The College, a campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, was established in September 1975. In 1979 it was named Sir Wilfred Grenfell College honouring the memory of the medical missionary who pioneered medicine in northern Newfoundland and along the coast of Labrador until his death in 1940.
Four year degree programs in arts, science, nursing and fine arts may be completed at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The Bachelor of Arts degree is available in environmental studies, English, historical studies, humanities, psychology, social/cultural studies and tourism and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) may be obtained in psychology. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) are offered in environmental science, general science, and psychology, and the University's four year Bachelor of Nursing degree is offered in conjunction with the Western Regional School of Nursing in Corner Brook. Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees are conferred in visual arts and theatre. Most of these programs are different from programs offered on the St. John's campus and most are available only at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.
Students may complete the first two years of the University of New Brunswick's forest resource program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. In addition students may complete their first year in all programs offered at the St. John's campus (except music). With the exception of education, social work, pharmacy and medicine, students who wish to continue their education in one of the University's professional schools normally transfer to the St. John's campus after one year. Students who wish to pursue a degree in music are advised to proceed directly to the St. John's campus for their first year of university studies.
The School of Continuing Education offers distance education courses in Corner Brook and in northern and western Newfoundland and Labrador. The Division of Community Education and College Relations also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses to the students at the College and to the general public.
The College campus affords a spectacular view of the city of Corner Brook and the scenic Bay of Islands. The Arts and Science Building houses administrative and academic units, a bookstore, an athletics and recreation wing, a student residence and the Student Centre. The Library and Computing Building includes the Ferriss Hodgett Library, a computer lab and a high tech lecture theatre. The Fine Arts Building contains facilities for students of theatre and visual arts, the college community and the general public. It features a 225 seat "black box" theatre, dressing rooms, scenery, costume and properties workshops, as well as an actors' green room and a rehearsal hall. The Fine Arts Building also includes an art gallery, art storage vault, studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, multi-media and photography, darkrooms, and workshops for lithography, intaglio and serigraphy. The Forest Centre is a shared facility housing the College's forestry program as well as the Newfoundland Division of the Canadian Forestry Service and the Western Newfoundland Model Forest Incorporated. All campus buildings are connected, mostly by skywalks.
The mission of Student Services is to promote the intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical development of all students. By advocating for students, providing the highest quality service, and involving students in leadership roles, Student Services strives to help students realize their full potential - to become successful students, caring individuals, and productive citizens.
Student Services offers many programs and activities which support this mission, such as student employment programs, scholarships and awards, orientation, recreation and wellness, academic support, and student housing.
Students are encouraged to bring concerns and issues associated with life at University to Student Services. Staff are always interested in suggestions for new initiatives which will meet students' needs.
Student Services is located in the Student Services Centre, AS 233 at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Further information may be obtained by telephone to (709) 637-6232, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website at www.swgc.mun.ca/student.