ADVICE for First-Year Students

March 2018


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You can learn about degree programs offered at Memorial by attending one of the information sessions that are held weekly throughout the semester. This is a great opportunity to learn about changes to programs! If you are interested in one of the programs below you are stronly encouraged to attend the session if possible.

Sessions are hosted by the Faculties and Schools and the Academic Advising Centre. All sessions are 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

  • March 5: Occupational Therapy (Arts & Administration building 2071)
  • March 7: Science (Science building 4078) 
  • March 21: Human Kinetics & Recreation (Science building 4078)
  • March 28: Police Studies (Science buidling 4078)

We encourage you to drop by these sessions and speak with the advisors regarding degree admission requirements and program regulations.


March 1, Thursday: Last day for students to drop Winter Semester courses without academic prejudice
March 30, Friday: Good Friday. No lectures
April 6, Friday: Lectures end for Winter semester
April 11, Wednesday: Examinations begin for Winter semester
April 20, Friday: Examinations end for Winter semester
April 25, Wednesday: Final grades released via Memorial Self-Service beginning at 5 p.m.

It is always a good idea to consult with the University Diary for a full list of relevant dates for the current academic year. You can also refer to the Office of the Registrar's Relevant Dates for information about registration times for each semester.


Your final exam schedule can be found in Self Service under the Academic Information Menu tab. If there is a problem with your exam schedule, for instance three examinations in less than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.


As final exams and deadlines for assignments draw near, you may need a little help with some of your courses. There are many Help Centres on the St. John's campus to assist you with your studies. These centres are staffed by senior students who have experience with that subject. Don't wait until the last minute to seek help! Drop by a Help Centre today.


Registration for the Spring semester, Intercession and Summer Session begins March 26, 2018. Check your email or Self Service for your registration time.

Course offerings will be available within the next few weeks to view through Self-Service and on the Office of the Registrar's site at

If you have questions or need advice on choosing courses, be sure to make an appointment with an academic advisor.


To speak with an academic advisor, students can book an appointment online by following these steps:

  1. Login to and select "Students" at the top
  2. Find the "Student Services" box, click "Launch" and then "MyMUNLife".
  3. Select the Academic Advising Centre tab.
  4. Select "Book an appointment with the Academic Advising Centre"
  5. Select a booking option. You can search by appointment type or by academic advisor.

Once the appointment is booked, the system will send a confirmation email to your email and a reminder email the day before the appointment. Students are also welcome to drop by the centre in SN 4053 between 8:30am - 4:15pm to speak with the next available advisor.


A wait list is sometimes created for courses that have registration reserved for a particular group of students for a limited period of time, and also if the course is currently full. The wait list allows students to reserve a place in line for a possible seat in the course once the reserves are lifted or if space becomes available.

Memorial Self-Service will allow you to be registered and waitlisted in a maximum of seven course sections. However, once you become registered in five courses, all the wait-listed courses currently held will become inactive. If a course is dropped, the wait lists will be reactivated.

If you are on a wait list, you should check your course registrations periodically through Memorial Self-Service. It is possible to become registered in a course if space becomes available; however, you will not be notified until you are sent your enrolment verification in late August.

It is strongly recommended that you not waitlist for courses when there are open sections of the same course available. If you become registered in one course section, other wait-listed sections of that course will be dropped.

Wait lists will be deactivated approximately two weeks before the start of classes. If you are not able to register for a desired course and you are no longer on a wait list it is recommended that you speak with an advisor regarding available options.


If you have already declared a program it is best if you speak with the program advisor. A list of advisors can be found online.


You are over halfway through the Winter semester! It is a good time to evaluate your study habits. To be succesful this term you should be:

  • completing all assignments and papers on time
  • reviewing lecture notes at the end of each day
  • setting aside time every day to study
  • speaking with your instructor if you are unclear about any of the material covered in class.

Be sure to eat healthy and get enough sleep!

ADVICE Archived Newsletters:

September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
January 2018
February 2018



Tel: 709 864 8801
Fax: 709 864 2404

Office Location & Hours
Science Building, Room SN 4053

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday (September - May)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday (June - August)
  • Extended hours during the registration periods
  • Drop-ins welcome every day; appointments available Monday, Wednesday and Friday



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