide What to Study?

Many students do not know what they want to study when they arrive at university. This can be difficult and stressful, especially if you feel like your classmates know exactly what they want to do. If you are unsure what you would like to study, it is worth taking the time to try a variety of courses in different subjects to discover what you enjoy and what is not of interest to you. Be honest about what you are disinterested in; this will help you cross off programs that are unlikely to be a good fit for you. Eliminating programs that do not interest you will help you get closer to finding something that is a good fit for you.

Finding a subject that interests you and that you enjoy is an important step to finding motivation to do well in your studies.