Office of the Registrar
General Information (2013/2014)
8.9 Student Success Programs

Student Success Programs is responsible for the development and administration of programs and activities for students, the identification and assessment of emerging campus trends, long range and strategic planning, fostering and supporting campus leadership as it relates to student governments, campus societies and campus policy development for students.

Student Success Programs works closely with students, staff and faculty and the community at large to maximize the quality of student and academic life for students. Student Success Programs is comprised of the following speciality areas:

8.9.1 Answers

Answers is a frontline service centre for a variety of programs and services for students. Answers coordinates leadership programs such as Orientation for students and parents, Leadership, Education and Preparation (LEAP!), Memorial Student Leadership Conference, Horizons, Memorial Ambassador and Not-for-credit Leadership Certificate Programs. It also offers information on the Canada-Newfoundland Student Loans Program, and coordinates the Campus Card program and locker rentals. For further information contact Answers by telephone to (709) 864-7461, by email to, or through the website at, or in-person at UC 3005.

8.9.2 Aboriginal Resource Office

The Aboriginal Resource Office provides a variety of services to the Aboriginal student population attending Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's. The Aboriginal Resource Office staff is entrusted to assist and/or refer students on matters related to: admission requirements, adaptation to an academic and urban environment, and educational information that may enhance the educational progress of current and prospective Aboriginal students. The Office also co-ordinates activities to raise awareness of Aboriginal culture on Campus and develops opportunities to engage Aboriginal students in life at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Inquiries can be made in-person at University Centre, UC 4003-4005, by telephone to (709) 864-3495 or (709) 864-8278, or through the website at

8.9.3 Scholarships and Awards

Student Affairs and Services administers the Scholarships and Awards Program for the University, distributes out of Province Financial Aid, and emergency financial aid. Inquiries may be made in-person at UC4018, by telephone to (709) 864-3956, or through the website at

8.9.4 Student Engagement

Student Engagement strives to increase student success through the enhancement of students' academic and non-academic engagement at the St. John's Campus. To support students' first year transition, many programs aim to provide students with timely information through preorientation webinars, campus information kiosks, visits to first year classes, and mid-term resource fairs. Student Engagement also provides support and consultation services to Student Affairs and Services in the area of program assessment and evaluation. Student Engagement is located in the University Centre, UC 3000. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9:00a.m.- 4:45 p.m. For further information contact Student Engagement in-person at UC3000, or by telephone to (709) 864-7545,.or by email to