Welcome first year students

The Academic Advising Centre (AAC) is here to help students with any academic questions and concerns. The AAC exists primarily to assist students in making decisions regarding courses and programs as well as to provide information regarding university regulations and procedures.

Students may connect with us in person, by phone or email during the months leading up to their first semester at Memorial and at any point after their courses begin. Academic advisors are a resource for students throughout their studies at Memorial.

Registered first year students are also assigned a faculty advisor in the Fall and Winter semesters of your first year. To see who this is, please check your schedule on Memorial Self-Service.

Students who have been accepted into a direct-entry program should consult with a program advisor on all academic matters.


Adjusting to university life

The Academic Advising Centre (AAC) is here to help ease your transition from high school to university. Semesters are shorter and expectations of instructors are different here than in high school. Once classes begin, you need to make your studies a priority.

Here are some initial points to consider:

  • attend classes regularly
  • start studying as soon as classes begin
  • 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
  • ask for help when you need it

The ADVICE Newsletter is produced monthly and includes important information for students. Deadlines and other important dates are highlighted each month, as well as Academic Information Sessions and events. 

Memorial University offers an incredible selection of programs and courses and your interests may broaden as a result of exposure to new people and ideas. Embrace the opportunity to learn new things and let our advisors help you make informed decisions along the way.



Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000